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Kalista Palarca

Kalista Palarca, Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Kalista Palarca. This will be my junior year and my second year of journalism! I’m super excited for what this year has to offer.

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PODCAST: A DEEP DIVE INTO SURVIVAL GAMES

PODCAST: A DEEP DIVE INTO SURVIVAL GAMES

Kalista Palarca, Staff Writer
February 15, 2023
The Last of Us is booming in popularity after the tv show's debut, so what causes the popularity of survival based games?
PODCAST: THE IMPACTS OF VALORANT

PODCAST: THE IMPACTS OF VALORANT

Kalista Palarca, Staff Writer
January 25, 2023
Southwest Tech's Digital Game students take a deeper dive in why the well known game Valorant, is still going strong.
PODCAST: The importance of voice actors

PODCAST: The importance of voice actors

Kalista Palarca, Staff Writer
December 12, 2022
In honor of the recent passing of famous Batman Voice Actor, Southwest game development students talk about the importance of voice acting.
PODCAST: Current Standing of Casual Gaming

PODCAST: Current Standing of Casual Gaming

Kalista Palarca
November 15, 2022
Welcome to our southwest game informer reboot, kicking off this podcast series with the fun of casual gaming.
Podcast: Just the headline

Podcast: Just the headline

For many, it is a foreign idea to verify the information they are reading. This is a problem.
Podcast: Changing of the free times

Podcast: Changing of the free times

Kathryn Peterson and Kalista Palarca
October 25, 2022
The change from a free to paid service can leave students out of luck.
Introverts and extroverts whats the difference?

Introverts and extroverts whats the difference?

Kalista Palarca
October 5, 2022
Introverts and extroverts are an important part of understanding how you fit in social environments. In this infographic we do a deeper dive into the types of introverts and extroverts.
Concerts you dont want to miss

Concerts you don’t want to miss

Kalista Palarca
March 20, 2022
You might have heard about upcoming concerts such as Katy Perry or the kpop group BTS, but here are some other concerts to look forward to that you haven’t heard about yet.
Exploring the top games of certain genres, we explore games that you might find interesting. From games that have gained popularity through the years such as Minecraft to games that are getting there shot Genshin Impact.

Video Games that you should try

Kalista Palarca
February 17, 2022
From fun multiplayer games that you can play with friends to RPG’s and amazing graphics. Here’s a quick list of games you should play/try.
Block coding on the new engine, Minecraft, sophomore Jaxson Mccoy begins to build various code compilations. Students have been exploring the many different features of Minecraft. “I love how easy it is to understand and repeat,” Mccoy said.“I know that for coding I should push myself, but this is a great way to start or learn to understand coding.”

Game program rebuilds with ‘Minecraft’ after ‘Roblox’ fallout

Kalista Palarca
January 26, 2022

After Roblox was blocked by the school district at the beginning of the school year,  Digital Game Development teacher Ronald Barranco had to find a new gaming engine to teach the curriculum. Though Barranco...

HOLIDAY DECORATION DIY

HOLIDAY DECORATION DIY

Kalista Palarca
December 10, 2021
These quick and easy decorations can brighten up a room and add some value to wherever they are placed.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Importance of Positivity

Kalista Palarca
November 25, 2021
Exploring positivity we examine how it impacts mental and social benefits why also figuring out how to stay positive.
Students use Roblox to create their video games into reality

Students use Roblox to create their video games into reality

Kalista Palarca
October 6, 2021
Students in Game Design hope to create four functional games by the end of the year.
SPARK: Top Five Phobias

SPARK: Top Five Phobias

Kalista Palarca
October 3, 2021
Everyone has something they fear, some more common then others. This Spark goes over the top five most common phobia's seen in people.