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Southwest Shadow

Sanity Testing

Sanity Testing

Arcade Encarnacion, Comic Artist
October 19, 2022
Whenever state testing rolls around, you can faintly hear the internal screams of millions of students across the country. Why is it that the fate of their future rests on them at such a young age?
On a scale from one to ten, I would say scary movies are a six. sophomore Jax Billings said. I dont love them, but I did enjoy The Shining.

Q&A: Do You Like Scary Movies?

October 10, 2022
Students share their opinion on horror films to kick off spooky-season.
The end of an era

The end of an era

Ahmed Ahmed
May 25, 2022
All good things must come to an end.
Beware the Blame America Firsters

Beware the Blame America Firsters

Ahmed Ahmed
May 6, 2022
On the far-right and far-left, fiction triumphs facts on Russia.
Ready Player One?

Ready Player One?

Dean Carrasco
March 29, 2022
Young adults are going into the military with the idea that it’s going to be just like the video games they’ve played.
A Day In Life With…

A Day In Life With…

Arcadia Encarnacion
March 24, 2022
Students who come from low-income households tend to focus on taking care of their siblings or finding their next meal, rather than academics.
Trumps GOP critics are not your friends

Trump’s GOP critics are not your friends

Ahmed Ahmed
March 21, 2022
If you think Trump is the only threat to the republic, I have some real estate in Birmingham to sell you.
Why debate matters

Why debate matters

Ahmed Ahmed
February 20, 2022
I love debate more than anything. And I’ll continue to love it for decades after my last match.
A Valentine Of My Own

A Valentine Of My Own

Arcadia Encarnacion
February 14, 2022
Valentine’s Day is the day when we celebrate love. Though giving flowers and exchanging chocolate or cards to loved ones is nice, treating yourself and showing yourself love is even better.
Live Music, No Money

Live Music, No Money

Arcadia Encarnacion
February 11, 2022
Despite having opportunities to go to different venues and concerts, Vegas locals can’t lavishly spend as much as tourists do.
Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Ahmed Ahmed
February 1, 2022
Closing down schools has drawbacks advocates don’t consider.
Action Movie IRL?

Action Movie IRL?

Arcadia Encarnacion
January 24, 2022
Seeing the capitol riot on the news felt so out of place. How could something totally outrageous be real? The event itself was completely bizarre, and on the one-year anniversary, still is.