The Downey Legend

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...

Larson East SELACO High in Downey High

Larson East SELACO High in Downey High

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Downey High has had a separate high school on its campus for decades called SELACO. Founded by a deaf man named Herb Larson in the late 1960s, it is under the Larson East PAU organization. SELCO is its own educational schooling; it is a regionalized program that provides deaf and hard of hearing...

The Passion for Writing

Diego Martinez, Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Having ideas, imagining concepts, creating arguments, and proposing abstractions has been a staple of human nature for millenia.  The art of using stylistic, figurative, and syntactical devices has catalyzed the movement of written stories and articles full of information and fantasy. At Downey High, it...

Student Commuters

Student Commuters

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Downey High School is home to over 4,000 students, but the city of Downey is not home for all of them. Downey neighbors the cities of Paramount, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Pico Rivera, and South Gate. Residents of these nearby cities often head to Downey for leisure. This is...

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...

Newlywed Game

Michelle Salinas, Videographer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Student Life, Video

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...

Formula of a Hydrate Lab

Nicole Alvarez and Diego Martinez

February 6, 2019


Filed under Student Life

On Jan. 18,  Mrs. Lara’s chemistry class performed a lab in order to create a formula for a calcium sulfate hydrate. The class focused on the effects that high temperatures had on the hydrate and took notes on the chemical changes that occured.   Sophomore Michael Bilodeau personally finds ...

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