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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Four years, forever grateful

Four years, forever grateful

Vinh Tran May 11, 2018
Thank you for reading my articles for the past four years.
Dear freshman me…

Dear freshman me…

Vinh Tran May 4, 2018
After four years of high school, I've gained some tips and advice I wish I learned before I even started my high school life.
The best life lessons I learned, I learned from a dongle

The best life lessons I learned, I learned from a dongle

Vinh Tran April 27, 2018
I learned numerous life lessons from just a dongle, who would have thought I'd be grateful?
Adulthood within reach

Adulthood within reach

Vinh Tran April 20, 2018
With only a couple months left until I turn 18, here are 18 things I want to do before I become an adult.
SATIRE: PRO/CON: Yodel boy: musical genius

SATIRE: PRO/CON: Yodel boy: musical genius

Vinh Tran April 9, 2018
Another month, another internet meme has gone viral. However, the yodeling boy in Walmart has much more in store when it comes to his musical genius.
SATIRE: Owning a Hydro Flask makes you a better person

SATIRE: Owning a Hydro Flask makes you a better person

Vinh Tran March 22, 2018
Hydro Flasks just make you a better person. Simple as that, so go ahead and spend $40 on one.
Are you ready for a nine to five?

Are you ready for a nine to five?

Vinh Tran March 15, 2018
With the thought of receiving hundreds of dollars, students are tempted to apply for part-time jobs. However, they don't realize the sacrifices one has to make for a job.
SATIRE: VinhMD, the epidemic that is senioritis

SATIRE: VinhMD, the epidemic that is senioritis

Vinh Tran March 5, 2018
Are you counting down the days til graduation? You may have senioritis.
SATIRE: Love is a lie orchestrated by the government

SATIRE: Love is a lie orchestrated by the government

Vinh Tran February 14, 2018
The government is trying to take over the world by using Valentine's Day.
Sin city: aptly named

Sin city: aptly named

Vinh Tran February 5, 2018
Crime rates in Las Vegas have been steadily increasing. There needs to be immediate action in order for the city to improve.
SATIRE: Clothes make the man

SATIRE: Clothes make the man

Vinh Tran January 25, 2018
My life has one focus, clothes. Even if I lack any sense of style or responsibility, hopefully wearing expensive clothes will suffice.
Expecting failure

Expecting failure

Vinh Tran January 10, 2018
Following an array of disappointment, it's not much of a surprise when one starts to expect it at every turn.