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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

LIFEHACKS: Cleaning edition

LIFEHACKS: Cleaning edition

Truong Phan
May 18, 2021
Eliminate anxiety about a messy home with these cleaning hacks.
Checking for more business opportunities, sophomore Amir Rostamzadeh shares his enthusiasm and passion towards the world of business. He showcases his business skills through the sales of computer part lists and wants people to realize how interesting PC building really is. “Computers are so built into our lives that it surrounds us everyday,” Rostamzadeh said “I like building them, so why not make a business out of it?” Photo Credit: Amir Rostamzadeh

PC list maker: Meet Amir Rostamzadeh

Truong Phan
May 3, 2021
Having a passion for building PC’s since he was younger, Amir Rostamzadeh has been selling computer parts lists to capitalize on his skills.
SPARK: Five delicious Vietnamese foods to try making

SPARK: Five delicious Vietnamese foods to try making

Truong Phan
April 19, 2021
Discover and try new Vietnamese dishes besides pho.
LIFEHACKS: STEAK EDITION

LIFEHACKS: STEAK EDITION

Truong Phan
March 30, 2021
Three tips and tricks to help home cooks achieve the tastiest steak.
SPARK: Five tips to keep up your personal hygiene

SPARK: Five tips to keep up your personal hygiene

Truong Phan
March 24, 2021
Keep these tips in mind to be more hygienic.
Preparing to record an audio file, sophomore Amir Rostamzadeh is contemplating the emotion he wants to add.The recordings were due on Monday, Mar. 1st. “It’s an interesting and engaging way to read,” sophomore Amir Rostamzadeh said. “It keeps my attention, unlike traditionally reading with the class.” Photo Credit: Amir Rostamzadeh

English 10 students begin reading ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Truong Phan
March 18, 2021
Students are putting together an audiobook to better comprehend “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
PODCAST: Music as a hobby

PODCAST: Music as a hobby

Truong Phan
March 4, 2021
The need to find a good hobby to take your mind off the daily stress of life can be challenging, but learning to create music can fulfill that need.
Preparing for the presentation, students in Spanish II are using different sentence structures to explain their daily routine. The projects will be presented on Friday, Feb. 19. “The sentence structures you see in English don’t necessarily exist in Spanish,” Thomann said. “By learning the correct sentence structures through this project, [my students] will be able to communicate more effectively and with greater confidence.” Photo Credit: Vianne Zhu

Spanish II students begin new unit on daily routines vocabulary

Truong Phan
February 19, 2021
Students in Ana Thoman’s Spanish II class will be presenting their daily routine to the class on Friday.
SPARK: Five spectacular Valentines Day date ideas

SPARK: Five spectacular Valentine’s Day date ideas

Truong Phan
February 12, 2021
Planning a date can be stressful, especially during the pandemic. However, with these five date ideas, it doesn't have to be.
PODCAST: Balance between both school, work

PODCAST: Balance between both school, work

Julia Jauregui, Truong Phan, and Lily Gurdison
February 9, 2021
In this podcast, we discuss the difficulties of having a job while going to school at the same time, time management and stress.
Photo Credit: Gene Jeter

INFOGRAPHIC: Fitness myths

Truong Phan
February 2, 2021
Find the reasons why these popular myths are untrue.
LIFEHACKS: PARTY EDITION

LIFEHACKS: PARTY EDITION

Truong Phan
January 26, 2021
Learn how to make party planning less stressful with these life hacks.