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Southwest Shadow

INFOGRAPHIC: CREATING GROUP RESOLUTIONS FOR 2023
INFOGRAPHIC: CREATING GROUP RESOLUTIONS FOR 2023
Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023
Millions make New Year's resolutions to start off the year on the right foot, but how many of them actually follow through with them?
With the continued rise of social media, more and more teenagers are logging onto apps like Instagram, Tiktok and Twitter. Despite dealing with all of the problems concerning student social media use, assistant principal Cameron Rohem still has faith in the students. “I think most teenagers are definitely responsible enough,” Roehm said. “There are still exceptions, but I think for the most part that high schoolers or even middle schoolers are at an age where they can be responsible for their actions.”
Irresponsible Social Media usage continues to scuff teen digital footprints
Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023
Concern continues to rise regarding Gen Z digital behavior.
What Makes an Adult?
What Makes an Adult?
Tishie Nyitray January 11, 2023
Do people magically become adults on their eighteenth birthday? Or does more go into this label?
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Standing beside his personal “Dig Dug” cabinet, freshman Nicholas Arone is working towards adding more machines to his collection. He has had an interest in arcade games since five years old. “My dream cabinet is a six player ‘X-Men’ or a dedicated ‘Ghosts and Goblins’ cabinet,” Arone said. “But my favorite game from the old school era is ‘DigDug.’”
Dedicated Arcade Game Renovator: Meet Nicholas Arone
Gray Barranco, Staff Writer • January 10, 2023
Freshman Nicholas Arone has spent the past four years working on repairing his own arcade cabinets.
Posing for pictures and hanging out with Minnie Mouse Catherine Viggato recounts her time working at Epcot in the year 2006. I really enjoyed the time I spent there because I got to know a lot of people from different parts of the country, Viggato said. It was the first time I was out on my own so it was good to get that experience.
Experienced Hospitality Industry Worker: Meet Catherine Viggato
Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer • January 5, 2023
Hospitality teacher Catherine Viggato shares her experiences as a worker in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Competing in the Esports Mountain Region league playoffs, the Southwest Squids celebrate their hard-earned win. Practicing since September, their hard work pays off. “What sets us apart from the other school teams is that we have a lot more power and a lot more strength as players,” junior Carl Reiner said. “I’m noticing that whenever we play the best teams the region has to offer, I’m just kind of disappointed. I felt like we would have a much bigger competition but it turns out we’re beating them with no more than eighty percent of our power.”
First place, undefeated: Meet the Southwest Squids
Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer • December 12, 2022
Team will play for the championship on Tuesday.
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What Makes an Adult?
What Makes an Adult?
Tishie Nyitray January 11, 2023
Do people magically become adults on their eighteenth birthday? Or does more go into this label?
Everything wrong with Gen Z
Everything wrong with Gen Z
Juliana Borruso September 14, 2022
Despite their strong suits, Generation Z is discovering their flaws.
Education reform makes a splash - but not without its critics
Education reform makes a splash - but not without its critics
Southwest Shadow November 30, 2021
Trying to recuperate from recent contention in the district, CCSD is making serious changes to the system.
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Infographic: How to Get Concert Tickets
Infographic: How to Get Concert Tickets
Jianna Aganon, Staff Writer • November 28, 2022
Stay updated on how to obtain concert tickets.
Infographic: Where do people get their news?
Infographic: Where do people get their news?
Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer • November 2, 2022
With an increase in technology usage, more people are using the internet to get their regular dose of news.
INFOGRAPHIC: How to spot fake news
INFOGRAPHIC: How to spot fake news
Tishie Nyitray, Editor in Chief • October 21, 2022
Learn how to be aware of false facts on the internet.
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Pulling from real world inspirations, sophomore Elenarose Telona thinks up new concepts for a society. Telona and her teammates decided to reference their own ethnicities, which made their civilization more personal to them. “Right now were brainstorming ideas,” Telona said. “One of us is Peruvian, one Incas, and Im Filipino, so we named it Phillinca. Then another thing was to find a middle ground where we could place our civilization, so we made it an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. So were thinking of things that already exist and adding them into our civilization.”
An Hour In … World History
Venice Jingco, Staff Writer • December 9, 2022
Brainstorming new mechanics for the game “Witches and Ditches,” sophomore Ayden Ionescu suggests adding a trial system. Before testing, players cast spells at random, hoping to uncover the witch. “Testing is beneficial for most games,” Ionescu said. “You can point out all the flaws for a video game. For example, bugs may be a problem for the gameplay and its balance.”
An Hour In ... Digital Game Development
Venice Jingco, Staff Writer • December 2, 2022
Beginning the new unit in 3D animation, students are tasked with animating a flour sack— the same exercise as Animation I, but in 3D rather than 2D.  However, some students like sophomore Rayan Awad dislike the change in dimensions. “2D animation is so much easier to do, I think it looks better, Im just more comfortable with it,” Awad said. “With 3D, you dont have to redraw everything and you just have a rig and its really easy to deal with. But 2d animation, it feels like you put more effort into it feels more rewarding.”
An Hour In … Animation II
Venice Jingco, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022
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Draw My Shadow: Aubrey Earley
Draw My Shadow: Aubrey Earley
Elise Chan, Staff Writer • November 17, 2022
Junior Aubrey Earley shares her experiences with pole vaulting
DRAW MY SHADOW: PAYSON ROWE
DRAW MY SHADOW: PAYSON ROWE
Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer • November 3, 2022
Freshman Payson Rowe shares his experiences with cross-country
Draw My Shadow: Ghiada Ferraer
Draw My Shadow: Ghiada Ferraer
October 28, 2022
Learn all about her interests in motorcycling.
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New Years Resolution Contest 2023
New Year's Resolution Contest 2023
Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor • January 5, 2023
We're back! Enter the first contest of the new year
Favorite Season Contest 2022
Favorite Season Contest 2022
Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor • December 1, 2022
As the winter season approaches, the Southwest Shadow would like to know your favorite season.
Holiday Traditions Contest 2022
Holiday Traditions Contest 2022
Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor • November 2, 2022
The holidays are coming up and we would like to know your favorite traditions.
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