The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

SATIRE: I miss freshman me

SATIRE: I miss freshman me

Cassie Valdez May 14, 2018
Someone take me back to freshmen year.
Win by losing

Win by losing

Cassie Valdez May 8, 2018
Before you waste your time, remember that some battles just aren't worth fighting.
Not to get political but

Not to get political but

Cassie Valdez April 27, 2018
Don't base potential friendships off of political beliefs.
SATIRE: PRO/CON: Nursery rhymes: the real banger

SATIRE: PRO/CON: Nursery rhymes: the real banger

Cassie Valdez April 20, 2018
Nursery rhymes are the outright best form of music.
Dance, dance, revelation

Dance, dance, revelation

Cassie Valdez April 12, 2018
School dances are overrated, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go to them.
Times ticking

Time’s ticking

Cassie Valdez April 3, 2018
There's only a limited amount of time in high school; don't let it go to waste.
Protests are welcome (sometimes)

Protests are welcome (sometimes)

Cassie Valdez March 9, 2018
Protests are an important right that citizens have, but they aren't effective without a clear purpose.
President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
 
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In the FBI we (should) trust

Cassie Valdez February 9, 2018
The Nunes Memo is an attempt by House Republicans to silence the Russian investigation that threatens President Donald Trump's role in office.
The American Dream(ers)

The American Dream(ers)

Cassie Valdez January 24, 2018
Despite the government shutdown, the fate of DACA has yet to be rescued.
Cheers to a new year

Cheers to a new year

Cassie Valdez January 6, 2018
Blissful ignorance is great until you realize there's no escaping the consequences.
The people’s branch? Think again

The people’s branch? Think again

Cassie Valdez December 26, 2017
Congress has been making decisions that do not entirely reflect the views of the masses.
Because life is amazing, and we can, in the capital of a world learning to <3 better :) "

Washington, DC's Capital TransPride was on May 20, 2017, hosted by The Studio Theatre

Protect through policy

Cassie Valdez December 8, 2017
At a recent public meeting, negative comments regarding a statewide gender diversity regulation convinced the State Superintendent Steve Canavero to push back on advancing the policy for final approval from the state Legislative Commission.