The Downey Legend

Giving thanks to helping hands

At Apollo Park on Nov. 22, H.E.L.P.S. room director, Beth Gendreau, sorts cans and goods voluntarily for people in need. Gendreau had a significant amount of work, but enjoyed doing it; she has been in charge for four years and hopes to continue in this capacity.

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

November 20, 2013

Teachers from Downey High’s English department collaborated with the PTA HELPS room, located in Apollo Park, to put together Thanksgiving baskets, which were then sent out to families with insufficient funds for their own festive dinners. From Mon., Oct 21 to Friday, Nov. 8, donations for the baskets...

Discussing the macabre

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

March 21, 2012

Students in the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) discuss the functions and implications of genocide throughout Feb. and March to better understand the world and the ramifications of their actions. The genocide course is a specialty unit created by ERWC teachers Mrs. Hill, Ms. Stratford, and...

Back to school blues

Camerynn Chase

September 30, 2010

With the start of a new year, returning Vikes feel the sudden shock of the end of the summer like fiends withdrawing from a three-month sugar binge. Most students say that summer is a time of late nights, even later mornings, and spur of the moment plans with your friends. “What I liked most about...

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