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PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

Ahmed Ahmed, Kamiran Hinton, Jackson Bogan, and Rhamil Taguba November 24, 2020

Americans have become distrustful of the press. Why? And what role does the media have to play in this?

The CCSD Board of Trustees began discussing the new hybrid operational plan. Guided by state recommendations, the plan was initially called to be implemented, but was delayed afterwards. Make no mistake, we are suffering here in Clark County, and as we enter here in the winter months, our challenges will increase exponentially. But the future of our children is on the line, CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara said. (Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba)

School Board postpones vote on hybrid model The decision was made as COVID-19 cases increase significantly in Nevada

Ahmed Ahmed and Rhamil Taguba November 15, 2020

The Clark County School Board has postponed a vote on an attempt to return students to in-person schooling this Thursday. The Board was planning on voting on a "hybrid model" in which most students would...

Judge Douglas Herndon presides over a court hearing while Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo speaks with voters. Both men are running to replace retiring judge Mark Gibbons for the State Supreme Court. (Photo Credit: Douglas Herndon, Ozzie Fumo)

'> Nevada Supreme Court: Herndon vs Fumo A battle ensues to secure a vacant seat on the state's highest court

Rhamil Taguba October 25, 2020

Rhamil’s Endorsement: For a fair court, vote Douglas Herndon The Nevada Supreme Court is the highest law-deciding court in the state. To be a judge in this court is a complete honor, and those who...

Daniel Big Dan Rodimer (R) speaks with students from the Advanced Training Institute while Rep. Susie Lee (D) speaks at a briefing in Washington D.C. Both candidates are running for Nevadas 3rd Congressional District, which includes Henderson and Southern Las Vegas. (Photo Credit: Dan Rodimer, Susie Lee)

'> United States Congress: Rodimer vs Lee Both candidates fight for a national seat in the country's legislative branch

Rhamil Taguba October 25, 2020

Rhamil's Endorsement: Dan Rodimer, a solution to draining the swamp "Big Dan" Rodimer, a former WWE wrestler, has taken the political stage for the Republican Party. Although many may assume he’s...

President Donald Trump (R) speaks at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference while Joe Biden (D) speaks at the 2019 Iowa Federation of Labor Convention. Both men are running to win the U.S. Presidential election. (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore)

United States President: Trump vs Biden? Each candidate has convincing views, but which views will win the election?

Rhamil Taguba October 23, 2020

Rhamil’s Endorsement: Put America First, Vote Donald Trump I will admit that President Trump has been one of the most controversial presidents in the history of the United States. It is a bit hard...

Separated by plexiglass, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Cali) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) debate in a televised program moderated by USA Today reporter Susan Page. The controversial debate on Wednesday discussed views on COVID-19, healthcare, China, climate change, Breonna Taylor’s murder, and Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Analysis: No clear winner in the vice presidential debate Both candidates equally negate their opponent’s points in a civilized argument

Rhamil Taguba October 13, 2020

America tuned in to the vice presidential candidates debate on Wednesday night, while a daring and controversial election loomed closer. I lost hope last week when I heard the first presidential debate...


SOUTHWEST SHADOW ASKS: Claire Anne Reyes SWCTA junior talks about her dreams, personality

Rhamil Taguba October 9, 2020

We ask the same ten carefully selected questions chosen by our team to one student each week. Our focus is to help our community learn more about different people who are a part of SWCTA. We hope you enjoy...

While discussing agenda item 5.03, several board members were disconnected from the Google Meet. The meeting was delayed for forty minutes until a new one was streamed promptly. “Just like we had this evening, a challenge with the Google platform … I get these calls, emails, and text messages from teachers, parents, and students that this happens to them rather frequently,” CCSD District C Trustee Linda Young said.  Photo Credit: CCSD

CCSD Board of Trustees confirm students will not return to school in October Members discuss operations, distance learning affected by COVID-19 concerns

Rhamil Taguba September 30, 2020

A virtual board meeting on September 24th confirmed that students will not be attending school physically during October. CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara shared with the CCSD Board of Trustees a 30-day...

An ExxonMobil factory near Chicago. Courtesy of Richard Hurd

PRO/CON: Not As Bad As It Seems The fight to save the Big Oil industry from its inevitable demise

Rhamil Taguba September 23, 2020

To read Ahmed’s opposing view point, click here. The dangers of COVID-19 and the declining price of oil is looming over the Big Oil industry and their standards. For example, traveling hasn’t been...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Rochelle Mae Ruiz

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Rochelle Mae Ruiz

Rhamil Taguba September 22, 2020

Rochelle Mae Ruiz is currently a marketing and events coordinator working at Caesars Entertainment. Loading... (function(d){var js, id="pikto-embed-js", ref=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if...

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