The Downey Legend

The Heroes Of The Tabletop

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

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

The Thirst Project Club is a student-oriented organization that not only fundraises money to provide water to those in need but educates those who do not know anything about situations like these happening all around the world. “Our purpose is to fill the jerry cans for these women and children so that they don’t have to,” Diana Balisco, 12, a member of the club (left), says, “There are pregnant women who lose their offspring just for the family they have at home, there are children- seven to eight years old who are harming themselves just to carry a big jug of water 6 kilometers home.”

Clarissa Arceo, Photographer

September 25, 2019

Making Wishes Come True

After their first event of the school year, Malek Dweik, 12, recaps the Downey Does club’s on the affair, which took place at the family birth center at Downey PIH on September 23, where they supplied mothers and newborns with care packages. The new volunteer club meets every Tuesday afterschool in room B-216.

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

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

During the first meeting in the school theatre, on October 5, Jonathan Zaragoza, 11, Everette Sanchez, 9, Danny Corzo, 11, and Sussy Sanchez, 11, set up on stage for the first time. This group of recently admitted Comedy Sportz members stepped on stage to show off their improv skills and challenge their dramatic skills.

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

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...


After their second official meeting of the year, members of the LGBTQ+ club pose for a picture in C105. They listened to each other’s stories of how they came out to their friends and parents.

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!

Arriving inside the theater on Thursday, Oct. 23, students sell candy for a dollar to help aid the young girls that are victims of sex trafficking. Club members sold sodas, candy bars, Skittles, and red licorice to help raise enough money to donate to the founders to rescue the young girls.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

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

Stepping up at the end of her sophomore year, Hope Club President, Elle Neri, 11, takes on a role of leadership for the community service organization. “I try to put myself in other people’s shoes, which makes me want to help out more,” Neri said.

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

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

During Open House, students and parents arrive to the gym for the art show to see all the work done by students.

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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, Editor-in-Chief

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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