The Downey Legend

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...

Brunei Anti-Gay Laws

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

April 30, 2019

Brunei is a small country in Southeast Asia, has recently been targeted for their anti-gay laws. However, people including celebrities, have spoken against these homophonic laws in hopes of seeking freedom for the LGBTQ community.   Brunei’s laws has taken steps back in history by allowing citi...

Venezuela: The Worst Blackout in History

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

March 20, 2019

Venezuela has been in crisis since 2013 when president Hugo Chavez passed away. After Chavez’s death, current president Nicolas Maduro was elected to the position. Shortly after the election, Venezuela's economy reached an all time low with a significant lack of food, medicine, and other basic resou...

2020 Presidential Candidates

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

March 8, 2019

Donald J. Trump’s four year term as the 45th president of the U.S. is nearing its end as 2020 approaches. There have been multiple petitions from government officials and ordinary U.S. citizens trying to impeach him since day one of his presidency, so there is no question that those opposing his preside...

Karl Lagerfeld: The Death of a Legend

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

March 8, 2019

The iconic fashion brand Chanel is known worldwide as an influential, sought out label Since 1983, Karl Lagerfeld has been the creative director for the company, reinventing several known designs with their own unique flare. Lagerfeld changed the industry with his designs, up until his death on Feb. 19. ...

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