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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...

Unpaid internships in the United States hurt both college students and young adults alike. Yet, thousands of Americans still take up the position for various reasons, including college credit and work experience. But in the end, the benefits don’t fit the cost. Photo Credit: Maryland GovPics

EDITORIAL: UNPAID INTERNSHIPS LEAVE WORKERS WITH A RAW DEAL Thousands of college students are impacted

Southwest Shadow May 20, 2022

Let’s paint a picture. Jack is a struggling college student and an intern at the world’s biggest paper company, working tirelessly from 9-5 to appease the corporate sharks sitting in the big office....

EDITORIAL: The attacks on teachers must stop now

EDITORIAL: The attacks on teachers must stop now After the last two years, assault and battery are the last things educators need to worry about

Southwest Shadow May 9, 2022

An unexpecting high school teacher left-for-dead in her classroom after being ruthlessly sexually assaulted by a student. The April 7 incident at Eldorado sent shockwaves throughout the valley, shifting...

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,...

EDITORIAL:  Are our schools unraveling?

EDITORIAL: Are our schools unraveling? Classroom violence remains an urgent threat

Southwest Shadow April 11, 2022

A recent firearm-caused lockdown at Desert Oasis high school has ignited a political storm in the valley. Though the incident ended with the student getting arrested for carrying a gun on campus, the debate...

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...

The U.S. is facing another economic disaster due to a multitude of factors including the war in Ukraine. But how can President Biden solve the potentially catastrophic issue and what does this mean for the future of green energy? Photo Credit: Ahmed Ahmed

EDITORIAL: Getting out of this energy crisis requires an all-hands on deck approach The war in Ukraine, plus devastating inflation, have gas prices skyrocketing

Southwest Shadow March 22, 2022

The Russian invasion in Ukraine is fundamentally changing the world. Gas prices across the nation are skyrocketing due to the global and horrific war in Eastern Europe, war-torn pipelines, and economic...

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...

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