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Kamiran Hinton, Staff Writer

Heyo, I'm Kamiran and I'm a staff member for the Southwest Shadow. This is my fourth year in journalism, and I'm excited to see how my skills improve.

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PODCAST: The Worlds Response To Russia

PODCAST: The World’s Response To Russia

March 17, 2022
The world's response to Russia with sanctions and other restrictions can be viewed as too much or not enough. In this episode, we discuss that topic.
Orthodontics Practiced In Dental Advanced Studies

Orthodontics Practiced In Dental Advanced Studies

March 8, 2022
Dental students have moved on from their unit on suturing, now beginning to learn and practice orthodontics in the lab.
America needs to take control of its military

America needs to take control of its military

November 2, 2021
The American defense budget is way higher than it should be and we could have a more effective and cheaper military if we nationalized procurement.
Explore the dark world in “Deltarune”

Explore the dark world in “Deltarune”

October 21, 2021
'Deltarune' is a fantastic game in plenty of ways; given its price of free, it's an excellent use of your time if you want a JRPG experience.
Karen Needs To See The Manager

“Karen” Needs To See The Manager

September 29, 2021
"Karen" is a film that has high goals, but overall fails to accomplish them.
PODCAST: The accuracy of political simulation in video games

PODCAST: The accuracy of political simulation in video games

April 30, 2021
In this episode, learn about political sims in the game industry, and the accuracy of politics in games.
We have bigger issues than other countries problems

We have bigger issues than other countries’ problems

April 29, 2021
In the past 30 years the U.S. has intervened in many other countries for the purpose of power projection. Regardless of the justification for it, those countries should be able to handle themselves more.
PRO/CON: Everything in moderation

PRO/CON: Everything in moderation

April 6, 2021
While the second amendment precludes the banning of firearms, guns should still be reasonably limited following its intended purpose.
PODCAST: Lack of innovation in the gaming industry

PODCAST: Lack of innovation in the gaming industry

March 17, 2021
In this episode, learn about innovation in the game industry, and the trend of recent releases in games.
COVID-19’s Long Lasting Impact on Vegas

COVID-19’s Long Lasting Impact on Vegas

March 2, 2021
With COVID-19 impacting some industries more than others, Vegas has been hit hard with its reliance on tourism.
PODCAST: Microtransactions in games, how to implement them

PODCAST: Microtransactions in games, how to implement them

February 23, 2021
In this episode, learn about microtransactions, and their history in gaming, as well as how some developers have toyed with the idea of in-game purchases.
Barely making a dent

Barely making a dent

February 18, 2021
Reddit made a play with the GME stock, leading to multiple hedge funds losing money.
Some Reassembly Required

Some Reassembly Required

February 9, 2021
With extremist political ideologies, a healthcare system that costs exorbitant amounts of money and many other issues, the U.S. is missing many pieces of what it needs to be a perfect country.
PODCAST: Inauguration Wrap-up

PODCAST: Inauguration Wrap-up

February 2, 2021
Jackson and Ahmed discuss the inauguration and their expectations for a Biden presidency
PODCAST: Cyberpunk, finally released to the public

PODCAST: Cyberpunk, finally released to the public

January 23, 2021
With Cyberpunk finally released, the question being asked now, does it live up to the hype?
Theres No Issue Here

There’s No Issue Here

January 20, 2021
Black Lives Matter protestors saw more police presence and resistance than the insurrectionist rioters earlier this month.
PODCAST: 2020 Election Wrap-Up

PODCAST: 2020 Election Wrap-Up

December 10, 2020
With the election wrapping up, our four hosts describe what they saw.
PODCAST: Cyberpunk, delays, gamings release date obsession

PODCAST: Cyberpunk, delays, gaming’s release date obsession

December 3, 2020
With Cyberpunk delayed again, there are concerns about the video game industry and its obsession with release dates as a whole.
PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

November 24, 2020
The four of us discuss the role that the media plays in politics and distributing truthful information.
With tensions in East Asia increasing, China is further mobilizing its forces. With expenditures including a massive purchase of body armor, new armored vehicles and missile development, China seems to want to gear up quickly.   Photo Credit: Shark Shots

OP-ED: Slow it on down, Xi

November 3, 2020
With China becoming increasingly bold and ambitious, it’s important to think about why and how to prevent them from fully achieving their ambitions.
PODCAST: Buying, Selling in Virtual Markets

PODCAST: Buying, Selling in Virtual Markets

October 22, 2020
Certain games have their own virtual currencies, and many players work within the systems put in place by developers to facilitate a simulated economy, in some cases virtually identical to real-life economics.
From combat to the classroom

From combat to the classroom

September 30, 2020
Some teachers with prior military experience at Southwest share their experiences with the armed forces.
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LIFEHACKS: SIMPLE FOODS EDITION

September 30, 2020
We tested various food related life hacks to make your life easier.
PODCAST: Party Game Mania

PODCAST: Party Game Mania

September 16, 2020
The gaming industry has evolved into many new and exciting genres. Recently, party games have become the dominant force throughout the community.
PODCAST: Life in quarantine

PODCAST: Life in quarantine

April 7, 2020
Students stuck at home as a result of COVID-19 are trying to find ways to fight off boredom and manage online schoolwork.
School blues

School blues

April 2, 2020
Some students have become sick of the quarantine along with the digital workload it brings and just want to go back to regular school.
An Hour In ... Dental Science II

An Hour In … Dental Science II

March 12, 2020
Students in Dental Science II are making mock presentations with the focus of teaching elementary school level students about the importance of dental health.
PODCAST: Coronaphobia

PODCAST: Coronaphobia

March 8, 2020
Hear these questions and answers in this week's podcast. What justifies the fear of COVID-19? Is doomsday prepping worth it? After all, it should only affect people with weak immune systems, right?
Video mock discussions recorded as practice in English 10

Video mock discussions recorded as practice in English 10

February 19, 2020
Students in English 10 recorded videos as practice for a future assignment.
PODCAST: How soon is too soon?

PODCAST: How soon is too soon?

January 31, 2020
With the death of Kobe Bryant, potentially disrespectful videos have already surfaced about the tragic accident. How far is too far when reporting on celebrity deaths?
INFOGRAPHIC: Five ways to help your self esteem

INFOGRAPHIC: Five ways to help your self esteem

January 24, 2020
High school can be stress inducing, so follow these tips to help keep your mental state in good shape.
An Hour In ... AP Human Geography

An Hour In … AP Human Geography

January 7, 2020
Students in AP Human Geography learn more about religions through a project.
PODCAST: Time to wrap up the season

PODCAST: Time to wrap up the season

December 29, 2019
Some believe that holiday decorations should be allowed in classrooms, while others believe otherwise.
Dental II students carve wax teeth

Dental II students carve wax teeth

December 13, 2019
Following learning about the dentitions and tooth morphology, students in Dental II are creating 3D tooth sculptures that model a tooth to scale.
Key Club cracks top three at RTC

Key Club cracks top three at RTC

November 4, 2019
Key Club participated in the annual RTC, placing within the top three schools for Division 28.
PODCAST: When are you too old to trick or treat?

PODCAST: When are you too old to trick or treat?

October 29, 2019
As you get older, it becomes more and more socially unacceptable for you to trick or treat. Is societies' standard for trick or treating unfair?
Medical Terminology students design zombie outbreak escape rooms

Medical Terminology students design zombie outbreak escape rooms

October 21, 2019
Medical terminology groups are making breakout boxes to learn how diseases spread.
PODCAST: Taking it too far

PODCAST: Taking it too far

September 26, 2019
As some individuals may have a passion for a hobby, they may take it too and turn it into an obsession.
New communications course focuses on public speaking, professional relationships

New communications course focuses on public speaking, professional relationships

September 5, 2019
Starting this year, CSN Jumpstart Com 101/102 is offered by Freshman Studies teacher Henry Castillo.