The Downey Legend

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Downey High School hosts its annual Fall Blood drive on September 27 where Kirsten Rodriguez, 12, has donated a pint of blood. “I feel that the blood drive is really important cause it helps those who need it,” Rodriguez said. “I’m hoping my blood goes to someone in need.”

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018

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 High Blood Drive

Being a blood donor for two years, Kaithlyn Pineda, 11, gives helpful tips to those donating blood. “Don’t be scared of the needle, make sure you eat before you donate. You might pass out if you don’t,” Pineda said. “Also if your iron level is too low in one finger, ask to check the other finger to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to help others.”

Hector Diaz, Photographer

May 1, 2018

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...

Staying Motivated

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

November 17, 2017

As the school year progresses, students find themselves lacking the motivation needed to excel. Grades begin to drop as a result of becoming worn down from all the workload. Stress and lack of sleep are the top two contributors that cause this loss of motivation. However, there are techniques that can c...

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Although last year’s blood drive was more advertised, Nelly Mora, 11, says there were still fellow Vikings at the gym on Friday ready to donate their blood. “This year we were like really stressed out about it and we had a lot to do,” Mora said. “We still have homecoming and the fall night rally and everything that we’re still planning.”

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 4, 2017

Downey’s ASB assisted the Cedar-Sinai Blood Donor Services for the yearly fall Blood drive; this event was placed in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, September 23. Downey’s ASB wants students to be conscious of issues outside of themselves. This event was the chance for students to help save lives...

Food Wanted

ASB gets creative with posters put up for the annual Food Drive during Nov. 2- Nov.13.
“It’s always good to help out others with what you can,” Melissa Guevarra, 11, said. “Plus a few teachers offer extra credit so it’s a win-win situation.”

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor

December 7, 2015

The annual two week food drive, hosted by ASB, during Nov. 2 – Nov. 13 is one of the most generous weeks Downey High School has, giving all the canned foods students can spare to be donated to those of the less fortunate for the upcoming holidays.   ASB holds a competition every year t...

From A Theater Far, Far Away

In the A building, the Star Wars series is advertised for all students. Students enjoy watching the movies because they are suspenseful, action-packed, and they have grown up with watching the movies.

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

December 2, 2015

Students made their way to the Downey High School theater as the lights dimmed for a special showing of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on Wed., Nov. 4 in anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.   ASB President, Carlos Agredano, 12, recalls his earliest memories about the Star W...

The race to lead the school

On Thurs., Mar. 20, junior Austin Rodriguez runs for senior class representative.  “Think of us as President FDR and Vice President Truman,” Rodriguez said. “ I make new deals.”

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

April 11, 2014

ASB elections were held on campus from Mar. 25-27,for positions that will impact the school next year. The candidates posted creative signs asking students to vote for them. From hashtags to Snapchat to Facebook, there were several ways for candidates to gain the vote. Positions were competit...

Who do you relay for?

During both lunches, the library sells shirts and bracelets to support raising awareness for cancer research though March madness. Mr. Manzanares took his time to help cancer patients by selling shirts, bracelets, and doing other fundraisers, after losing his own father to cancer.

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

April 9, 2014

The City of Downey’s tenth annual Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Thurs., Mar. 7 with students and staff members on campus uniting under the banner Team Viking Spirit. In hopes of raising funds for cancer research, several sports teams and clubs gave a helping hand by assembling their own fundra...

The first walk of many

At the 5K for TLC , ASB director, Gordon Weisenburger  runs his first lap around the corner of Harriman St. on April 13. ASB students also participated with Weisenburger.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

The Downey Service Center's Community Involvement Team partnered up with the City of Downey and Downey Unified School District to hold the 1st annual 5K for True Lasting Connections, on Saturday, April 15 at Rancho Los Amigos. The $15-$20 fee per person benefited the TLC Resource Center located in Downey...

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