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...

Rocking out for Relay for Life

In attempts to help bring in more donations for Relay for Life, math teacher Eric Bradfield and his band, DTC, perform during both lunches on Thur March 21, in the gym.  The band performed a series of grunge songs including works originally by Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, math teacher Mr. Bradfield and his band, DTC, performed during both lunches to raise money for Relay for Life.   Formed last August, Bradfield’s band is a group that performs classic grunge songs, such as “Plush,” “Alive,” and “Smells like Teen Spirit,”...

It started with a seed

The annual plant sale held on March 16 by Downey high school Botany classes gave members of the community the opportunity to purchase their plants in the front parking lot. Mr. Pittengers Botany class began cultivating the plants in early Sept.  2012.

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

March 29, 2013

On the normally bleak asphalt of the school’s parking lot stood a garden on wheels with a variety of peppers and tomatoes, the creations grown by Mr. Greg Pittenger and his Botany students who held the annual plant sale for three Saturdays in a row starting on March 16. Profits from the first two weekends...

Finding a cure together

On Friday, March 1, senior, Mario Galvan shares his story about battling cancer during the March Madness fundraiser for Relay for Life. Galvan was Homecoming King and a member of the varsity football and varsity soccer teams.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013

4,000 plus students, divided into two assemblies, were rounded up in the gym during second period on March 1 to begin fundraising for Relay For Life. The event, on June 1-2, works toward trying to find a cure for cancer.   Last year Downey High School came together for a common purpose –to...

For the love of the arts

At Stay Gallery, on February 8, Downey residents are able to view photographer J. Arthur Morris first collections of photos.  The gallery also plans to show his other collections within several months.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

February 14, 2013

The Stay Art Gallery in the heart of Downtown Downey celebrated not only the 94th birthday and life of community leader Arthur J. Morris, on Feb.8 starting at 6:00 p.m.   The Stay Art Gallery is a non-profit organization whose mission statement is to stimulate community engagement through ar...

Lights off for an Electric Downey Carnival

On Jan. 25, during the Black Light Assembly, the Downey drum line performs with glow in the dark paint in the gym to support the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Because of a lack of space, administration decided to exclude underclassmen from the assembly for the first time.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

January 30, 2013

A highly anticipated assembly by the student body at Downey High School became an exclusive senior activity on January 25, in the gym during period 3, as the upper classmen experienced the Electric Downey Carnival.   The black light assembly, in preparation for the second round of matches...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

At the Downey vs. Warren game on Jan.8, Maritza Acuna,11, goes for the ball before her opponent. Downey scored 1-0 in the second half of the game.

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

January 15, 2013

“We got a lot of our hard work in,” senior defense Angie Aguilar said. “Our entire pre-season was leading up to this moment.”With last years CIF title still on their mind, the team strives for that same satisfaction. As for the girls on the basketball courts, they came up short in their fi...

Five Questions with Terrell Donaldson

Five Questions with Terrell Donaldson

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

December 7, 2012

Q1:  When did you first become interested in football and why?   A1: I became interested when I was in middle school.  I went to Sussman and transferred to Marshal Middle School, in Long Beach. I thought it would be fun, keep me out of trouble, teach me a lot, and help me make new friends....

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

In the beginning of November, counselor, Mrs. Sanders took maternity leave, leaving English teacher, Mrs. Sims in charge of her responsibilities guiding students in their academic paths.  “Baby steps,” Mrs. Sims said, “I have to learn everything all over again like a student.”

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 7, 2012

Starting in November, English teacher Andrea Sims is substituting as counselor for her friend, Nicole Sanders, who is out on maternity leave. She will cover for Sanders for two to three months in bungalow seven.   Sims is the varsity girls volleyball coach, an English teacher, and now a temporary...

The race to presidency begins with the youth

Leading up to the elections that will take place on November 6, debates are held between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on a series of topics. Some topics discussed were foreign policy, taxes, and the economy.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

October 26, 2012

Throughout the country, many young Americans ask themselves the same question, where is our country heading? With a presidential election on Nov. 6, 2012, there has been a series of debates between the incumbent President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, to answer many question on topics such as...

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