The Downey Legend

Censorship Felt in ERWC Classes

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

May 25, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As the school year begins to come to an end, seniors in their CSU Expository Reading and Writing classes, ERWC, are discussing gender and society norms put on genders. The curriculum allows for students to voice their opinion on their current view on society and the toll labels have on a person.   ...

Preparing for College

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As of June, most Downey High School graduates will begin their first summer out of high school and soon start college in the fall. Some students have chosen to study far from home while others decide to stay close. With the upcoming change, Downey High School seniors share of how they are preparing for c...

Unknown Wilting by Andres Flores

Nicole Estrada, Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

While being in Downey High School’s production of Grease, Andres Flores had to leave before the last show on Friday, May 11 to see whether or not his painting made it to top 5 in the Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Show. Flores ended up winning second place for his work “Unknown Wiliting,” cr...

ERWC Expert Projects

ERWC Expert Projects

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

Each year, seniors currently taking ERWC are required to choose a topic that fascinates them  to research throughout the course of the school year and present their findings in a 15 minute long presentation. Because they are not limited to a certain scope of topics, students are free to delve into an issue...

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

March 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life

March becomes an anxious month for many Downey High seniors because they begin to hear back from colleges. The application process began in November with applications due for Universities of California and California State Universities. The process ended in mid- January with submission of private univ...

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

This year, Downey High's Winter Formal theme was once upon a time. On Saturday night, Jan. 27, Downey students got dressed up and went to Knotts Berry Farm to take place in the annual event.While attending Winter Formal, one will question if the dress/suit they are wearing cost the same as everyone...

Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair

Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair

Corey Ocasio, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

As the dreaded November 30 deadline for submitting UC and Cal State applications approaches, Downey Unified School District held its annual college fair on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Warren High School. The fair was geared towards students wanting to gain more insight into individual colleges and universities and s...

College Visits at Downey High School

Vicky Arguello, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

Now that the application submission period for college has opened, universities like Oregon State and Loyola Marymount are visiting the Downey High School campus in A 201 after school to provide information for all students who are interested about their schools and the admission process.   ...

Goodbye Seniors

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

With the year coming to an end, excitement is fluttering on campus as seniors get ready for their last few weeks of high school, senior activities, and graduation. These four years have been a learning experience and a time of growth in preparation for the next chapter in their lives.   W...

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