The Downey Legend

The Heroes Of The Tabletop

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 16, 2019

Tabletop role-playing games have always somewhat suffered the short end of the stick when it comes to cultural relevance. While they have entertained the outcasts and oddballs for decades, their mainstream popularity has always been somewhat limited. This has started to change in recent years, most no...

Thirst Project

Thirst Project

Clarissa Arceo, Photographer

September 25, 2019

Making Wishes Come True

Making Wishes Come True

Ajla Nasic, Writer

October 26, 2016

Fueled by their passion to make a difference for children impacted by life-threatening illnesses, the Make-a-Wish Foundation Club works to fundraise money to establish a sense of happiness and hope within a patient affected by cancer. Their donation goal of 5,000 dollars would directly grant the w...

One Night Only

One Night Only

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer

October 19, 2016

One Night Only, Downey High’s Improv Club, returns for the 2016-2017 school year bigger and better than ever. With a fresh roster of aspiring comedians, the club explores the depth and complexity of making people laugh.   Known for having an unabashed, hilarious personality, Jeff Luce...

E-Sports at Downey High School

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016

With the sudden growth of professional video gaming, most top tier gaming organizations have begun to scout talented young players in high school leagues. This new era of professional gaming has been dubbed “E-Sports”.   Sergio Salas, 11, Anthony Casillas, 12, and Alex Sanchez, 11, are...

LGBT + GSA

LGBT + GSA

Aimee-Nicole, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 28, 2015

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender + community at Downey High School keeps growing, as a new club named LGBT+ is not the only club, but there is also the previously established club named GSA [Gay Straight Alliance].   “I’m excited to see it [the clubs] grow,” Mrs. Gilfilan, GS...

Stop the traffick!

Stop the traffick!

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editors-in-Chief

November 12, 2014

A new club, Stop the Traffick, has been admitted amongst the list of over 50 clubs at Downey High starting with the 2014-15 school year. Stop the Traffick is a club dedicated to raising awareness about sex trafficking, locally and internationally. The club’s adviser, Charissa James, started the club...

What it takes to lead a club

What it takes to lead a club

Serene Gallardo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Clubs spawn as an effort to be more inclusive, and their presidential openings wait to be filled by students who can balance both their schoolwork and the responsibility that comes with leadership. Each club is entirely student-run; meetings, scheduled appointments, and social gatherings are all under...

Opening doors to future vikes

Opening doors to future vikes

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

May 31, 2013

Downey High School held its annual open house on Thursday, May 23 and introduced the incoming freshmen to all clubs and classes, let them watch performances to feel the school’s spirit and allowed current students’ parents interact with teachers. The gymnasium welcomed hundreds of parents and...

Taking steps forward

Hanna Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2012

The students at Club Entourage were struck with surprise when Lowes in North Downe offered a $10, 000 grand in store credit. The club set out to expand by applying for the grand early first semester and were emailed to confirm their prize months after. Now the club has been making plans to use the m...

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