The Downey Legend

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 ...

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...

New Staff at Downey

New Staff at Downey

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 16, 2019

This year, the Downey High School staff welcomes its newest members to the Viking family. A few of the new employees come from diverse backgrounds, such as previously working in law enforcement, at other school districts in Southern California, or in personal training.    Campus secur...

The 55th Carnival of Champions

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

On March 29, the Downey Unified School District held the 55th annual Carnival of Champions at Warren High School. The event is an athletic competition held between all of the district’s elementary schools.   With its focus on the elementary schools of the district, the carnival helps ...

Sussman’s Magnetizing Transformation

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019

Downey Unified School District met on Jan. 15 to discuss Sussman Middle School’s possible conversion to a magnet school.  The news has arisen some opinions from previous middle school students and DUSD teachers in nearby schools.   A great variety of school options are made available to parents ...

Students Go Vegan

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

Because of their diets, vegans tend to have higher levels or vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fibers leaving many to believe veganism the healthiest diet.   Recently, more Downey High students and staff have been joining the trend of becoming vegan.   Generally people ...

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