The School Newspaper of Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

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.
A Valentine Of My Own

A Valentine Of My Own

Arcadia Encarnacion February 14, 2022
Valentine’s Day is the day when we celebrate love. Though giving flowers and exchanging chocolate or cards to loved ones is nice, treating yourself and showing yourself love is even better.
Live Music, No Money

Live Music, No Money

Arcadia Encarnacion February 11, 2022
Despite having opportunities to go to different venues and concerts, Vegas locals can’t lavishly spend as much as tourists do.
Action Movie IRL?

Action Movie IRL?

Arcadia Encarnacion January 24, 2022
Seeing the capitol riot on the news felt so out of place. How could something totally outrageous be real? The event itself was completely bizarre, and on the one-year anniversary, still is.
Words Fail

Words Fail

Arcadia Encarnacion December 10, 2021
Coding is difficult sometimes.
Eve of December 1

Eve of December 1

Arcadia Encarnacion December 10, 2021
Christmas is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," right?
When Group Work Doesnt Work

When Group Work Doesn’t Work

Arcadia Encarnacion November 4, 2021
Group work can be frustrating when the person who did the least amount of work is the most critical of it.
Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Arcadia Encarnacion October 28, 2021
Halloween's approaching and what better way to celebrate than carving pumpkins?
Homecoming to the Office

Homecoming to the Office

Arcadia Encarnacion October 23, 2021
Bringing pride flags is bad enough for someone to get RPC'd and even expelled. During another Nevada high school's homecoming, a student brought out a pride flag and made a speech after being selected for homecoming royalty. They were then taken to the office for "campus disturbance".
The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

Dean Carrasco October 22, 2021
Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook shut down for a few hours and upset quite a few people.
Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

Arcadia Encarnacion September 28, 2021
During the first day of school, the same four to five questions are asked as “ice breakers.”