The Downey Legend

Let’s Erase the Stigma

Gina Campos, Photographer October 16, 2020

To start fall, Downey High’s newest club, Let’s Erase the Stigma, made their public debut on Sept. 24. Created by four juniors, this club’s members and staff have vowed to dedicate themselves and...

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.”

Are You Up For The Challenge?

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...

Her first year at Downey High School, Samantha Magallon, 10, brims with excitement about the newest club at DHS, the Mariachi Club. “I’ve been playing the guitar for about three years already,” Magallon said. “I love playing it and joining the Mariachi club means that I get to be around people who share the same passion.”

Downey High School’s New Mariachis Club

Lukas Luna and Clarissa Arceo February 4, 2020

Downey High School’s band program is certainly large, but it’s growth may be hindered by students who see musical experience as necessary to joining. To help grow the program, Band Director, Mr....

At one of the many after school meetings for the Eco Club, Marie Olmedo, 12, takes over the presentation and expresses her feelings towards the tragic events going on right now related to environmental issues. “I like to get myself involved with the activities that can help the environment” said Olmedo “For example attending beach clean ups monthly.”

Eco Club

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer February 4, 2020

Jazz Band: JEN Conference

Kelly Zabala, Writer February 3, 2020

On Jan. 7th, Downey High School’s jazz bands took flight to New Orleans to perform in the Jazz Education Network’s annual conference, which lasted through Jan. 11th. The Jazz Education Network is a...

Wanting to have experience in a hospital setting, Tony Polony, 12, volunteers on the second floor and the ambassador center, helping patients enjoy comfortable visit. “The ambassador center shows more leadership and very active throughout my shift, and second floor allows me to see nurses and doctors do their work first work,” Polony states. “I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience being in the hospital setting, it's a great experience.”

PIH Volunteers

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager January 28, 2020

Charity Through Clubs and Foundations

Diego Martinez, Andre Lucas, and Sam Duque January 5, 2020

During the season of gift-giving, numerous acts of charity work are carried out by either one person or an organization in communities across America. At Downey High School, acts of charity are not only...

The Stay Gallery Hosts … Poetry Slam!

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor January 4, 2020

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Downey School’s Thirst Project hosted a Poetry Slam contest at the Stay Gallery not only to fundraise but also to educate the public on the global water crisis, which has left over...

As the director from Large Group Drama, Saul Conde, 12, was proud and passionate about their competition as they take the 9th place trophy. “DTASC has multiple categories and we had entered in large group drama which the only thing was to pick any dramatic piece, do it in 8 minutes, 4 chairs and no more than 6 people.” Conde stated “We were trying to replicate all of the KOS and terror one feels when going through a suicidal period.”

Downey Compete At DTASC

Lukas Luna and Brisa Rodriguez November 19, 2019

  On October 29, Downey High School’s large group drama competed in Drama Teachers of Association of Southern California’s (DTASC) Varsity Division Fall Festival at Calabasas High School....

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