The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Confronting my internalized hatred

Confronting my internalized hatred

Eriyale Williams May 4, 2020
For so long, I believed that I would only be happy if I were someone else. It took years of self-reflection to realize how wrong I was.
Rumor has it

Rumor has it

Eriyale Williams March 14, 2020
Although spreading rumors and judging others is the basis of high school culture, it is not a tradition we have to keep.
Letter to Black voters

Letter to Black voters

Eriyale Williams February 24, 2020
America’s infamous history has encouraged the silence and alienation of Black citizens—especially when it comes to voting. The systematic racism rooted in our culture has made it unreasonably difficult for Black citizens to understand their voice can be heard.
PRO/CON: False reflection of our knowledge

PRO/CON: False reflection of our knowledge

Eriyale Williams February 7, 2020
Cheating should not be encouraged between students, but the true measure of knowledge cannot be shown simply with letter grades.
Room for change

Room for change

Eriyale Williams February 3, 2020
Even with the progress that has been made, there needs to be a larger emphasis on the safety and security of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Don’t be daft, there is no draft

Don’t be daft, there is no draft

Eriyale Williams January 16, 2020
With recent speculations of war and high tension with the Middle East, this new year has brought terror for American and Iranian citizens.
The inevitable generational divide

The inevitable generational divide

Eriyale Williams November 20, 2019
Age may only be a number, but it isn’t stopping younger generations from poking fun at those older than them.
SATIRE: Not so innocent creatures

SATIRE: Not so innocent creatures

Eriyale Williams October 18, 2019
Not everything meets the eye–especially when it comes to the sky.
Sorry, I missed your call

Sorry, I missed your call

Eriyale Williams October 4, 2019
If a prayer a day keeps the sadness away, how many nights do I have to pray to cure my depression?
An internet epidemic: Cancel Culture

An internet epidemic: Cancel Culture

Eriyale Williams September 19, 2019
People have nothing better to do than point out that mistakes and flaws of others, but it is about time we take a look in the mirror.
Home is where the heart goes

Home is where the heart goes

Eriyale Williams August 29, 2019
Even though Vegas has beautiful memories and stories I will never forget, the fear of feeling stuck in my hometown has caused me to feel like sticking around will turn me into a failure.
Hiking over the hills in search of my old self

Hiking over the hills in search of my old self

Shareen Basyari May 2, 2019
I've been losing motivation and part of myself.