The Downey Legend

Protect Kids, Not Guns

Katherine Portillo, Photographer May 11, 2021

In the year 2018 I was a freshman at Downey High School, there are not many details I remember about this year, however I do remember this was when I first became aware and fully comprehended what a school...

Social Isolation: How it Affected Our Brains

Valerie Mora, Co-Copy Editor May 1, 2021

COVID-19 has abruptly forced almost everyone into a long period of social isolation, and humans do not  typically do well in these situations since they are such social creatures. Students, teachers,...

Those Who Stay Behind: Why Students Chose To Remain In Distance Learning

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor April 29, 2021

After over a year of quarantine, Downey High School has finally returned to in person learning in some capacity. Though many eagerly rush back to the campus they left last March, other students have chosen...

Long Term Symptoms of Covid-19

Jaclyn Urzua , Co-Copy Editor April 29, 2021

It has been over a year since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It hit the U.S. in late Feb. and caused a serious shutdown. At the time, many researchers were trying to figure out the information behind...

The Negative Effects of Too Much Screen Time

Isabella Galvez, Writer April 29, 2021

The lockdown COVID-19 brought forced everyone around the world to isolate themselves in their homes.  Without in-person interaction, we were forced to rely on the power of technology.  Now work,...

Staying Safe on Vacation

Katherine Portillo, Photographer April 29, 2021

As spring break came and went, we see many people spend the week off in different ways. Some people spent the week traveling, others spent it at a relatives home, some also just spent the whole time at...

SM6 Band: Who are they?

Kelly Zabala, Writer April 28, 2021

Sibling band, SM6, consisting of siblings George, Isabel, Adam, Emily, Eliana, and Jack Jones,  found themselves to be popular Tik Tok creators. On April 18, 2020, they filmed a video, known as the...

“It was sad thinking about all the time that’s been lost and the memories we would’ve made had it not been for the pandemic,” Calvillo explained. “The previous years at Downey were always chaotic; things and people everywhere. Everyone talking about their vacations and horrible sunburns. This time, it wasn’t the same. But being a Link Leader, there were still lost freshies so I was still able to help and my favorite part was actually being able to see everyone again in person.”

Seniors Last First Day & Freshmen’s First First Day

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Editor-In-Chief April 21, 2021

As Covid-19 numbers continue to decrease, along with the wide distribution of vaccines; Los Angeles County has remained in the red, orange, or yellow tier. This indicates that schools are permitted...

Creator Highlight: Winter Soldier Creator Ed Brubaker

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor April 19, 2021

Though he has already been a featured player in Marvel’s cinematic universe, The Winter Soldier’s starring role in the Disney + series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” has increased his popularity...

Getting Into It

Getting Into It

Lauren Silvia, Illustrator April 18, 2021

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