The Downey Legend

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Top Stories

As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s premises. Drawing from the physicality of a declaration of love via ink, the purpose of Avina’s portrait-style paintings was to capture the spectrum of ...

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, Top Stories

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Downey Food and Music Festival

Downey Food and Music Festival

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Top Stories

The city of Downey held its sixth annual International Food and Music Festival on Sept. 15. The free event, which went from 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, featured an extensive array of food vendors and live performers.   Among them were jazz and soul collective, the Tom Nolan band. The band has pl...

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

Downey High Blood Drive

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered to donate pints of blood for those in need of a donor. The donations lasted all day with participating students being excused from class in order to go th...

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...

Next Page »

The School Newspaper of Downey High School
Top Stories