The Downey Legend

Umbrella Academy: From the Printed Page to the Small Screen

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 16, Netflix released the first season of their adaptation of the cult-hit comic book “Umbrella Academy”. The series was illustrated by artist Gabriel Ba and written by Gerard Way, best known for his tenure as frontman of the rock band My Chemical Romance.     To call the series a risk for Netflix is som...

For Your Consideration: The Favourite

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

“Some wounds do not close. I have many such. One just walks around with them and sometimes one can feel them filling with blood.” – Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman)   In Yorgos Lanthimos’ unique period piece The Favourite, influence is demonstrated as an instrumental aspect in g...

Students Love Romantic Gestures

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

February 20, 2019

The month of February helps bring out the romantic side of everyone and Downey High School students are no different. There are plenty of romantics on campus who find joy in the many different gestures of love.     Hannah Rath While some enjoy large, bombastic gestures of love, freshman Hannah Rat...

The Heroes at LA Comic Con: Heartsong

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 14, 2018

At conventions, or “cons,” the main enthralling elements are the vendors, panels, and of course the cosplayers.  Fictional characters and heroes are often found in copious amounts around all cons as cosplayers mimic them; at LA Comic Con, from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, the hidden heroes among the cos...

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Nathalie Sibal and Oscar Flores

November 13, 2018

Formerly known as Stan Lee's Comikaze, Los Angeles Comic Con was held at the LA Convention Center from Oct. 26 through Oct. 28. On Saturday Oct. 27, the main hall opened at 10:00 a.m. which allowed attendees to explore the large selection of vendors. From customized notebooks to complete book series, e...

Fight Breaks Out In Lakers vs Rockets Game

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 13, 2018

It’s rare to see NBA players actually throw punches, but it happened in the first home game of Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 22. With about four minutes left in the fourth quarter of the game, a frustrated Brandon Ingram of the Lakers shoved James Harden of the Rockets in ...

SpaceX Launch

SpaceX Launch

Michael Pasaye, Writer

October 30, 2018

On Oct. 7, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal of this mission was to send a satellite into orbit for the Argentina Space Agency.   SpaceX was attempting their first Falcon 9 landing on the West Coast. They were successful in thei...

Horror Movies to Watch for Halloween

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

October 29, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a perfect time to catch up on some scary movies.  Luckily, Netflix is home to a variety of horror films to get you in the Halloween spirit.   The Conjuring   Released in 2013, this James Wan feature tells the story of two paranormal investigators who conf...

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