The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

F IS FOR FANTASTIC!

‘F’ IS FOR FANTASTIC!

Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
February 4, 2023
Please don’t take every class just because you think you should.
Ai Art is Amateur

Ai Art is Amateur

Arcade Encarnacion, Cartoonist
January 25, 2023
With the recent popularity of AI art on TikTok, many people think it will replace real artists in the future.
Junior Alvin Claro lifts the rim of a tire. The Auto-Tech program teaches students how to apply useful skills to fix up cars.

EDITORIAL: SCHOOLS SHOULD REQUIRE LIFE SKILLS COURSES TO GRADUATE

Learning basic skills helps students handle the universal issues everyone goes through in life.
Under a school voucher or savings account system, parents would be siphoning money directly from public education funding to their own pockets.

On the Scale: Is School Choice a Cool Choice?

Ethan Bull and Rhamil Taguba
January 3, 2023
The argument for school choice continues with the results of the midterm elections.
Qatar Is Crushing It

Qatar Is Crushing It

Arcade Encarnacion, Cartoonist
December 12, 2022
Though Qatar promoted fair working conditions, they shoved their workers into labor camps and took their passports.
The debate against gun control is popular with millions of conservative Americans today. But the prevention of firearm safety throughout several states like Texas has time and time again led to violence and death. Crowd at rally against gun control at the Minnesota State Capitol © Fibonacci Blue, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Republicans are failing when it comes to gun control

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
November 17, 2022
A look on why the conservative side of the famous gun debate is flawed.
Swifties Arent Thrifty

Swifties Aren’t Thrifty

Arcade Encarnacion, Cartoonist
November 13, 2022
The Swifties are at it again ever since Taylor’s new album, Midnight, and the new tour dates were released. It's surprising that the cell towers haven't overloaded this past month.
Preceding the bi-yearly legislative meeting in CCSD set for February of next year, the district’s Board of Trustees met in August to determine the most pressing issues for future discussion. The board created a bill draft request which addressed several areas of concern in the school district that was presented to trustees for voting.  Photo Credit: CCSD

EDITORIAL: NEW CCSD SCHOOL BOARD LEGISLATION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Southwest Shadow
November 7, 2022
Learn about the three areas of focus and what we think of each initiative.
Thousands of people across the world protest in solidarity with the girls in Iran. In this picture, a woman in Melbourne is cutting and shaving her hair.  Solidarity with Iranian Protests © Matt Hrkac, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

IRAN’S OPPRESSIVE REGIME CANNOT SUPPRESS COURAGE

Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
November 4, 2022
Autocratic leaders find it increasingly difficult to silence activists, especially when those activists are young girls.
BTS: Light It Up Tour

BTS: Light It Up Tour

Arcade Encarnacion, Cartoonist
November 2, 2022
BTS, the international K-Pop sensation, is temporarily disbanding to serve their mandatory military service for two years.
An A-list celebrity, a revolutionizing rapper, and a cultural icon, Ye has created an empire for himself. But a conflict with the most famous family in America has thrown Ye spiraling down a controversial path. Kanye West San Pablo Tour © kennysun, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

COLUMN: Someone needs to give Ye immediate help

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
October 25, 2022
A look into what Ye's future is now, considering how much trouble he's caused within the past year.
Scientific Mermaids

Scientific Mermaids

Arcadia Encarnacion, Cartoonist
October 10, 2022
Many people have criticized the new "Little Mermaid" for not being "realistic" because of the color of the main actresses' skin.