The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

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.
Stopping at the two-way street towards success

Stopping at the two-way street towards success

Shareen Basyari March 20, 2019
It's times like this when I wish my parents made decisions for me.
The busy addiction

The busy addiction

Shareen Basyari February 15, 2019
My name is Shareen, but Busy is my nickname.
Embracing natural beauty

Embracing natural beauty

Shareen Basyari January 24, 2019
I've had enough of filters–they aren't vital in feeling beautiful.
Teaching the next generation

Teaching the next generation

Shareen Basyari January 15, 2019
As a coding instructor, I know how stressful being a teacher is.
The happiness hunt

The happiness hunt

Shareen Basyari December 20, 2018
Ending a rough year on a softer note.
The biggest win of all

The biggest win of all

Shareen Basyari November 14, 2018
Not earning an award for the first time bruised my ego, but I won something greater–pride for my staff and publication.
‘Tis the season for college applications

‘Tis the season for college applications

Shareen Basyari October 16, 2018
Now that college application season is here, I wish I took my SAT and ACTs a lot sooner. Set your priorities so that you don’t have to stress over your submissions and complete your school assignments at the same time.
Self-care with a chronic disease

Self-care with a chronic disease

Shareen Basyari September 26, 2018
Having Polycystic Kidney Disease made my view on my life narrow and dark, but I'm starting to see the brighter end of the tunnel.
Somewhat crazy, not rich, definitely Asian

Somewhat crazy, not rich, definitely Asian

Shareen Basyari August 28, 2018
“Crazy Rich Asians” hit theaters recently and it’s heartbreaking in ways good and bad.