The Downey Legend

Expectation Vs Reality

Expectation Vs Reality

Sam Duque, Illustrator

March 5, 2020

Lets Talk About Mental Health

October 22, 2019

Talking about how to bring awareness to mental health issues and getting rid of the stigma on our campus. ...

DHS Clubs

DHS Clubs

Melina Michaus, Jezabel Perez, Yasmine Jreisat, and Enrique Jimenez

October 20, 2019


Yasmine Jreisat, Jezabel Perez, Melina Michaus, and Enrique Jimenez

September 23, 2019

College Visits at Downey High School

Vicky Arguello, Writer

October 18, 2017

Now that the application submission period for college has opened, universities like Oregon State and Loyola Marymount are visiting the Downey High School campus in A 201 after school to provide information for all students who are interested about their schools and the admission process.   ...

Food Drive

Vicky Arguello, Writer

October 4, 2017

Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association HELPS program held their annual Food Drive from Sept. 18 through Sept. 29. Their main goal was to collect 16,000 canned foods for those in need in the Downey community. The winners of this year’s competition were the classes of Mrs. Ramire...

Troy Noka Concert

While the crowd waits for rapper Troy Noka, Power 106 DJ, Jose Jimenez, is the one that keeps the crowd entertain by interacting with the audience. “I’m the crowd pleaser,” Jimenez said. “I like to get everyone excited for the song that is being played.”

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

October 26, 2016

Searching to inspire his young audience through his music, triple-threat artist, Troy Noka, gave a concert at Downey High on Sept. 28 as part of the high school tour he is currently performing. Noka travels with a Power 106 radio crew in order to bring life to the high schools they visit.  ...

The Top Scholars’ Rise to Success

At the top of the 14 scholars  list of Downey High School Andrew Bilodeau, 12, has successfully managed to keep up his grades for four years. “My parents never really pushed me but they did encourage me to do great in school,”  Bilodeau stated. “So a lot of the time I got good grades, studied late and worked hard it was a combination of the lesson my parents taught me and the drive I had to look to the future.”

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

October 18, 2016

Strenuous school days and sleepless nights are nothing new for Downey High School’s top students. Since their freshman year, Downey’s largest group of top scholars—fourteen in total— have kept their eyes on the prize by taking copious AP classes and using their free time to participate in n...

Stars on the Rise

Now having dealt with a breakup, Alexandria Gonzalez, 12, is returning to music, and changing her appearance by getting a tattoo, showing how much dedication she has in making music. “Once I broke up with my boyfriend, I started to work on myself and my music,” Gonzalez said. “I also got a tattoo; this shows dedication, to show everyone that this means something to me.”

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

October 5, 2016

Aspiring stars in the halls of DHS, Ricardo Paz, 11, and Alexandria Gonzalez, 12, set out to reach the goal they’ve had from a young age. Taking hold of every opportunity given to them, these two rising stars have worked their way up into the spotlight.   “I started getting attache...

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