The Downey Legend

End of the Year Gala: Femineers

End of the Year Gala: Femineers

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Student Life

As the end of the school year is approaching, clubs around campus are concluding their yearly activities. One of these clubs is Femineers, a club that focuses on young women who are interested in engineering.This year is the third annual Femineers gala.   Femineers is advised by Ms. Lara, ...

Downey Goes Mad for March Madness

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Student Life

Downey High instructors compete against one another every March to see which class can raise the most money for March Madness. March Madness donations in turn get donated to True Lasting Connections or TLC. TLC is a family resource center that provides health care and other services for Downey famil...

U.C. Decisions Release

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

Starting March, Downey High School students are starting to receive letters of admission from the public and private universities they applied to in the fall.  Some of the most anticipated results are coming from the University of California (UC) schools, where students plan to attend.  ...

Are You Ready Kids…

Are You Ready Kids…

Adrian Soto, Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Student Life

“She first started by saying we are going to make babies,” has been a phrase floating around the halls of Downey High School as AP Psychology students created their “Bottle Baby: A Development Simulation” projects.  On March 2, the students had to turn in their bottle babies after “rais...

Potential Writing Center Tutors

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The Downey High School campus, like many others across the country, is filled with a vast majority of talented young writers. The Downey High School Writing Center allows these individuals to channel their literary skill into helping those who might need it. On March 1, it narrowed the list of fledgli...

Track and Field: The Love for Running

Diego Martinez and Xenia Pena

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Speed, technique, and endurance on the track has united those who enjoy sports. The constant training, discipline, and attention to physical health are costs many are willing to pay. At Downey High, it is no different as students in track and field dedicate time and effort to participate in track...

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life, Top Stories

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...

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

Lily Nguyen, Illustrator

March 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

On Feb. 27, 23 poets from Downey High performed at the 2019 Poetry Slam, a fundraiser hosted by the campus’ Writing Center, in the Downey High Theatre. The poets vary in almost every way. Each poet has a meaning. Each poet has a message. Each poet has a story.   Mel Mencos Freshm...

Lara’s Food Day

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Downey High sophomores taking chemistry/honors chemistry participated in the annual food day (Feb. 27) which relates to the topic of Stoichiometry. Students were assigned to bring in a food of their choice and to create a poster that explains the recipe.   Students enjoyed food from the many differen...

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