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...

A Look Into Trump’s First Year of Presidency

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

February 7, 2018


Filed under News

Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump has instigated polarizing sentiments among the nations. From his aim to reform immigration to his plan to rid of the Affordable Care Act, many skeptical citizens have been fearful of the impact of his planned policies.   While T...

Los Angeles Goes Pink

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News

The second annual Women’s March took place on Jan. 20, an event that filled the streets of major cities around the world with pink. The U.S. alone had an approximate of four million participants attend with a mix of all genders, and 500,000 of those people attended the Women’s March Los Angeles. At...

The Flu Season Turned Deadly

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

In its peak months, the flu has become more deadly than ever this season to people of all ages. This year the flu vaccine was only ten percent effective, way below the average of forty to sixty percent.   Downey High students were no strangers to this ongoing epidemic. Over the break, Khowlah Az...

An End To TPS

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

Since the fall of 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began to announce the ending Temporary Protection Status dates for several countries such as Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador as of the beginning of 2018. Up until this point, the TPS has allowed immigrants to work legally in the United S...

Prince Harry is Officially Engaged

Corey Ocasio, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

For years, youngest son of the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s personal life has constantly been in the spotlight and he was perceived as the young prince who would never settle down and get married. However, that all ceased when it was formally announced to the world that the British prince w...

Russia Calls for Peace Amidst U.S.-North Korea Disputes

Hector Diaz, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov warned on Monday, November 27, of an “apocalyptic scenario” unfolding in the Korean territories. The warning comes as a result of North Korea’s refusal to stop the continuation of its nuclear weapons development despite being condemned by many nations...

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...

Justice Halts Transgender Ban on Military

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

After President Donald Trump declared he would eventually propose a ban on transgender members from remaining in service, a federal judge has just stepped in to denounce this proposal as unconstitutional. Evoking their first amendment privileges, service members were adamant that this ban went against thei...

Anthony Rapp Accuses Kevin Spacey of Child Molestation

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

With some of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen under fire for sexual assault allegations, Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of inappropriate conduct towards Rapp in 1986. 14 years old at the time, Rapp was invited by Spacey to his New York apartment where Spacey rep...

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