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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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