The Downey Legend

Adding sass to class

Larissa Hernandez

June 2, 2010

Out of the many teachers on campus, Mr. Casarez changes the standards of the “average” teacher by coordinating pastel colored ensembles with skinny belts to give himself a vintage flair. Casarez, also known as Mr. C, gains his inspiration from 1940s and 1950s fashion. He has been a devoted fan...

Voltaire flair

Larissa Hernandez

April 30, 2010

Words of wit fill the pages of sophomore Honors English students as they are assigned to create their own Voltaire-inspired satires. After reading Voltaire’s Candide, Ms. Kasner’s and Ms. Hill’s students were given the opportunity to poke fun at society’s flaws. Internet fads, low performing...

Actletic courage

Larissa Hernandez

March 31, 2010

Dimmed lights, eight chairs, and witty actletes filled the stage as the team went against Irvine at the first Comedy Sportz game of the season in the school’s new theatre on March 3rd. This month’s first CSz game introduced players David Apodaca, Bryce Calliwag, Pricila Lopez, Alex Gallardo, Giovanni...

“Hide and Seek” coming soon!

Larissa Hernandez

February 1, 2010

Drama and suspense are brought to campus in Mr. Hansen’s newest production “Hide and Seek”, a play written by Lezley Harvar. This production will debut Feb. 2nd and run until the 6th. The play includes aspiring actors such as Elena Ortiz, Jose Zuniga, Annkia Vega and many more. The plot beh...

Rap star turned rock star

Larissa Hernandez

February 1, 2010

Infamous rapper Lil Wayne adds rock ‘n’ roll to his musical résumé with his seventh studio album: “Rebirth” set to debut Feb. 2, 2010. Lil Wayne pays homage to his muse, the Beastie Boys, by incorporating rap vocals and rock ‘n’ roll melodies. In addition to his distinct voice, Wayne shows...

Pin-Up with a twist

Larissa Hernandez

December 2, 2009

The underground art of Pin-Up photography is arising on the web thanks to junior, Katie Torres, who started a website that displays her own photography of pin-up modeling. Pin-Up is a type of art that is expressed through a camera or paint brush and glorifies a glamorous female model. This type of art...

Classic rock makes a comeback

Larissa Hernandez

November 3, 2009

Harmonix does it again in its third release with The Beatles: Rock Band, one of the most anticipated games of the year. This video game incorporates classics from The Beatles into modern technology. Featuring 45 classic hits and other unlockable songs, this game spans into an interactive game featuring...

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