The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Ready Player One?

Ready Player One?

Dean Carrasco March 29, 2022
Young adults are going into the military with the idea that it’s going to be just like the video games they’ve played.
All Eyes On You

All Eyes On You

Dean Carrasco March 9, 2022
Teachers are now being monitored with cameras in their classrooms that parents have access to watch a live feed of. This is to make sure they’re being taught the proper “values” and making sure they aren’t exposed to anything they don’t want their kids exposed to.
Coyote Olympics Day One

Coyote Olympics Day One

Gurleen Swaich, Dean Carrasco, and Lily Gurdison March 7, 2022
Students participate in the first day of Coyote Olympics.
Masks On for Personal Health

Masks On for Personal Health

Dean Carrasco February 2, 2022
Biden freely distributes 400 million N95 masks across the US - however, people still refuse to mask up.
Understaffed, no subs

Understaffed, no subs

Dean Carrasco January 21, 2022
Already suffering a substitute shortage, the Omicron variant is forcing many students and teachers to stay at home.
New Covid Variant Comes to Play

New Covid Variant Comes to Play

Dean Carrasco December 10, 2021
With only a few dozen cases so far, will our current vaccines be effective?
The New Grading Curriculum

The New Grading Curriculum

Dean Carrasco November 25, 2021
With the new grading reform, students avoid doing the formative, but still pass by doing summative tasks last minute.
Cultural Appropriation Costumes

Cultural Appropriation Costumes

Dean Carrasco October 29, 2021
Cultural appropriation should not be an option for Halloween or any other day.
The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

Dean Carrasco October 22, 2021
Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook shut down for a few hours and upset quite a few people.
Devious Licks Taken Too Far

Devious Licks Taken Too Far

Dean Carrasco October 6, 2021
TikTok trends are being taken to an extreme as students try to go viral.
Too Big For Fashion

Too Big For Fashion

Dean Carrasco September 17, 2021
In the fashion industry the standard fashion sizes are small, medium, and large, sometimes extra large, meaning there isn’t a big variety for plus size people to dress the way they want to dress. It forces them to dress more comfortably and to cover up more than people who tend to be slimmer.