The Downey Legend

Battling the epidemic of high school: Senioritis

Battling the epidemic of high school: Senioritis

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 27, 2011

Every year throughout high school across the nation seniors enter the phase of extreme laziness otherwise called, the killer disease: Senioritis! Senioritis can be expressed as a feeling of extreme laziness with no motivation to do anything, and no feelings of continuing daily activities or basically...

Music of the night

Music of the night

Leila Rasas, Staff Writer

May 27, 2011

In their last performance of the year, the music program held its Spring Concert in the Downey High Theatre, on May 18, to showcase the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The evening started off with Concert Band’s exciting performance of “Critical Mass” by Todd Stalter, which caught the audience’s...

Garden forms into center for nutrition and home for animals

Garden forms into center for nutrition and home for animals

Sarah Menendez, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2011

The farm-like garden secluded behind S-building adopted two pigs last week into the growing family of crops and animals on campus. What began as a collaboration between Mr. Houts and Botany and Biology teachers has turned into a school wide phenomenon. Numerous fruits and vegetables were planted as the...

Batting away Warren: 11-4

Batting away Warren: 11-4

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

Baseball’s first game against Warren proved to be no joke on April Fools Day as the Vikes proved to be victorious with a score of 11-4, beating their cross-town rivals. The game began with a quick 2-0 lead by the Bears with player Matt Barela hitting a leadoff double and offering his teammates ...

English classes write outside the box

English classes write outside the box

Anais Hinojosa

April 4, 2011

Pushing the limits of everyday assignments, students in several English classes throughout the school have taken on writing tasks that require more than just analyzing literature out of a textbook. Whether it’s writing a satire, a paper involving ethnography, or the tale of a real life immigrant, English...

Band students named All State champions

Looking over choral music during Jazz Choir Seniors Jonny Arenas and Angelica Villarreal practice their parts by the piano. Both Arenas and Villarreal auditioned and were accepted into the All-State Jazz Choir, one of the highest high school groups in music.

Mercy Watkins

March 7, 2011

Because of simple song recordings onto personalized CDs they sent to judges, Johnny Arenas and Angela Villarreal were accepted into the All-State Jazz Choir over winter break. The All-State Jazz Choir is a music program that recruits high school students. The process of trying out can be considerably...

New semester brings new habits

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

February 16, 2011

As first semester came to a close, students began preparing for the end of the year. Only five months of school remain, and the last official day of school is June 23, 2011. Students—either satisfied or disappointed with the previous semester grade—have a fresh start and another chance to succeed...

A winter at Hogwarts

A winter at Hogwarts

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

December 15, 2010

Students walked through platform 9 ¾ on Dec. 3 into the Harry Potter Winter Sports Rally. The gym was transformed into Hogwarts as each class was put into a house. Seniors were Gryffindor, juniors were Slytherin, sophomores were Ravenclaw, and the freshman class was Hufflepuff. ASB spent countless...

Divas Take the Costume Contest

Divas Take the Costume Contest

Thomas Beltran

November 5, 2010

On the eve when ghouls, goblins, and monsters are dressed up for Halloween, the annual costume contest was held October 28 during B lunch at the rally stage. As crowds emerged from all over the campus, people admired the costumes on stage. From Scooby Doo to Shrek, sophomore and ASB representative...

Illuminate that spirit

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

October 20, 2010

To welcome the arrival of the Homecoming game and dance, Vikings took part in Spirit Week held on October 12-15.  From tank top day, to stoplight day, to college day, to tie day, the students and staff participated and showed their school spirit. “I like participating because it’s fun...

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