The Downey Legend

Steppin’ on the competition

Steppin’ on the competition

Gabriela Sanchez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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

Drawing her future

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Editor

October 26, 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, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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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