The Downey Legend

A book’s worth of memories

On Wednesday, June 5, a group of friends look through the 2013-2014 yearbook, You Can Do That, in the gym during the Release Party hosted by this years yearbook staff.  The party had a large turnout; with over 300 tickets sold to students.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2013

Following the eight grueling months of deadlines, the Yearbook staff decided to host its second annual Yearbook Signing Party on Wednesday, June 5, where students received their books almost a week early along with pizza and a free photo booth. An improvement in numbers from last year’s event due...

Becoming international

At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, Mr. Bradfield will be leaving Downey High to teach abroad in Costa Rica. He is only planning on staying in Costa Rica for a year and will continue teaching math as he is in Costa Rica.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2013

After spending over two years in Vanuatu for the Peace Core, math teacher, Mr. Eric Bradfield will be leaving Downey High next year for Costa Rica to teach students at Cloud Forest School in Monte Verde. “[Vanuatu] was rad,” Bradfield said. “I don’t know how else to say it. It was such a huge...

Iron Man Review

In the Krikorian Theater, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3 premieres on May 3 for Marvel Comic fans. The award-winning sequel made $1 billion on opening night and has managed to remain the top movie two weeks after its release.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2013

One year after the Marvel Cinematic Universe released the largest opening film in the United States, The Avengers, the success of the franchise continued on May 3 with its release of Iron Man 3 as the second largest, opening its debut weekend at $175.3 million to viewers in the U.S. Star Robert Downey...

Landing your dream job

On April 25 at the Lakewood Youth Center, insurance job scout Mia Xilo finds potential employees for her company. There were 12 different job locations available to apply for at the event.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2013

The Lakewood Youth Center held a Job Fair on April 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. that invited a variety of employers such as Vans, Aeropostale, and Skechers to accept applications from teens on the prowl for employment opportunities. The event brought resources to help young people between the ages...

The first walk of many

At the 5K for TLC , ASB director, Gordon Weisenburger  runs his first lap around the corner of Harriman St. on April 13. ASB students also participated with Weisenburger.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

The Downey Service Center's Community Involvement Team partnered up with the City of Downey and Downey Unified School District to hold the 1st annual 5K for True Lasting Connections, on Saturday, April 15 at Rancho Los Amigos. The $15-$20 fee per person benefited the TLC Resource Center located in Downey...

It started with a seed

The annual plant sale held on March 16 by Downey high school Botany classes gave members of the community the opportunity to purchase their plants in the front parking lot. Mr. Pittengers Botany class began cultivating the plants in early Sept.  2012.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2013

On the normally bleak asphalt of the school’s parking lot stood a garden on wheels with a variety of peppers and tomatoes, the creations grown by Mr. Greg Pittenger and his Botany students who held the annual plant sale for three Saturdays in a row starting on March 16. Profits from the first two weekends...

Getting insight for The Beach

As students trickle both in and out of the College and Career Center on Feb. 21, they listen and ask questions regarding admission and enrollment to Cal State Long Beach. Admitted students attended the meeting as they finished with their after school activities.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2013

In order to appease seniors’ worries about what to do after being accepted to CSULB, Sehyha Klam, from the university’s Outreach and School Relations program, had an informational meeting after school on Feb. 21, in B-111. “You have to be on top of everything,” Klam said. “If something were...

The past and present champions of Downey High

On February 21, Fred Gallagher and Harley Windmark former CIF champions from 1957 reunite at the Stay Gallery in Downey. “We only weighed one hundred and fifty pounds when we played football,” Gallagher said. “Now the boys weigh more then two-hundred pounds.”

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2013

Since the CIF Championship football team has been history in the making, Coach Jack Williams, Stay Gallery Founder Valentin Flores Rogel, the Booster Club, and the Downey Alumni Association hosted Alumnight on Feb. 21 at 6:00 p.m. to promote the team and show their appreciation to the CIF Champions of...

Side Effects Movie Review

On Friday, Feb. 8, Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects premieres in theaters everywhere and earns $10 million and number three in the box office opening weekend. The psychological thriller, starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum, follows Emily Taylor’s life of being prescribed with antidepressants.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

The provocative thriller Side Effects, released on Feb. 8, has captivated audiences as one of the first great films of the year although only bringing in $9.3 million in the box office its first weekend. Main actors Channing Tatum (Martin Taylor), Rooney Mara (Emily Taylor), Jude Law (Dr. Johnathan Banks), ...

PTA: Feb. 2013

On February 11, in the Downey High School theater, English teacher, Mark Child  explains the APEX program to the PTSA members for teens to recover their credits. “The capacity of students that are able to enroll in the program is 90, there is a total of 87 students,” Child said.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

As second semester begins, parents come to the monthly PTA meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to Downey High officials present information on the remainder of the school year. PTA President Patty Northcott opened the meeting with the city’s new alert system and the progress of volunteers...

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