Nevada Board of Education frees class of 2017, 2018 from graduation testing requirement
Freshmen and sophomores in the 2014-15 school year will be taking end-of-course exams in their math and English courses instead of the proficiency exams.
Online news staff awarded with Pacemaker, 1st place “Best in Show”
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 writeoff 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.

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Qualifyor is a company that encourages the youth to learn skills that will help with future career paths outside of high school. Qualifyor has not hosted any previous competitions. "I am an employee for Qualifyor, just as Tyler is so we want to promote this contest as much as possible to make this company bigger," junior Brandon Guerrero said.Photo Credit: Bree Eure

Qualifyor’s ‘Rebrand For A Grand’ contest offers $1000 prize

April 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Tyler McFadden of Qualifyor is promoting the “Rebrand For A Grand” contest.

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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 »

Illustration: Andrea Galvan

Editorial Cartoon

April 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm

This week, Andrea looks back fondly on Spring Break.

  • Editorial: SAT makes positive changes
    Editorial: SAT makes positive changes

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

    April 8, 2014 at 7:52 am
  • Editorial Cartoon
    Editorial Cartoon

    This week, Jared reflects on feeling overloaded.

    April 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm
  • Illustration: Andrea Galvan
    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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The annual Extreme Thing brings a variety of bands along with a variety within each stages' audience. Bands like Of Mice & Men bring the crowd most find cliche to events like these.

Concert madness

April 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Lately, I have received negative comments to an event I look forward to yearly. Many of the commenters, however, do not see the fun that happens during Extreme Thing.

  • My birthday last year was a perfect mix of my favorite restaurant, accompanied by my family.  Photo Credit: Alex Nedelcu
    Sweet (sixteen) seventeen

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

    April 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  • After singing "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" on a loop in my hotel room, I decided to complete my outfit.  Photo Credit: Jen Chiang
    New York, I love you.

    My visit to New York City was enough to make me ask for more.

    March 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Play/Taste/Hear »

If you are in the market for a spanking new set of heartthrobs, take a look at The Vamps, this years new edition of british boybands.Rating: CSimilar Artists: OneDirection, N*Sync, The Wanted

‘Meet the Vamps:’ another British boyband

April 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The Vamps are your typical british boy band, that are sure to sweep the nation with their lopsided smiles and predictable music in no time.

The Outlook »

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.

  • The Outlook Episode 20
    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
  • The Outlook Episode 19
    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