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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

The city that never sleeps goes silent

The city that never sleeps goes silent

It's been almost a month being stuck at home. This is the new world we are living in.
Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16

Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16

McKenna Thayer
March 12, 2020
SkillsUSA plans a volleyball tournament, DECA holds a fundraiser and Dance Club prepares for upcoming performances.
Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra

Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra

McKenna Thayer
March 10, 2020
Since getting his first car at the age of 14, Ybarra has gained interest in the drift scene and has worked with many different cars and trucks.
Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza

Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza

McKenna Thayer
February 21, 2020
Sophomore Alex Espinoza incorporates her culture into her everyday life with how she speaks, her clothing and what food she eats.
Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng

Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng

McKenna Thayer
February 17, 2020
After joining the culinary program, junior Kyle Peng has excelled in his baking skills.
PODCAST: True meaning of Valentines Day

PODCAST: True meaning of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day can be seen as a commercial holiday; however, others may see it as a chance to show how much they truly love their significant other.
Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge

Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge

McKenna Thayer
January 31, 2020
After posting a video to the app Tik Tok, freshman Eian Burge has gained a large following.
‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise

‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise

McKenna Thayer
January 24, 2020
Local band, Otherwise, reveals their growth as musicians through their recent album, 'Defy,' showcasing variations of rock and other genres.
Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson

Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson

McKenna Thayer
January 24, 2020
With a father as a musician, senior Kennedy Nelson has been experimenting with instruments from a young age.
Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf

Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf

McKenna Thayer
January 17, 2020
After joining the Engineering program at school, senior Samer Youssouf participated in an internship to further his work experience.
Communication 102 students create their perfect partner

Communication 102 students create their perfect partner

McKenna Thayer
January 13, 2020
Students were given a list of questions that would help them shape their preferences of their ‘ideal’ romantic partner. Then in a small group, they draw out their vision of ‘perfect partners’.
On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich

On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich

McKenna Thayer
December 16, 2019
Junior Amanda Moncilovich is now living in her truth.