The Downey Legend

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Dealing with personal adversity can be a strain on many, whether it be a social issue, a family matter, a psychological issue, or even a medical complication. Students at Downey High are no exception to such dilemmas, especially junior Angie Chavez, who has to face rare and fatal medical conditions....

ELD Tutoring Yay…or Nay…

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

English Language Development (ELD) is a program dedicated to helping students adapt to English when it was not their first language.  Very few of these ELD students strive for more and find themselves doing poorly among their classes. In light of this, the ELD Tutoring service idea was conjured. &...

Jazz II Goes to Disneyland

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

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


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

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...

DHS College Fair

DHS College Fair

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Allen Layne Stadium field.   California possess the largest number of universities of any one state in the United States. ...

Stop the Traffick’s “Sex and Money”

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Throughout major countries, human trafficking appears to be an issue of the past— it is not.  The Stop the Traffick Club in Downey High School hopes to show human trafficking as a present issue with the screening of Sex and Money for the students on Oct. 10.   Every year the club pres...

Meet Me By The Bayou

Meet Me By The Bayou

Sebastian Cornejo, Business Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

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...

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...

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