Online news staff awarded with Pacemaker, 1st place “Best in Show”
After being awarded with a Pacemaker Finalist award, the online news staff of the Southwest Shadow was awarded with an NSPA Online Pacemaker award, 1st place "Best in Show" for online publication and seven individual awards.
JEA/NSPA “Making Waves” convention offers variety of food outlets to 6,000 participants
With thousands of convention participants coming to the San Diego Bayfront Hotel, businesses must plan ahead and make sure accommodations are made for their guests.
Chemistry students demonstrate reactions; hydrogen peroxide reagent burns overnight
Chemistry students who chose to experiment with 30 percent hydrogen peroxide had to improvise with only three percent, due to an chemical malfunction.
Sweet (sixteen) seventeen
I am excited to turn seventeen, as I've always believed this to be the golden age.
Cheering in a teamless town
Because Las Vegas does not have a sports team, locals are jubject to liking their own hometown team, any team, or no one at all.

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The staffs of both the Southwest Shadow and The Howl showcase their combined awards earned during the JEA/NSPA San Diego conference. Photo Credit: Mr. Matthew LaPorte

Online news staff awarded with Pacemaker, 1st place “Best in Show”

April 16, 2014 at 11:34 am

After being awarded with a Pacemaker Finalist award, the online news staff of the Southwest Shadow was awarded with an NSPA Online Pacemaker award, 1st place “Best in Show” for online publication and seven individual awards.

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Delicioso Food Truck Owner Jorge Cortez stands by his food truck door before opening up shop for lunch hour. He was looking around and relaxing before a wave of customers come. "There's only two of us. A cashier and a cook," Cortez said.  Photo Credit: Jen Chiang

JEA/NSPA “Making Waves” convention offers variety of food outlets to 6,000 participants

April 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

With thousands of convention participants coming to the San Diego Bayfront Hotel, businesses must plan ahead and make sure accommodations are made for their guests.

Opinion »

Editorial: SAT makes positive changes

Editorial: SAT makes positive changes

April 8, 2014 at 7:52 am

The Southwest Shadow Editorial Board would like to commend the College Board for recognizing the current test’s deficiencies and much needed modifications.

  • Editorial Cartoon
    Editorial Cartoon

    This week, Jared reflects on feeling overloaded.

    April 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm
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    Editorial Cartoon

    This week, Andrea shares her personal connection to the “Girls in Tech” Web Design Spring PBL.

    April 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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My birthday last year was a perfect mix of my favorite restaurant, accompanied by my family.  Photo Credit: Alex Nedelcu

Sweet (sixteen) seventeen

April 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm

I am excited to turn seventeen, as I’ve always believed this to be the golden age.

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This breakout album is all that "Clarity" fans could have asked for. Fun and energetic, Glorious is a great venture.  Grade: A  Similar Artists: Marina and the Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey  Photo Credit: RCA Records

“Foxes” glorious, nothing less

April 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Those of us who danced along to ‘Clarity” all summer will be more than liberated by the long awaited release of Glorious from Foxes.

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The Outlook Episode 21

The Outlook Episode 21

March 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

The crew of The Outlook investigate Advanced Academics, table tennis and more.

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    The Outlook Episode 20

    This episode of The Outlook focuses on the feature stories created by Video Project II/III/IV students.

    February 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm
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    The Outlook Episode 19

    This episode of The Outlook was filmed entirely at The Frightdome, located at Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas.

    October 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm