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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Joan Shelley strums her way through the album, showcasing her incredible lyrical and instrumental talent.

Experience the folk beauty of Kentucky with “The Spur”

September 30, 2022

  In the city of Louisville, Kentucky, a young musician named Joan Shelley began her career as an American folk artist in her remote hometown. Shelley began writing her seventh album during the...

Podcast: Is the BeReal App Worth the Hype?

Podcast: Is the ‘BeReal’ App Worth the Hype?

September 27, 2022
In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of the "BeReal" social media app and how to utilize the platform as one of many users.
With a hip and healthy menu, in addition to their eye-catching space, Squally’s provides a perfect place for customers to feel their best.
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Photo Credit: Lily Gurdison

Discover Health, Wellness at Squally’s Juice Bar & Cafe

September 15, 2022
Hop on the health craze at Squally's Juice Bar & Cafe.


Jackson Bogan September 14, 2022

Generation Z. We still have a long way to go. How Gen Z chooses to engage with the world now will determine how the generation after will perceive our actions and while Generation Z has many...

Smile! It’s For A Good Cause

Madison Land September 14, 2022

With the rise of the internet and more readily accessible social media platforms, many in this generation have felt increasing numbness toward common tragedies. Social media has given countless opportunities...

Reshaping Educational and Career Pathways

Lily Gurdison and Hannah Paine September 14, 2022

University or gap year? College or apprenticeship? School in-state or out-of-state?  As more of Generation Z enters their post-high school lives, their dependency on technology and shifting attitudes...

Technology and Entertainment, It’s All A Mind Game

Crystalyn Estabillo, Gray Barranco, and Tishie Nyitray September 14, 2022

Wake up. Grab your phone. Scroll through social media for long periods of time. A typical routine for Generation Z. One of Generation Z’s defining features is the connection between social media and...

Teachers’ half-hopeful, half-terrified response

Juliana Borruso, Gurleen Swaich, and Julia Jauregui August 29, 2022

As the new school year approached, many teachers had a sense of uncertainty lingering around due to the grading reform policy.    Not knowing whether it was going to remain the same or change,...

The student impact

Tishie Nyitray, Rhamil Taguba, and Naila Yazdani August 29, 2022

Reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSD adopted several new grading policies for teachers to implement for a more efficient transition to in-person learning. The minimum 50% policy, suspension of punishing...

The future fights

Ahmed Ahmed and Jackson Bogan August 29, 2022

CCSD is far from the only locality to overhaul education policy for the stated purpose of promoting racial equity. Cities and states across the country have been revamping classes, grading and school admission...

The classroom wars likely won’t end soon

August 29, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic only fostered more debates about the future of education. These debates probably won't recede even as the virus does. With the recent chaos concerning the school board, it's even...