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Southwest Shadow

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Southwest Shadow

Arcade Encarnacion

Arcade Encarnacion, Cartoonist

Hey I’m Arcade! I’m a comic artist for the Southwest Shadow, and this is my second year in journalism. I can’t wait to make more comics and memories this year!

All content by Arcade Encarnacion
Ai Art is Amateur

Ai Art is Amateur

January 25, 2023
With the recent popularity of AI art on TikTok, many people think it will replace real artists in the future.
Facing public backlash and bankruptcy, Twitter’s new management may have gone too far to keep their vision of the platform alive.

[Photo] Elon’s Twitter Acquisition Is Not What We Were Promised

January 27, 2023

Facing public backlash and bankruptcy, Twitter’s new management may have gone too far to keep their vision of the platform alive.

Qatar Is Crushing It

Qatar Is Crushing It

December 12, 2022
Though Qatar promoted fair working conditions, they shoved their workers into labor camps and took their passports.
Swifties Arent Thrifty

Swifties Aren’t Thrifty

November 13, 2022
The Swifties are at it again ever since Taylor’s new album, Midnight, and the new tour dates were released. It's surprising that the cell towers haven't overloaded this past month.
BTS: Light It Up Tour

BTS: Light It Up Tour

November 2, 2022
BTS, the international K-Pop sensation, is temporarily disbanding to serve their mandatory military service for two years.
Sanity Testing

Sanity Testing

October 19, 2022
Whenever state testing rolls around, you can faintly hear the internal screams of millions of students across the country. Why is it that the fate of their future rests on them at such a young age?
Despite calling women lazy, Tate has multiple housekeepers and maids that clean and perform basic tasks for him.

[Photo] COMMON TATE L

October 10, 2022

Despite calling women lazy, Tate has multiple housekeepers and maids that clean and perform basic tasks for him.

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[Photo] COMMON TATE L

October 10, 2022

Scientific Mermaids

Scientific Mermaids

October 10, 2022
Many people have criticized the new "Little Mermaid" for not being "realistic" because of the color of the main actresses' skin.
TrumpCore 2022

TrumpCore 2022

September 14, 2022
The hypocrisy of politicians is baffling.
Anatomy of an Average Vegas Kid

Anatomy of an Average Vegas Kid

April 11, 2022
Suburban life in Vegas may seem like every other suburbs, but there are some hallmarks of being a kid here.
A Day In Life With…

A Day In Life With…

March 24, 2022
Students who come from low-income households tend to focus on taking care of their siblings or finding their next meal, rather than academics.
Shark Cuban vs. Big Pharma

Shark Cuban vs. Big Pharma

March 7, 2022
Mark Cuban (investor and personality on Shark Tank) has founded a drug company that cuts the prices of basic OTC drugs, making them available for a wider range of people.
PODCAST: Normal People Scare Me

PODCAST: Normal People Scare Me

February 21, 2022
Labels often lead to stereotypes, we talk about how emos don’t always follow the cliché.
A Valentine Of My Own

A Valentine Of My Own

February 14, 2022
Valentine’s Day is the day when we celebrate love. Though giving flowers and exchanging chocolate or cards to loved ones is nice, treating yourself and showing yourself love is even better.
Live Music, No Money

Live Music, No Money

February 11, 2022
Despite having opportunities to go to different venues and concerts, Vegas locals can’t lavishly spend as much as tourists do.
Action Movie IRL?

Action Movie IRL?

January 24, 2022
Seeing the capitol riot on the news felt so out of place. How could something totally outrageous be real? The event itself was completely bizarre, and on the one-year anniversary, still is.
Words Fail

Words Fail

December 10, 2021
Coding is difficult sometimes.
Eve of December 1

Eve of December 1

December 10, 2021
Christmas is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," right?
When Group Work Doesnt Work

When Group Work Doesn’t Work

November 4, 2021
Group work can be frustrating when the person who did the least amount of work is the most critical of it.
Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

October 28, 2021
Halloween's approaching and what better way to celebrate than carving pumpkins?
Homecoming to the Office

Homecoming to the Office

October 23, 2021
Bringing pride flags is bad enough for someone to get RPC'd and even expelled. During another Nevada high school's homecoming, a student brought out a pride flag and made a speech after being selected for homecoming royalty. They were then taken to the office for "campus disturbance".
Animation I students are designing their own flip books. Students have creative freedom to do what they want, but they may face a few problems.  There are some students that are a little less comfortable with drawing, so theyre gonna have a little bit more of a struggle and try to get hung up on it not being perfect, but perfection is not what youre going for, Animation teacher Monte Carman said. Photo Credit: Arcadia Encarnacion

Animation I students dive into their creative drawing skills

September 29, 2021
Students in Animation 1 put their skills to the test to make their own flip books.
Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

September 28, 2021
During the first day of school, the same four to five questions are asked as “ice breakers.”