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Kathryn Peterson

Kathryn Peterson, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Katie Peterson and this is my second year on the staff. I'm excited to see what is in store this year and do some more writing.

All content by Kathryn Peterson
“Premonition” by White Lung is a generic rock album. Rating: C-  Art Courtesy of Domino Music

White Lungs’ New Album ‘Premonition’ Casts a Dark Shadow Over Listeners

February 1, 2023
After a decade of making music, White Lung released their final album this month.
“Blade of the 47 Ronin” is a mediocre samurai movie with a confusing plot.Rating: D Photo Credit: Universal Studios

Follow a Boring Samurai Legacy in ‘Blades of the 47 Ronin’

January 6, 2023
“Blade of the 47 Ronin” is uninspired and lazy at best.

Independence- learned or experienced?

December 15, 2022

Cooking, doing your own laundry, and handling finances – all basic life skills necessary for living on your own. As these skills are not commonly taught in class students must learn at home by themselves....

Contrary to popular belief, Lofthouse sugar cookies are the best cookies, and will remain that way. Unfortunately, I did come to this conclusion through personal trauma in my childhood.

[Photo] HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

January 9, 2023

Contrary to popular belief, Lofthouse sugar cookies are the best cookies, and will remain that way. Unfortunately, I did come to this conclusion through personal trauma in my childhood.

 Giving an informative speech on Valorant, junior Krisa Mae Casuga prepares for her COM 101 final. Students in COM 101 have spent the last semester giving a variety of speeches and are now being tested in the real world. “I’m honestly really excited for the Communications final because we’ve been doing speeches in front of the same people,” Casuga said. “But with this final, we get to express deeper thoughts on real world problems to more than just the people in our class.” Photo Credit:Kayden Redillas

COM 101 Students Take Their Speeches Out Of The Classroom

November 30, 2022
Students in COM 101 have been tasked with delivering the final exam speeches outside the classroom and in front of a new audience.
ILYSM by Wild Pink is a boring mediocre album.Rating: C Photo Credit: Royal Mountain Records

Be Bored to Sleep with Wild Pink’s ‘ILYSM’

November 10, 2022
The band's fourth album is not that easy to fall in love with.
Podcast: Just the headline

Podcast: Just the headline

November 7, 2022
For many, it is a foreign idea to verify the information they are reading. This is a problem.
Yes, senior Ryan Nguyen said. Because it was for the peoples safety and I was told it was windy.

Q&A: WAS IT RIGHT FOR THE WWWY FESTIVAL TO CANCEL?

October 26, 2022
Students share their opinions on the cancellation of the When We Were Young festival.
Podcast: Changing of the free times

Podcast: Changing of the free times

October 25, 2022
The change from a free to paid service can leave students out of luck.
“Kamifuda” is a deck building visual novel with great character development and interesting visuals.Rating: APhoto Credit: IGDB Press Kits

Explore the Eldritch Horrors of ‘Kamifuda’

October 13, 2022
“Kamifuda” tells a unique story with interesting visuals and characters, all well playing a card game.
I probably would, but I dont have money for that, sophomore Natalie Carrillo said. I like the design, but I just dont think its worth it.

Are You Going To Buy The New Iphone?

September 16, 2022
Students share their opinions on the new iPhone 14.
Podcast: Back to a Normal School Year

Podcast: Back to a Normal School Year

September 7, 2022
In this episode, listen as Katie and Kalista discuss starting the new year.
PODCAST: Living Without a Job

PODCAST: Living Without a Job

May 11, 2022
In this episode, listen as we talk about our opinions on high school jobs.
“Itorah” is a good introduction to Metroidvania games with great art and an interesting story, but with confusing at best controls, gameplay is difficult and a chore rather than being fun. 
Rating: B 
 Photo Courtesy of Grimbart Tales

Save Humanity From A Plague In ‘Itorah’

April 12, 2022
As the last human on Earth, stop the plague and save the world.
Donating an old t-shirt, sophomore Aleyah Hilario adds to her classes donation box. During the week of Mar. 14, Student Council members collected old t-shirts to turn them into dog toys. ”I think it’s nice that theyre reusing these old shirts that no one uses to make toys for dogs,” Hilario said. “We should recycle as much as we have instead of just throwing it away and piling up the waste. We can reuse it to make something better instead of just throwing them in the trash.”  Photo Credit: Kathryn Peterson

Student Council does an all-call for used t-shirts

March 18, 2022

Planning to make dog toys for animal shelters, Student Council members have been collecting old T-shirts this week. Students can donate through Tuesday during their 7th-period class for a chance to win...

Southwest Shadow Asks: Angelina Bosuwan

Southwest Shadow Asks: Angelina Bosuwan

March 10, 2022
Find out some fun facts about sophomore Angelina Bosuwan in this video questionnaire.
 With a passion for baking since her childhood, sophomore Daniela Hernandez has started a business making and selling a variety of sweets, including cupcakes and cookies. “I started making cupcakes, trying different recipes flavors, just things that I wanted to do things and that I liked,” Hernandez said. “It kind of just started from there and ever since Ive been just taking orders and like delivering them. Ive been getting some great feedback and its been fun.”
 Photo Credit: Daniela Hernandez

Passionate Patissier: Meet Daniela Hernandez

March 10, 2022
Baking since she was a kid, cupcakes are her specialty.
 “At Home Alone Final” is an unsettling game where players take on the role of a little girl who experiences disturbing and unnatural events in her home.
Rating: A- 
Photo Credit: 0Cube

Discover Dark Secrets in ‘At Home Alone Final’

February 20, 2022
“At Home Alone Final” is a short free-to-play psychological horror game that is worth checking out.
After-School Activities Temporarily Shut Down, Return Tomorrow

After-School Activities Temporarily Shut Down, Return Tomorrow

January 31, 2022

After a wave of the new Omicron variant, all after-school activities were canceled this month. Club meetings are expected to begin again tomorrow. “The decision was made to cancel after-school activities...

 ‘Anonymously Yours’ is another typical Netflix teen romance movie with all the familiar tropes done the exact same way.
 Grade: C- 
 Source: Photo Courtesy of Netflix

Rewatch Every Romance Movie Ever in ‘Anonymously Yours’

January 25, 2022
"Anonymously Yours" is a combination of every other bad romance movie.
Replay Classic Mario Party Game Boards in Mario Party Superstars

Replay Classic Mario Party Game Boards in Mario Party Superstars

December 15, 2021
Get a nostalgic feeling playing in Mario Party Superstars.
 “Metroid Dread” is the newest addition to the Metroid series where you battle your way through enemies to power up and reach your ship.
 Rating: B+ 
Image Credit:  Nintendo

Take Out Enemies, Regain Power in ‘Metroid Dread’

November 4, 2021
 After four years, “Metroid Dread” is the newest entry in the long-running Metroid series by Nintendo.
Six Artists You Should Be Listening To: October 2021 Edition

Six Artists You Should Be Listening To: October 2021 Edition

October 28, 2021
In need of new music? Check out these artists.
Dental II students begin Preventive Dental Care Unit

Dental II students begin Preventive Dental Care Unit

September 27, 2021
After a year of online learning Dental II students get back in the classroom and start a new unit on preventative dental care.