The Downey Legend

Steppin’ on the competition

On Thurs., May 8, freshman Giovanni Orozco, one of the semi finalists for the Vans Custom Culture contest, displays his submission,  after Ms. Nikaj entered him and six other students. “Sometimes I wouldn’t finish my work for other classes just to work on the shoes,” freshman Orozco said.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2014

Downey art students entered the Vans Custom Culture competition, a national high school shoe customization contest, where participants submitted their designs in hopes of their school being chosen as a finalist. Seven students, hand picked by Ms. Nikaj and Ms. Joest, transformed their shoes to fit a...

Drawing her future

In room Y-2, Adrianna Casas, 12 , shows her appreciation for art while working on her new piece for AP Studio Art, on Monday, October 22. “My inspirations came from my older brother and my grandma,” Casas said, “I guess music inspired me as well.”

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

October 27, 2012

Passionate and extremely talented are the words used by Ms. Nikaj to describe Adrianna Casas, an AP Art student at Downey High.   According to her twin brother, Andres Casas, art comes naturally for her and she has shown signs of being artistically gifted from a young age. She always drew...

Not another brick in the wall

Not another brick in the wall

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011

Setting aside society’s standards and opinions, senior Rosie Sanchez channels her personal feelings and beliefs through her dry medium art.  She works best with pencil and charcoal and tries to go outside the boundaries. Sanchez has always loved drawing but it was not until one of her middle school a...

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