The Downey Legend

As Winter Formal approaches, Glamor Gowns coordinator Stacy Brabant collects dresses, accessories, and make-up to give to girls in need of dresses for the dance. Girls from Downey, Warren, and surrounding neighborhood high schools get dresses for free for Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom.

Free winter formal dresses for girls in need

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor January 22, 2014

On Jan. 9, high school students in the city of Downey who were unable to purchase a gown for the Winter Formal dance were invited to receive the royal treatment by attending a free event called Glamour...

The annual plant sale held on March 16 by Downey high school Botany classes gave members of the community the opportunity to purchase their plants in the front parking lot. Mr. Pittengers Botany class began cultivating the plants in early Sept.  2012.

It started with a seed

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2013

On the normally bleak asphalt of the school’s parking lot stood a garden on wheels with a variety of peppers and tomatoes, the creations grown by Mr. Greg Pittenger and his Botany students who held the...

On January 19, Jessica Samaniego, 11, helps paint Longfellow Elementary School for the Compton Initiative. “I had lots of fun and just knowing that the work we did will make someone happy,” Samaniego said, “it makes me feel great about doing it.”

Just doing good

Joey Flores, News Editor January 30, 2013

Longfellow Elementary School received a revamp on its campus by people from the Compton Initiative, an organization that revitalizes school campuses and houses in Compton. On the morning of January 19,...

Saving lives at the fall blood drive

Saving lives at the fall blood drive

Sergio Villegas, Writer November 21, 2011

The students, staff and the American Red Cross all joined forces on Nov. 2 in the gym to gather blood and save lives at the annual Fall Blood Drive.  Students between ages sixteen and eighteen were allowed...

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