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Southwest Shadow

Alyssa Rose

Alyssa Rose, Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Alyssa and this is my first year in Journalism and I'm a staff writer. I'm excited to expand on my writing skills outside of English class.

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Fashion Styles: Then vs. Now

Fashion Styles: Then vs. Now

May 10, 2022
Fashion changes on a whim: check out these shifts from the 1980s to today
Keb’ Mo’ releases an inspired album, reminiscing in his childhood. Incorporating classic blues with country, he appreciates his past through his vocals.

Sway With The Southern Blues of ‘Good To Be’ by Grammy Winner Keb’ Mo’

February 17, 2022
Inspired by his childhood memories, Keb’ Mo’ releases his first album of the new year
An Hour In... Fashion III

An Hour In… Fashion III

February 9, 2022
Juniors use new sewing machines and basic techniques to complete their hands-on project.
Where Are They Now: Jayme Deguzman

Where Are They Now: Jayme Deguzman

February 4, 2022
Take a look at class of 2019 graduate Jayme Deguzman’s life.
Student Council members Rianna Rivera and Akela Renee Custodio paint posters to display in the hallways to promote the King or Queen of Hearts. By raising awareness around campus, Student Council hopes to encourage donations for their fundraiser. “Since we’re in a pandemic, it’s another way to raise money and help people in need,” sophomore Rianna Rivera said. “This reminds me of when I did NJHS in middle school, so it’s fun making posters again and there’s more colors and a variety of brushes than middle school.”

Student Council Begins Annual King or Queen of Hearts Event

February 1, 2022
Student Council invites clubs to team up to fundraise money for the American Heart Association
Southwest Shadow Asks: Jaxson McCoy

Southwest Shadow Asks: Jaxson McCoy

January 19, 2022
Learn more about student Jaxson McCoy, from his favorite film to his dream vacation spot. 
Getting students to contribute to the community instead of doing nothing during detention, the Student Success Office has established community service for students to serve time for their tardies.  “The tardy policy exists to help students understand the importance of being on time for classes and not disrupt the learning environment by coming in late,” Assistant Principal Arlene Andrade said. Illustration Credit: Tishie Nyitray

Community Service Time Offered in Modified Tardy Policy

November 8, 2021
In efforts to prepare students for career expectations, the administration is now providing community service as an option for students instead of detention.
Combine Latin, Italian Foods at Padrino’s Latin Bar and Grill

Combine Latin, Italian Foods at Padrino’s Latin Bar and Grill

October 26, 2021
Indulge in a variety of flavorful food dishes at a Latin-Italian fusion restaurant.
Freshman Yamileth Piña completes her worksheets on grammatical elements in Ana Thomann’s Spanish I class. She takes advantage of the time in class to complete her assignments for participation. “It’s kind of a safety net just in case I accidentally forget to do something because I have so much work,” sophomore Treyce Bigelow said. Photo Credit:  Alyssa Rose

New ‘No-Late Work’ Policy Opens Academic Discussion

October 14, 2021
With quarter one coming to an end, the no-late work policy is causing students to complete their assignments later than the set due date.
Sketching her letter forms, sophomore Emily Shields draws in her sketchbook before creating a final design. Students are highly encouraged to create as many design sketches as possible. “We’re not just looking at the letters themselves, we’re looking at them from the standpoint of being a visually pleasing element,” Graphic Design Teacher Jeffrey Ball said. Photo Credit: Alyssa Rose

Graphic Design I is Taking it One Step Further With Design Skills

October 7, 2021
Students in Graphic Design I begin a typography project, learning how to apply fonts and texts to their designs.