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Southwest Shadow

While there were several impressive pieces of architecture like the exterior of the One World Trade Center, I wasnt able to fully embrace what millions of people call the embodiment of the American Dream.


Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
March 29, 2023

Recently, I visited what many cite as the most influential, most famous city in the world: New York City. While I was looking forward to strolling through what popular culture has idolized as the most...

“Taxing the rich” has been a signature catchphrase for most left-leaning voters and politicians alike. While taxing the super rich may be beneficial for the welfare of middle-class America, how does the government expect to pay their multi-million dollar mansions and 20 Ferraris?  Photo Credit: Philip Taylor PT

Satire: Let’s tax poor people even more

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
February 26, 2023
The national debt continues to rise in this country. Why cut a break for hard-working, struggling Americans?
The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens technique of preservation has raised eyebrows from spectators and investigators alike.

‘Bodies: The Exhibition’ is morally wrong

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
January 26, 2023
Why the world-famous exhibitions are controversial.
School choice should be an undeniable right

School choice should be an undeniable right

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
January 3, 2023
A discussion on why school choice should be implemented in CCSD.
The debate against gun control is popular with millions of conservative Americans today. But the prevention of firearm safety throughout several states like Texas has time and time again led to violence and death. Crowd at rally against gun control at the Minnesota State Capitol © Fibonacci Blue, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Republicans are failing when it comes to gun control

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
November 17, 2022
A look on why the conservative side of the famous gun debate is flawed.
The recent controversy surrounding the once invincible quarterback of the century has him struggling on the field after his 40 day retirement period. But how will the Buccaneers possibly perform efficiently if Brady is breaking? Third Photos © All-Pro Reels, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Brady’s fall from grace

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
November 3, 2022
A look into what’s causing the NFL’s most legendary quarterback to fail.
An A-list celebrity, a revolutionizing rapper, and a cultural icon, Ye has created an empire for himself. But a conflict with the most famous family in America has thrown Ye spiraling down a controversial path. Kanye West San Pablo Tour © kennysun, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Someone needs to give Ye immediate help

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
October 25, 2022
A look into what Ye's future is now, considering how much trouble he's caused within the past year.
Unpaid internships in the United States hurt both college students and young adults alike. Yet, thousands of Americans still take up the position for various reasons, including college credit and work experience. But in the end, the benefits don’t fit the cost. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba


Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
September 7, 2022

Biden’s astounding move to cancel billions of dollars of loans has kept millions of young and old Americans alike celebrating their freedom from serious financial burden. However, the Biden Administration’s...

The Presidents statement in Poland initiated a panic within The White House, but their efforts to divert his statement are futile considering the damage has already been done.  Photo Credit: The White House

Biden’s objectionable backtracking

Rhamil Taguba
April 5, 2022
Is The White House too late to correct Biden's mistake?
The world watches as major conflict arises in eastern Europe, but is the U.S. even capable of solving such a disaster? Photo Credit: Frankie Fouganthin

The case for avoiding war with Russia

Rhamil Taguba
March 10, 2022
Putin's tyrannical invasion has left the world on the brink of nuclear disaster, but is Biden capable of dealing such mounting pressure?
The Kansas City Chiefs’s rising quarterback shows future potential to take over the NFL as the greatest of all time, knocking off Tom Brady’s two decade reign. Photo Credit: All-Pro Reels


Rhamil Taguba
February 1, 2022
The quarterback is the core position in a football team - will the Chiefs’s QB topple down the rest of the league?
Meta’s new console poses several benefits, but can it beat out what traditional gaming consoles have to offer? Photo Credit: Maximilian Prandstätter


Rhamil Taguba
January 27, 2022
Meta’s newest VR console is taking strides in a new gaming world.