The Downey Legend

Hispanic Heritage Month

Jaclyn Urzua, Videographer

October 20, 2020

When people are asked about Hispanic Heritage Month, they are most likely in shock or confused because they probably do not know much about it. The common thing they will ask the interviewer is this question, “There’s a Hispanic Heritage Month?” The answer is yes, and they’ll get to learn more...

The Significance of the Allegations Towards I.C.E.

Michael Bilodeau, Writer

October 18, 2020

In Georgia this past month, a whistleblower at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) detention center came forward with allegations of abuse by doctors at the center.  Dawn Wooten, a nurse, identified herself as the whistleblower who worked with the Government Accountability Project to detai...

Has Distance Learning Trapped Students In A State Of Arrested Development

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2020

In the early days of my junior year, I very distinctly remember spotting a group of freshmen. Nothing about this group seemed terribly different from other freshmen and that is what made them so notable. I felt as if in this particular group of students, I could see the quintessence of the freshmen cl...

N.B.A. Players’ Strikes: What’s Going On?

Michael Bilodeau, Writer

September 20, 2020

In wake of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) decided to boycott their Game 5 playoff matchup against the Orlando Magic on August 26th.  This decision sparked an unprecedented event in the sports world: A bo...

Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

September 20, 2020

 Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, living in Louisville, Kentucky was shot and killed in the comfort of her own home in the early hours of March 13. If it weren't for her family and social media, no one would have ever heard her story. The Louisville Police Department tried to sweep it un...

Mental Health Amid Covid-19: Update

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

May 19, 2020

As the days get longer in quarantine we continue to see distress in the mental health of others. Many popular news outlets like CNN, Time Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times have posted articles on how to help people suffering from their own mental health struggles during this time.   On Tues...

Existentialism In The Age Of Coronavirus

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

May 19, 2020

“I am sick of quarantine.” It certainly is not a unique sentiment, I am far from the only holder of it and I will not delude myself into thinking otherwise. But if I might be allowed to be extremely self-centered for a minute, I feel that I might be able to offer what is at least an uncommon view of...

Mental Health Amid COVID-19

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

April 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to increase we start to see a decline in mental health as well. This could be brought upon by many things such as not being able to leave the house, the nerves of this disease getting closer to you, and PTSD brought on from this pandemic. As the pandemic continues, the ...

Beyond The Black Parade: Part 3

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 5, 2020

By all accounts, the narrative of My Chemical Romance had ended. They had already offered two protagonists, established strong themes, and paid off those themes in a satisfying conclusion. Surely, there was nothing left to add. But they did anyway.    2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of Fabu...

Why Pixar Isn’t The Same

Diego Martinez, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

Do you remember the rich character fun and memorable stories in Onward, The Good Dinosaur, The Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4? I doubt it. Disney-Pixar is not special sight anymore, and it surely is not a memorable cinema.    The recent sequels to fan-favorite series and new movies have be...

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