The Downey Legend

The Passion of LA Comic Con

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Los Angeles Comic Con is a three day convention that took place from Oct 26 to Oct 28. The event is for fans of various genres of comic books, TV shows, movies, and video games. I saw fans dressed in cosplay as their favorite characters, fans who came looking for specific types of special edition comics...

Kavanaugh Confirmed: A Matter of Due Process or Prejudice?

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Republican Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice on Oct. 6 after a tough battle against a sexual assault allegation by Christine Blasey Ford and it is clear that the liberal left is not pleased with the outcome. Kavanaugh was put into the Supreme Court in a close vote at 50-48 with D...

The Undeniable Obsession with Apple

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

On Sept. 14, Apple’s event announced their newest iPhone, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max promises an improved camera, sharper screen, and other new features that make anyone want to rush out and buy it. However, most of the new and exciting features are not too different from...

What Happened in Nicaragua?

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Primarily led by university students in Managua, Nicaragua, an uprising against the country’s government spurred on April 19. Due to feelings of injustice surrounding a new social security order, the protests have resulted in a rising death toll and a negative portrayal of the citizens by media. &...

Who Run The World?…That’s Right, Girls

Makayla Riley, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

It is 1900. You are a woman who has three kids. Your responsibility includes taking care of the children, tidying up the household, and getting ready for your husband to come home after a long day at the factory. You aspire to be more than a housewife, but the times you live in and the stereotypes tha...

Satire in Movies

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

With Jordan Peele’s Get Out winning at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sun., Mar. 4, I noticed something interesting about the world we live in: not many people seem to understand the worth of satire in today’s media, particularly in the case of Peele’s film, a commentary on the history and ...

Discrimination in Silicon Valley

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

In recent years, diversity has become a major component of Silicon Valley. With countless industries prioritizing the employment of minorities and women, it is evident the tech industry is heading in a progressive direction. However, multiple employees have come forth with polarizing information abo...

The Issue of Gun Control

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Since the Valentine’s Day attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas students left 17 dead, the polarizing issue of gun control has sprung up once again in the media. The eighteenth shooting of 2018 has resulted in many demanding legislative action to be taken in order to prevent the loss of more lives to indiv...

On DACA and Partisanship

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial, News

With controversy surrounding the Obama-era executive order, DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has been under fire since October when Donald Trump threatened to rescind the program. Affected are the children of illegal immigrants who brought entire families to the United States and applie...

The Problem With Amazon Go!

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

News broke on Dec. 5, 2017 that Amazon would branch beyond the online market and open physical stores across the country. The company launched Amazon Go! on Jan. 22 in Seattle, Washington, though consumers have expressed skepticism towards the store’s approach. The store’s draw lies in its “grab and go...

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