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Hoping to finish the year off strong, students are preparing for final exams and teachers are wrapping up course content work. “After all the hard work everyone put in this year, I think everyone is excited for summer,” sophomore Luke Gil said. “So many things were different and we are looking towards a break.”

A Look Into Fourth Quarter With a month left of school, students, faculty are wrapping up the year with hybrid learning

Tishie Nyitray May 5, 2021

Continuing on with fourth quarter, students are finally getting used to the schedule and are readying for the end of the semester.     “It has been great seeing kids in person again,”...

These recent attacks on Asian Americans are not getting enough news coverage, so people need to post about it on social media to spread the word. 

Art Credit:Madison Land

The Overlooking of Asian-American Hate Crimes Their lives matter too, and need to be protected

Madison Land March 23, 2021

Recently, there has been a surge in crimes against Asian American communities. An 84-year old man in San Francisco was killed by a 19-year-old boy for no reason. Another man and his 3 and 6-year old sons...

Questions still remain for how, when high school students will return for face-to-face instruction

Questions still remain for how, when high school students will return for face-to-face instruction Revised hybrid plan outlines operations if additional grade levels resume in-person learning

Julia Jauregui February 25, 2021

As of March 1, students from Pre-K to 3rd grade will return to in-person schooling in the hybrid model. This leaves many questions for the rest of the elementary, middle schoolers, as well as high school...

Hoping to finish the year off strong, students are preparing for final exams and teachers are wrapping up course content work. “After all the hard work everyone put in this year, I think everyone is excited for summer,” sophomore Luke Gil said. “So many things were different and we are looking towards a break.”

A look into third quarter With uncertainty revolving around whether or not schools will transition to in-person learning, students work their way through the third quarter

Gurleen Swaich February 2, 2021

At the beginning of virtual schooling, students along with teachers were having a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, but after finishing first semester - the storm has finally settled.  Now...

CCSD will be transitioning Pre-K to 3rd grade students to a hybrid style of learning. Photo Credit: CCSD

BREAKING: Hybrid model set to be implemented for Pre-K to grade 3 students The move may indicate further pushes for in-person learning

Ahmed Ahmed and Monserrat Mendieta January 27, 2021

CCSD has announced a return to in-person learning for Pre-K to 3rd-grade students. After months of deliberation, the decision to bring back young students to partial in-person learning comes as a relief...

Q&A: Would you willingly take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Q&A: Would you willingly take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Gurleen Swaich January 19, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed nationwide, we asked students if they were willing to take the vaccine.  

School board members met last night to discuss several topics, including whether or not CCSD schools should reopen in any capacity. Ultimately, they decided to let principals choose groups of students that require guidance and have them physically visit their schools and receive extra help. ”Our recommendation is to allow our principals, they know their communities, to invite small groups of students to their campuses on a voluntary basis,” Deputy Superintendent Dr. Brenda Larsen-Mitchell said. “We know that we have students that need social-emotional wellness interventions and academic screenings that need to be done.”Photo Credit: Screenshot of Board Meeting

CCSD School Board votes to allow struggling groups of students to volunteer for in-person assistance Trustees unanimously voted for a plan that would allow some individuals back on campuses

Monserrat Mendieta January 15, 2021

After careful consideration and discourse, board members voted 7-0 to continue full-time distance learning, but allow for principals at their discretion to invite small groups of students that are having...

Tomorrow at 5 p.m. the CCSD School Board will be continuing their discussion on the possible reopening of schools. Photo Credit: Clark County School District

School board meeting tomorrow to discuss possibility of inviting small groups of students to school campuses Members will plan ways to begin reopening schools

Ahmed Ahmed and Monserrat Mendieta January 13, 2021

Nearly a year after Governor Steve Sisolak first shut down in-person education to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the first school board meeting of the year is set to continue the discussion of...

Quarter one was tough not just for teachers, but also students. Although things seemed quite frustrating, many of the technical dilemmas and Canvas issues have been navigated and students are beginning to somewhat admire the versatility of virtual education.  Graphic Credit: Gurleen Swaich

A look into quarter two Although the initial transition from in-person to hybrid was confusing, students are getting a sense of normalcy with virtual education

Gurleen Swaich November 24, 2020

The pandemic's arrival was like an unexpected guest at a party - abrupt and uninvited. Since August, schools have been in distance learning and due to the rapid increase of cases it is more than likely...

It’s Groundhog Day: Plans for in-person learning have been scrapped, and students will continue online learning as COVID-19 cases skyrocket. Photo Credit: Gurleen Swaich

EDITORIAL: The unicorn of returning to classes In-person schooling this year is looking unrealistic

Southwest Shadow November 17, 2020

It’s groundhog’s day: Plans for in-person learning have been scrapped, and students will continue online learning as COVID-19 cases skyrocket.Photo Credit: Gurleen Swaich A hopeful school board...

INFOGRAPHIC: Job losses due to COVID-19

INFOGRAPHIC: Job losses due to COVID-19 Financial effects of coronavirus on Americans

Madison Land October 7, 2020

The consequences of the pandemic continue to impact the employment status of Americans. 

INFOGRAPHIC: Coping with COVID-19

INFOGRAPHIC: Coping with COVID-19 US adults are dealing with the pandemic by doing various activities

Hannah Paine September 30, 2020

Many US adults have struggled trying to stay relaxed and calm during the current coronavirus outbreak. Some adults watch TV & movies, while others have spent time exercising. Loading... (function(d){var...

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