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Brushing up on her knowledge, sophomore Hannah Segura reviews information taught during class about types of restaurants. After every lecture, students are assigned notes that they must complete for a grade. “So far the information being taught is interesting,”  Segura said. “Mrs. Viggato has shared that we’ll be doing a project along with it so hopefully it’ll be different than how previous projects had to be done.”
Photo Credit: Hannah Segura

Hospitality I students begin learning about restaurant management Through this unit, students will be introduced to the relationship between culinary, hospitality

Aila Pasic April 23, 2021

Students in Catherine Viggato’s hospitality class are beginning a new lesson on different types of restaurants around the world, as well as how they are managed.  “The way Viggato teaches is good,”...

Through social media posts, sophomore Van Anh Nguyen shares her enthusiasm and appreciation towards the world of makeup. She showcases her cosmetology skills through her posts and wants people to realize how amazing the medium of makeup really is. “I love doing sharp and striking looks,” Nguyen said. “As Nicki Minaj has once stated, ‘Who wants to look simple, when you can look stunning?’” Photo Credit: Van Anh Nguyen

Makeup Enthusiast: Meet Van Anh Nguyen Empowering others through the art of makeup

Aila Pasic April 20, 2021

Using a contour palette to define her cheekbone, sophomore Van Anh Nguyen swiftly utilizes her brush and applies the product. After she is finished, Nguyen feels more confident and is ready to begin her...

 Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, rapper and songwriter Raury releases an extended version of his last EP. His recent EP includes additional songs, all of them displaying Raury’s talent in the “gospel-folk” genre of music. Rating: A Photo Credit: The Woods

Experience modernized gospel music with Raury’s ‘Fervent (Deluxe)’ Re-released album includes additional new tracks

Aila Pasic March 2, 2021

“You didn't believe in heaven or me / But heaven will see,” is just one example of the whimsical and ominous lyrics displayed in the re-release of 24-year-old Raury Deshawn Tullis “Fervent (Deluxe)...

Completing the at-home lab on protein units, sophomore Hannah Segura starts one of her dishes. Students were required to get Chef Michael Hadobas’s approval for dishes they plan on making for their at-home labs to ensure diversity. “I think the last time we did at-home labs was last quarter and I found that fun since it was only me doing it,” Segura said. “The only person I had to worry about messing up was me so that was better than doing it in groups like we did last year.” 
Photo Credit: Hannah Segura

Culinary II students experiment with primal cuts for proteins unit Micheal Hadobas’s class begins learning information about meat, poultry, seafood.

Aila Pasic February 23, 2021

Students in Chef Michael Hadobas’s Culinary II class are starting a new unit focusing on various meats and how they should be cut, cooked, and served. “I have different approaches to what I want...

Located in Trivoli Village, this seafood establishment delivers on the flavor of several different seafood dishes while contributing special seasonings that’ll leave the customer wanting more. With their mix of various traditional sea cuisines and classic Eastern-coast foods, the pairing is something that everyone should try.  
  Rating: A Photo Credit: Aila Pasic

Endeavor in traditional New England seafood at ‘Boston Fish House & Bar’ Consistent flavors, quick service at this local restaurant

Aila Pasic February 18, 2021

400 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 Sunday - Thursday 11a.m - 9p.m Friday - Saturday 11a.m - 10p.m New England cuisines are a staple of American foods, but more specifically their East Coast...

 While a full album has not yet been released, Audrey Nuna has been posting a steady stream of singles to grow her audience. Without sticking to a certain genre of music, Nuna has displayed her skills to create amazing music within these different genres. Rating: B Photo Credit: Arista Recordings

Experience the versatility of Audrey Nuna Enjoy the range of vocals and melodies of this up-and-coming singer

Aila Pasic February 9, 2021

First discovered by producer Anwar Sawyer at the age of 16, Audrey Nuna is a 20-year-old Korean American singer that has been releasing music for around two years. Because of Sawyer, Nuna put her education...

Finishing up some last detail on his project, sophomore Yestin Zaki Cruzada continues to work on his group slides. Since work time during class for the project was slim, students were required to do the majority of the work at home. “I love this topic since we’re making a plan for guests and we picked one of my dream cities,” Cruzada said. “I could also research and find out more about Tokyo as I wait for the day that we can finally book a ticket to fly over there.” Photo Credit: Yestin Zaki Cruzada

Hospitality students create a guide of several tourist destinations around the world Take a tour of attraction projects around the world

Aila Pasic February 5, 2021

Starting off this semester, students in Catherine Viggato’s Hospitality I class are beginning a new group project based on traveling and tourism. “The project is basically building a vacation itinerary...

Based on the creation of popular YouTube animator, TheOdd1sOut, “TheOdd1sout: Let’s Bounce” is an adventure game that allows players to explore a map that includes characters and events from the creator’s life. Rating: C Photo Credit: Broadband TV

Hop into the adventure of the game ‘TheOdd1sout: Let’s Bounce’ Begin the addictive journey of this creator’s life

Aila Pasic January 26, 2021

James Rallison, or better known to his subscribers as TheOdd1sOut, is an animator and cartoonist that started his career by first publishing a cartoon strip on Tumblr.  In 2014, he started his YouTube...

Solving practice questions for her ACT prep, junior Lizeth Ontiveros starts early preparation for testing. Since the way the ACT is administered will change, the junior class may be split into three groups, each testing on a different day. “If all goes well next month then hopefully SWCTA’s schedule will run smoothly,”  Ontiveros says. “However, if cases rise again and it’s unsafe to proceed with the exam this year, then I hope juniors will be able to reschedule for our senior year or later this year.”

ACT testing plans underway, despite distance learning With the school still planning on administering the ACT in February, juniors will learn information about the current plan soon

Juliana Borruso and Aila Pasic January 20, 2021

With the ACT quickly approaching for juniors, uncertainty surrounds when, how and if the standardized test will take place in February. Juniors were originally scheduled to take the ACT on Feb. 23,...

 Phoebe Bridgers has slowly gained a popular following for her experimental indie-rock music from previous years. For her recent album, she has put that music on display for people to relate to. Rating: BPhoto Credit: Olof Grind

Experience the raw emotions in ‘Punishers’ Phoebe Bridgers creates dark and relatable music in her latest album

Aila Pasic November 24, 2020

Phoebe Lucille Bridgers is a singer and songwriter that’s been writing her own songs since she was eleven, and by the time she was a teenager, she began playing around Los Angeles. By late 2017, Bridgers...

Focusing on group work for the regional cuisine project, sophomore Crystal Knudson begins doing research on what dishes should be included in her group’s menu. Students are assigned group members for the regional cuisine so they can begin researching on a variety of different cuisines and start creating a menu. “I’m expecting to learn a lot about culture since America is full of immigrants,” Knudson said. “Even though American food may seem boring, there are lots of backstories depending on who colonized the area.” Photo Credit: Crystal Knudson

Exploring a World of Flavors in Culinary II Students begin learning about different, unique regional cuisines

Aila Pasic November 20, 2020

To dive into the topic of regional cuisines, students in Michael Hadobas’ Culinary II class are doing research based on a specific region they will be assigned to in the US. Students are expected to...

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