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...

Rolling off campus

Rolling off campus

Irene Luna, Editor in Chief

June 21, 2012

The school year has begun its end and eleventh graders did their individual Junior Evaluations, but most were surprised to find out that counselors were encouraging students take off-roll or become a teacher’s assistant rather than taking a different elective class. “Lots of seniors graduate with...

Words from the wise

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

June 21, 2012

With the many questions juniors hold in regards to college and the application process, seniors held the Senior to Junior Q&A on June 8, in the DHS library. They provided aid to future applicants with the stressful decisions that come with applying for education after high school. “This was...

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Q1: What is your job description as an Annex Secretary? A1: I do everything for the Vice Principals. I handle referrals and paperwork. I also type things for them; basically, the normal office secretary type of things.   Q2: What did you have to do to get this job? A2: I applied and...

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...

A music extravaganza

A music extravaganza

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 30, 2012

Thrilling audiences with a mixture of talented singers and musicians, the Spring Concert held on May 23 showcased the talent within Downey High School’s choir and band groups. Within choir there is a division between the advanced group and beginners, with each demonstrating their level of talent. Band...

No fear Shakespeare

No fear Shakespeare

Zaira Zamora, Staff Writer

May 30, 2012

Taking their own twist on a Shakespeare classic, the drama production class performed Canned Hamlet from May 24 to  May 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Downey High School Theater. The play was student produced, student directed, and student acted proving the creativity and self-independence of the members ...

Both haven and prison

Both haven and prison

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

May 30, 2012

Many books have sprung from the deep corners of the bookstore and into the best-seller section, including Emma Donoghue’s novel, Room. This novel is read with two extreme constraints: the restricted point of view through five-year-old Jack, and the place he calls home: an 11-by-11-foot room he share...

Disappearing act

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2012

Los Angeles native band Foster the People released their first album Torches in January 2011, with the track “Houdini”, which was released for a digital download on May 15, 2012.  Foster the People is best known for their pop infused indie beats, making their songs very upbeat and catchy.  So the M...

When the Clock Strikes Twelve

When the Clock Strikes Twelve

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012

Prom marked the beginning of the end for the Downey High Senior Class of 2012, taking place at Sirona’s, in the Santa Anita Race Track, at 8 p.m. The long awaited event, with the theme of “When the Clock Strikes Twelve,” was both an outdoor and indoor event. Inside contained a bar with refreshments...

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