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Southwest Shadow

Dean Carrasco, Editorial Cartoonist

Greetings and Salutations, I'm Dean, the editorial cartoonist, for the Southwest Shadow this year. This is my third year in journalism and I'm excited to be able to put my artistic skills to use!

All content by Dean Carrasco
Ready Player One?

Ready Player One?

March 29, 2022
Young adults are going into the military with the idea that it’s going to be just like the video games they’ve played.
All Eyes On You

All Eyes On You

March 9, 2022
Teachers are now being monitored with cameras in their classrooms that parents have access to watch a live feed of. This is to make sure they’re being taught the proper “values” and making sure they aren’t exposed to anything they don’t want their kids exposed to.
Coyote Olympics Day One

Coyote Olympics Day One

March 7, 2022
Students participate in the first day of Coyote Olympics.
Masks On for Personal Health

Masks On for Personal Health

February 2, 2022
Biden freely distributes 400 million N95 masks across the US - however, people still refuse to mask up.
Understaffed, no subs

Understaffed, no subs

January 21, 2022
Already suffering a substitute shortage, the Omicron variant is forcing many students and teachers to stay at home.
New Covid Variant Comes to Play

New Covid Variant Comes to Play

December 10, 2021
With only a few dozen cases so far, will our current vaccines be effective?
The New Grading Curriculum

The New Grading Curriculum

November 25, 2021
With the new grading reform, students avoid doing the formative, but still pass by doing summative tasks last minute.
Cultural Appropriation Costumes

Cultural Appropriation Costumes

October 29, 2021
Cultural appropriation should not be an option for Halloween or any other day.
The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

The World Stops As Instagram Shuts Down

October 22, 2021
Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook shut down for a few hours and upset quite a few people.
Devious Licks Taken Too Far

Devious Licks Taken Too Far

October 6, 2021
TikTok trends are being taken to an extreme as students try to go viral.
Too Big For Fashion

Too Big For Fashion

September 17, 2021
In the fashion industry the standard fashion sizes are small, medium, and large, sometimes extra large, meaning there isn’t a big variety for plus size people to dress the way they want to dress. It forces them to dress more comfortably and to cover up more than people who tend to be slimmer.
Pandemic Sale

Pandemic Sale

May 21, 2021
With places slowly starting to open up, people have been selling or returning their quarantine purchases for space that they need.
Vegas Opens June 1st

Vegas Opens June 1st

April 28, 2021
Las Vegas will open at full capacity if Vegas locals meet the vaccine threshold.
COVID-19 vaccine can’t make you immune

COVID-19 vaccine can’t make you immune

April 19, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine is supposed to prevent hospitalization and weaken the virus. This doesn’t mean you can’t still get it.
Stop The Asian Hate

Stop The Asian Hate

April 2, 2021
A recent increase in hate crimes against the Asian American community brings national attention.
Virus Stops For No One

Virus Stops For No One

March 19, 2021
CCSD give students the option to return to school for two periods of the day for two days out of the week, while others have the option to stay hone and not catch the virus.
Publicity freezes Ted

Publicity freezes Ted

March 4, 2021
United States Senator Ted Cruz left his home-state of Texas in a snow storm crisis to go to Cancun with his family. Cruz’s cowardice may not be surprising, but it is disgusting.
Forced out of Star Wars

Forced out of Star Wars

February 23, 2021
Lucasfilms fired Gina Carano for posting offensive remarks on her social media.
Coming out to country

Coming out to country

February 19, 2021
The country world is faced with a conundrum - which is worse, repeatedly using racial slurs, or being gay?
Cleaning up Trumps mess

Cleaning up Trump’s mess

February 11, 2021
Joe Biden’s executive orders are a flurry of policies designed to repair the damage his predecessor caused, including his ban on trans people in the military.
Coming out of the closet

Coming out of the closet

February 2, 2021
As president, one of the first things Biden signed off on was protection for the LGBTQ+ community to ensure equality.
Southwest Shadow Asks: Camille Wright

Southwest Shadow Asks: Camille Wright

January 26, 2021
Camille Wright a senior talks about her dream vacation spot, an unusual talent and more about her personal life.
IN MY EYES: SEBASTIAN HERNANDEZ

IN MY EYES: SEBASTIAN HERNANDEZ

January 25, 2021
Junior Sebastian Hernandez shares his interest and a bit about himself.
How 2020 Put Us Through the Wringer

How 2020 Put Us Through the Wringer

January 12, 2021
2020 was a year when many abrupt things popped up, like the virus, the defeat of President Donald Trump, the deaths of celebrities and school being put at a distance. In these cases you could say we’ve been put though the wringer with how the year turned out.
A deadly double standard

A deadly double standard

December 10, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse gets released from jail with friends and families, with people paying his bail of 2 million dollars after allegedly shooting multiple racial justice protesters.
Election Results Leave President Donald Trump Blue

Election Results Leave President Donald Trump Blue

November 24, 2020
President Donald Trump demanded the votes to stop being counted because he "already won."
Coming home for Thanksgiving with a friend

Coming home for Thanksgiving with a friend

November 13, 2020
As college kids come back home for the holiday, senior citizens everywhere are at risk.
School Board Candidates Twitter Feed Reveals Covid-19 Position

School Board Candidate’s Twitter Feed Reveals Covid-19 Position

November 4, 2020
School Board candidate Katie Williams' position on masks goes against science-and safety.
FEAR OF THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUALITITES

FEAR OF THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUALITITES

October 27, 2020
LGBTQ+ individuals are being forced back into the closet with new 'LGBT-free zones' initiative.
Trump Explodes During 2020 Debate

Trump Explodes During 2020 Debate

October 9, 2020
In an unprecedented disaster, President Donald Trump flooded the first debate with smears and interruptions in front of a helpless moderator and a shocked nation.
All Shapes, All Sizes

All Shapes, All Sizes

October 2, 2020
Danish children's show demonstrates how kids should "not be shielded from the realities of life," and how bodies are nothing to be ashamed of.
Color-blind

Color-blind

September 25, 2020
Professor Jessica Krug said a “mental illness” is why she, a white woman, pretended to be Black.
Gender reveal goes out with a big bang

Gender reveal goes out with a big bang

September 12, 2020
California fires are spreading and burning out more than 166,000 acres, affecting not only California, but it's neighboring states.
Biden raises record-shattering $364 Million in August

Biden raises record-shattering $364 Million in August

September 11, 2020
As the presidential race heats up, the Democratic nominee raises an enormous sum, mostly from small donors.
GOP congressional candidate supports migrants dying

GOP congressional candidate supports migrants dying

August 31, 2020
Laura Loomer, a congressional nominee with a litany of offensive remarks, has the backing of President Trump and the GOP.
No Mask, No Entry

No Mask, No Entry

July 27, 2020
Governor Sisolak's new order results in mixed participation.
Tackling the coronavirus

Tackling the coronavirus

April 23, 2020
WWE wrestlers consider themselves to be an essential business and want to open for the public to watch and to view on television for pleasure.
Partying for your life

Partying for your life

April 3, 2020
A 21-year-old woman thinks she can’t get the Coronavirus and only cares about partying.
Time shouldnt be flying by

Time shouldn’t be flying by

March 27, 2020
The senior experience is being stripped away due to COVID-19.
Horrors of CCSD school bathrooms

Horrors of CCSD school bathrooms

March 21, 2020
CCSD bathrooms have become the focus of several social media posts, but for terrible reasons.
The only cure

The only cure

March 10, 2020
"Wash your hands" has become one of the most popular phrases with COVID-19 spreading across the world.
Streets arent safe anymore

Streets aren’t safe anymore

February 28, 2020
Tax payers are going to have to pay more to get roads and potholes fixed.
Behind the screen

Behind the screen

February 21, 2020
Tik Tok producer gets harassed and bullied for just making harmless videos for fun.
Work harder, not smarter

Work harder, not smarter

February 14, 2020
The difference between those taking AP courses and those who do not is not what you may think.
The skys the limit

The sky’s the limit

February 6, 2020
Kobe Bryant passes away in helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna.
A cough that could kill

A cough that could kill

January 31, 2020
Wuhan is on lockdown due to the human coronavirus.
Downloading the future

Downloading the future

January 26, 2020
AI has taken the next step into the future and the newest placement is in casinos.
Bursting through seams

Bursting through seams

January 20, 2020
The people of the Philippines had to evacuate last Sunday due to a Volcano eruption and had to leave their animals behind.
Shots fired

Shots fired

January 10, 2020
The U.S. is on thin ice with Iran and President Donald Trump is doing nothing to help with the situation.
TikTok not sharing the spotlight

TikTok not sharing the spotlight

December 11, 2019
Social media app TikTok has been taking videos off from people who are LGBTQ+, disabled or plus sized to "protect" them from bullying.
Insta yikes

Insta yikes

November 22, 2019
Instagram hides likes and its new update is still being tested out.
It just got too real

It just got too real

November 18, 2019
The screaming cat lady meme has been going strong for over six months.
Breaking, bending the rules

Breaking, bending the rules

November 8, 2019
It's not easy for President Donald Trump to follow the rules.
Kelloggs new cereal

Kellogg’s new cereal

October 30, 2019
Kelloggs takes a stand to bullying and makes an all together breakfast to show awareness to bullying.
Makeup does not define gender

Makeup does not define gender

October 17, 2019
Makeup is no way in any form meant to be just for women, or just for men. It's an art of expression, but YouTuber Trisha Paytas uses makeup to brand themselves as a gay trans male.
OK is not okay

OK is not okay

October 9, 2019
Ok is not okay after all.
Climate change activist has the last laugh

Climate change activist has the last laugh

October 3, 2019
Greta Thunberg has recently discussed how our global leaders have failed us, and all Trump has to say about it was in a recent tweet to mock her and not do anything about the situation.
Disconnected from reality

Disconnected from reality

September 27, 2019
After hearing a fight break out, instead of automatically calling 9-1-1 for help, teens have decided to start recording.
Take a deep breath in

Take a deep breath in

September 20, 2019
Vaping has become an epidemic recently, leading to 150 hospitalizations.
Its time for a change

It’s time for a change

September 11, 2019

Since the Clark County School District budget is constantly fluctuating, an alternative solution would be to put a penny in a jar for every complaint made towards the district.

Aliens arent only at Area 51

“Aliens” aren’t only at Area 51

August 28, 2019

People all over the country are getting ready to raid Area 51, but are ignoring the way Americans "aliens" are being treated. Immigrants are being held in camps and being mistreated–they are the ones...