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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

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.
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.
As violent incidents involving school bus drivers shockingly affect our district, bus drivers now work in fear in what has now turned into an aggressive and rowdy environment. Yet, drivers are expected to put up with worsening conditions and continue to perform their duties for adolescents who disrespect their authority.

EDITORIAL: BUS DRIVERS NEED TO BE TREATED LIKE PEOPLE TOO

October 5, 2022
Attacks in August have highlighted the aggressive behavior on CCSD school buses, yet the discussion on how to stop this behavior has not ended.
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.