The Downey Legend

February Black History Month

Deborah Diaz, Photographer February 21, 2022

As known, February is Black History month. This has been recognized since the 1970s, and declared by President Gerald Ford. The National Association for the Colored People was founded on February 12, 1909,...

The History of Valentine’s Day

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer February 26, 2018

Valentine's Day is a day for love and relationships; it is seen as the one day a year where the world universally celebrates the people they are in love with.   The actual history of Valentine’s...

The Downey Promenade keeps their past alive by placing a pathway of plaques all around displaying Downey’s history. “Seeing the plaques all around is really cool to see because I was there for a lot of Downey’s past,” resident of Downey, Natalie Damian, said,

Downey Renovations

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer May 27, 2016

  Renovations are still being made in Downey to keep the city modern and the most successful of these is The Downey Promenade, that opened in the later part of 2015 in order to commemorate...

In B-212, after school on Feb. 12 Ms. Rabak waits to sign her students’ Great Depression Challenge papers. The challenge takes place over the course of two weeks and participants must wear the same outfit everyday.

The Great Depression Challenge

Jazlyn Contreras, Video Manager February 26, 2016

For two weeks, junior history students will face The Great Depression Challenge, in which they must wear the same outfit everyday for twenty points extra credit. This project started on Feb. 9., and...

5 Questions with Mrs. Neria

5 Questions with Mrs. Neria

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer March 13, 2015

11th grade history teacher, Mrs. Neria, tells the ‘history’ of her antiques: the globe, podium, and desk.   Q1: When did you become interested in collecting antiques? Why? A1: I became...

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...

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