The Downey Legend

A work in progress

A work in progress

Sergio Villegas, Writer

January 22, 2012

After finishing her fantasy novel, Queen’s Rogue, senior, Shannon Regalbuto, is putting the finishing touches on her book and getting ready to have it self published on Amazon.com.  Regalbuto has been telling stories since she was a child, which is no disadvantage seeing as she has been working on her n...

Master of all trades

Master of all trades

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 2, 2011

A skateboard and a pencil are senior Andrew Umaña’s only tools. He translates his life experiences into illustrations, adding what his imagination provides him with. He receives inspiration from various sources; however, it was his mother who first introduced him to art.   “When I was...

A thank you to the staff

A thank you to the staff

Julia Ruiz, Sports Assistant

May 27, 2011

The week of May 23 through May 27 consisted of vibrant balloons and witty posters throughout campus in celebration of Staff Appreciation Week. Throughout the year, teachers and staff work hard in order to provide students with a comfortable learning environment. As a thank you, ASB organized Staff...

City council reaches out

City council reaches out

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2011

The Downey city council held its very first Student Government Day in which seven Associated Student Body members attended an informative event on April 26.  Along with the Vikings were the leaders of Warren High School and Columbus Continuation School. In hopes of learning more regarding the aspects...

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Sarah Menendez

April 14, 2011

In an effort to participate in a culture-filled experience, junior Faith Hundtoft  and her family decided to host Erna Wieduwilt, a 16 year old exchange student from Germany. The Hundtofts agreed to host the young German after Faith involved herself in an exchange program named The Friendship Connection,...

Botany hosts tomato and pepper sale

Wendy Mora

March 18, 2011

Botany put together a sale of pepper and tomato plants on Mar. 12, 19, and 26, from 8am to 3pm, at the north parking lot by the swimming pool. Each plant was sold for two dollars to fundraise money for equipment and future Botany classes. “My favorite thing about the sale today is seeing how interested...

A step towards graduation

While in room B-106, sophomore Sam Toscano asks for assistance from Ms. Orca about the CAHSEE, which will be held March 8 and 9. Sophomores tried their best so they would be prepared for the actual exam.

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

All 10th grade students will be required to take the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on March 8 and 9 in order to graduate high school. The test will be on the subjects of math and English. Teachers have been preparing their students all year by taking a few days to review the material efficiently. “I...

Recommended reading for the anti-literature high schooler

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

February 16, 2011

A great number of students in America become averse to reading once they enter high school thanks to the convoluted sentence structures and exasperating lengths of the textbooks and novels they are assigned to study. Consequently, many high schoolers miss out on some of the most enlightening tales and...

Keep up the school spirit

Keep up the school spirit

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

February 16, 2011

To get the students pumped up for the Downey vs. Warren basketball game, the associated student body organized another spirit week which ran from February 7 to the 10. The week started out with Jersey day, followed by Indian and Cowboy day, Nerd day, and then white shirt day to go in accordance wi...

Parents and students fill out financial aid applications

Senior students and parents inquisitively ask Representative Diana A. Porras about Free Applications for Federal Student Aid on Jan. 13.  Porras handed out grant applications that could lead their child to scholarships.

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

January 26, 2011

As seniors prepare themselves to go to college and close their admission applications, students must now find local methods to pay for their high-cost tuition. In efforts to help the student body, Downey High promotes the Local Scholarship Application, the application that is taken into consideration...

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