The Downey Legend

The Problem with College Admissions

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial

I’m the first to admit it’s easy to get sucked into the college rat race. The anxiety that strikes that August before senior year is disarming and makes for vulnerable students—entire forums and conversation threads are dedicated to stress about the college application process, including “College C...

Juniors Prepare for Upcoming SAT Test

Hector Diaz, Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life

For the first time ever, Downey High School will be paying to have junior students take the SAT on campus Wednesday, March 7. Students would normally have to go onto the College Board website and pay for the test themselves or acquire a fee waiver in order to cover the costs. Juniors will have the op...

AP Students Prepare for Tests

AP Students Prepare for Tests

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, students are beginning to feel the pressures of AP courses. With exams quickly approaching, the time has come for students to think about exams.   Although most AP classes are year long, students face the pressure of memorizin...

AP exams on the horizon

AP exams on the horizon

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 27, 2012


Filed under Legends, Student Life

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers; however, for many students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, April showers are a reminder of the upcoming College Board AP Exams, which will take place from May 7 to May 18. The College Board AP program provides students the opportunity to...

AP Testing: Stress squared

AP Testing: Stress squared

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

May 11, 2011


Filed under Parents & Teachers

As Advanced Placement tests are rolling in, students are frantically preparing to pass the hardest tests of the year. Advanced Placement testing takes place in the first two weeks of May. Students who take the class and pass the test may obtain college credit for their future universities. The respective...

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