The Downey Legend

What Happened in Nicaragua?

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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