The Downey Legend

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 ...

The Sounds of Downey: Alaska

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life

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...

Pursuing Interests: Artistic Endeavors

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Legends, Student Life

While some only view art as a hobby, many hope to turn it into a career.  From aspiring animators to comic hopefuls, Downey High School is a host to a wide variety of ambitious young artists.     Their efforts do not go unnoticed as many of their teachers are quick to point out the pote...

Airpods, Your Opinion?

Diego Martinez, Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life

On Sep. 12th, 2017, Apple unveiled their new Airpower charger and hinted at the release of a next generation Apple Airpods. The successor to the original Airpods is rumoured to be released around March of this year, and Apple enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the new design. Since its original release in D...

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