The Downey Legend

Christmas Favorites

Loving the atmosphere Christmas brings, senior, Terrell Placide, enjoys quality time with his family and the beauty Christmas gives. “Christmas couldn’t be Christmas without the decorations. The bright and happy lights with chilly fall weather brings out a happy mood that defines the very essence of Christmas,” Placide stated.

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

January 4, 2020

Warren Wimp Day 2019

Following tradition, seniors, Jenna Meza (Left), Natalie Mejia (Middle left), Julian Yepez (Middle right), and Isaac Corella (Right) dressed up for Warren Wimp Day for their last time. “I honestly felt so sad when it hit me that this would be my last Warren Wimp Day,” Meza said. “Spirit Week has always been so much fun and I’m so lucky to have such a hyped student body.”

Arely Macedo, Photographer

November 15, 2019

Homecoming Spirit Week

Due to it being her last year at Downey High School, Nalani Rodriguez, 12, and her little sister Brianna Rodriguez, 11, dressed up as different decades for the second to last day of spirit week. “I really wanted to go big for this week,” Rodriguez (left) stated. “Dressing up 70s disco era was something I was so excited to do, I had been planning this fit for so long.”

Arely Macedo and Katie Portillo

October 11, 2019

VSCO Girl Joins the Battle!

VSCO Girl Joins the Battle!

Jazmyn Contreras, Illustrator

September 30, 2019

Good Vibes at Downey High

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer

September 24, 2019

High School Nation Visits Viking Nation

On stage performing with her band, Crimson Apple, bassist Carthi Benson plays for the students of Downey High School at High School Nation’s 2019 Tour on Mar. 31. The Benson sisters grew up in Hawaii and moved to the big city of Los Angeles where they now write, play, and rehearse their music.

Oscar Flores and Jasmine Fernandez

April 30, 2019

As a part of their country-wide tour across the U.S, High School Nation stopped by Downey High School for a concert during fifth period on March 29.  The concert was a surprise to the majority of the staff, with administration being notified two days prior to the event and the student body a day before the c...

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 20, 2019

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...

Meet Me By The Bayou

Meet Me By The Bayou

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

October 24, 2018

The Vikings faced Dominguez High on Oct. 5 and won the Homecoming pink game with a score of 56-20. The following day, the Homecoming dance took place at the Rio Hondo Country Club for the third consecutive year, this year’s theme being Mardi Gra, “Meet Me By The Bayou”.   At the halftime show, the Homecoming queen r...

Battle of the Sexes

Jerry Lozano, 12, gives his opinion about the Battle of the Sexes this year overall as one of the hosts of the event. “I feel like this year was my favorite Battle of the Sexes and that the students also seemed to enjoy it very much,” Lozano said. “The energies were all high ‘til the very end.”

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

April 9, 2018

From March 26-30 Downey high hosted the annual Battle of the Sexes week. The Battle of the Sexes is entire week which is a competition to both fundraise money for TLC as well as a competition for boys and girls to prove which gender is best.   The Battle of the Sexes week leads up to a r...

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