The Downey Legend

Why Unity and Inclusiveness will Lead Democrats to Victory

Andre Lucas

December 1, 2019

Ten of the qualifying Democrats took the stage at the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday Oct. 20, moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post. The candidates that have qualified were former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete But...

California Later Starting School Times

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

November 4, 2019

Governor Gavin Newson has signed off on the bill to push back the start time of schools, on Sunday October 13th, 2019. California is the first state in the U.S. to pass a law like this. This law will be put into action by 2023.   The controversy on this topic began in 2016 when Seattle, Washin...

Forever Bankrupt

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

November 4, 2019

A once popular teen clothing store, Forever 21, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the midst of summer 2019. The store, originally known as Fashion 21, first opened in 1984 and made over 700,000 dollars in their first year of opening. In current day, over 170 stores are closing.   The s...

The Questionable Future of the NBA-China Relationship

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 30, 2019

Initially tweeting, “fight for freedom: stand with Hong Hong,” which supports Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters on Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, the general manager for the Houston Rockets, soon deleted his tweet after it sparked some controversy, but the damage was already done. Now concerns have...

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Faces Another Allegation

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 3, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faces yet another allegation of sexual misconduct since the notable allegation made against the Supreme Court Justice by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in 2018. Now facing accuser Deborah Ramirez, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while she was a student at ...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

Sam Duque, Illustrator

September 30, 2019

Harry Potter Books Banned?

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer

September 20, 2019

Recently, fans of the Harry Potter series have been questioning one pastor’s opinion and efforts to remove what he calls, “spiritual harm to children.” In Nashville Tennessee, Father Dan Reehil accuses JK Rowling’s Wizarding World spells of dabbling in both good and evil magic.    ...

The Impact of Hurricane Dorian

Andre Lucas, Writer

September 18, 2019

The fourth hurricane of 2019’s tropical storm season, Hurricane Dorian, now a category two (category five at first), began on Sept. 1 in the Bahamas, killing five. The death toll, however, has risen to 50, and is expecting to rise after slamming the Southeast coast of the United States, which includ...

Labor Day Weekend Shootings

Diego Martinez, Writer

September 18, 2019

Students at Downey High feel that they know the danger of an unstable suspect willing to kill another human being. There were two shootings at the start of the Labor Day weekend, and students cannot help but wonder what could have stopped or apprehended the shooters faster, before anyone was hurt. &nbs...

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