The Downey Legend

An inspiring role model

On May 8, Spanish teacher, Mrs. Roybal, shares her pageant past to demonstrate the many talents she has besides being a teacher. “The ingredients that are required to win a pageant are voice, confidence, and the ability to communicate your message to a group of people, ” Roybal said, “ These are the same qualities needed to be a teacher. ”

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

May 20, 2013

For Spanish teacher, Mrs. Roybal, musical theater was her natural born talent, along with modeling, which she discovered later in life upon entering her first pageant and winning the title of Miss Whittier, in 1982, at age 21.   Having performed since age 7, by singing in her church choir...

Teachers cracking jokes

Teachers cracking jokes

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

June 21, 2012

Comedy Sportz games are typically filled with laughter, so the match on June 6, in the B-building theatre, was no exception; the only difference is DHS played against itself.  During the first half of the game, the Downey High Comedy Sportz vets played against newbs, and in the second half, DHS teachers...

AP Testing: Stress squared

AP Testing: Stress squared

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

May 11, 2011

As Advanced Placement tests are rolling in, students are frantically preparing to pass the hardest tests of the year. Advanced Placement testing takes place in the first two weeks of May. Students who take the class and pass the test may obtain college credit for their future universities. The respective...

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