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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Elise Chan

Elise Chan, Staff Writer

Hi! I'm Elise and I'm a writer for the Southwest Shadow. I'm really looking forward to this school year and I can't wait to see what else I will learn!

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Inside Domie’s Yogurt shop, you’ll find unique decorations from American artist Kaws. Grade: C

A Disappointing New Take on Boba with Domie’s Yogurt

February 2, 2023
Domie’s Yogurt serves subpar drinks.
After their grand opening in October, Teaspoon has been serving a variety of drinks for people to enjoy. Grade: A

Quench Your Thirst with Drinks at ‘Teaspoon’

January 20, 2023
Try a variety of refreshing drinks.
Draw My Shadow: Aubrey Earley

Draw My Shadow: Aubrey Earley

November 17, 2022
Junior Aubrey Earley shares her experiences with pole vaulting
Cultural appropriation has always been an issue for many years. In recent years, the use of social media has shed more light on the issue during Halloween, making more people aware of the problem of insensitive costumes.

The Problem With Culturally Insensitive Costumes

October 31, 2022
Costumes are one of the biggest parts of Halloween, but any good-intentioned outfit can send the wrong message.
After new changes were made to the academic probation policy, counselors will now be meeting with students and parents every quarter. These meetings allow for counselors to help students who are struggling with academic, behavior, or attendance issues. “We [counselors] are here to help [students],” counselor Elizabeth Hare said. “This intervention is an official meeting where the students sign the forms and the parents sign the forms, so we can see what we’ve done.”

New Changes for Academic Probation Process Hope to Result in Positive Change

October 11, 2022
Newly revised academic probation program put in place to help struggling students
Speaking on healthcare’s impact globally, HOSA Club President Yusra Shafique shares information on the first toy drive of the year in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. They have partnered with two organizations: Candlelighters and the Tyler Robinson Foundation.This shows our members that helping the community and demonstrating kindness and compassion can go a long way,” Shafique said.

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Speaking on healthcare’s impact globally, HOSA Club President Yusra Shafique shares information on the first toy drive of the year in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. They have partnered with...

Waiting for the final school bell to ring, CCSD bus drivers leave every day at 1:35 p.m. Since August, bus drivers have continued to work through a number of increasingly violent attacks. “You never know what to expect now while you’re on the road,” bus driver Ramón Maravilla said. “CCSD has been trying to do their best and it’s hard for them to keep up.”

Recent Violent Incidents Create Fear Amongst CCSD Bus Drivers

September 22, 2022
After several new cases of bus driver violence, drivers, staff, and students are experiencing the consequences.