The Downey Legend

A book’s worth of memories

On Wednesday, June 5, a group of friends look through the 2013-2014 yearbook, You Can Do That, in the gym during the Release Party hosted by this years yearbook staff.  The party had a large turnout; with over 300 tickets sold to students.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2013

Following the eight grueling months of deadlines, the Yearbook staff decided to host its second annual Yearbook Signing Party on Wednesday, June 5, where students received their books almost a week early along with pizza and a free photo booth. An improvement in numbers from last year’s event due...

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2012

After about eight months of taking photographs of school events and interviewing multiple students, the 2011-2012 yearbook staff has arrived at the last chapter of their masterpiece. Taking on the theme Prerogative, this school year’s yearbook will highlight the various preferences of individual students...

Five Questions with the yearbook twins, Gabriela and Cristina Martinez

Five Questions with the yearbook twins, Gabriela and Cristina Martinez

February 22, 2012

Q:   Before joining Yearbook, did it ever cross your minds that one day you two would be leading this publication together?   A (Gaby):   It never crossed my mind that my sister and I would ever be running a publication. However, I am extremely proud and blessed to run Yearbook with my...

Undertaking modern journalism

Undertaking modern journalism

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

November 21, 2011

High school students gathered at the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism to improve their writing skills on Friday, Nov. 18. The day started with high expectations and eager students, and during the complementary breakfast in the Annenberg building, excited chatter echoed the mood....

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

May 27, 2011

Becoming more than just an ordinary sub to her students, Mrs. Mierau filled the positions of many English teachers who were in need of a long-term substitute. She taught a total of approximately ten classes this year. Apart from teaching typical English classes, Mrs. M also taught Ms. Hanson’s Honors...

Yearbook wins NSPA Pacemaker Award

Yearbook wins NSPA Pacemaker Award

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

May 11, 2011

After being crowned finalists in the NSPA Pacemaker contest, the 09-10’ Volsung yearbook staff officially received the award at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. Since 1927, the National Scholastics Press Association has been holding a nationwide competition for student-operated...

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