The Downey Legend

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 security guard and former police offi...

The 55th Carnival of Champions

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Lukas Luna, Writer

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, Business Manager

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 ...

Downey’s 2nd Annual Food Expo

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

November 28, 2018

Parents who wonder what their children are eating at school everyday had the opportunity on Oct. 20 to see and taste themselves during Downey’s second annual food expo. Held in Downey High’s cafeteria, Saturdays event was free of charge, and open to the public.   The cafeteria had different kinds of section...

ERWC Rehauls Curriculum

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2018

With teachers, classes and curriculum adapting to the new school year, courses such as CSU-ERWC, or California State University Expository Reading and Writing Course, have undergone revision to accommodate new requirements in the course-load. These changes were brought about by a grant gifted to the ...

Mr. Glasser and Mrs. Neria Start College Counseling Program

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

October 4, 2018

The beginning of fall marks the start of the college admissions process and prospective Downey High seniors are currently drafting their applications for colleges and universities. To reduce the gravity of this task, Mr. Glasser and Mrs. Neria are offering individualized sessions to aid students with...

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 2, 2018

Gathering cans together to help the Downey community, Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association, HELPS, or Health Educational Local Pantry Services, marked Sept. 10 as the first day of their annual food drive.   Mrs. Gunderson, one of Downey’s EAP math teachers, although did not p...

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

May 15, 2018

Tina Carlson was awarded Teacher of The Year on Tuesday, April 19 by the Downey Masonic Lodge. Carlson is an English teacher and significant fixture of the Downey High School staff. Outside of her job as an English teacher, she is chair of the English department, AP coordinator, CSF advisor and is...

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 26, 2018

The family resource program, Tender Loving Connections, more commonly referred to as TLC by the public, has been a pivotal force in helping out the community of Downey and providing aid to the less fortunate families living within the city for over a decade. This year, beginning March 5, Downey High ...

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