The Downey Legend

Monterey Jazz Festival

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

On the weekend of Sept. 21, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The Jazz 1 group players hold themselves to high regards when it comes to their performance and note the event as their best in years. The show time for the Downey High musicians began at 3:00 PM and band directo...

New Sports in Town: E-Sports

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

With the interest of video game competition rising in Downey, students of both Downey and Warren High School are organising themselves to create the “First Inaugural Overwatch E-Sports Tournament.” As the name implies, Downey E-Sports will be dedicated to the first person shooter video game Overwat...

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to the school gym to fill out a survey and eventually donate a pint of blood, with the help of ASB members.   During the blood drive ASB member i...

Seniors Begin College Applications

Seniors Begin College Applications

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As with every year’s graduating class, the beginning of the school year brings responsibilities in the form of college applications, essays, scholarships, and financial aid forms. This is no different for the class of 2019, the next Downey High class to begin the application process.   ...

ERWC Rehauls Curriculum

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under Parents & Teachers, Student Life

With teachers, classes and curriculum adapting to the new school year, courses such as CSU-ERWC, or California State University Expository Reading and Writing Course, have undergone revision to accommodate new requirements in the course-load. These changes were brought about by a grant gifted to the ...

See Ya Next Summer, LA Fair

Eliza Vargas, Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life

With fall coming right around the corner, students are getting in their last bit of fun before all of the summer events come to an end. Located in Pomona, CA, the LA County Fair is an annual family event that consists of a variety of different foods, rides, and contests.   Taking part in this fair for her second time...

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Parents & Teachers, Student Life

Gathering cans together to help the Downey community, Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association, HELPS, or Health Educational Local Pantry Services, marked Sept. 10 as the first day of their annual food drive.   Mrs. Gunderson, one of Downey’s EAP math teachers, although did not p...

Lanyards: Student Opinions

Lanyards: Student Opinions

Diego Martinez, Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Entering the 2018-2019 school year, Downey High established a new lanyard system in hopes to achieve a safer campus for the student body. Recently, the United States has had an influx of homicides in public spaces and the school intends to prevent unknown individuals from entering the campus to ...

Mr. Nevarez and Mr. Young Share Teacher of the Month

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Student Life

In the footsteps of teachers honored with the achievement earlier in the school year, Downey High presented Mr. Young of the science department and Mr. Nevarez of the social studies department with Teacher of the Month for the month of May.   While they work with different disciplines, both individuals tea...

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