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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

TrumpCore 2022

TrumpCore 2022

Arcade Encarnacion September 14, 2022
The hypocrisy of politicians is baffling.
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: Rhamil Taguba

COLUMN: WHAT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS MEANS COMING FORWARD

September 7, 2022

Biden’s astounding move to cancel billions of dollars of loans has kept millions of young and old Americans alike celebrating their freedom from serious financial burden. However, the Biden Administration’s...

The end of an era

The end of an era

Ahmed Ahmed May 25, 2022
All good things must come to an end.
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

Southwest Shadow May 20, 2022
Why aren't America's work interns being compensated fairly? Short answer, money.
EDITORIAL: The attacks on teachers must stop now

EDITORIAL: The attacks on teachers must stop now

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

Ahmed Ahmed May 6, 2022
On the far-right and far-left, fiction triumphs facts on Russia.
Academic validation is when a student relies on their academics to feel recognized as an individual. What many don’t realize is how draining constantly worrying about your grades and pushing yourself to only do your best in school really is in the mind of a teenager.
 Art Credit: Crystalyn Estabillo

Academic Validation: Is it Really Worth All The Stress?

Crystalyn Estabillo April 13, 2022
Pushing oneself past personal limits for a 4.0 GPA is not worth it.
Anatomy of an Average Vegas Kid

Anatomy of an Average Vegas Kid

Arcadia Encarnacion April 11, 2022
Suburban life in Vegas may seem like every other suburbs, but there are some hallmarks of being a kid here.
EDITORIAL:  Are our schools unraveling?

EDITORIAL: Are our schools unraveling?

Southwest Shadow April 11, 2022
What are the best ways of keeping our schools safe?
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

Rhamil Taguba April 5, 2022
Is The White House too late to correct Biden's mistake?
Ready Player One?

Ready Player One?

Dean Carrasco March 29, 2022
Young adults are going into the military with the idea that it’s going to be just like the video games they’ve played.
A Day In Life With…

A Day In Life With…

Arcadia Encarnacion March 24, 2022
Students who come from low-income households tend to focus on taking care of their siblings or finding their next meal, rather than academics.