The Downey Legend

Yearbook tries something new

Yearbook tries something new

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

June 21, 2012

With a successful yearbook under their belts, the 2011-2012 yearbook staff decided to throw a signing party in the gym on Friday, June 8 with the intention of raising funds for next year’s staff.   Though not an original idea, the signing party was adopted after some of the members from...

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

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

June 1, 2012

Upholding the annual tradition, Downey High School held the 13th Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, on May 25, in the B-theatre. This year’s event included inductees from the class of 1956, 1979, and 1986. At the beginning of the presentation, principal Tom Houts took center stage to welcome each...

Winter Formal 2012: Enchanted Evening

Winter Formal 2012: Enchanted Evening

Roy Mendoza, 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...

Holiday spirit for all

Holiday spirit for all

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

December 16, 2011

  In commemoration of the holiday season, students and staff alike prepared their entrances for the annual Door Decorating contest from Nov. 29-Dec. 8. As the day of judging arrived, it was evident that making the final decision would not be one of simple actions due to the theme: “All I want...

Viking water polo defeats the Lancers

Viking water polo defeats the Lancers

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

December 16, 2011

Varsity girls water polo took home yet another victory on Dec. 6 as they beat Lakewood High School at the Downey Aquatic Center 10-5. Due to their recent winning streak, the girls entered the pool with high expectations. Last year, they played against Lakewood and endeavored an intense game, including...

Resisting an accepting change

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

November 22, 2011

Along with its European counterpart, “Changing” by The Airborne Toxic Event was released on Feb. 1 throughout North America. Contrary to a few of their other songs, a calm vibe can be felt at the beginning of the composition. Soft strums of an electric guitar slowly become greater throughout the...

A second round of bear meat

A second round of bear meat

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

November 2, 2011

After a long brawl between the Downey and Warren varsity football teams, the Vikings emerged victorious on Oct 14 with a total score of 28-6. Along with a new school year came a different game setting. Students across campus prepared to cheer for their relative team at the Justice Stadium located...

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

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

October 12, 2011

Roy Mendoza is quite the multitasker.  Not only is he a senior with a full schedule at Downey High, he is also mentoring his freshman sister, and has taken on the double duty of Co-Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor of The Downey Legend. The busy student found his interest in writing during his middle s...

Bring on the food trucks

Bring on the food trucks

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

October 12, 2011

In order to add a little flavor to Friday nights on campus, an agreement was made so that a variety of food trucks may be present on campus from now until December.   In the past, when most people thought of food trucks, an image of cheap and greasy aliments couldn be easily formed, yet these...

Sizzling summer flicks

Sizzling summer flicks

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

October 12, 2011

As the 2010-2011 school year came to an end, teens and adults all over the nation stood in linesanticipating for the release of various movies due in summer. The start of 2011 brought light to superhero movies, sci-fi thrillers, and romantic comedies. Though not every film stood out among the rest,...

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