The Downey Legend

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...

Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Calls for Truth and Female Empowerment

Makayla Riley, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards was the highlight of last week which premiered on January 7. The show brought out the problematic issues that pursued over the previous year, including the controversial topic on sexual abuse. The pinnacle of the show had been Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. ...

The Shattering of the Black Mirror: The Consequences of the Digital Age

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

January 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment

The critically-acclaimed science fiction series Black Mirror has returned to Netflix once again with a fourth season on Dec. 29. The anthology is comprised of six episodes that explore themes surrounding the impending dystopian universe society may be thrust into due to an excessive dependence on tec...

Hollywood Still Needs Improvement

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Editorial

On Jan. 7, The 75th Golden Globe Awards was a night of acknowledging sexual harassment and gender inequality within the industry. Actors wore black to show their support for the victims of abuse in the hands of powerful figures. Acceptance speeches addressed the growing movement and hoped it will brin...

Mass Shootings

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial

305 people, including 27 children, were murdered and 125 people were injured while worshipping, on Friday, November 24 at an Al Rawda mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region.   This terrorist attack happened in the district that is one of the three major areas of the Sufi-Muslim religion; the Sufis...

Cultura es Todo

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

I arrived to the United States when I was five.  The memories I have of Mexico – losing my black GameBoy during a screening of Revenge of the Sith because I fell asleep, my parents throwing me a birthday party at my school, traveling to Huetamo, Michoacan with my family to visit grandparents – ...

Why You Should Worry About Net Neutrality

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

Think of all the uses the internet has. It allows us to stay in contact with distant friends and family members through social media. It helps us study and research for various homework assignments. Now think of having to pay for all these uses and more. Well on Nov. 21, the Federal Communication Commi...

Blinding America From the Truth: The Horrendous Reality Behind the Slave Trade in Libya

Makayla Riley, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, News

Recent footage by CNN shows Africans being sold in a small rural town of Libya. In the video, it shows the auctioneer yelling out prices up to $500 for each person. The atmosphere was outlandish and filled with malicious intentions met among the buyers in their hopes of owning a human being. Watchi...

To Kill a Mockingbird Banned

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

November 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Literature, like other forms of expression, is often intended to provide commentary on life or provide insight to the ideals of others. Works of literary art like To Kill a Mockingbird serve as a record of history to a time where racism and bigotry and widely accepted and widespread in the United States. H...

Silenced by Guilt and Fear

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial

In early October, The New Yorker and The New York Times published articles that contained several stories about film producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault or harassment towards actresses. These stories have inspired other victims to speak up about their experiences after years of keeping the...

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