The Downey Legend

Love listen

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 12, 2015

Psychedelic rock band, Cheers Elephant, released their single “Speak Think” on Apr. 7 2015, three years after their second album release, Like Wind Blows Fire, back in 2012. Having discovered the group at the Echo Park Rising music festival that took place in Los Angeles this past summer, I had be...

5 questions with Mr. Armendariz

5 questions with Mr. Armendariz

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 26, 2015

Social Studies teacher, Mr. Armendariz, proposed to his girlfriend of six years on an active volcano in Nicaragua, over the holiday break.   Q1: Where did you get the idea of proposing on a volcano? A1: She has been working in the Peace Corps for two years helping Nicaraguan’s develop...

The power of pumpkin pie

On Nov. 18, senior Valerie Ortiz competes in the pie-eating contest, representing Downey cheer, in front of Stay Gallery, to help raise money for the less fortunate families in Downey. “Having pumpkin pie inside my nose wasn’t the best feeling,” Ortiz said.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

December 9, 2014

Instead of hurrying home after school on Wednesday, Nov. 18, students from Downey and Warren High gathered at Stay Gallery to cheer on their classmates participating in a pie eating contest.   The contest was arranged by Warren’s Stay Connected club with hopes of raising $700 to donate to...

At last, the return

Downey High School Geometry and Algebra 2 teacher, Mr. Bradfield returns with a broad experience of living in Costa Rica, during the year of 2013. “It was really tight; we knew we had to budget, but we still did whatever we wanted,” Bradfield said. “We [his family] camped on the beach for a week, spent time in the Nicoya Peninsula, explored some of the volcanoes - all that stuff; it was pretty great.”

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 29, 2014

After spending a year living in Monte Verde, Costa Rica teaching high school students, math teacher Mr. Bradfield returned to the native halls of Downey High School this fall.   During the 2013 school year, Bradfield took it upon himself to look for a school in Costa Rica that was in need...

Five Questions with Dulce Gutierrez

Five Questions with Dulce Gutierrez

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 9, 2014

Sophomore Dulce Gutierrez talks about her involvement with Polynesian dancing and how it has impacted her life. Q1: Why did you want to begin Polynesian dancing? A1: My mom put me in it when I was really young, and I thought it would be something new and an exciting dance to try. Q2: How has...

The hive

On Sun., Mar. 2, junior Tony Corona, plays bells and crotales in the Independent Marching World group, Dark Sky Percussion, at the Downey High School Gym.  “I first joined the group to play the cymbals in the battery,” Corona said, “ but then I got switched to the front ensemble to play the bells and crotales.”

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

March 10, 2014

On Sun., Mar. 2, the Independent World Percussion Ensemble, Dark Sky, performed their 2014 show, The Hive, in the DHS gym, with featured performances from the Independent World Color Guard, Diamanté, and duet percussionist, BYOS. DHS music director, Mr. Fell got into contact with Dark Sky’s music...

Why? Because the internet

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

March 4, 2014

Hip-hop artist Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino, released his second studio album, Because the Internet, on Dec. 6, 2013. Among the 19 tracks on the album, one seemed to have been worthy of a replay–– or three. Gambino’s single, “Worldstar” is a verse heavy track keeping...

Leaving it on the mat

On Fri., Sept. 20 at the Allen Layne stadium, varsity cheerleader Jessie Herrera,10, performs a routine during the halftime. “It’s crazy, at practices, in class, on my way home, I see all the routines in my head,” Herrera said.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 25, 2014

Downey High School’s very own cheer squad has taken part in what they call a “Downey sweep” during this year’s competition season. With a consistent ranking of either first or second place in their competitions, it is evident that the squad has established a strategy that has guided them in what...

Building their own Pompeii

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 10, 2014

British alternative rock band, Bastille released their single, “Pompeii” on Feb. 24, 2013. The group began promoting their music through YouTube and Facebook. Their fan base expanded rapidly across the UK landing them a record deal with Virgin Records. By reaching No. 1 on the US Alternative Songs...

Entrepreneurs in the making

On Tues., Dec. 10, juniors Ricky Venegas and Alex Rivera, owners of LA living, show off original sweaters designs. Venegas and Rivera sold their merchandise to people around the Downey community.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

December 13, 2013

Within the past year, four juniors have managed to establish three different clothing lines. Although each company has endured a similar production process: Rstlz Union, The Foundation and LA Living each represent something distinctively different.   Junior Martin Ponce is the co-owner of...

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