The Downey Legend

The Psychology in Human Trafficking

Adrian Soto, Writer

May 17, 2019

On April 18, Downey High School was host to Dr. Laura Dryjanska and her team of graduate students who lead the event “Human Trafficking and Psychological Science”. The Stop the Traffick club organised the event for the Biola University Professor (who is the one answering the following questions) in the...

Let there be Some Light, Stop the Traffick and Oree Freeman

Working with the Stop the Traffick team at Downey High School on Jan 30, Devin Ayala, 11 (right) asserts how being a part of the team has opened his eyes to reality in human trafficking. “Awareness was my main concern,” Ayala said. “Before the event, I was quite unaware of just how frequent sex trafficking happens, especially so close to me.”

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019

In respect to January’s representation as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Stop the Traffick scheduled a human trafficking survivor to speak about their experience on Jan. 30 at the Downey High School Theater during A and B lunch.  Oree Freeman, the human trafficking survivor, spoke to students abo...

Stop the Traffick’s “Sex and Money”

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 29, 2018

Throughout major countries, human trafficking appears to be an issue of the past— it is not.  The Stop the Traffick Club in Downey High School hopes to show human trafficking as a present issue with the screening of Sex and Money for the students on Oct. 10.   Every year the club pres...

Stop the Traffick Fundraises for Sex Trafficking Awareness Month

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

January 29, 2018

The club Stop the Traffick, offered on campus, is dedicated to spreading awareness of sex trafficking as well as raising funds for a local organization. During this time, the club is actively participating in light of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.   The month of January was officially...

Stop the Traffick Annual Documentary

Corey Ocasio, Writer

October 4, 2017

Stop The Traffick held its annual documentary in the auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 20 after school for Downey High students to watch. The purpose of showing this film was to gain more awareness about human sex trafficking.   This year, Stop the Traffick showed the documentary titled 3 AM...

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