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The end of an era

The end of an era I’ll miss the Shadow in college — and I hope the feeling is mutual

Ahmed Ahmed May 25, 2022

Well, I guess this was inevitable.   Yes, that’s right. After almost three years on the Southwest Shadow staff, two years as an editor and one year as the managing editor, I’m exiting stage...

Beware the Blame America Firsters

Beware the Blame America Firsters Sometimes, our enemies really are the bad guys

Ahmed Ahmed May 6, 2022

20 years ago, a then-niche political writer named Christopher Hitchens wrote a sharp rebuke to a then-definitely-not-niche academic named Noam Chomsky. Though the two men had largely agreed on politics,...

Trumps GOP critics are not your friends

Trump’s GOP critics are not your friends They’re not on great terms with democracy, either

Ahmed Ahmed March 21, 2022

Perhaps the most humiliating part of the Trump Administration’s four years was when their repeated attempts to overturn the election were shot down repeatedly by courts across the country. Despite their...

Trustees responses to student violence will be covered in a Thursday meeting. The thousands of violent incidents reported this school year have caused concern among some policymakers. Photo Credit: CCSD

Wave of school violence prompts response from board of trustees A recorded assault at Las Vegas High drew outrage from parents, board members

Ahmed Ahmed and Tishie Nyitray March 7, 2022

A number of violent incidents at CCSD campuses have drawn significant anger from some community members. A school board meeting scheduled for Thursday will center around the topic, with board members debating...

Why debate matters

Why debate matters It’s one of the least dangerous forms of escapism

Ahmed Ahmed February 20, 2022

60 or 70 years from now, when I’m a decrepit old man edging slowly towards a timely death, if someone were to ask what brightspots I enjoyed during my high school years, I’ll likely have two answers....

Gov. Steve Sisolak lifts Nevada state mask mandate. Art Credit

'> BREAKING: Mask Mandate Lifted in CCSD The district's move follows other states dropping restrictions

Ahmed Ahmed and Tishie Nyitray February 10, 2022

Following Governor Steve Sisolak's announcement that the statewide mask mandate would be dropped, districts were left with the choice as to if they'd keep the policy in schools. Clark County School District...

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools The president’s critics are sidelining science for politics

Ahmed Ahmed February 1, 2022

Following the spike of cases due to Omicron, a new wave of school closures have rocked cities across the country. Thousands of schools have closed the first week of the year. School districts in Montana,...

Students face five-day-weekend in lieu of COVID-19 shortages

Students face five-day-weekend in lieu of COVID-19 shortages Staff will undergo staff development days that were scheduled for February, April

Ahmed Ahmed January 13, 2022

Following a spike in staff absences, the CCSD school board canceled instruction for students on Friday and Monday. The decision mirrors the several school districts across the country reining in in-person...

Make Kamala Harris cool again

Make Kamala Harris cool again Progressives shouldn’t fear being tough on crime

Ahmed Ahmed December 3, 2021

“...We run around with these signs: ‘build more schools, less jails, build more schools, less jails’ -  and we walk around everywhere - ‘build more schools’ - we protest ‘build more schools...

4-day weekend ensues in honor of Veterans Day

4-day weekend ensues in honor of Veterans Day School operations will be closed on Thursday, Friday

Ahmed Ahmed November 10, 2021

School operations in CCSD will be closed on Thursday and Friday to commemorate Veterans Day. Classes will resume on November 15.

Supreme Court of the United States ends marriage discrimination - Obergefell vs Hodges

The ghosts of the gay marriage debate What both the left, right can learn from the fight

Ahmed Ahmed November 5, 2021

  The first national political fight I ever paid actual attention to was the fight over gay marriage. From around early 2013 to the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing it nationwide, I was baffled...

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