The Downey Legend

Downey High School’s New Mariachis Club

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.”

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. Guerrero, is advising a new Mariachi club designed specifically to appeal to students with little-to-...

Eco Club

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.”

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer

February 4, 2020

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 26 at approximately 10 a.m., a Sikorsky S-76b helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., killing retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers on board. From postponed NBA games to lighting Los Angeles City Hall purple and gold, tributes ...

English 100

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer

February 4, 2020

Invited by their counselor to join this semester, the English 100 students are trying out a new course here at Downey. This is a college-based English class that began Tuesday, January 14, taught by a professor from Cerritos College, Damon Cagnalati.   This class began as an alternative english c...

Jazz Band: JEN Conference

Kelly Zabala, Contributor

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 program that dedicates time into building the jazz community by promoting performances through festivals,...

PIH Volunteers

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.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

January 28, 2020

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer

January 22, 2020

Many start their year off with the mentality of improving some habits, relationships, or personal issues. Though they may set these goals/resolutions, some do not follow through with them for multiple reasons, one of which, they choose to ignore them.   Sophomore, Destinie Rosales does ...

New Semester, New Elective

As the semester comes to an end, senior, Helen Rosario says goodbye to her Sociology class and hello to her new spot in Musical Theatre. “I’ve always been into theatre and art,” Rosario stated. “It’s my senior year so I figured I should have some fun and take a class I genuinely would enjoy.”

Andre Lucas, Writer

January 22, 2020

Beginning on Jan. 6, Downey High School students prepare for second semester and are taking new electives. From Small Business Concepts to American Government, Downey High students have a wide range of semester-long courses to choose from. With a fresh start in a new class, a few students gave the...

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