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Southwest Shadow

All content by Kamryn Baldenebro
PODCAST: Skin Care

PODCAST: Skin Care

May 18, 2021
As teenagers, our skin is constantly changing and today were going to talk about how to handle it.
PODCAST: SPRING BREAK DURING A PANDEMIC

PODCAST: SPRING BREAK DURING A PANDEMIC

March 25, 2021
Spring break may ease students of all grades into hybrid learning, or it just might spark another lockdown.
 Dine in at Hwaro Korean BBQ to sample a variety of different meats. With R&B playing through the speakers and written notes on the wall from past customers, it creates a fun dining experience.  Rating: A- Photo Credit: Kamryn Baldenebro

Cook for yourself without all the cleanup at Hwaro Korean BBQ

March 16, 2021
Try something new at Hwaro Korean BBQ.
 Over the course of four years, drastic changes occur. Whether it may be one’s style, personality, or even physical characteristics because of a growth spurt, this affects how we present ourselves and our confidence behind it all.  Art Credit: Dean

The reality of the golden years

March 8, 2021
Truths behind freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year.
Q&A: DO YOU THINK HARRY AND MEGHAN SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE ROYAL FAMILY?

Q&A: DO YOU THINK HARRY AND MEGHAN SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE ROYAL FAMILY?

March 2, 2021
They are now officially living in Los Angeles.
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 02/26/21

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 02/26/21

February 27, 2021
Cultural events are the focus of this week's VIB.
 While many students have turned to baking and singing during lockdown, sophomore Annie Lin began writing poetry to express her thoughts and emotions. “These past two weeks have been quite a journey and being able to see that people are sharing my poems and messaging me about how they relate warms my heart,” Lin said.  Photo Credit: Annie Lin

INSPIRING POET: ANNIE LIN

February 23, 2021
Sophomore Annie Lin has turned to poetry and writing to help herself grow.
PODCAST: Valentines Day during a pandemic

PODCAST: Valentine’s Day during a pandemic

February 14, 2021
Although it can be tempting to see your significant other during Valentine's Day, can there be consequences?
DRAW MY SHADOW: Sierra Prescia

DRAW MY SHADOW: Sierra Prescia

February 9, 2021
Sophomore Sierra Prescia talks about her life as a dancer.
Southwest Shadow Asks: Karim Abd-Elmalek

Southwest Shadow Asks: Karim Abd-Elmalek

February 2, 2021
Karim Abd-Elmalek tells more about his personal life.
SPARK: FIVE WAYS TO ATTAIN YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

SPARK: FIVE WAYS TO ATTAIN YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

January 14, 2021
Here are five ways to help you maintain any goals you might have for the new year.
PODCAST: Against standardized testing

PODCAST: Against standardized testing

December 8, 2020
Students discuss the issues with unreliable standardized testing in the school system.
Students work together to shine a new kind of light of learning for this project.This most recent assignment incorporates music and beats into a new way of learning. Students had the opportunity to create their own rap or a parody. Photo Credit: klar_rocks

Sophomores in Jennifer Conder’s Chemistry class create raps to better understand chemical bonding

December 3, 2020
Students had the option to create raps or parodies of their favorite songs to show understanding of content.
INFOGRAPHIC : Top 5 Black-Friday early bird deals

INFOGRAPHIC : Top 5 Black-Friday early bird deals

November 20, 2020
Some of the best sales and deals for this holiday season.
Experiencing her first RTC in 2019, freshman Rochelle Barrameda sits alongside her fellow club members after performing their chants for the Spirit Stick. “My favorite thing about RTC last year was probably competing with our division to win the spirit stick,” Barrameda said. “Although we didn’t win the spirit stick we cheered our hearts out, I know I did!”. Photo Credit: Rochelle Barrameda

Key Club members collect hours at virtual RTC

November 13, 2020
Instead of physically going to RTC this year, due to the ongoing pandemic, Key Club held a virtual workshop where members were able to come together as a team as well as gain community service hours.
Blackbox, a puzzle game full of brain twisters and critical thinking is perfect for any logical and patient thinker.  Rating: C+ Photo Credit: Blackbox Puzzles

Think outside the norm with ‘Blackbox’

November 5, 2020
A puzzle game for out of the box thinkers.
INFOGRAPHIC : Ways to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

INFOGRAPHIC : Ways to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

October 22, 2020
Here are six ways to support the cause.
In My Eyes: Madisyn Rollf

In My Eyes: Madisyn Rollf

September 30, 2020
Take a look into the daily life of fellow sophomore, Madisyn Rollf.
PODCAST: The one where they go to high school

PODCAST: The one where they go to high school

September 17, 2020
Transitioning from middle school to high school is already difficult, but having the added dynamic of trying to keep relationships with your previous friends can be one of the hardest aspects.
SPARK: Five Canvas Hacks

SPARK: Five Canvas Hacks

September 15, 2020
With the switch to the Canvas LMS for all of CCSD, it can be easy to get confused.