The Downey Legend

The grand proposal

After fiancé Kevin Miller proposed to math teacher Ms. Michelle Gunderson on May 10, at the Dodger Stadium, the couple plans to have their wedding next summer. The proposal was recorded on the Kiss Cam for the entire stadium to watch.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

May 31, 2013

After almost five months of preparation to make the “grand proposal”math teacher, Michelle Gunderson was proposed marriage by her fiancé, Kevin Miller on May 10,  at Dodger Stadium during a game. After dating for five and a half years, Miller decided it was time to take the next step in their...

Natural enough to eat

In the last months left of the year, Janet Renteria, 11, brought up the idea to C-104’s weekly meetings to make all natural lotions, chap sticks, and body scrubs with the help of Eco Club adviser Mrs. Santacruz. “I’ve always like to make new creation with fruits and oils,” Renteria said, “so why not make products lots of people can wear.”

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

May 17, 2013

Downey High School’s Eco Club is fundraising by selling one hundred percent organic body products such as: lip chaps, lip balm, lotion bars, body lotion, and face lotion made by health teacher and Eco Club Adviser, Ms. Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has been making these products for her family for five...

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...

Leaving the past behind

On February 12, Mr. Jones tells the story about why he is going to retire next school year, in room B-210. “If you don’t learn from your students, you’re really not doing your job,” Mr. Jones said.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2013

After dedicating over 30 years to the students of Downey High School, government teacher Reggie Jones is on his way to retirement, leaving behind memories and hoping to have made an impact on his students after all his years of teaching. Jones took an interest in teaching and soon realized that becoming...

Downey athletics receive $1,000 check from Walmart Neighborhood Market

On January 9, WalMart representative Sara Arroyo presents a $1,000 dollar check to Mr. Houts, at half time in the DHS gymnasium.

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

January 18, 2013

Following the first half of the boys varsity basketball game on Jan. 9, the Walmart Neighborhood Supermarket presented Downey athletics with a $1,000 check to support the character that sports help build in athletes. Marketing representative Chris Melle assures that the money is intended to affect...

Downey Staff vs. Power 106

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Mr. Hobbensiefken scores against the Power 106 team during the basketball game to help fundraise money for Club Entourage in the DHS gym. The celebrity guest, Clyde Carson performed “Slow Down,” during half time.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 11, 2013

Power 106 hosted a basketball game in the gym playing against the Downey High School staff on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. This is one of the many times the well known hip- hop radio station came to Downey High School to bring the community together to watch a classic game.   Downey started off...

Five Questions with Michelle Kam

Five Questions with Michelle Kam

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager

January 11, 2013

Q1: How serious are you about your grades?   A1: Although there are few exceptions like my family and health, my grades are my priority out of EVERYTHING. Since the reason I moved to the States is ”to get into a university for a steady career,” I would say everthing I need to get to a...

Surprising passion

On October 2, Mr. De La Torre broke out dancing in room B-107, to express his love for break dancing, even though he is primarily known for teaching Honors Geometry on campus. “I’ve liked dancing since I was a little kid, but I never really performed till now,” De La Torre said.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

November 15, 2012

Not only known for his teaching skills, Mr. De La Torre, a Trigonometry/Pre -Calculus and Geometry teacher, is a passionate breakdancer who has been perfecting his talent for roughly 4 years now.   His passion for dancing started back when he was attending Lewis Elementary School here in Downey....

A helping hand

A helping hand

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2012

Clubs and church congregations from different cities, including Downey KIWIN’S, joined together for the Compton Initiative, on Oct. 20, at Vanguard Learning Center in Los Angeles, hoping to beautify the school inside and out. The event focuses on crowds of people joining together and dedicating...

Meeting and greeting as amigos

On October 25, Alicia Lopez, 9, dances at the DHS Amigos Club BBQ in the gym to meet and greet new members. Gathered around each other, club members danced, and played games with balloons to bond with new friends.

Joey Flores, News Editor

October 25, 2012

As an entertaining social gathering for those involved in Amigos Club, a meet and greet barbeque was hosted by advisers on October 25 in the gym. The atmosphere in the gym during the event was in very high spirits. People were dancing, playing games, happily conversing, and having a genuinely good...

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