The Downey Legend

ERWC Rehauls Curriculum

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under Parents & Teachers, Student Life

With teachers, classes and curriculum adapting to the new school year, courses such as CSU-ERWC, or California State University Expository Reading and Writing Course, have undergone revision to accommodate new requirements in the course-load. These changes were brought about by a grant gifted to the ...

College Application Season

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

December 16, 2016


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As college application deadlines are approaching, students must handle the responsibilities of completing schoolwork, as well as finishing and editing their college essays. University of California’s applications were due on Nov. 30, while early application deadlines varied. Downey High School...

“I want to go on to be a Pathologist and hopefully on to NASA”

Amanda Davila and Beatrice Peña

February 10, 2016


Filed under Audio, Podcast, Student Life, Top Stories

As he prepares himself for college Yanni Ramirez, 11, strives for success in school and in the community in hopes of reaching his future goals.

The Great Acceptance

The Great Acceptance

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016


Filed under Five Questions With...

After having waited so patiently and anxiously for the email that would determine his college future, Pablo Santos, 12, finally received Stanford University's email of acceptance.   Q1: How did your interest in applying to Stanford commence?   A1: It really began around the beg...

Stressful November

Stressful November

Daisy Lopez, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

November is known as a month of fall weather and watching movies while drinking hot cocoa, but not when you’re a Downey High senior student like Ariana Barrios, November, is a stressful process of college applications, because of fear of being rejected.   “I’m afraid of failing, ...

State-of-the-Art SAT

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under News

The new SAT will be distributed to high school juniors and seniors throughout the nation on March 4, 2016.   The essay is optional, and students now have 50 minutes to take it, where as they only had a mere 25 minutes for the previous test. The test is now being scored on a 400–1600 score...

Studying for Better SAT Scores

Studying for Better SAT Scores

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, which demonstrates what students learned in school and their readiness for college-level work has driven Downey High School students to thrive to get high scores. The last SAT was on Oct. 3 and students were dedicating their time to study.   “I believe all my hard work will be...

Welcome to the good life

Welcome to the good life

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

June 16, 2015


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

The Downey High School seniors are getting ready to graduate from the 2014-2015 school year and are saying their final farewells to the campus staff, administrators, and friends. From senior portraits, to the very first senior assembly, and finally the last high school dance, seniors have created memories...

Ball is life

Ball is life

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

March 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As the 2014-2015 school year continues, Downey High School’s athletes have been receiving news about their official signing and commitment to four-year universities for the sports they play. Colleges all across the country expressed their interests and an athlete’s official signing proved their mutual...

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