The Downey Legend

Moving far away for a college education

Moving far away for a college education

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2014

By Thurs., May 1, numerous high school seniors who plan on attending universities and colleges made a decision on where they will spend the next four years of their lives receiving an undergraduate education. For Mario Garcia, Joseph Flores, and Manases Orozo, three Downey students, this decision means...

High Ball Stepper

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2014

Since the disbandment of the The White Stripes in 2011, guitarist Jack White has begun to focus  primarily on his solo work, with the success of his debut album, Blunderbuss, proving to be a hit.  But surely enough, on April Fools Day,  it was no joke that he had something waiting for his fans. Wh...

A crime is a crime

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2014

Late Wednesday night, as my father was on his way to drop me off at home, he asked me if I heard about the hijacking of the Ethiopian Airlines plane. I told him, of course I did. But immediately after my response, I had a feeling that our conversation about this news would turn very bitter very quickly...

Time to get some money

Time to get some money

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2014

On Jan. 1st, the United States Federal Government released FAFSA, the Free Application for Student Aid for any undergraduates and graduates who desire financial assistance for his or her college years. The FAFSA does not give students money. Rather, when filling out FAFSA, the federal government first...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Stay Gallery held their second annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Toy Drive, collecting over 200 toys from the community. The toy drive, held in partnership with the district’s TLC Family Resource Center, was held to collect toys during the holiday season to provide gifts for underp...

She’s got a ticket to ride

She’s got a ticket to ride

Rodas Hailu, Editor in Chief/ writer

November 4, 2013

Ticket to Ride, a Beatles tribute band, performed at the Downey Civic Theater on Saturday, Oct. 26, playing hit songs from one of the most famous rock groups in history. The show started off with an opening act, with the producer of the show making a couple of jokes to the audience. Once he conclude...

Zombies at Downey

Zombies at Downey

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2013

AMC’s post-apocalyptic zombie drama, The Walking Dead, premiered its fourth season on Sunday, Oct. 13 to over 16 million viewers, some of whom include Downey’s own students who have an affinity to the show. Senior Crystal Vazquez instantly got hooked to the show ever since its first episode premiere...

Your not-so-average teenager building his dreams

Your not-so-average teenager building his dreams

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

June 14, 2013

Since the summer of 2012, junior Anthony Bravo has carefully constructed his own car from scratch, finally completing his 1979 Chevrolet Z28 recently. Once his sophomore year ended, Bravo aggressively searched for the perfect drag racing car. Although piecing a car together would be considered a difficult...

A night of musical wonders

A night of musical wonders

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

June 4, 2013

On Wednesday, May 22, Downey High’s award winning band and choir held their annual Spring Concert for eager parents and friends in the B building theater. The two and a half hour recital began with the concert band performing “Flashing Winds,” which consisted of a mostly brass-based section...

2013 Cannes Film Festival

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

May 31, 2013

The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival was held in the South of France from May 15 through May 26, 2013. Every year, actors and actresses from around the world attend the most prestigious festival honoring the craft of cinema. On opening night, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, was scree...

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