The Downey Legend

  • AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018
  • Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk
  • JSA One-Day
  • Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI
  • Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16
  • YAWP Club’s  Halloween Art Show
  • You Can’t Take It With You
  • 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 annual class field trip, in order to experience a protected natural environment, connect with nature and get to know their classmates better. Every day the students particip...

    (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 place in the annual event.While attending Winter Formal, one will question if the dress/suit they are wearing cost the same as everyone else’s.   W...

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

    Rita Magana

  • JSA One-Day
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    JSA One-Day

    Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

    February 9, 2018

    Downey High’s JSA debate club held their first One-Day convention on Jan. 20, opening their doors to students from across Southern California.   Although Downey’s club attends quarterly events hosted by the Southern California chapter, the school’s board members coordinated with those of the chapter’s to ...

    Leading the Jan. 20 One-Day convention with president and sophomore Sade Neri (far right), Allyssa Chan, 10, (center right) upholds the responsibility of co-vice president in and out of club meetings. “We tried to advertise the convention as much as possible, spreading fliers to Twitter and social media,” Chan said. “Thankfully, people from our chapter are really enthusiastic and made our first One-Day a success.”

    Jasmine Fernandez

  • Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI
    Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

    Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

    Ysabelle Canilao, Writer

    January 29, 2018

    The Encore Fashion Club held a fashion show on Jan. 12 presented the line made by Johana Hernandez called GLAUDI. Johana Hernandez, the designer and founder of GLAUDI has designed for multiple creators, and has been featured in People Magazine.   Hernandez took part of a fashion show held at Downey and, after she had received...

    During the Q & A, Johana Hernandez, the Creator of Glaudi’s, talks about her inspirations to create a certain clothing piece and what she tries to do for her clients. “When designing, I think about them [students] as celebrities,” Hernandez said. “We have a dress for every girl and I get inspired by each and every girl. It’s always about who’s wearing it.”

    Marcos Reyes

  • Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16
    Community, Legends, Student Life

    Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

    Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

    December 13, 2017

    Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity to open her very own shop in D...

    With her brother, Josh Tafolla, 11, and best friend Destiny Mora, 12, by her side to help her with Mas Vintage, Samantha Tafolla ,11, establishes her store at the age of sixteen. “She’s [destiny] been with me since day one,” Tafolla said. “Ever since I told her, she has supported me and has helped me get through it all.”

    Rita Magana

  • YAWP Club’s  Halloween Art Show
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    YAWP Club’s Halloween Art Show

    Nicole Estrada, Writer

    November 17, 2017

    YAWP is not just an acronym; it is a reference to the Dead Poets Society. This club helps students express themselves through their talents. They held their first performance on Nov. 3rd at Downey High’s library. The library was decorated with pumpkins and the students performed with Halloween themed music.   As ...

    Downey High School’s One Night Only club performs improv skits for YAWP’s Art show on Nov. 3rd in the school’s library. “Their performances were a lot better than I expected them to be,” Anna Aceves, 12, said. “I couldn’t stop laughing and they really work well together.”

    Jessica Ayon

  • You Can’t Take It With You
    Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Theatre

    You Can’t Take It With You

    Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

    November 17, 2017

    Downey High School’s theatre department presents, You Can’t Take it With You, an award winning play, taking place in a New York home in 1936.   This play follows the story of the Sycamore and Kirby families as they deal with the complications of living a happy life versus living to please others.   Auditi...

    During one of the last few rehearsals for the school play, Nicole Carter, 12, runs through her lines, portraying Mrs. Kirby, at Downey high school’s theatre on the evening of Nov. 1. “I loved playing Mrs. Kirby because of her sass and style,” Carter said. “Coming to rehearsals have always been very fun because the cast is incredible.”

    Stefanie Chavez

When You See Your Crush…
Chicken Tender

Chicken Tender

February 9, 2018

Winter Formal: Expectations vs. Reality

Winter Formal: Expectations vs. Reality

February 9, 2018

Flu Season

Flu Season

January 31, 2018

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  • Los Angeles Goes Pink February 7, 2018
  • Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI January 29, 2018
  • Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16 December 13, 2017
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Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

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The Scholarly Convict

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AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018
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Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Calls for Truth and Female Empowerment

January 29, 2018

The Shattering of the Black Mirror: The Consequences of the Digital Age

January 26, 2018

Hollywood Still Needs Improvement

January 24, 2018

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