The Downey Legend

In B-111, at Downey High School, history teacher, Ms. Rauls, accomplishes what she has wanted since she was young: becoming a fully credentialed teacher. “I have been able to see the view of my education through the eyes of my teachers,” Rauls stated.

New around here

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor February 17, 2015

At the start of second semester, Ms. Rauls, a former student teacher of Ms. James and Mr. Glasser, began her first semester as an official history teacher.   Through student teaching, Ms. Rauls...

On Jan. 15, in the gym during a wrestling match against Warren, Angel Baez, 12, goes for a pin against a Warren wrestler. “Before each match I try to get into my zone, so I can just focus on the match,” Angel Baez said.

Victorious Vikes

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor January 28, 2015

On Jan. 15, in the gym, the varsity wrestling team beat rival school, Warren High School, with a score of 35-25, winning eight out of 14 matches. The Vikings started out strong winning the first three...

5 Questions with Nick Almada

5 Questions with Nick Almada

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor December 3, 2014

For the past two years, senior Nick Almada has been following a family tradition by participating in off-road racing. During the weekend of Nov. 13-15, he raced in the Baja 1000, a 1,000-mile race put...

On Sat., Mar. 22, the Stonewood Center hosts the annual Arc Walk for Independence to raise money for people with disabilities. The Arc Walk has helped over 400 children and adults.

Walking for independence

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor April 4, 2014

On Sat., Mar. 22, the Downey community gathered together at Stonewood Center to participate in the Arc Walk for Independence supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Before...

On Tues., Mar. 4, Mr. Pittenger counts the plants and gets them ready for his next Botany class. “Plants have the ability to do cool things animals can’t,” Pittinger said. “You can do surgery and clone them.”

Botany Sales

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor March 10, 2014

In order to spread the news about the annual pepper and tomato plant sale, Mr. Pittenger and his Botany students are advertising the sale on various social media sites. Turning to sites such as Instagram...

1.	At 8:30a.m. on Sat. Feb., 15, at Griffiths Middle School, spectators watch as the horn goes off and participants of the Help 2 Heal a Heart begin the two mile run. The event was held in memory of a child lost to cancer in 2010 at age 13; his mother, Kim Jones, started the Always a Mom Foundation to help raise funds for programs and services to help mothers and families trying to overcome the passing of a child in the family.

Always A Mom

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor February 25, 2014

On Sat., Feb. 15, the Downey community gathered together at Griffiths Middle School to participate in the Help 2 Heal A Heart 2-Mile Run/Walk supporting the Always A Mom Foundation. The walk started...

While she’s adjusting to being the new, temporary librarian, Yvette Flores substitutes for her sister Martha Ortiz, who is on maternity leave. “There’s always a lot of stuff to do, even though it looks like I don’t really much, I do,” Flores said. “I have an agenda I have to follow.”

Substituting a sister

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor November 18, 2013

On Nov. 1, Mrs. Ortiz bid a temporary farewell to her job as the school librarian. While she is on maternity leave, her sister, Miss Flores, has taken over the job.   Flores, a substitute art...

Five Questions with Christian Cruz

Five Questions with Christian Cruz

Esther Rodriguez , Parents & Teachers Section Editor November 1, 2013

Because he discovered that blue was his favorite color in elementary school, senior Christian Cruz wears all blue clothing every single day to school. Q1. When did you decide you were going to wear...

Let me be your ruler

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor October 15, 2013

New Zealand artist, Lorde, released her single “Royals” in America on June 18. Lorde, who is only 16, has already broken records, becoming the youngest artist to make number one on Billboard’s Hot...

Five Questions with Alex Perez

Five Questions with Alex Perez

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor October 4, 2013

A swimmer for Commerce Aquatics since the age of six, junior Alex Perez, is also a 5-time participant of the Junior Olympics.   Q1. What do you like most about water polo? A1. Just the teamwork...

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