The Downey Legend

Overcoming Cancer: Anais Bald

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

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

Funding for a lifetime of laughs

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

March 29, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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

Finding a cure together

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013


Filed under News

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, Community Editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under Legends, Student Life

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, Staff Writer

January 20, 2012


Filed under News

  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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