The Downey Legend

Jazz 1: Irvine Competition

Jazz 1: Irvine Competition

Diego Martinez, Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

On the weekend of March 15, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Irvine Jazz Competition. The Jazz 1 combo A and B group players practiced tirelessly and are satisfied with their performances.   Sophomore guitarist in Jazz 1, Ivan Cuevas, worked really hard to make sure he did his best on st...

Potential Writing Center Tutors

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The Downey High School campus, like many others across the country, is filled with a vast majority of talented young writers. The Downey High School Writing Center allows these individuals to channel their literary skill into helping those who might need it. On March 1, it narrowed the list of fledgli...

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life, Top Stories

On Feb 21, the Downey High School dance team held its annual TLC fundraiser at the Downey Civic Theater. The event consisted of dance routines performed by dance teams from all across Downey and other cities such as Lynwood and Gahr.   TLC has long depended on events such as this to he...

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

Lily Nguyen, Illustrator

March 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

On Feb. 27, 23 poets from Downey High performed at the 2019 Poetry Slam, a fundraiser hosted by the campus’ Writing Center, in the Downey High Theatre. The poets vary in almost every way. Each poet has a meaning. Each poet has a message. Each poet has a story.   Mel Mencos Freshm...

Lara’s Food Day

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Downey High sophomores taking chemistry/honors chemistry participated in the annual food day (Feb. 27) which relates to the topic of Stoichiometry. Students were assigned to bring in a food of their choice and to create a poster that explains the recipe.   Students enjoyed food from the many differen...

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

On Feb. 9, the Downey community was given the opportunity to fight the water crisis plaguing countries in Africa through an event at the Downey Allen Layne Stadium.  The event, Walk 4 Water, was organized by Kiwin's and the Thirst Project in order to fundraise money for a pump in an African town th...

A Week in Yosemite

A Week in Yosemite

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

The annual Yosemite trip led by AP Environmental Science teacher Mr. Kim began on Jan. 21 and ended on Jan. 25. The trip consisted of 50 APES students and a few chaperones including: Dr. Quintero, Ms. Foley, Mr. Huber and Mr. Hwang.   The trip began at the Downey High School parking lot w...

Let there be Some Light, Stop the Traffick and Oree Freeman

Let there be Some Light, Stop the Traffick and Oree Freeman

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

In respect to January’s representation as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Stop the Traffick scheduled a human trafficking survivor to speak about their experience on Jan. 30 at the Downey High School Theater during A and B lunch.  Oree Freeman, the human trafficking survivor, spoke to students abo...

APES Students: Government Shutdown?

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Amidst the start of the new year, the government shutdown remains in full effect in the United States. This shutdown was due to the fact that budgetary plans cannot be agreed on concerning Trump’s wish to build the famed ‘wall’, which the democratic party opposes. As the days continue to progres...

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