The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

The end of an era

The end of an era

Ahmed Ahmed May 25, 2022
All good things must come to an end.
Beware the Blame America Firsters

Beware the Blame America Firsters

Ahmed Ahmed May 6, 2022
On the far-right and far-left, fiction triumphs facts on Russia.
Trumps GOP critics are not your friends

Trump’s GOP critics are not your friends

Ahmed Ahmed March 21, 2022
If you think Trump is the only threat to the republic, I have some real estate in Birmingham to sell you.
Why debate matters

Why debate matters

Ahmed Ahmed February 20, 2022
I love debate more than anything. And I’ll continue to love it for decades after my last match.
Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Progressives declare war on Biden’s push for opening schools

Ahmed Ahmed February 1, 2022
Closing down schools has drawbacks advocates don’t consider.
Make Kamala Harris cool again

Make Kamala Harris cool again

Ahmed Ahmed December 3, 2021
The new wave of soft-on-crime progressivism hurts the communities it tries to protect.
Supreme Court of the United States ends marriage discrimination - Obergefell vs Hodges

The ghosts of the gay marriage debate

Ahmed Ahmed November 5, 2021
Gay marriage used to be so politically toxic that Democrats ran away from it, but the policy is now wildly popular with Americans.
Joe Manchin is the GOAT

Joe Manchin is the GOAT

Ahmed Ahmed October 20, 2021
Taunt and mock him as much as you’d like. The 74-year old welcomes your hatred - and you need him.
Unwitting conservatives for Biden

Unwitting conservatives for Biden

Ahmed Ahmed October 8, 2021
Last year, the far-left made Biden’s job in capturing the presidency harder. This year, the far-right is making it easier.
CCSD’s anti-racist task force shouldn’t make the same errors as other anti-racist initiatives

CCSD’s anti-racist task force shouldn’t make the same errors as other anti-racist initiatives

Ahmed Ahmed September 10, 2021
Many think an anti-racist task force is a no-brainer. But diversity training’s effectiveness is worth questioning.
There are no winners in the critical race theory fight

There are no winners in the critical race theory fight

Ahmed Ahmed July 31, 2021
Conservatives are correct to rally against “critical race theory.” But their solutions are poorly thought out and counter-productive.
A new study confirms where the real anti-semitism lies

A new study confirms where the real anti-semitism lies

Ahmed Ahmed May 17, 2021
A base built on bigotry will be home to anti-semites.