The Downey Legend

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...

APES Students: Government Shutdown?

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Amidst the start of the new year, the government shutdown remains in full effect in the United States. This shutdown was due to the fact that budgetary plans cannot be agreed on concerning Trump’s wish to build the famed ‘wall’, which the democratic party opposes. As the days continue to progres...

Neuromuscular Conditions: He Can Beat Them…

Adrian Soto, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life

A lot of Downey citizens, especially the youth like Downey High School students, have experienced hardships that live long in their memory.  Occasionally, high school students allow their adversity to beat them and to bring them down. However, a great variety of students overcome their adversity and gr...

Student Travelers

Student Travelers

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

People say traveling the world is the best thing you can do, and they always recommend you do it later in life as a young adult. But a few select individuals have gotten a head start. Throughout the year, a few Downey High School students have had the opportunity to travel to some new places.   ...

Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Jessica Garcia, Photographer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Growing up in a well kept home, senior Christopher Benitez was also born with severe asthma. For the last eighteen years of his life, he has kept himself from doing things he has liked to do, participating in some of his interests like swim and water polo   Being diagnosed with severe as...

5 Questions with Natalia Loya

Lukas Luna, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Downey High School senior Natalia Loya is one of the many young entrepreneurs that are currently cropping up across the country. Armed with her on beauty line, Loya hopes to go far in the industry.     Q1. What inspired you to start producing your own makeup? “I originally was r...

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