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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

With the ever-increasing amounts of responsibility rearing themselves in and outside the classroom, qualification barriers are created to separate the esteemed from the undesired in the workplace. Breaking down these barriers can be difficult, but manageable with the correct system of logic. Photo credit: Tyler Antonio.

Selling myself: surviving the interview process

Brandon Hatch May 4, 2015
Interviews can be one of the most stressful parts of a responsibility, meaning they should be approached with some level of intuition.
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Fitness: An uplifting lifestyle

Tyler Antonio April 23, 2015
In addition to physical developments, working out teaches me how to be resourceful and analytical.
A lack of responsibility is my worst sickness—and this one is particularly contagious. 
Photo Credit: Mingson Lau

Living on the deadline

Brandon Hatch April 8, 2015
Irresponsibility and procrastination seem to dominate my life.
Relying on motivation hinders progress and makes it difficult to find a starting point.  Photo Credit: Tyler Pebble

Initiative: A daring effort

Tyler Antonio March 17, 2015
Overcoming reserved attitudes and directly tackling a problem without the security of motivation is a valuable characteristic.
Compassion: A dying art

Compassion: A dying art

Brandon Hatch March 5, 2015
With all that is already morally wrong with society, we should take another look at understanding each other.
Acquiring a part-time job accentuates many aspects of a person’s character.  Photo Credit: Brandon Hatch

Beyond the classroom

Tyler Antonio February 25, 2015
Part-time jobs prepare students for an unsheltered life.
The bounty of new student drivers brings with it a surge of opportunity and independence for those taking on the responsibility.  Photo Credit: Tyler Antonio

Freshly paved

Brandon Hatch February 18, 2015
Learning to drive is quite an undertaking, but its payoff is practical and fulfilling.
With the commonality of electronic music comes the impending loss of a pastime from which we can all draw benefit, and this benefit can last much longer than a person may otherwise believe.  Photo Credit: Kevin Rodriguez

March to the beat of your drum—and learn to play it

Brandon Hatch February 5, 2015
Picking up an instrument is an enchanting, persisting, and expanding experience.
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Online Athleticism

Tyler Antonio February 4, 2015
Playing games in a competitive environment builds a variety of skills, ranging from collaboration to analysis.