The Downey Legend

How DUSD is Helping Students during the Pandemic

Andre Lucas, Writer

March 24, 2020

Beginning on March 16, all schools in the Downey Unified School District closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has permeated throughout the United States and around the world. Classes at DUSD schools along with others across the country, as a result, have been moved from the classroom to onl...

The Art of Makeup

The Art of Makeup

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer

March 17, 2020

Stigma Around Mental Health

Stigma Around Mental Health

Katherine Portillo and Jaylene Cardona

March 13, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By being educated on mental health we as people will be able to know how to help those who are suffering. ...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

March 11, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems like eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and panic disorders? Mental health is as important as your ...

Art and Writing: Dealing with Anxiety

Art and Writing: Dealing with Anxiety

Diego Martinez and Carla Vente

March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March. 10, the Downey High student body recognized the struggles of the average student and made the day full of awareness on the topic of anxiety. A student-lead gathering was held in A10, called Arts and Writing so their peers could relax and ease their stress into submission by paint...

Meditation

Meditation

Lukas Luna and Arely Macedo

March 10, 2020

Downey High School’s mental health week was kicked off on Monday, March 9, with a meditation session held in the writing center at both lunches. Students were provided with mats and chairs to help them relax while an audio meditation guide played. The event was one of the first envisioned for mental...

Mental Health Awareness Week at Downey High School

Katherine Portillo, Writer

March 9, 2020

The week of March 9-13, Downey High School will be hosting its first ever Mental Health Awareness Week. The main idea of this week is explaining mental health and why it is ok to talk about it, along with demonstrating coping skills. During the week, student generated videos will be displayed as wel...

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Andre Lucas and Clarissa Arceo

March 9, 2020

On Saturday, March 7, Downey High School’s Thirst Project club hosted their annual Walk for Water. Participants were given the opportunity to walk around the track carrying up to two gallons of water or large jerry cans in order to empathize with the millions of people in developing countries ...

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