The Downey Legend

Nicole Alvarez
With the rhythm of a dancer in her heart, Nicole Alvarez, 10, a Cuban-American, credits her heritage with her taste in music, love for dance and her favorite food, her grandmother’s arroz amarillo.  “My life is strongly influenced by my Cuban culture.” Alvarez said.  


The Downey Legend should be honored to have Nicole Alvarez as an incoming Editor in Chief in the fall.  As a journalist she goes the extra mile to get the facts and story straight. As a person and friend she always greets you with the biggest smile and goes above and beyond to ensure that people’s feelings are put over her own.  She is easygoing, empathetic and a great listener, but firm enough to take on the role of running an entire schools’ newspaper. One of the highlights of being in newspaper my senior year has been getting close to Nicole.

-Sarah Espinoza

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

Apr 30, 2019
Brunei Anti-Gay Laws (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Spring Sports Highlights (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
Venezuela: The Worst Blackout in History (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
2020 Presidential Candidates (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Power 4 Periods: Normalizing Periods (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Largest Single Group of Migrants Dig a Tunnel to Their Future (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Formula of a Hydrate Lab (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Downey Girls Wrestling Match Against Warren (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
A Future in The Arts (Story)
Nov 25, 2018
Maywood High: Tolerance vs. Student (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Girls Varsity Volleyball CIF Match (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
The Undeniable Obsession with Apple (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Serena Williams: Right or Wrong? (Story)
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