The Downey Legend

Makayla Riley
Known for her love for reading sci-fi novels and her energetic writing style, Makayla Riley, 11, is constantly challenging herself and living life to the fullest each day. “I want to use my gift of writing to be remembered as someone who encouraged, empowered, and inspired,” Riley said. “Why reach for the stars when you can reach for the galaxies?”

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 29, 2018
This is America (Story)
May 18, 2018
J. Cole’s “ATM” is RAD (Story)
May 02, 2018
Kids Giving Back (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Who Run The World?…That’s Right, Girls (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Teacher Strike in West Virginia Comes to a Victorious End (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
10,000 Hours of PRETTYMUCH, Please! (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Mario Kart is coming to smartphone, and its the best thing yet (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Song of the Week: ‘God’s Plan” by Drake (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Calls for Truth and Female Empowerment (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Blinding America From the Truth: The Horrendous Reality Behind the Slave Trade in Libya (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Justice League (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
U.S. and North Korea, World War III? (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Song of the Week: “Teacher” by PRETTYMUCH (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Justice for Freddie Gray, Justice for All (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Is the next iPhone worth your $1,000? (Story)
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