The Downey Legend

Serene Gallardo
Returning to The Downey Legend, junior Serene Gallardo is hoping to take more responsibility as a section editor, rather than being solely a writer. She wanted to join Newspaper after a class visit to Mrs. Ramirez’s class, and soon after, she was in. For her, Newspaper was a great platform to showcase what she loved doing the most: telling the story of thousands of Downey citizens. “For a quiet person like me,” she says, “writing is one of the best ways to express myself.”

In her free time, the 16-year-old introvert enjoys going on the in­ternet, writing­­ poetry, and playing Mario Kart. Musically, Gallardo’s tastes range from 80s-nostalgic tunes by The Smiths and The Cure to more modern alternative jams by Mac Demarco and Tame Impala. In the future, the writer sees herself attending a university somewhere in Northern California, where she wants to either continue her writing career or become a preschool teacher. But for now, she enters her second year with unassailable high hopes and a bright future­.

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

Jan 09, 2015
Still youth (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
What a S’wonderfull night (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Two year stay (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
The heart of a coach, the mind of a teacher (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Hyperpresentation (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Pyrographic (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
“I Sat by the Ocean” (Story)
Jan 24, 2014
Three in one dining (Story)
Dec 18, 2013
Rejoiced (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Giving thanks to helping hands (Story)
Oct 18, 2013
One step closer to ending world hunger (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
What it takes to lead a club (Story)
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