5 cheap Christmas gifts for under $20
These gifts for your friends are helpful to your wallet.
Upperclassmen participate in school recruitment PBL, freshmen attempt math equation challenge
Winter PBL was held on Dec. 15 and 16.
Winter Editorial Cartoon Contest
Submit a winter or holiday related cartoon for a chance to be featured on the Southwest Shadow!
Student Council sets ‘Winter Week’ spirit dress up days
Student Council's "Winter Week" will begin on Dec. 15 and conclude on Dec. 19.
Festive financial funk
Acquiring a seasonal job teaches many lessons.

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Junior Mariya Zlateva and Sophomore Kristin Stanton won the Silver State Schools Credit Union's 20th annual Happy Times Calendar contest. Their artwork appeared in the calendar for the months of April and Sept. "It really made my day when I found out that I won. I still can't believe it," Zlateva said.  Photo Credit: Jen Chiang

2 students featured in 29th ‘Happy Times’ Calendar

December 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Contest winners won $100 each and $100 for the art program.

Features »

5 cheap Christmas gifts for under $20

5 cheap Christmas gifts for under $20

December 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

These gifts for your friends are helpful to your wallet.

Opinion »

Illustration: Andrea Galvan

Editorial Cartoon

December 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

This week, Andrea encourages the female student body to learn more about coding.

Columnists »

Self reflection can be a critical step in self discovery.
Photo Credit: Summer Thomad

A Guide to Self Discovery

December 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Finding yourself often requires you to dig deep and try new things; here are some ideas on making the journey of self discovery easier.

  • Not having a job around the holiday season can lead to stress-related reactions. Luckily, when in financial hardship, a hand-made gift is also an option.
Photo Credit: Alex Nedelcu
    Festive financial funk

    Acquiring a seasonal job teaches many lessons.

    December 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm
  • In a world where erasing memories is as easy as the click of a mouse, how many of our experiences would we compromise? 
Photo Credit: Summer Thomad
    Are you better off?

    Unpleasant memories and bad experiences undoubtedly leave a mark on our lives; however, it is up to us to see them as lessons, rather than regrets.

    December 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Play/Taste/Hear »

Offering revamped gameplay, this sequel seems promising, but the amount of missing elements and repetitive style encourages players to ask for a refund. 
Grade: F
Similar Games: Waves, Really Big Sky, Beat Hazard Ultra
Photo Courtesy of Sierra

‘Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions’ shoots down the hopes of its players

December 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

“Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions” is a blast from the past with its simplistic gameplay and pixelated art.

The Outlook »

The Outlook, Episode 29

The Outlook, Episode 29

November 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

This episode includes former student serving in military and new magnet programs.

  • The Outlook, Episode 28
    The Outlook, Episode 28

    This episode focuses on homecoming week.

    October 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm
  • The Outlook, Episode 27
    The Outlook, Episode 27

    School’s from across CCSD were invited to a high-school preview of this year’s Frightdome at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino.

    October 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm