The Downey Legend

An expression of individualism

Vanessa Rosas

June 2, 2010

As an AP student, an active member of the Junior States of America, and the Speech and Debate team, senior Rudy Mendoza leaves a bit of inspiration in all he takes part in. Not only has he been academically successful, throughout his high school career, receiving acceptance into New York University he...

Coins for a cure

Vanessa Rosas

March 31, 2010

Starting March 5th, students and staff have participated in a three-week fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In 2006, the school was number one in the nation for raising money out of 880 participating schools and in the past ten years, a total of more than $212,000 dollars have been ...

Pride for primer

Victor Duran

February 1, 2010

Students and staff showed school pride by removing graffiti from campus on Jan.25. On Sunday morning, Jan.24, a Downey city council member discovered that several locations on our school campus had been vandalized with graffiti. The act took place between midnight and 5 a.m. Sunday morning. The stage...

FAFSA night

Victor Duran

February 1, 2010

With many questions in the air and an ambition for a successful future, both parents and students gathered in the theatre for an informational meeting on financial aid, FAFSA Night, on Jan.14th. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Workshop) is an application that provides students coming...

You don’t need a time machine

Victor Duran

February 1, 2010

Modern American History students marched in a single file line to assemble in the dance room for a journey into the life of a World War I soldier on Oct. 23. Every year the Modern American History teachers work together to give their students the best learning experience of what it was like to be...

Rap star turned rock star

Larissa Hernandez

February 1, 2010

Infamous rapper Lil Wayne adds rock ‘n’ roll to his musical résumé with his seventh studio album: “Rebirth” set to debut Feb. 2, 2010. Lil Wayne pays homage to his muse, the Beastie Boys, by incorporating rap vocals and rock ‘n’ roll melodies. In addition to his distinct voice, Wayne shows...

Planting seeds of friendship

Victor Duran

December 2, 2009

With a shovel in one hand and a rake in the other, Greg Pittenger’s Botany class and Charlotte Mann’s Special Education class dug holes and shoveled dirt for their Garden Rehab Day on October 30th. Gardening is one of the productive activities on the agenda of Special Education’s Individual Educ...

Downey’s designing diva

Sarah Menendez

December 2, 2009

In sea of stars at Downey High, senior Adelita “Lita” Vanegas colors the sky with her one-of-a-kind designs, adding some pizzazz each day she walks on campus. Whether she’s wearing something she made herself, or something she picked up at a sales rack, this fashionista has a style that cannot be...

The team that will

Victor Duran

November 4, 2009

Having endured the heat of the day, the girls’ frosh/soph cross-country team took first place in an All Division race at the 36th annual Griffith Park Invitational on Sept. 26. Running in 90-degree weather, freshman Meghan Nevarez led her team up the treacherous hills of Griffith Park and placed...

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