The Downey Legend

AP Government Students Serve as Pollworkers for Midterm Elections

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018

As part of a project report for the class, select AP Government students participated as clerks for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Students chosen to volunteer on election day were given a specific polling place and were required to attend training before they worked the polls.   Trainin...

Mr. Nevarez and Mr. Young Share Teacher of the Month

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2018

In the footsteps of teachers honored with the achievement earlier in the school year, Downey High presented Mr. Young of the science department and Mr. Nevarez of the social studies department with Teacher of the Month for the month of May.   While they work with different disciplines, both individuals tea...

Not too many cowboys at Sadies

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2012

Cowboys and cowgirls of all grade levels gathered into the gymnasium for a renewed Sadie Hawkins dance on Mar. 23 from 8-11pm, which was hosted by the senior class. For this particular juncture, the tables turned on the girls who felt the pressure that males typically did when it comes to asking someone...

On her way to Bucknell University

On her way to Bucknell University

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

January 22, 2012

While others await their college acceptance letters, senior Cynthia Moreno rejoices at her set future at Bucknell University after she succeeded in winning a full tuition scholarship from The Posse Foundation last December. "It has been a pleasure to have Cynthia in my A.P. Government class.  Throughout...

Baccalaureate celebrates before the big day

Baccalaureate celebrates before the big day

June 14, 2011

Baccalaureate , the church ceremony that celebrates the graduation of seniors, was held on Sunday, June, 12  at First Baptist Church. Well over half the senior class attended in their cap and gowns to celebrate and receive two extra tickets. The ceremony lasted an hour and included speeches from seniors...

Administration greets Mr. Nevarez as new Vice Principal

Administration greets Mr. Nevarez as new Vice Principal

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2011

Early this month, an era came to an end as Mr. Nevarez left his post as a Government teacher and took on the greater task of being Vice-Principal. Mr. Nevarez taught U.S. History, Government, and AP Government for fifteen years; he started at Downey five years ago. Once the position became available,...

PTA: March 2011

PTA: March 2011

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

March 21, 2011

In an effort to inform parents, the PTA met on March 14 to discuss both the previous and upcoming events for the month. First to take the stage was Principal Tom Houts, as it was time to give his monthly report. Before touching upon any other subject, he briefly talked about the decision to place...

New semester brings new habits

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

February 16, 2011

As first semester came to a close, students began preparing for the end of the year. Only five months of school remain, and the last official day of school is June 23, 2011. Students—either satisfied or disappointed with the previous semester grade—have a fresh start and another chance to succeed...

Election Day 2010

Election Day 2010

Camerynn Chase

November 5, 2010

Voting took place this month across the nation on Nov. 2 in schools like Columbus Adult School with the City Council Member, the Governor, the Senator, and several proposition listed on the ballot . Among the adult voters were DHS students voicing their opinions. “I think it’s important to vote,”...

Help for Haiti

Cassandra Meuret

February 1, 2010

The poverty stricken country of Haiti suffered a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12 leaving the country in ruins but allowing a chance for the students and staff members of Downey High School to help those with no hope. Haiti is considered the poorest country in the western hemisphere with little...

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