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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TrumpCore 2022

TrumpCore 2022

Arcade Encarnacion
September 14, 2022
The hypocrisy of politicians is baffling.
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.
All Eyes On You

All Eyes On You

Dean Carrasco
March 9, 2022
Teachers are now being monitored with cameras in their classrooms that parents have access to watch a live feed of. This is to make sure they’re being taught the proper “values” and making sure they aren’t exposed to anything they don’t want their kids exposed to.
Shark Cuban vs. Big Pharma

Shark Cuban vs. Big Pharma

Arcadia Encarnacion
March 7, 2022
Mark Cuban (investor and personality on Shark Tank) has founded a drug company that cuts the prices of basic OTC drugs, making them available for a wider range of people.
Masks On for Personal Health

Masks On for Personal Health

Dean Carrasco
February 2, 2022
Biden freely distributes 400 million N95 masks across the US - however, people still refuse to mask up.
Understaffed, no subs

Understaffed, no subs

Dean Carrasco
January 21, 2022
Already suffering a substitute shortage, the Omicron variant is forcing many students and teachers to stay at home.
New Covid Variant Comes to Play

New Covid Variant Comes to Play

Dean Carrasco
December 10, 2021
With only a few dozen cases so far, will our current vaccines be effective?