The Downey Legend

Previously the boys golf coach at Downey High School, Mr. Sanders now focuses on teaching AP European History and Economics. Sanders stopped coaching to focus on raising his family.

The heart of a coach, the mind of a teacher

Serene Gallardo , Community Section Editor April 2, 2014

At Downey High, teachers tend to take on twice as much as expected – that is, alongside teaching curriculum courses, they take hand in coaching a team. Managing both classrooms full of students and a...

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Five Questions With Justice Lucero

Five Questions With Justice Lucero

Lauren Rodriguez, Writer/Student Life Editor December 13, 2013

Aspiring musician and actor, senior Justice Lucero, starred in the indie-rock band, Arcade Fire’s newest music video for “Afterlife”, a track off the band’s newest album Reflektor. Q1: How were...

BONES OF STEEL is the opening exhibit for Stay Gallery’s one year anniversary; Cristian Castro’s robot consists a car buffer, a water hose, and a propane gas filter. Castro had no guidelines when creating something new from different objects.

Creativity meets the eye

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team October 18, 2013

The Stay Gallery in the city of Downey hosted the BONES OF STEEL event on Friday, Oct. 11, where designer Cristian Castro shared his collection of hand-crafted robots. The night of the opening reception...

Stepping up at the end of her sophomore year, Hope Club President, Elle Neri, 11, takes on a role of leadership for the community service organization. “I try to put myself in other people’s shoes, which makes me want to help out more,” Neri said.

What it takes to lead a club

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor October 4, 2013

Clubs spawn as an effort to be more inclusive, and their presidential openings wait to be filled by students who can balance both their schoolwork and the responsibility that comes with leadership. Each...

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