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The end of an era

The end of an era I’ll miss the Shadow in college — and I hope the feeling is mutual

Ahmed Ahmed May 25, 2022

Well, I guess this was inevitable.   Yes, that’s right. After almost three years on the Southwest Shadow staff, two years as an editor and one year as the managing editor, I’m exiting stage...

Beware the Blame America Firsters

Beware the Blame America Firsters Sometimes, our enemies really are the bad guys

Ahmed Ahmed May 6, 2022

20 years ago, a then-niche political writer named Christopher Hitchens wrote a sharp rebuke to a then-definitely-not-niche academic named Noam Chomsky. Though the two men had largely agreed on politics,...

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 The White House Administration's attempts to reverse the President’s gaffe are pitiful and useless

Rhamil Taguba April 5, 2022

“For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power.” President Biden’s latest speech in Poland, adjacent to the war-torn Ukraine, had the White House scrambling to craft a statement downplaying...

Trumps GOP critics are not your friends

Trump’s GOP critics are not your friends They’re not on great terms with democracy, either

Ahmed Ahmed March 21, 2022

Perhaps the most humiliating part of the Trump Administration’s four years was when their repeated attempts to overturn the election were shot down repeatedly by courts across the country. Despite their...

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 President Biden isn’t up to the job

Rhamil Taguba March 10, 2022

Nuclear war looms as Putin began his invasion on eastern Ukraine after sending troops to two separate regions of Ukraine, declaring them as independent states. Despite this, negotiations are failing due...

Why debate matters

Why debate matters It’s one of the least dangerous forms of escapism

Ahmed Ahmed February 20, 2022

60 or 70 years from now, when I’m a decrepit old man edging slowly towards a timely death, if someone were to ask what brightspots I enjoyed during my high school years, I’ll likely have two answers....

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

MAHOMES MAY SURPASS BRADY’S LEGACY Star NFL player is creating a new era after nail-biting game against the Buffalo Bills

Rhamil Taguba February 1, 2022

The 26 year old Kansas City Chiefs’, who led the win against the San Francisco 49’s back in the 2020 Super Bowl, was recently eliminated by Joe Burrow's Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championships,...

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools The president’s critics are sidelining science for politics

Ahmed Ahmed February 1, 2022

Following the spike of cases due to Omicron, a new wave of school closures have rocked cities across the country. Thousands of schools have closed the first week of the year. School districts in Montana,...

Meta’s new console poses several benefits, but can it beat out what traditional gaming consoles have to offer? Photo Credit: Maximilian Prandstätter

THE ‘OCULUS QUEST 2’ IS THE PERFECT GATEWAY TO A NEW REALITY Zuckerberg’s innovation poses more benefits than expected

Rhamil Taguba January 27, 2022

Virtual reality is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around since the 1960’s, when Ivan Sutherland created the Sword of Damocles, a huge, expensive, and seemingly inefficient contraption. Yet, the Oculus...

Make Kamala Harris cool again

Make Kamala Harris cool again Progressives shouldn’t fear being tough on crime

Ahmed Ahmed December 3, 2021

“...We run around with these signs: ‘build more schools, less jails, build more schools, less jails’ -  and we walk around everywhere - ‘build more schools’ - we protest ‘build more schools...

Supreme Court of the United States ends marriage discrimination - Obergefell vs Hodges

The ghosts of the gay marriage debate What both the left, right can learn from the fight

Ahmed Ahmed November 5, 2021

  The first national political fight I ever paid actual attention to was the fight over gay marriage. From around early 2013 to the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing it nationwide, I was baffled...

The recent efforts by ROBLOX to push Rthro avatar sets is somewhat of a failure when compared to the original sets. Yet, ROBLOX still pursues Rthro related projects. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

ROBLOX, GIVE UP ON RTHRO A recent trend regarding the structure of avatars is a creepy mess

Rhamil Taguba November 2, 2021

ROBLOX, the popular gaming platform, has exploded in growth both in profits and players within the last four years. The platform, which I play almost daily, is characterized mainly by the “blockiness”...

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