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Hannah Paine

Hannah Paine, Social Media Coordinator

Hi guys!! My name is Hannah and I am the Social Media Editor for C122 Journalism. I am so excited to work with everyone this year and for us to grow as a team!

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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

December 4, 2022
Find out what you might have missed last week.
Favorite Season Contest 2022

Favorite Season Contest 2022

December 1, 2022
As the winter season approaches, the Southwest Shadow would like to know your favorite season.
Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

November 20, 2022
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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

November 13, 2022
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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

November 6, 2022
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I dont think that should not be allowed, freshman Vanessa Hann said. I do not think he should be promoting such hateful speech and it should definitely be more controlled.

Q&A: Do you support Elon Musk as Twitter CEO?

November 4, 2022
Students share their opinions on the Elon Musk becoming the CEO of Twitter
Holiday Traditions Contest 2022

Holiday Traditions Contest 2022

November 2, 2022
The holidays are coming up and we would like to know your favorite traditions.
Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

October 30, 2022
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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

October 23, 2022
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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

October 16, 2022
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“Yes I am going to Homecoming,” freshman Tsz Ching Situ said. “This is because I get to make memories with my friends and also it’s the first homecoming of high school.”

Q&A: Are you going to Homecoming?

October 14, 2022
Students let us know if they are going to homecoming this year.
“I’m not going to Homecoming,” junior Hamra Asif said. “I feel as if I’ll enjoy it more when I’m a senior rather than right now as a junior.”

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“I’m not going to Homecoming,” junior Hamra Asif said. “I feel as if I’ll enjoy it more when I’m a senior rather than right now as a junior.”

“I am going to Homecoming because it’s my senior year and I want to make the best of the time I have left,” senior Sierra Prescia said. “I’m excited to go with all of my friends and have a normal year, especially after the pandemic.”

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“I am going to Homecoming because it’s my senior year and I want to make the best of the time I have left,” senior Sierra Prescia said. “I’m excited to go with all of my friends and have a normal...

My friends and I are not going to Homecoming.” sophomore Daylen Delos Reyes said. “I had other plans before homecoming.”

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"My friends and I are not going to Homecoming.” sophomore Daylen Delos Reyes said. “I had other plans before homecoming.”

“I’m not going to Homecoming, junior Sebastian James Mondala said. I’m going to hang out with my significant other outside of school so we have more of a variety.”

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“I’m not going to Homecoming," junior Sebastian James Mondala said. "I’m going to hang out with my significant other outside of school so we have more of a variety.”

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

October 9, 2022
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Halloween Movie Contest 2022

Halloween Movie Contest 2022

October 7, 2022
Comment your favorite Halloween movie for a chance to win October's contest!
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 10/7/22

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 10/7/22

October 7, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
Finding an easier way to conduct the experiment, sophomore Christain Qualls uses the table top to his advantage. Students collected their beans, weighed them and learned important concepts. “We’re finding out the mass of the bans themselves, it’s simple,” Qualls said. “But it was pretty interesting and it provided perspective on electron configurations.”

An Hour In … Chemistry

October 7, 2022
Covering complex topics, students in Theresa Sager's Chemistry course approach the subject in a simpler way.
Quiz: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

Quiz: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

October 2, 2022
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AN HOUR IN... FASHION II

AN HOUR IN… FASHION II

September 27, 2022
Working on their most intense project yet, Fashion II students encounter challenges and come up with future solutions.
Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

September 25, 2022
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Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

September 18, 2022
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Reshaping Educational and Career Pathways

September 14, 2022

University or gap year? College or apprenticeship? School in-state or out-of-state?  As more of Generation Z enters their post-high school lives, their dependency on technology and shifting attitudes...

Fall Spirit Contest 2022

Fall Spirit Contest 2022

September 12, 2022
Enter this month's contest for a chance to win!
Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

Quiz: Do you know what happened last week?

September 11, 2022
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QUIZ: Do you know what happened last week?

QUIZ: Do you know what happened last week?

September 4, 2022
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QUIZ: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

QUIZ: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

August 28, 2022
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QUIZ: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

QUIZ: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK?

August 21, 2022
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Netflixs heart-warming ‘Rescued by Ruby’ depicts the real-life story of an anxious K-9 search dog named Ruby. Rating: A+ Photo Credit: Fezziwig Studios

‘Rescued by Ruby’ portrays a hyperactive and anxious K9 duo ready to save lives

May 10, 2022
The feel good dog film is a rare homerun with a happy ending.
AAfter having to push back their grand opening six months and spending the previous 18 months planning, Graze chefs have found a way to make everyone feel comfortable and enjoy a vegan meal. Rating: A Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

Order From a Plant-Powered Kitchen At ‘Graze’

April 1, 2022
This is the place to indulge in all your plant-based meals.
After months of research and flavor development, this creamery has spared no expense when it comes to providing their customers with the highest quality desert.Rating: A Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

Experience a satisfying spoonful at ‘Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery’

March 19, 2022
‘Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery’ has crafted unique flavors that should leave every ice cream enthusiast pleased.
While working on her contest submission, senior Brooke Young is tracing the first pattern piece for her Fashion Construction conference event. FCCLA members that are attending the upcoming event have been working during meetings and on their own time in an attempt to complete their competition submissions. “I feel like I am not 100% prepared yet, but I will work during my fashion periods, upcoming FCCLA meetings and believe that I will be ready by March 8,” Young said. Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

FCCLA prepares for their return to in-person state conference

March 3, 2022
After competing in their conference online last year, FCCLA members are ready to head back to Reno.
Experience True Love at ‘I Heart Mac and Cheese’

Experience True Love at ‘I Heart Mac and Cheese’

February 23, 2022
Indulge in specialty bowls and grilled cheeses or customize your own.
Fast Fashion’s Impact on Younger Generations

Fast Fashion’s Impact on Younger Generations

February 15, 2022
Today, we discuss how quickly current fashion trends are cycling through social media and how stores like Shein and Zara are only adding to the issue.
Lifehacks: Swimming Edition

Lifehacks: Swimming Edition

January 31, 2022
Whether a scuba diver or competitive swimmer, these three hacks can make life in the water less difficult.
This colorful restaurant provides the Summerlin community with a wide range of standard meals in a casual dining environment.Rating: C+ Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

Experience the flavors of Southern Europe at Giovanni’s Pizzeria, Mediterranean Grill

December 9, 2021
Whether in the need of Italian or Mediterranean food, Giovanni’s has it all.
Podcast: What we did for homecoming

Podcast: What we did for homecoming

November 5, 2021
In this podcast, we talk about our trip to the renaissance fair and what other students did for the first dance of this year.
Lifehacks: Packing Edition

Lifehacks: Packing Edition

November 4, 2021
Traveling after a pandemic is already hard enough, but these three ideas can make the whole process easier.
Where are they now: Hailee McNair

Where are they now: Hailee McNair

October 15, 2021
Take a look at 2020 graduate Hailee McNair's life.
For most of their school lives, female students have to deal with the constant struggle of periods. At such a young age, it is hard for students to correctly track their menstrual cycles and the lack of period products available causes issues. “I think that everywhere I go, I will always need to carry extra products just in case,” sophomore Justyn Grayce Mocero said. “I’ve noticed that a lot of public restrooms do try to provide feminine products but you would usually have to pay for them & most of the time I don’t carry a few quarters with me.” Photo Credit: Naila Yazdani

Lack of Feminine Hygiene Products Causes Concern

October 15, 2021
Students can’t easily access period products and have to find other ways to deal with their issues.
An Hour In ... Fashion Construction III

An Hour In … Fashion Construction III

October 13, 2021
Juniors in Fashion Construction III are working on interfacing for their first sewing project since starting the program.
Although CCSD has resorted to a new form of grading, social studies teacher Jessica Kelly has found ways to ease students into the world of summative assignments by assigning a Native American drawing assignment. “It’ll all depend on how the teachers assign summative assessments,” Kelly said. “If they can differentiate the assignments and allow more opportunities for it, then that allows an opportunity for more students to be successful. You can do speeches, debates, discussions, drawings, multiple-choice tests, essays, so many options, all of which can be summative.” Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

CCSD implements new grading policy

September 15, 2021
As of the 2021-22 school year, SWCTA has transferred to a 90/10 equitable grading scale.
Midterms and final exams should remain as tests. Photo Credit: Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu

Pro/con: The easy way out isn’t the best option

May 20, 2021
Although projects may be easier, tests are the best way for teachers to test their students’ abilities and knowledge of the content gone over during the semester when it comes to final exams.
Infographic: Restoring Our Earth

Infographic: Restoring Our Earth

April 27, 2021
Find new ways to stay sustainable with green technologies and innovative thinking.
Podcast: Preparing for AP Exams

Podcast: Preparing for AP Exams

April 13, 2021
In this podcast, we discuss a few ways for students to study for their upcoming AP exams.
After living in France and working on The Strip, Chef Florent Cheveau created this restaurant so locals would have a comfortable place to try his one-of-a-kind breakfast and lunch menu items.
Rating: B+ 
Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

Savor authentic french cuisine at ‘Burgundy Bakery’

April 2, 2021
After being born and raised in France, this couple wanted to share their talent and love of cooking with the local community.
Building the bridges to a covid-free world

Building the bridges to a covid-free world

March 19, 2021
The pandemic has adversely affected our country in a myriad of ways. Here, we go beyond the stats and numbers and zoom in on how each of us were impacted.
Teen athletes can officially start training again as of April 5, 2021. Photo Credit: Kenny Orr

PRO/CON: Spring Sports Making a Comeback

March 9, 2021
The multiple benefits of sports restarting and athletes training again outweigh the few concerns.
After many businesses and employers closed last year, it has been hard for the unemployed to find available jobs. However, with COVID-19 restrictions lightning, many places have been able to provide students with jobs. “Due to the pandemic, a lot of people are looking for/need jobs, but they are not available,” recruiting counselor Kailee Dudiot said. “There is not really a way that you can prepare for things like this because we did not expect a pandemic to happen. All we can do is adapt and keep moving forward.” Photo Credit: Markus Winkler

Teens continue searching, working jobs during pandemic

March 4, 2021
With the abrupt pandemic, many students job experiences were disrupted.
Infographic: American Heart Month

Infographic: American Heart Month

February 25, 2021
Learn about the seven ways to prevent heart disease.
Spark: Staying safe this Super Bowl

Spark: Staying safe this Super Bowl

February 7, 2021
Here are some CDC approved ways to plan a virtual party this Super Bowl Sunday.
LIFEHACKS: Viral TikToks

LIFEHACKS: Viral TikToks

February 4, 2021
See if these 15-second TikTok lifehacks really do work.
Sophomores are broadening their horizons by reading iconic works by Shakespeare and Marjane Satrapi, in hopes of developing literary knowledge and perspectives. “One of the benefits of literature is that it helps us to come to terms with some of these difficult topics with humanity, and shows us that there is a way forward. English 10 teacher Virginie Guillemette said. Becoming self-actualized means taking control of yourself and your destiny, and you cant do that if you are sheltered from reality,” “It also helps students to develop and exercise their sense of compassion at a crucial point in their development, before their worldviews become fixed and static.”
Graphics Credit: Hannah Paine

Sophomores in English 10 Honors begin reading influential literature

February 3, 2021
Students learn the importance of unique literature as they start reading Hamlet and other plays written by Shakespeare as well as ‘Persepolis’.
When looking for classic meals with a modern twist, Munchbox offers a simple and homey environment to enjoy your favorite foods.  Rate: B+ Photo Credit: Hannah Paine

Dig into breakfast, lunch foods all day at ‘Munchbox’

January 21, 2021
Whether it’s 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., there are a variety of meal options, from breakfast sandwiches to Philly cheesesteaks at ‘Munchbox.’
PODCAST: New year, new me

PODCAST: New year, new me

January 13, 2021
We discuss the importance of setting reachable goals, the steps you should take towards reaching it, and how a positive mindset can help you be successful.
As sophomore Mia Sibal works on her collection project, she draws out ideas for each of her designs. Students are supposed to make a fully realized fashion collection inspired by historical fashion silhouettes and the deadly sins. “I want to prepare for this project by writing out what Im going to do exactly with the collection like which deadly sin would go with which decade,” Sibal said. “I also want to start by sketching some of the designs Im not sure with so the final product comes out as best as possible.”  Photo Credit: Mia Sibal

Seven Deadly Sins take over Fashion II

December 8, 2020
As their semester exam project, Fashion II students are using their knowledge of historical fashion to create a collection inspired by the seven deadly sins or heavenly virtues.
LIFEHACKS: Quick Folding Edition

LIFEHACKS: Quick Folding Edition

November 24, 2020
Make laundry day go by faster with these easy folding hacks.
PODCAST: Girls’ Safety: The Dangers of Las Vegas

PODCAST: Girls’ Safety: The Dangers of Las Vegas

November 20, 2020
Listen to firsthand experiences, escape tactics, how violent counters happen, common ploys criminals use and ways to be aware of the environment in this episode.
Holding their second monthly Coyote Congress meeting, Student Council has reimagined it in a virtual format again. Coyote Congress is an opportunity for students to voice their opinion and see what is happening at the school, and at this meeting, they discussed new class t-shirt designs among other topics. If you would like to email any shirt designs to student officers or the student council advisers we would like to see your t-shirt designs,” Sumabat said. We would really like to see what designs you have created or some of your ideas.  Graphic Credit: SWCTA Student Council

Program representatives discuss class updates at second coyote congress

November 12, 2020
Student Council held its second virtual Coyote Congress during the 2020-2021 school year to talk about October’s spirit contests and answered questions from the student body.
Holding her favorite animal, a sloth, Caipa enjoys the natural aspects of the Amazon Rainforest while posing for a picture. Caipa has had many wonderful Amazon experiences volunteering, but the unique animals make her trip even better. “I happen to love sloths and I’ve been able to hold baby sloths and get to see them in the wild,” Caipa said. “We go out in the morning and look for them in the trees. I’ve seen a lot of interesting birds and held huge pythons. We get to go into the canopy walkway, which is 126 feet off the rainforest floor, it’s absolutely amazing.”  Photo Credit: Kimberly Caipa

Generous Volunteer: Meet Kimberly Caipa

November 5, 2020
New Freshman Studies teacher has found a love for volunteering and helping students in the Amazon.
Enjoy a one of a kind meal at ‘Egg Sammie’

Enjoy a one of a kind meal at ‘Egg Sammie’

October 29, 2020
Inspired by Tao Group’s Egghead in New York, Egg Sammie provides a simplistic and comfortable environment for an appetizing breakfast or lunch.
SPARK: DIY Halloween Treats

SPARK: DIY Halloween Treats

October 21, 2020
Here are some ways to create homemade tasty treats for the upcoming spooky season.
Youth Sports During a Worldwide Pandemic

Youth Sports During a Worldwide Pandemic

October 14, 2020
Athletes return to team practices without taking proper precautions and risk the spread of COVID-19.
PODCAST: Staying fit this school year

PODCAST: Staying fit this school year

October 9, 2020
In this episode, find out about different types of exercises, ways to manage your fitness and school, and more.
Where are they now: Alyssa Colligas

Where are they now: Alyssa Colligas

October 7, 2020

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INFOGRAPHIC: Coping with COVID-19

INFOGRAPHIC: Coping with COVID-19

September 30, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many adults have been doing what they can to stay busy.
As Fashion ll student Kaydence Cabania works on her Croquis assignment, she practices some sketches that will help her for a future assignment. Students are being introduced to a new concept as the first unit of the year. “Fashion illustration is important, especially when it comes to designing garments,” Cabania said. “I think that it will help a lot in fashion career. It’s the basic outline that we will build everything on.  Photo Credit: Kaydence Cabania

Students learning new skills in Fashion Design

September 25, 2020
Unit on fashion illustration will be practiced in all course levels.
After her distance learning, sophomore Jasmine Thai spends hours in her room learning a song from the movie “Your Name”. Thai finished the learning process after a long 3 weeks, and now considers it her favorite song. “Playing, it relaxes me. I am able to work on something I love and put all my focus into that,” Thai said. “I don’t have to worry about anything else that going on. It’s like a stress reliever.” Photo Credit: Jasmine Thai

Miraculous Middle School Musician: Meet Jasmine Thai

September 24, 2020
After starting music in middle school, sophomore Jasmine Thai has learned to play three instruments.