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Southwest Shadow

Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 5, 2022
Former fashion student Marynelle Garcia, and her life after graduating.
As they illustrate their final projects, Fashion Design I freshmen navigate how to make their creation out of food items. The semester was spent expressing and designing their ideas with watercolor paint, some of which will be displayed at the art show. “We’re really excited to not only teach the subjects that we do, but show whats being done in our classrooms,” Art teacher Brandon Lafountain said. “We can share it as a school instead of just a singular class and work together as a group.”

Art Teachers to Host First Student Showcase

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 4, 2022
Community members will have the opportunity to view student artwork.
Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor
December 4, 2022
Find out what you might have missed last week.
VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/2/22

VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/2/22

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 2, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.

Club Preview: A look into the week of December 5

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.
Throwing away his leftover lunch, junior Narek Tonoyan makes sure that his surroundings are clean before lunch dismissal. Custodians and supporting staff have to work in a timely and efficient manner to ensure a sanitary campus. “Health inspectors visited a couple weeks ago, and we still got A’s in all of our kitchens,” Assistant Principal Cameron Roehm said. “It’s nice that even with a shorter staff, they’re working really hard to make it [campus] good for every student and staff member.”

CCSD in the Midst of Custodial Shortage

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
Workload for custodians has increased, prompting staff and students to support their efforts.
Where Are They Now: Duke Vano

Where Are They Now: Duke Vano

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 2, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2019 Duke Vano's life after graduation.
Brainstorming new mechanics for the game “Witches and Ditches,” sophomore Ayden Ionescu suggests adding a trial system. Before testing, players cast spells at random, hoping to uncover the witch. “Testing is beneficial for most games,” Ionescu said. “You can point out all the flaws for a video game. For example, bugs may be a problem for the gameplay and its balance.”

An Hour In… Digital Game Development

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 2, 2022
Finishing their board games, students in Animation II begin playtesting.
“For Black Friday, I bought clothes and perfume,” sophomore Akela Custodio said. “The clothes were more for summer but had a large discount and the perfume was also low priced.”

Q&A: Did you buy anything for Black Friday?

Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer
December 2, 2022
Students let us know if they bought anything for Black Friday.
Announcing that they will be resigning their current positions, Dental teacher Kirsten Winfield and Health Science teacher Cynthia Wong are shown great appreciation on their last day. While Winfield is leaving the district, Wong takes over just next door. Im not excited to see Winfield leave, but I am very grateful to get a teacher like Dr.Wong to step in, junior Daphney Garcia-Hatton said.

Head of Dental Program Kirsten Winfield Leaves, Dr. Cynthia Wong Steps In

Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer
December 1, 2022
With teachers coming and going mid-school year, students are left with mixed emotions.
Favorite Season Contest 2022

Favorite Season Contest 2022

Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor
December 1, 2022
As the winter season approaches, the Southwest Shadow would like to know your favorite season.
Where Are They Now: Dannielle Donalvo

Where Are They Now: Dannielle Donalvo

Yaritzza Montenegro, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2022 graduate Dannielle Donalvo's life.