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Hiking over the hills in search of my old self

Hiking over the hills in search of my old self Slow down, breathe, reevaluate

Shareen Basyari May 2, 2019

Life has been moving too fast for me, especially since senior year is ending. One lap after the other, I'm constantly running the track of life–but I'm getting tired. I jumped over hurdles like a breeze...

Journalism program takes home nine awards at JEA/NSPA Spring Convention

Journalism program takes home nine awards at JEA/NSPA Spring Convention Four-day event held in Anaheim, Calif.

Shareen Basyari and Grinesa Bajrami May 2, 2019

At their last trip of the school year, students in Journalism II earned a total of nine awards at the 2019 JEA/NSPA Spring Convention in Anaheim, Calif. last week. "Ever since I joined the Southwest...

CCSD enforces student ID policy district-wide starting next school year

CCSD enforces student ID policy district-wide starting next school year Safety comes first

Shareen Basyari April 14, 2019

Taking initiative to protect students, teachers and administrators from outsiders while on school grounds, the Clark County School District board has decided to enforce a new safety system, which requires...

Stopping at the two-way street towards success

Stopping at the two-way street towards success Choose a side

Shareen Basyari March 20, 2019

Staring at a maze of retractable belts, I give my parents one last hug before going through security check. As I wait for my plane to board, I pull out a pamphlet for an out-of-state university. I smile...

School operations closed for District Testing Day

School operations closed for District Testing Day Classes resume March 13

Shareen Basyari March 12, 2019

In observance of CCSD Testing Day, juniors will be taking the ACT. Freshmen, sophomores and seniors are excused from their classes until Wednesday, March 13.

Illegitimate SafeVoice reports spark frustration amongst officials

Illegitimate SafeVoice reports spark frustration amongst officials All inquiries are considered serious

Shareen Basyari March 4, 2019

Due to the number of issues reported by teachers and students beyond school hours, Clark County School District (CCSD) adopted a program called SafeVoice to quicken the reporting process. However, while...

Journalism elective recruiting new staff members

Journalism elective recruiting new staff members See counselor if interested

Shareen Basyari February 28, 2019

It's that time of year for students to start thinking of what classes they'll be taking next year. For individuals who are interested in designing the yearbook or reporting school news, Journalism is an...

Teams rally up for Coyote Games

Teams rally up for Coyote Games Week-long event will end with assembly

Shareen Basyari and Charli Gisi February 27, 2019

Wrapping up the third quarter, Coyote Games will take place from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8. Teams are now being accepted to participate in the games, with a maximum of 24 teams eligible to compete "Since...

VIDEO: Sudden change in weather raises concern

VIDEO: Sudden change in weather raises concern Two snow days in a week

Shareen Basyari February 25, 2019

As snow fell on Thursday, Feb. 21, Las Vegas residents raised concern over the unusual weather behavior. To answer their questions, a meteorologist explains the reason for the snowfall.

BREAKING NEWS: Inclement weather causes all CCSD schools to close

BREAKING NEWS: Inclement weather causes all CCSD schools to close Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 25

Shareen Basyari February 21, 2019

Due to reports of potential freezing conditions on the roads, Clark County School District has cancelled all school and after-school operations tomorrow, Feb. 22. All students will be excused and the school...

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD schools, departments will operate normally

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD schools, departments will operate normally Weather will still be monitored throughout the day

Shareen Basyari February 20, 2019

Due to the snowfall, Clark County School District is monitoring the impending weather and will announce any impact it may have on schools by 5 a.m. tomorrow. Until then, regular school operations will...

The busy addiction

The busy addiction My agenda is never empty

Shareen Basyari February 15, 2019

Ding, ding–I rush out of room C-122 and head to work. Four hours later, I clock out, go home and open my laptop to study for my next AP Statistics test. Meanwhile, my staff bombards me with requests...

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