The Downey Legend

It’s the ladies’ turn

At the Downey High School gym on April 17, the Sadie’s DJ interacts with students attending the dance to get the crowd hyped up. “ The DJ was awesome, [I] love how he came down and hyped us up,” senior Destiny Ayala said.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

May 6, 2015

On Fri., Apr. 18, the Downey High student body attended the luau themed Sadie’s dance in the gym. The dance, titled “Lets Have A Tiki part 2,” was decorated with Hawaiian props and a black light affect, giving the usual theme a glow-in-the-dark twist.   The dance’s hype came from untraditional...

Here to stay

On Oct. 8, in room C-114, Mr. Massey reviews graphing quadratic functions in standard form, with his Algebra II, for the next math lesson. “I’m most excited about officially being apart of the Downey family and continuing to improve as an educator,” Mr. Massey said.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 29, 2014

Downey High School’s long-term substitute teacher, Anthony Massey, is now a permanent teacher this 2014-15 school year. Massey has taken over Algebra II and Geometry classes of former math teacher, Rodney Bremer.   Upon finding out that his position as a math teacher at Downey High would...

The 2014 Oscars

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

March 10, 2014

On Sun., Mar. 2, the 86th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, recognized cinema in 2013 from all over the world. The stars first started appearing on the red carpet at 3 p.m. in dazzling gowns and glamorous suits. Celebrities that stole...

Downey vs. Dominguez

On Wed., Feb. 12, Roberto Astorga, 12, heads for the goal during the game against Dominguez High School. Downey took the win with a final score of 4 to 0.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 24, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., the boys varsity soccer team played against Dominguez High School, in order to advance to the CIF playoffs, after previously tying with Dominguez in a game earlier in the season. The Downey and Dominguez varsity players began their warm ups on the field until the referee...

Playing for hope

On Dec. 6, both teams competing in the soccer tournament race towards the ball to score another goal. Team Biola ended with the score of 8-2.

Mia Dixon Slaughter, Social Media Manager

December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6, students and staff gathered to play in a soccer tournament for the Soccer with Hope organization in support of suicide awareness , raising a sum of over $350. During the tournament, two games were being played on both sides of the field. A total of eight games were played, starting...

It only takes 6 seconds

           On Nov. 8, Preston Medina, 11, looks through his Vine to see how many people have posted new videos, near the bell tower. Vine was founded in June of 2012 by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

November 15, 2013

Students have been raving over a popular app called Vine—a Twitter-owned app established in January that allows a user to film a 6 second video to share with over 40 million other “Viners.” Vine users make a profile in which they can follow other users and make their own video clips. The users...

The rivalry in the water

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, during the water polo game versus Warren, the cheer team pumps the boys up to encourage them to win. The team beat Warren with a final score of 8 to 12.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

November 13, 2013

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Downey and Warren water polo teams attended the Downey pool for the varsity game vs. Warren. The tension was present around the pool as the players pulled on their caps, removed their robes and headed for the water in hopes of defeating the rival school. Although water polo...

Sucking audiences into space

On Friday, October 4, the movie Gravity came out in local theaters. The thriller film follows astronauts stuck in space working together to survive.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 18, 2013

On Friday, October 4, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Gravity hit theatres. The movie explores the idea of being stuck, and floating off into the oblivion of space. Gravity, filmed by Alfonso Cuaron, takes audiences on a journey with a bio-medical engineer, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), and Matt K...

Chapter 2 of horror

The sequel to horror film Insidious was released into theaters on Friday, Sept. 13. People stood in line for hours to get the questions answered that arose at the ending of the first part of the movie.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 4, 2013

On Friday the 13th movie goers sat in a movie theatre seats waiting to see the highly anticipated thriller sequel: Insidious: Chapter 2. Director James Wan and screenplay writer Leigh Whannell scared their audiences once again. The thriller follows the Lambert family as they are investigated for th...

Breaking tradition

Too anxious to wait, seniors Yaritza Figueroa and Brenda Aguyo open their cap and gown packages with friends, at the lunch tables, during B lunch on, June 4, in order to try on their caps and tassel.   “ I’ve been waiting four years for this!” Figueroa said.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 14, 2013

The class of 2013 will graduate on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. but not on Downey High School’s field; the decision has been made to have the ceremony at Cerritos College.   This is not the first graduation to be held at Cerritos; nine years ago the 2004 graduating class was in the same scenario....

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