The Downey Legend

Farewell to a DHS legend

Farewell to a DHS legend

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 21, 2012

As the month of June progresses and seniors begin to conclude their final days of the 2011-2012 school year, there is sense of mixed emotions throughout the campus. These emotions are augmented due to the retirement of a Ryan Reynolds admiring, dog loving, shopping fashionista, blonde, intimidating,...

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Q1: What is your job description as an Annex Secretary? A1: I do everything for the Vice Principals. I handle referrals and paperwork. I also type things for them; basically, the normal office secretary type of things.   Q2: What did you have to do to get this job? A2: I applied and...

Five Questions with Oscar Heredia

Five Questions with Oscar Heredia

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

May 22, 2012

Q1: What is video production? A1: In a sense it’s like yearbook in videos because we attend a lot of school events and cover a lot of highlight videos for sports and dances. It gives those who were not able to attend a chance to see what they missed by going on to our DHS YouTube account.   Q2:...

Five Questions with Dallas Lopez

Five Questions with Dallas Lopez

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

May 2, 2012

Q1: What is the Powder Puff Football Game? A1: Basically, it’s a group of girls, juniors and seniors, who volunteer to play football. It’s a fun and competitive game that allows us to positively represent the class that corresponds to them. In this instance the guys are cheerleaders, so definitely...

Preserving the past

Preserving the past

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 27, 2012

Like DHS, the city of Downey is rich with diversity and history. Its history is remembered vividly in the preservation of four main landmarks: The Downey Landing, McDonald’s, Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, and the Rives Mansion.   The Downey Landing, located on the corner of Lakewood Boulevard...

Five Questions with Adriana Castrejon

Five Questions with Adriana Castrejon

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 24, 2012

Q1: What does cheer mean to you? A1: Cheer is having spirit no matter what, even if the team is losing, and never giving up, even if the tumbling pass is difficult. It’s a desire that needs to be satiated by accomplishment.   Q2: How was it introduced to you? A2: In middle school when...

Uncovering the Unnoticed

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 6, 2012

Several things can go unnoticed on a campus of more than 4,000 people including the students and staff at DHS, but one thing that shouldn’t is the interpreters that facilitate communications between teachers and pupils.   Created around forty years ago, SELACO (South East Los Angeles County),...

Five Questions with Kayla Roller

Five Questions with Kayla Roller

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 3, 2012

Q1: What is your title on the dance team? A1: We all have to play a part to pull our own weight in order to make the team an easy and fun process. Just being a senior on the team we have more seniority, but everyone on the dance team has a say and puts in ideas. In other words, we don’t really have...

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

March 12, 2012

What inspired you to come up with this unique proposition of bleaching/dyeing your hair? It actually started out as a joke. A few teachers and I were talking about ideas on raising a lot of money for TLC, when one of them said that I should dye my hair. Since I’m the newbie it was easier to ...

They work together, they live together

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

February 29, 2012

DHS has some teachers that miss their spouses during work.; however, for the Warhursts, Overgauuws,  the Sanders, and the Beans, that is not an issue because they work on the same campus as their spouses.   Test coordinator Heidi Warhurst and math teacher Grant Warhurst have been married...

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