The Downey Legend

How to keep entertained during Quarantine

Katherine Portillo, Writer

April 24, 2020

As coronavirus cases in the United States increases, the need for people to stay inside begins to skyrocket. This quarantine has come as a shock to everyone around the world and many people are struggling to stay entertained during this time. Daily walks, board games, and streaming services are a fe...

Beyond High School

Interested in the medical field, Savanna Rosales, 12, is looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for her. “It’s kind of a scary feeling to move from highschool to college because there’s a lot of unknown, but I’m excited,” Rosales stated. “I don’t know where I am going yet but I've decided between Long Beach or Cal Poly. I’m still trying to see which will be better for myself to become a nurse or pharmacist.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

April 5, 2020

Dress comfy and Do better in school

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer

April 2, 2020

As we might already know, an infectious disease has spread throughout the world, causing fear, and cautious behavior. In fact, our governor suggested we “stay home,” unless told otherwise by our jobs, and school has been cancelled until the end of this year for the Downey Unified school district....

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.

The Art of Makeup

Downey High student, Jaylene Chinchilla, 11, has always had a great passion for makeup. “My mom has a degree in cosmetology and I grew up seeing all the women in my family being very into beauty so I feel like that’s where my interest really sparked,” stated Chinchilla. “Once I got old enough to further my interest in it is when I started to make it a hobby, no matter if I was happy or not having a good day doing my makeup is where I would turn to.”

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer

March 17, 2020

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Instead of sleeping in or going out to work, Blanca Pacheco, Downey’s Mayor, volunteers her Saturday morning to be dunked in freezing cold water. “It’s so exciting but also so scary when you’re sitting up there because you never know when the ball will hit,” Mayor Pacheco said. “I’d gladly volunteer to come again next year and be dunked again, I think it’s amazing what these kids are doing- events like these are important to help spread awareness.”

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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