The Downey Legend

Teacher Highlights: Ms Katsufrakis

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

While Downey High’s Ms Katsufrakis has enjoyed a lengthy stint as a math teacher, she spent many years as engineer before her current job. With her past knowledge, she hopes to give advice to students considering a career in the field.     Q1: When and where did you work as an enginee...

Columbia Memorial Space Center Hosts Spooky Science Night

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

October 31, 2019

On October 19, the Columbia Memorial Space Center held Spooky Science Night in partnership with Downey High School engineering. The event is the most recent in the space center’s long-running Halloween celebrations and the first one done with Downey High School Engineering.    The event is a result of the long-running re...

Florida Bridge Collapsing: DHS Engineering Students Reaction

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, the FIU Sweetwater pedestrian bridge newly built in front of the Florida International University in Miami, Florida collapsed, killing 6 people. The police and fire department have been able to recover 5 victims so far. The bridge was designed by the FIGG Bridge Engineers with ...

Bears to Vikings

Every Wednesday afterschool, Warren High School transfer, Daniela Figueroa, 12, works on building a reading printer, in her engineering class, for the school to use. “All these new engineering classes are the only reason why I moved to Downey High School,” Figueroa stated.

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

At the beginning of the school year, construction at Downey High School was finally completed with new buildings including the D building, where the Project Lead the Way Engineering program is underway. The program includes classes such as Physics, Tech Core, Automotive Technology, Aerospace Engineering,...

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Joey Flores, News Editor

February 22, 2013

The fourth grade is when sophomore Yamato Sasaki moved to the US from Japan to start a life in a new environment, helping fuel his desire to pursue a future in engineering.   Q1: How does the education system in Japan differ from the one in America? A1: It’s different because in Japan,...

PTA: January 2011

President Martha Michael discusses many topics with parents and students at the PTA meeting in the theatre on Jan 10.  Other speakers during the meeting included Liz Schlegel, fundraiser VP, Rosie Sanchez, Parliamentarian, and Mary Skill, Treasurer.

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

January 26, 2011

Parents and staff united yet again as the PTA met in the theatre on Monday, Jan 10 to discuss the rest of the semester. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by outlining the rest of the school year's major dates, including finals; which took place on the week of Jan 24. He also announced the CAHSEE...

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