The Downey Legend

  • Downey High Blood Drive
  • ERWC Expert Projects
  • Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence
  • Winter Sports Coming to an End
  • Bloody Valentine Drive
  • AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018
  • Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk
  • Downey High Blood Drive
    Community, Student Life

    Downey High Blood Drive

    Hector Diaz, Writer

    May 1, 2018

    Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered ...

    Being a blood donor for two years, Kaithlyn Pineda, 11, gives helpful tips to those donating blood. “Don’t be scared of the needle, make sure you eat before you donate. You might pass out if you don’t,” Pineda said. “Also if your iron level is too low in one finger, ask to check the other finger to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to help others.”

    Vanessa Carrillo

  • ERWC Expert Projects
    Seniors, Student Life

    ERWC Expert Projects

    Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

    May 1, 2018

    Each year, seniors currently taking ERWC are required to choose a topic that fascinates them  to research throughout the course of the school year and p...

  • Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence
    #WhatsTrending, Community, News, Parents & Teachers

    Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

    Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

    March 20, 2018

    To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, s...

    On Mar. 14, Valerie Flores, 12, holds a walk-out at Downey High School and advocates for gun control due to the recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 17 lives were lost during the shooting.

    Marcos Reyes

  • Winter Sports Coming to an End
    Sports, Winter Sports

    Winter Sports Coming to an End

    Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

    February 26, 2018

    Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sport...

    On the sideline of the gym’s basketball court, Rachel Spinosa, 11, passes the ball to her teammate on the evening of Feb. 6 in hopes of beating Warren. “Any Downey versus Warren game is great,” Spinosa said. “Seeing everyone show up and cheer is the best feeling.”

    Stefanie Chavez

  • Bloody Valentine Drive
    Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

    Bloody Valentine Drive

    Vicky Arguello, Writer

    February 26, 2018

    Downey High School’s Power 4 Period Club held their Bloody Valentine Drive from Jan. 22 through Feb. 15. The club collected pads, tampons, panty...

    Power for Periods, the club behind the Bloody Valentine drive, includes a handful of students and English teacher, Ms. Simpson. The club came into fruition in late 2017 and began to fundraise for women in need of health care products during their menstrual cycle.

    Rita Magana

  • AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018

    Brenda Melara, Writer

    February 14, 2018

    A selected group of students taking the class of AP Environmental Science joined by six chaperones went to Yosemite National Park on January 14 for their an...

    (Photo courtesy of Mr. Kim) Matt Loftis, Chaperone Matt Loftus was one of the chaperones for the trip this year and last year. When asked him what had been his favorite part of the trip this year this was his response: “All of you guys [the students] are different each of you have different personalities and that has been my favorite thing,” Loftis said. “Seeing you guys and see how you interact with nature.”

    Brenda Melara

  • Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk
    Seniors, Student Life

    Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

    Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

    February 14, 2018

    This year, Downey High's Winter Formal theme was once upon a time. On Saturday night, Jan. 27, Downey students got dressed up and went to Knotts Berry Farm to take ...

    Formal court consists of five female and five male contestants. Formal king was Barak Ross, 12, (middle back) and formal queen was Valeria Corral, 12 (middle front).

    Rita Magana

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Procrastination vs. Responsibility

May 2, 2018

Walmart Yodeling Boy

Walmart Yodeling Boy

April 30, 2018

Inventions

Inventions

March 26, 2018

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Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year
Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

March 26, 2018

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

March 20, 2018

Science with Ink

October 18, 2016

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  • Alfie Evans Court Case May 21, 2018
  • What Happened in Nicaragua? May 17, 2018
  • Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year May 15, 2018
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Who Run The World?…That’s Right, Girls

March 30, 2018

Satire in Movies

March 28, 2018

Discrimination in Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018

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