The Downey Legend

Senioritis and Distance Learning: A Volatile Combination?

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor March 9, 2021

Though distance learning continues to persist, certain elements intrinsic to the Downey High experience find a way to take root even over zoom. One such vanguard is senioritis, the affliction known for...

With college right around the corner, Carolina Gutierrez, 12, feels a sense of nostalgia as she looks back at her past, deciding that leaving Downey High School won’t be an easy thing for her. “It feels crazy, really surreal,” Gutierrez stated. “Honestly a bit hard to grasp the fact that I am going to be an adult soon. I feel as though my whole childhood years, from the day I was born until now, occured in just a blink of an eye.”

Next Stop: College

Claudette De La Garza, Photographer December 6, 2020

Senior Year

Senior Year

Natalia Sotomayor, Illustrator December 2, 2020

Dealing with Stress During the Application Process

Michael Bilodeau, Writer November 3, 2020

As this school year continues, so does the adaptation to distance learning.  This transition has been a difficult one for everyone across staff and all grade levels. But for seniors, the difficult...

Don't Wait

Don’t Wait

Natalia Sotomayor, Illustrator September 27, 2020

Distance Learning Helps Grades

Loren Sapiter, Videographer May 18, 2020

Interested in the medical field, Savanna Rosales, 12, is looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for her. “It’s kind of a scary feeling to move from highschool to college because there’s a lot of unknown, but I’m excited,” Rosales stated. “I don’t know where I am going yet but I've decided between Long Beach or Cal Poly. I’m still trying to see which will be better for myself to become a nurse or pharmacist.”

Beyond High School

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager April 5, 2020

As the semester comes to an end, senior, Helen Rosario says goodbye to her Sociology class and hello to her new spot in Musical Theatre. “I’ve always been into theatre and art,” Rosario stated. “It’s my senior year so I figured I should have some fun and take a class I genuinely would enjoy.”

New Semester, New Elective

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor January 22, 2020

Beginning on Jan. 6, Downey High School students prepare for second semester and are taking new electives. From Small Business Concepts to American Government, Downey High students have a wide range...

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