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Southwest Shadow

Ethan Bull

Ethan Bull, Columnist

Hello! I am Ethan Bull, a first-year Staff Writer in Journalism for the Southwest Shadow. The goal of my writing is to share thought-provoking, original ideas that have an impact on my readers. I strive to share some of my insight all the way from school and local news to national policy and broader politics. I genuinely hope I can make a mark with my peers and audience throughout this year!

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

Elon’s Twitter Acquisition Is Not What We Were Promised

January 27, 2023
From layoffs of half the workforce to complete department axings, Elon Musks’ purchase and privatization of Twitter has been a rocky road that remains far from the platform that was promised, despite some noteworthy improvements.
School Choice is Not Our Panacea

School Choice is Not Our Panacea

January 3, 2023
While school choice may be a tempting solution for parents and students, distributing public education fund vouchers undermines both taxpayers and the general school system.
Under a school voucher or savings account system, parents would be siphoning money directly from public education funding to their own pockets.

On the Scale: Is School Choice a Cool Choice?

January 3, 2023
The argument for school choice continues with the results of the midterm elections.
While some students are proud to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the morning announcements, an increasing number of students are choosing to sit out of the patriotic demonstration for personal reasons.


November 29, 2022
In recent times, an increasing number of students and citizens have refused to stand during patriotic demonstrations such as the Pledge of Allegiance. Despite this, there are compelling reasons to show your support for the country.
Podcast: Just the headline

Podcast: Just the headline

November 7, 2022
For many, it is a foreign idea to verify the information they are reading. This is a problem.
Junior Alvin Claro lifts the rim of a tire. The Auto-Tech program teaches students how to apply useful skills to fix up cars.


January 12, 2023

Junior Alvin Claro lifts the rim of a tire. The Auto-Tech program teaches students how to apply useful skills to fix up cars.

 Anticipating a homecoming proposal, junior Danika Marie Molina exits the campus amongst a crowd of her peers as they cheer her on. The proposal, which had been planned for several weeks, attracted a crowd that numbered more than 50 spectators offering gifts and support.

What We Should Learn from HOCO This Year

October 18, 2022
Students felt the pressure of finding a homecoming date, but the actual proposals were washed out by the fanfare of long-time couples and preapproved dates.
Struggling against the clock, sophomore Keysha Putri attempts to repair her pasta tower during a team building exercise at a Speech and Debate club meeting, as Vice President Angeline Roldan approaches to measure its height. The preliminary meeting prepared students for upcoming tournament events with fun team building exercises, including the Shadow-Angel tournament, where three novice debaters competed for their first times at NWCTA. “It was fun watching everyone work together with people they didnt know,” Roldan said. “Games like these really build the team spirit that we’re trying to create.”


October 13, 2022
Debaters compete are first tournament of the season.