The Downey Legend

Overcoming Cancer: Anais Bald

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 25, 2018

The year before her diagnosis, Anais Bald, 12, would frequently get sick and, unbeknownst to her, cancer was to blame.   In June of 2017,  Bald was diagnosed with 3B Ocular Melanoma, a skin cancer that found its way to her right eye. She had to undergo surgery a week after her diagnosis t...

Funding for a lifetime of laughs

On March 29, Comedy Sportz members Bryce Caliwag, 12, Miguel Meza, 11, and Marco Arroyo, 11, sit together in the theatre to play the game of Speed Date. The Blue Team beat the Red Team in this Relay for Life fundraising game.

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

March 29, 2013

In addition to their usual routine of comedy and improv, the Comedy Sportz High School League held a special game against each other on March 27 for Relay for Life, donating the proceeds in respect to senior Mario Galvan, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last December. T-shirts supporting G...

Finding a cure together

On Friday, March 1, senior, Mario Galvan shares his story about battling cancer during the March Madness fundraiser for Relay for Life. Galvan was Homecoming King and a member of the varsity football and varsity soccer teams.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013

4,000 plus students, divided into two assemblies, were rounded up in the gym during second period on March 1 to begin fundraising for Relay For Life. The event, on June 1-2, works toward trying to find a cure for cancer.   Last year Downey High School came together for a common purpose –to...

Coming together

Coming together

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2012

With the passing away of Evelyn Garcia’s mother, Downey High School held fundraisers in order to help the Garcia family in their time of need. Teachers and other faculty members who personally knew Garcia assisted her by selling various treats or simply expecting students to give out of the kindness...

Get the horns

Get the horns

Dinorah Acuna, Writer

January 20, 2012

  About a month ago, junior Christian Malacarne, signed a two-year contract to become a member of the Mexican rodeo team Rancho Contento. It is surprising that a year prior to this accomplishment, he had no interest whatsoever in the sport. In fact, he started by complete accident when another...

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