The Downey Legend

Truth About College

Kelly Zabala, Writer March 21, 2021

At the start of second semester, many seniors found themselves finishing up college applications or possibly getting accepted into a college. With the thought of beginning a new chapter, many find themselves...

With college right around the corner, Carolina Gutierrez, 12, feels a sense of nostalgia as she looks back at her past, deciding that leaving Downey High School won’t be an easy thing for her. “It feels crazy, really surreal,” Gutierrez stated. “Honestly a bit hard to grasp the fact that I am going to be an adult soon. I feel as though my whole childhood years, from the day I was born until now, occured in just a blink of an eye.”

Next Stop: College

Claudette De La Garza, Photographer December 6, 2020

Dealing with Stress During the Application Process

Michael Bilodeau, Writer November 3, 2020

As this school year continues, so does the adaptation to distance learning.  This transition has been a difficult one for everyone across staff and all grade levels. But for seniors, the difficult...

4/22/20: “For me the quarantine has affected every aspect of my life; being stuck at home has forced me to have more responsibilities. I have to balance being a full time college student and keeping up with all the work that I’ve been assigned. It’s been a lot more stressful because my professors have been assigning a lot of work that makes it hard for me, especially since I have to also watch after my two younger siblings. One also has online courses and needs a lot of attention being in 1st grade. I have to help him with his assignments while also watching over my other brother who is only 2 years old; he requires a lot of attention. My mom’s hours have also changed at work and now that she works more hours; I’m basically the only one running the household. The thing is I also have to attend mandatory Zoom lectures and that’s also difficult because I can’t focus on my classes due to all my responsibilities. And I’ve been having to do a lot more around the house. I have a lot of chores such as picking up after my siblings and doing laundry [and] making meals. And it’s been taking a toll on me because I feel overwhelmed with everything going on, especially with my mom being on the front lines. She comes into contact with people with the virus daily so we have been taking extra precautions at home and sanitizing everything. A family friend recently passed away of covid and it was really scary for my family. It was scary for my family because this family friend lives only 5 mins. away from us.”

Covid Heaps Responsibilities Onto One College Student

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer May 25, 2020

Lynwood, California, U.S. All photos provided by interviewees.  

English 100

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer February 4, 2020

Invited by their counselor to join this semester, the English 100 students are trying out a new course here at Downey. This is a college-based English class that began Tuesday, January 14, taught by a...

U.C. Decisions Release

Francesca Ortiz, Writer March 26, 2019

Starting March, Downey High School students are starting to receive letters of admission from the public and private universities they applied to in the fall.  Some of the most anticipated results...

ERWC Rehauls Curriculum

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief October 10, 2018

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...

College Application Season

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager December 16, 2016

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...

College App Season is Rough.

College App Season is Rough.

Sofia Carrillo, Comic Artist December 9, 2016

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