The Downey Legend

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 5, 2019

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...

Downey City Library Renovations

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 20, 2019

Three years ago, Downey citizens voted yes on Measure S, a measure that will increase sales tax by 50%. which would generate $9 million to renovate local infrastructure. Now, the Downey City library is getting its first renovations in over 40 years.   The renovations include upgrading...

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...

The Sounds of Downey: Alaska

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 5, 2019

Music and the youth have always gone hand-in-hand. For decades, the influence of one’s favorite artists has driven them to start bands with other like-minded individuals and express their creativity.   One such individual is senior Julian Martinez, founding member and singer-songwriter of th...

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018

As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s premises. Drawing from the physicality of a declaration of love via ink, the purpose of Avina’s portrait-style paintings was to capture the spectrum of ...

Downey vs Warren E-Sports Tournament

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

December 21, 2018

On Dec. 4th, Downey and Warren students competed against each other in LA County’s first ever high school Overwatch tournament at the Downey Theater. The program began because of DUSD superintendent Dr. John Garcia’s interest in the E-Sports subculture; this gives students a path to explore comput...

Downey’s 2nd Annual Food Expo

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

November 28, 2018

Parents who wonder what their children are eating at school everyday had the opportunity on Oct. 20 to see and taste themselves during Downey’s second annual food expo. Held in Downey High’s cafeteria, Saturdays event was free of charge, and open to the public.   The cafeteria had different kinds of section...

Anne Frank Remembrance

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

November 28, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Stay Gallery in Downey, the opening of the Anne Frank  pop up exhibition took place from 5 to 8pm. The event was presented by The Anne Frank House, the Consulate General of the Netherlands with the help of students from the surrounding Los Angeles area. The exhibition de...

Jazz II Goes to Disneyland

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 14, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Downey High Jazz II band attended the annual Disneyland Jazz festival. This year marks the ninth time Jazz II has brought music to the wonderland in hopes of bringing joy and tasteful jazz. They had high expectations for themselves and anticipated the viewing of other jazz bands...

The Striking Vikings Begin Competition Season

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

November 13, 2018

The Downey High School Robotics Team, known as The Striking Vikings,  kicked off their season on Oct. 20 at a community service event to celebrate Halloween. The team showcased their robot that took six weeks to build and dressed to reflect Disney’s Wall-E for Halloween. The team also showcased a r...

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