The Downey Legend

What is BLM?

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Videographer

October 25, 2020

Politics at Downey High

Gissel Delgado, Podcaster

October 25, 2020

The Significance of the Allegations Towards I.C.E.

Michael Bilodeau, Writer

October 18, 2020

In Georgia this past month, a whistleblower at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) detention center came forward with allegations of abuse by doctors at the center.  Dawn Wooten, a nurse, identified herself as the whistleblower who worked with the Government Accountability Project to detai...

Students In Today’s Politics

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Photographer

October 11, 2020

In today’s world, politics affect every individual, even students. On the night of September 29th, students from Downey High School all turned on their devices as they began to watch, for most of them, their first presidential debate ever.    Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe...

Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor

Katherine Portillo, Photographer

September 20, 2020

 Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, living in Louisville, Kentucky was shot and killed in the comfort of her own home in the early hours of March 13. If it weren't for her family and social media, no one would have ever heard her story. The Louisville Police Department tried to sweep it un...

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Faces Another Allegation

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

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 ...

Teens Voting

Jesus Aguayo, Michael Pasaye, Adam Bhuiyan, Sebastian Romero, and Enrique Jimenez

May 24, 2019

Trump Rescinds DACA

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

September 20, 2017

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump officially announced he will rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The executive action was signed by Barack Obama in 2012 and temporarily granted children of illegal immigrants immunity from deportation.   The decision has been...

North Korea Strikes Back

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2017

As 2017 enters its final months, there’s a lot on people’s minds: the political world has been bursting with activity since Donald Trump’s election and even prior under the Obama administration. Besides attempts at travel bans, the possible repealing of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals),...

Five Questions with Ben Gutierrez

Five Questions with Ben Gutierrez

Joey Flores, News Editor

February 11, 2013

Future Leaders of America is the newest club at Downey High School, started by Ben Gutierrez, 11, during the past week of January 28. The club has the roots of JSA, but it focuses more on republican and democratic debates. Q1: What was your motivation in creating the club? A1: I wanted to start...

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