The Downey Legend

Mia Dixon-Slaughter
Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Downey Legend, stepped into the world of journalism 3 years ago as a sophomore. After a great deal of persuasion from her two best friends, who were on staff at the time, Dixon-Slaughter submitted her application at the semester and was welcomed shortly after. “I love writing and always have,” Slaughter said, “but I’ve always stuck strictly to literature so branching out into a different style and type of writing has helped me develop as a writer.” Although writing essays and covering stories can be polar opposites, the writer adjusted without much trouble. During her time at The Downey Legend, she has covered numerous stories, fiddled with the camera, and established the newspaper’s credibility on social media. She is competent enough to know what it takes to have efficient deadlines; all Slaughter has to do now is to guide her staff in that direction.


If the writer is not covering stories happening around school, she is still somehow always somewhere on campus. Juggling AP classes, an ASB position, and her role in newspaper, Slaughter often finds herself with a hectic schedule. This being said, when genuine free time presents itself, she takes full advantage of it. “I love getting lost or ending up in places spontaneously because it feels so great to not have an agenda sometimes,” Dixon-Slaughter said. While the senior is busy getting ready for college and balancing out the rest of her responsibilities, she hopes to provide the staff with an exemplary example of the amount of greatness that can rise from commitment.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Jun 16, 2015
Breaking the bank (Story)
May 29, 2015
Battles of the sexes (Story)
May 06, 2015
It’s the ladies’ turn (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
5 Questions with Ayla Pruneda (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Fill it up (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Started from the bottom (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
5 Questions with Aryana Dantic (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Animal love (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Hunger strikes (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
Might become a habit (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Stop the traffick! (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Here to stay (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
Prom? (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
Downey Vs. Paramount (Story)
Mar 10, 2014
The 2014 Oscars (Story)
Feb 24, 2014
Downey vs. Dominguez (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Play ‘til the night isn’t young (Story)
Jan 23, 2014
Her (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
It only takes 6 seconds (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
The rivalry in the water (Story)
Oct 18, 2013
Sucking audiences into space (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
Chapter 2 of horror (Story)
Jun 14, 2013
Breaking tradition (Story)
Jun 04, 2013
The honorable memories (Story)
May 21, 2013
Dance your heart out (Story)
May 21, 2013
New York, New York (Story)
May 20, 2013
Great Gatsby (Story)
Apr 19, 2013
Dancing to first place (Story)
Apr 15, 2013
Five Questions with Mr. and Ms. Fuenmayor (Story)
Mar 29, 2013
Five Questions with Parisa Geshti (Story)
Mar 27, 2013
Bad girls on break (Story)
Mar 15, 2013
Addicted to words (Story)
Mar 01, 2013
Dancing the dream (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Denim donations (Story)
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