The Downey Legend

  • Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”
  • Student Travelers
  • Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez
  • DHS College Fair
  • Meet Me By The Bayou
  • Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive
  • Downey Food and Music Festival
  • Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”
    Art, Arts & Entertainment, Community

    Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

    Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

    December 21, 2018

    As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s pr...

    The artist behind the Love Letters exhibit, Maricela Avina, worked on her self-portrait and other paintings for 11 months before they could be displayed at the Stay Gallery on December 1st. “The love letter has kinda died where you’re physically writing a letter, now it's like a text or an email, so I think the love letter is very personal,” Avina said, “…and the whole back in the Victorian days were the wax seal was a very special way of sealing that letter; whoever broke it, that's who it was meant for.”

    Amy Garcia

  • Student Travelers
    Student Life

    Student Travelers

    Francesca Ortiz, Writer

    December 14, 2018

    People say traveling the world is the best thing you can do, and they always recommend you do it later in life as a young adult. But a few select individ...

    Senior, Francisco Aceves went to Jalisco, Mexico last summer to visit family; Aceves would love to travel to Paris next. “I want to travel the world because I want to get to know new people and new cultures,” Aceves said. “France is also filled with centuries of history found in dozens of museums like the Louvre.”

    Sarah Espinoza

  • Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez
    Legends, Student Life

    Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

    Jessica Garcia, Photographer

    December 14, 2018

    Growing up in a well kept home, senior Christopher Benitez was also born with severe asthma. For the last eighteen years of his life, he has kept hi...

    Showcasing one of his many abilities, senior Christopher Benitez is a self-taught musician; apart from guitar, he also learned how to play the piano. “It was a really hard experience learning it all on my own,” Benitez stated. “But after awhile of learning the guitar it felt amazing because I was able to add more to what I was learning.”

    Gilberto Jijon

  • DHS College Fair
    Community, Student Life

    DHS College Fair

    Adrian Soto, Writer

    November 13, 2018

    Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 ...

    Wanting to find more information about various colleges, Emely Velasquez, 12, attended the DUSD College Fair on Oct. 23 at the Allen Layne Stadium. “The college representatives were there to answer any questions I had,” Velasquez said. “The representatives helped inform me about their colleges.”

    Brianne Galindo

  • Meet Me By The Bayou
    Spirit, Student Life

    Meet Me By The Bayou

    Sebastian Cornejo, Business Manager

    October 24, 2018

    The Vikings faced Dominguez High on Oct. 5 and won the Homecoming pink game with a score of 56-20. The following day, the Homecoming dance took place at ...

  • Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive
    Student Life

    Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

    Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

    October 10, 2018

    Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to th...

    Downey High School hosts its annual Fall Blood drive on September 27 where Kirsten Rodriguez, 12, has donated a pint of blood. “I feel that the blood drive is really important cause it helps those who need it,” Rodriguez said. “I’m hoping my blood goes to someone in need.”

    Andrew Vega

  • Downey Food and Music Festival
    Community

    Downey Food and Music Festival

    Lukas Luna, Writer

    October 5, 2018

    The city of Downey held its sixth annual International Food and Music Festival on Sept. 15. The free event, which went from 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, featured...

    Promoting her business, Elisa Kadoda (left), talks about what she thinks is unique and different about the Food and Music Festival on Downey Ave between 4th and 5th street on Sept. 15. “It helps people widen their variety of their food and taste palate,” Kadoda said. “They get to try different kinds of cuisine and food from around the world.”

    Xenia Pena

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