The Downey Legend

PTA: May 2011

PTA: May 2011

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 11, 2011

The monthly Parents and Teachers Association’s meeting was held on Monday, May 9 in the Downey High School theater. The meeting consisted of various guest speakers, such as the Downey Police Department, principal Tom Houts, and Assistant Student Body adviser Gordon Weisenburger. Topics for the meeting...

Recommended Reading for the “books are boring” high schooler

Recommended Reading for the “books are boring” high schooler

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2011

For some teenage students, reading is looked at as a punishment more than a pleasure; getting a student to actually enjoy a book is nearly impossible. Though reading is somewhat frowned upon, there are a few books in which a teen might actually enjoy. “When I read "Tweak", I didn’t look at it...

Behind the Question: Prom

Behind the Question: Prom

Thomas Beltran

April 14, 2011

When asking someone to Prom, many consider it to be one of the most significant points in high school, but it is what leads up to the dance that has some senior boys nervous. As Prom is nearly a month away, the common conflict that has guys stumped is the idea of, asking whoever they want to ask, to...

New angles for The Strokes

New angles for The Strokes

Thomas Patrick Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2011

After three grueling years, four side projects, and a couple attempts at recording, the garage style band The Strokes released their highly anticipated fourth album “Angles” on March 22. Fans have been looking forward to this album, but while the boys from New York were on a hiatus, there were...

Young videographers hit record

Young videographers hit record

Thomas Beltran, Art & Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2011

Since its creation the internet has become a second form of television with sites such as Hit Record or Vimeo. Recently, recording sketch comedy has been a passion for freshman Juan “Go-Go” Nunez, and his band of actors. The group has recently just made a new page for their Youtube channel and set...

Actor spotlight: Josh Marrero

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2011

Putting himself in front of the spotlight has always been a passion for senior Josh Marrero. Obtaining lead roles in the past two school plays, Marrero is taking his goal of becoming a professional actor seriously. Recently finding an agent has also put a positive shift to his career as an actor. “It’s...

Girls Varsity Soccer crush Bears 5-2

During the final game of the season on Feb. 9, Makayla Taylor focuses on getting past Warrens’ defensive players at the Allen Layne Stadium. The Lady Vikes Varsity soccer team took home a win against the Warren Bears with a score of 4-2, which took them to the CIF finals.

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2011

The Lady Vikes were in top form as they beat Warren 5-2 Wednesday, Feb 9 at Allen Layne Stadium. Players from both sides knew this game wasn’t just another game during the season but it was a game to determine who the best team in Downey was. The kickoff started at 4:49; Vikes started with the ball. “The...

Diverse Design

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2011

Pictures are often used to capture moments, but for seniors Irene Saavedra and Frankie Concha, they are more of an expression. Both Concha and Saavedra work together: Concha taking pictures and Saavedra designing the photos. “Frankie is very talented and Irene is very good at graphic design,” Ph...

The legacy is reborn

The legacy is reborn

Thomas Beltran

December 15, 2010

After 28 years Tron and its light cycles have come back for the second chapter of the classic saga to Walt Disney Production’s “Tron: Legacy,” is set to release December 17 in theaters everywhere. With upcoming actor Garret Hedlund playing his most anticipated role yet as Sam Flynn, to veteran...

Divas Take the Costume Contest

Divas Take the Costume Contest

Thomas Beltran

November 5, 2010

On the eve when ghouls, goblins, and monsters are dressed up for Halloween, the annual costume contest was held October 28 during B lunch at the rally stage. As crowds emerged from all over the campus, people admired the costumes on stage. From Scooby Doo to Shrek, sophomore and ASB representative...

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