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Southwest Shadow

The city that never sleeps goes silent

The city that never sleeps goes silent

A new year's virus On January 11 of this year, the Associated Press reported the first death from a novel coronavirus: a 61-year-old man in Wuhan, China. Nearly four months later, the spread of...

Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16

Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16 SkillsUSA, DECA, Dance Club

McKenna Thayer March 12, 2020

SkillsUSA, C-126, first and third Tuesday In order to raise money for nationals, SkillsUSA has partnered up with Student Council to host a volleyball tournament. “We created an Instagram story...

Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra

Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra Has owned 11 cars

McKenna Thayer March 10, 2020

From a young age, senior Sergio Ybarra had an interest in cars after watching Cars The Movie and The Fast and the Furious. On his 14th birthday, Ybarra purchased his first car, a 1995 Honda Civic LX. “Paul...

Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza

Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza Focuses on Mexican, Hispanic traditions

McKenna Thayer February 21, 2020

She hears her mom call her name and eagerly runs down the stairs. Her mom invites her to help her fry tortillas for dinner. As she places the tortilla onto the skillet, she hears the simmering and popping...

Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng

Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng Offered job at MGM Resorts

McKenna Thayer February 17, 2020

His hands shake as he sets his dish on the judging table. Anxiously watching as the judge tastes his dessert, his heart pound . As the judge tastes his dish, he sees a smirk spread across his face.  Growing...

PODCAST: True meaning of Valentines Day

'> PODCAST: True meaning of Valentine’s Day There's more to it than love

Some people believe that Valentine's is like any ordinary day, while others may see it as an opportunity to show that special someone how much they love them. Nonetheless, people celebrate the holiday...

Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge

Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge Gained millions of views in 24 hours

McKenna Thayer January 31, 2020

While taking a nap, he wakes up to the rapid pinging of notifications. As he picks up his phone, freshmen Eian Burge sees thousands of followers, likes and comments. A smirk spreads across his face as...

‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise

‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise A little danger makes rock music memorable

McKenna Thayer January 24, 2020

‘We’re all in the same sinking ship,’ band ‘Otherwise’ kicks off the first track of their new album, “Defy.” From “Crossfire” to “Unbreakable,” the band has shown its development...

Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson

Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson Plays seven instruments

McKenna Thayer January 24, 2020

As she sits down, she feels her soft smile grow bigger. She let her hands guide her fingers over the keys, producing soothing melodies.  Growing up with a father as a musician, senior Kennedy Nelson...

Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf

Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf Had an internship at UNLV

McKenna Thayer January 17, 2020

Operating the RB5 robot arm, his arm shakes as he nervously goes to press the start button. His face lights up with joy as the arm moves swiftly in the correct direction.  After having an interest...

Communication 102 students create their perfect partner

Communication 102 students create their perfect partner Tearing apart expectations in relationships

McKenna Thayer January 13, 2020

In hopes to help students have a better understanding of relationships, Communications 101/102 instructor Henry Castillo has started the semester with a romantic relationships unit.  “Our first unit,...

On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich

On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich Transitioning from male to female

McKenna Thayer December 16, 2019

As she applies a thin layer of lipstick and brushes on eyeshadow, junior Amanda Moncilovich feels complete. It's the first day of school and the first day she will present herself as a female. She nervously...

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