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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Music is present in all aspects of our lives, but some people have a stronger emotional attachment to songs than others do.Photo Credit: Thel Jackson

Music great impact on soul

December 18, 2012
Many of the important moments in my life have been defined by music.
David Labelle proved to me that good people do exist and all it takes is taking a moment to learn about others and maintain strong relationships with these individuals.Courtesy of David LaBelle

People you meet, places you go

December 11, 2012

“We are all broken,” said David Labelle during his presentation Bridges and Angels in San Antonio, Texas for the NSPA/JEA National Journalism Conference. During his discussion of photography and...

There are a multitude of colleges to choose from, but deciding whether or not to leave home has to be the most difficult of choices to make.

The effects of being a homebody

November 6, 2012
Narrowing down the never-ending list of potential colleges can become overwhelming. Most importantly, I have to consider the pros and cons of staying in-state or out-of-state for my higher educational career.
Cheating comes in all forms, but is prevalent in classrooms where students can copy answers from one another.

Telling the truth: what is integrity?

October 30, 2012
Is being honest really worth the potential consequences? Sometimes it is better to tell the truth and take care of yourself, than risk the aftermath of someone cheating using your hardowork.
Writers block is a typical part of being a journalist, or even a student for that matter, but you can take certain steps to work your way over the mental halt you may find yourself in.Photo Credit: Bserat Ghebremicael

No idea what to write

October 25, 2012
Writer’s block is every journalist’s nightmare. There are certain steps I take to avoid the long, drone of not knowing where to start with my next story.
Relationships can last for a few days or a few years. It really depends on the variables and the prospect of college.Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

Relationships: To last or not to last?

October 11, 2012
High school students are careless with their perception of their romantic relationships. Many believe they are meant for each other and make mistakes along the way.
College bound: the start of my newest adventure

College bound: the start of my newest adventure

September 20, 2012
Senior year has just begun and it is time to start narrowing down my college options. Applications are due at the start of the new year and there are many aspects to consider.
Material items do not necessarily indicate a spoiled mindset.
Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

The modern definition of “spoiled”

September 13, 2012
People often deem you spoiled for having nice items, such as a new car, a new purse, a new phone. But, what they don’t consider is what if you really deserve what you earned?
A mile in my shoes

A mile in my shoes

March 16, 2012

Running has always been my little escape. I grab my iPod, headphones, bright blue running shoes, and a bottle of water and head out the door. Living in a pretty decent community allows me to run without...