The Downey Legend

Assigned Reading: A Hallowed Pastime With A Tenuous Future

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

October 5, 2020

Like every other department, Downey High’s English teachers have faced the challenge of trying to adapt their assignments and lessons to this strange era of this distance learning. But while essays and writing prompts have enjoyed a smooth transition, the staple of English classrooms everywhere that is a...

How Teachers Are Managing in the COVID Age of Online Learning

Kelly Zabala, Writer

September 20, 2020

With the fear of COVID-19 spreading rapidly through the media, Downey High School made the decision to close down its campus and start online learning on March 13, 2020. With hopes of returning to school for the 2020-21 school year, teachers did their best to educate students.    Like most other teachers, Mr. Rios, an Engli...

Dr Garcia Responds To Covid-19

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

May 19, 2020

Since March 16, all schools throughout Downey Unified have remained closed as recommended by the State of California due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Though many students, teachers, and families throughout the Downey Unified School District have been malevolently affected by the virus, the dist...

With School Closed, These Staff Members Are Still Working

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

April 24, 2020

Since the Downey Unified School District has ordered all schools to close as of March 16 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, teachers and students have been forced to work from home for the remainder of the 2020-2019 school year. However, other employees throughout Downey High School such as office staf...

Teachers Take on Covid-19

Managing the current chain of events with school dismissal, Mr. Navarro, Integrated Math and AP Calculus teacher, is taking it one day at a time. “The first week was difficult reaching my students because of technical issues with Khan Academy, where I assign work to my students. I would try to reach my students that I could not see that they completed the assignment and they would not reach back.” Mr. Narravo stated. “I am feeling better now, I am finding more time to be available to my children. I am spending more time playing with them and chasing them around because they lost all their playtime with their friends from school.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

March 28, 2020

Photos courtesy of interviewees.

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

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 ...

Teacher Highlights: Ms Katsufrakis

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

While Downey High’s Ms Katsufrakis has enjoyed a lengthy stint as a math teacher, she spent many years as engineer before her current job. With her past knowledge, she hopes to give advice to students considering a career in the field.     Q1: When and where did you work as an enginee...

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