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Southwest Shadow

Kailie Sicolo

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer

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With the continued rise of social media, more and more teenagers are logging onto apps like Instagram, Tiktok and Twitter. Despite dealing with all of the problems concerning student social media use, assistant principal Cameron Rohem still has faith in the students. “I think most teenagers are definitely responsible enough,” Roehm said. “There are still exceptions, but I think for the most part that high schoolers or even middle schoolers are at an age where they can be responsible for their actions.”

Irresponsible Social Media usage continues to scuff teen digital footprints

January 26, 2023
Concern continues to rise regarding Gen Z digital behavior.
To raise money for Key Club, junior Jonathan Lin gets pied in the face. Continuing with the pie-oriented event trend, sophomore president Brianna Scherschel, along with the rest of Student Council, is planning a similar pie-themed event. “We got the idea and started planning before Key Club,” Scherschel said. “We had a good laugh when we found out we both were doing a pie event.”

[Photo] Upcoming ‘Pie-a-Teacher-Palooza’ to be held in the gym

January 13, 2023

To raise money for Key Club, junior Jonathan Lin gets pied in the face. Continuing with the pie-oriented event trend, sophomore president Brianna Scherschel, along with the rest of Student Council, is...

Competing in the Esports Mountain Region league playoffs, the Southwest Squids celebrate their hard-earned win. Practicing since September, their hard work pays off. “What sets us apart from the other school teams is that we have a lot more power and a lot more strength as players,” junior Carl Reiner said. “I’m noticing that whenever we play the best teams the region has to offer, I’m just kind of disappointed. I felt like we would have a much bigger competition but it turns out we’re beating them with no more than eighty percent of our power.”

First place, undefeated: Meet the Southwest Squids

December 12, 2022
Team will play for the championship on Tuesday.
Meeting the requirements for qualification, the Blue Bird Vision school bus is one of the models that could be introduced to the district. Due to the environmental impact of diesel engines, Automotive Technology teacher Betrand Potts gave his support in the switch to electric vehicles. “The internal combustion engine is a dirty, dirty thing,” Potts said. “Oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel all contribute to pollution, smog, and global warming. Any electric vehicle, I’m a big proponent for.” Photo Credit: Bluebird-Vision-Electric © UniversityRailroad, CC BY-SA 4.0

New Electric Buses Join CCSDs Current Fleet

November 18, 2022
CCSD received a grant of $9.875 million to purchase 25 electric school buses.
Where Are They Now: Xena Miranda

Where Are They Now: Xena Miranda

November 10, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2017 graduate Xena Miranda's life.
Where Are They Now: Janessa Montenegro

Where Are They Now: Janessa Montenegro

November 4, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2017 graduate Janessa Montenegro's life.
An Hour In ... Graphic Design I

An Hour In … Graphic Design I

November 4, 2022
Using Adobe Photoshop, students in Jennifer Gonzalez's Graphic Design l class create infographics based on their favorite movies/TV shows.
Teaching Regional Training Conference cheers, Key Club board members Vassily Tan and Jaydee Punzalan display their spirit. Board members have been preparing cheers since before the school year started in hopes of victory. “These cheers are very special to us, specifically our Vice President of Spirit, because we worked all throughout the summer to make sure we were ready come RTC,” Punzalan said, “The process helped me grow closer with both the board and other members so I’m thankful for the opportunity.”

[Photo] Upcoming Fall Rally South To Be Held At Six Flags

November 2, 2022

Teaching Regional Training Conference cheers, Key Club board members Vassily Tan and Jaydee Punzalan display their spirit. Board members have been preparing cheers since before the school year started...

VIB: This weekend in Vegas 10/28/22

VIB: This weekend in Vegas 10/28/22

October 28, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 10/21/22

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 10/21/22

October 21, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
The new teachers of the school help their students with their class assignments. Even with a national teacher shortage, new teachers started on campus this past August. “I started teaching because I want to at least have a small impact on students and help them achieve what they want,” English 11/12 teacher Jacob Hill said. “I think without education its possible, but it’s challenging to achieve your goals.”

Newly-Hired Teachers Help Resolve Teacher Shortage

October 5, 2022
Teachers hired from inside and outside the district to fill open positions.