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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

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...

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 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

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...

EDITORIAL: Affirmative Action — If ended, then mend it

EDITORIAL: Affirmative Action — If ended, then mend it

Southwest Shadow February 26, 2022
Higher education's inequality problem is bad, and there's little evidence it's getting much better.
EDITORIAL: The case for a grand voting rights compromise

EDITORIAL: The case for a grand voting rights compromise

Southwest Shadow February 2, 2022
Preserving the integrity of our elections may require a bipartisan bill — one without policies progressives want.
The decade-old dress code has concerned student thought for as long as it existed - the misogynistic code is based on standards that are years old but still are dictating what students wear in school. Art Credit: Ahmed Ahmed

EDITORIAL: The dress code is outdated – change needs to happen

Southwest Shadow January 24, 2022
The dress code is outdated and contains a list of misogynistic issues.
Reviewing content from last year, Spanish teacher Geri Barnish teaches her Spanish II students amidst a shortage of teachers across the county. “We’re all exhausted, we can barely keep one thing in our books, and the demands are just so overwhelming. Eventually, teachers are going to be rebelling because the wages they are being offered are hard to retain,” Barnish said. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

EDITORIAL: MORE EFFORTS SHOULD BE PUT TOWARDS RELIEVING TEACHERS’ STRESS

Southwest Shadow October 6, 2021
Educational staff are being swarmed by problems caused by a dysfunctional educational system.
Devious Licks Taken Too Far

Devious Licks Taken Too Far

Dean Carrasco October 6, 2021
TikTok trends are being taken to an extreme as students try to go viral.
The previous lockdown has had a significant impact on education nationwide. As students return from virtual learning to in-person, a threat of another lockdown looms against the adjustment. Being at home affected me negatively harmed me socially and physically. I felt isolated being home all the time and I felt pressured to change my life, junior Heron Yonas said. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

EDITORIAL: Another lockdown would be bad medicine

Southwest Shadow September 14, 2021
The Delta variant threatens to shut down society once more - should we have to suffer yet another lockdown?
EDITORIAL: Nevada needs to end period poverty

EDITORIAL: Nevada needs to end period poverty

Southwest Shadow April 23, 2021
There is no excuse for not providing these crucial products.