The Downey Legend

Social Isolation: How it Affected Our Brains

Valerie Mora, Photographer 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...

An Interview with California’s Woman of the Year

An Interview with California’s Woman of the Year

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Photographer April 22, 2021

During Women’s History Month, Alyssa Joanna De La Cerda, 11, was awarded California’s Woman of the Year from assembly member Cristina Garcia. The award is granted by an official representative...

“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, Photographer 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...

Truth About College

Kelly Zabala, Writer March 21, 2021

At the start of second semester, many seniors found themselves finishing up college applications or possibly getting accepted into a college. With the thought of beginning a new chapter, many find themselves...

The Downey High Esports team, known as The Home Slices wins the Esports Championship for the first time in two years against Warren. Mr. Kraus, their coach, gives an insight to his favorite thing about coaching esports. “I love the freedom to let the young people take charge and handle it, and improve, and grow through the sport.” Kraus stated. “It's awesome for them to take advantage of that.”

Esports Ceremony

Valerie Mora, Photographer March 20, 2021

“March 13 was honestly a very weird day from the start, being that there were rumors about leaving school and such which at the time seemed unlikely to me” Guadarrama said. “I never really anticipated losing all of my senior year.”

March 13th: The Day That Changed Everything

Lukas Luna and Claudette De La Garza March 12, 2021

As strange as it seems now, Covid-19 was once little more than just another piece of bad news. Though reports of it’s spread began to mount, few paid it serious attention. This attitude was shared...

Senioritis and Distance Learning: A Volatile Combination?

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor March 9, 2021

Though distance learning continues to persist, certain elements intrinsic to the Downey High experience find a way to take root even over zoom. One such vanguard is senioritis, the affliction known for...

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