The Downey Legend

Testing and tuberculosis

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

March 21, 2012

At the monthly scheduled PTA meeting on March 12, Principal Tom Houts invited members of the Health Department to talk about the tuberculosis scare on campus, in addition to dealing with other monthly business. First and foremost, the principal began with an overview of the events to come, like the...

Winter Formal 2012: Enchanted Evening

Winter Formal 2012: Enchanted Evening

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

February 11, 2012

After much effort on ASB’s part, Winter Formal 2012 was held on Feb.3, at Knott’s Berry Farm, from 8 p.m. to midnight.   As the night arrived, various students prepared themselves for the upcoming dance.  Taking a different sort of theme this year, the Associated Student Body decided...

A wrestling shocker

A wrestling shocker

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

January 18, 2012

On the evening of Jan 5, the varsity wrestling team lost to Warren for the first time in four years with the final score of 37-30, at the rival’s gym. The fanatics began to slowly fill empty seats, while the teams warmed-up and the excitement and anticipation floated around the gym. As the time...

Flashback to the 50s

Flashback to the 50s

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

October 12, 2011

Dressed in 50s attire, students and staff came together in the gym on September 23 to greet the fall sport teams during the yearly fall rally. The assembly presented by Ralph Regalado as Elvis and Karla Torrencillas as Lucy featured fall sports, various performances and class competitions.   The...

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

May 27, 2011

The Allen Layne stadium filled with cheering students and teachers on May 20 at 7:00 pm, as the 2nd annual powder puff game took place between the junior and senior class girls. The flag football game ended on a sour note for the girls, with a tie of 16-16, but it was an enjoyable game for most who ...

Winter Sports Season’s MVP

March 4, 2011

This year's Winter sports saw many talented players, but a few stood out among the rest. Sports player’s Dami Adefeso, Rayana Villalpando, Brandi Neilan, Mike Samayoa, Robert Chism, and Meghan Nevarez stood out all season. Girls’ basketball player Rayana Villalpando shined by practicing her hardest...

Wrestling makes history

Wrestling for the League Finals, Jacob Barberena, 12, uses the technique “chicken wing” on his opponent at Paramount High on Feb 11. The Vikes went on to win CIF for the second time.

March 4, 2011

Back to back California Interscholastic Federation champions, boys wrestling triumphed during league, re-earning their previous CIF title, on Feb. 12. Nine varsity returners were able to experience this victory and are extremely thrilled about it. “This year was harder than last year considering...

A new beginning

Mercy Watkins

October 1, 2010

Varsity kicked off the first game of the season victorious with a score of 35 to 24 against the La Serna Lancers Friday Sept 10. At Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings entered the field with high hearts, hoping to clench the titles they rightfully deserve. Running back Kyle Lewis led the pack by sco...

Submission in style

Cole Hundtoft

March 31, 2010

All parts of the student body came to the gym on March 25th to watch their teachers and administrators desperately attempt to grapple with the CIF Championship wrestlers. Downey’s faculty did surprisingly well but lost with a final score of 67-3. These matches weren’t just an excuse for the faculty...

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