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Southwest Shadow

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Listen to the emotions in ‘Heartwork’

April 26, 2020
The Used’s new album is filled with intense energy, screaming and singing fit for anyone who is into post-hardcore, pop punk music.
Where Are They Now: Braden Sumabat

Where Are They Now: Braden Sumabat

April 22, 2020
Former engineering student pursues nursing.
Altered posting schedule due to Spring Break

Altered posting schedule due to Spring Break

April 3, 2020
Normal posting will return on April 14.
2020 TikTok contest

2020 TikTok contest

April 1, 2020

Over the course of several months, TikTok has gained in popularity for teens all over the country and even the world. With funny, weird and interesting videos constantly being uploaded onto the app, we'd...

Where Are They Now: Arielle Fernandez

Where Are They Now: Arielle Fernandez

March 26, 2020
Former interior design student pursues the culinary field.
Social media distancing

Social media distancing

March 19, 2020
After school was closer by Governor Sisolak, students share their opinions on Twitter regarding COVID-19.
Q&A: Was it a good decision for Gov. Sisolak to cancel school through April 6 due to COVID-19?

Q&A: Was it a good decision for Gov. Sisolak to cancel school through April 6 due to COVID-19?

March 18, 2020
Students share their opinion on whether or not cancelling school until April 6 was a good idea.
Academic resources, food distribution for students

Academic resources, food distribution for students

March 16, 2020
Here are high schools that students can go to for academic resources and food.
Altered publishing schedule due to school closure

Altered publishing schedule due to school closure

March 15, 2020
For four weeks, there will be an altered posting schedule due to the COVID-19 school closure.
Where Are They Now: Zhen Yu

Where Are They Now: Zhen Yu

March 14, 2020
Former web design student pursues biology at UNLV.
School operations closed for contingency day

School operations closed for contingency day

March 9, 2020
School will resume tomorrow as normal.
2020 Blast from the past contest

2020 Blast from the past contest

March 2, 2020
Tell us about your favorite high school memory.
Fourth annual Coyote Games takes place

Fourth annual Coyote Games takes place

February 26, 2020
Teams go head-to-head in mini games to earn points.
School operations closed for freshman, sophomores, seniors

School operations closed for freshman, sophomores, seniors

February 24, 2020
Normal classes will resume on Feb. 26 for all grade levels.
PODCAST: True meaning of Valentines Day

PODCAST: True meaning of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020
Valentine's Day can be seen as a commercial holiday; however, others may see it as a chance to show how much they truly love their significant other.
Where are they now: Angela Sudjana

Where are they now: Angela Sudjana

February 9, 2020
Angela Sudjana is currently majoring in business at UNLV.
DRAW MY SHADOW: Shannon Sheldon

DRAW MY SHADOW: Shannon Sheldon

February 2, 2020
Listen to the story of Ms. Sheldon's past of swing dancing.
2020 Perfect Date contest

2020 Perfect Date contest

February 2, 2020
Tell us about what you think makes up the perfect date or hangout.
VIDEO: Culinary students serve French cuisine

VIDEO: Culinary students serve French cuisine

January 24, 2020
Last week, Culinary students sold out of food at the Coyote Cafe.
Where Are They Now: Jose Ontiveros

Where Are They Now: Jose Ontiveros

January 17, 2020
Jose Ontiveros is a co-owner of a digital agency company alongside his brother.
PODCAST: New year, new unrealistic expectations

PODCAST: New year, new unrealistic expectations

January 15, 2020
With 2020 rolling in, we breakdown our predictions for the new year.
2020 Ambitions contest

2020 Ambitions contest

January 1, 2020
We'd like to know what your plans are for the new year.
Altered posting schedule, school operations closed for Winter Break

Altered posting schedule, school operations closed for Winter Break

December 16, 2019
Normal posting schedule changed due to semester exams.
English 10 students prepare for presentation in place of semester exam

English 10 students prepare for presentation in place of semester exam

December 11, 2019
To express their knowledge on Asian literature, students are performing a puppet show as their semester exam.
VIDEO: Thoughts on Disney+

VIDEO: Thoughts on Disney+

December 5, 2019
Although Disney+ has not been out for long, students across share their opinion on the streaming service.
Coyote Café continues after Fall Break

Coyote Café continues after Fall Break

December 3, 2019
The Coyote Café will be serving French cuisine next January.
VIDEO: FBLA hosts basketball tournament

VIDEO: FBLA hosts basketball tournament

November 22, 2019
A three-on-three basketball tournament was held on campus by FBLA.
Video: Rout(e) 131 rethinks morning show

Video: Rout(e) 131 rethinks morning show

November 12, 2019
Slight changes have been made to the morning announcements to better fit the audience on campus.
School operations closed for Veterans Day

School operations closed for Veterans Day

November 8, 2019
The weekend will end on Nov. 11.
School operations closed for Nevada Day

School operations closed for Nevada Day

October 24, 2019
The weekend will start on Oct. 25.
School operations closed for Labor Day

School operations closed for Labor Day

August 30, 2019
The weekend will extend until Sept. 2.
PRO/CON: Keep it on the down low

PRO/CON: Keep it on the down low

April 23, 2019
A “finsta” is more than just another account. It’s an exclusive platform that allows individuals to rant, vent and express emotions.
School operations closed for Spring Break

School operations closed for Spring Break

April 12, 2019
The break will extend until Monday, April 22.
VIDEO: Annual Coyote Coachella held in the gym

VIDEO: Annual Coyote Coachella held in the gym

April 8, 2019
The annual Coyote Coachella was held in the gym with refreshments and art available for purchase.
VIDEO: QR codes used in Dental for organization

VIDEO: QR codes used in Dental for organization

April 3, 2019
Dental students are using QR codes to help organize labs.
VIDEO: Teachers help celebrate 10 year anniversary of school

VIDEO: Teachers help celebrate 10 year anniversary of school

March 28, 2019
As this year marks the 10 year anniversary of Southwest, teachers are creating a game to celebrate the event.
Club preview: A look into the week of March 18

Club preview: A look into the week of March 18

March 14, 2019
Take a look at what's coming up next week.
VIDEO: New form needed to excuse absences

VIDEO: New form needed to excuse absences

March 8, 2019
In order to be excused from an absence, students need to fill out a new form.
VIDEO: Coyote Bistro Reopens

VIDEO: Coyote Bistro Reopens

February 21, 2019
The Coyote Bistro will be reopening with new items.
VIDEO: Drama Club claims victory again at Lipsync Battle

VIDEO: Drama Club claims victory again at Lipsync Battle

February 19, 2019
Numerous clubs took part in the event.
School operations closed for Presidents Day

School operations closed for President’s Day

February 15, 2019
The three-day weekend will extend until Tuesday, Feb. 19.
School operations closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

School operations closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18, 2019
The three-day weekend will extend until Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Exiting Key Club board members plan for increased participation in upcoming election

Exiting Key Club board members plan for increased participation in upcoming election

January 16, 2019
The Key Club elections will take place on January 28.
VIDEO: Girls in Tech continues towards goal

VIDEO: ‘Girls in Tech’ continues towards goal

December 10, 2018
The event was held on Dec. 7.
School operations closed for Fall Break

School operations closed for Fall Break

November 16, 2018
The break will extend until Monday, Nov. 26.
PODCAST: How to be a better friend

PODCAST: How to be a better friend

November 15, 2018
Being a better friend doesn't just mean helping the latter through any situation. One must tune in and really engage, rather than impulsively offer ways to make others change when it's not asked for.
Love in the time of social media

Love in the time of social media

October 30, 2018
From mutual internet friends to their wedding days, meeting online has become a social norm for many students and teachers alike.
Homecoming Week, Day Four: Outer Space, Paper plate obstacle course

Homecoming Week, Day Four: Outer Space, Paper plate obstacle course

October 12, 2018
Students participated in spirit day.
Homecoming Week, Day Two: Twinning, Football Toss

Homecoming Week, Day Two: Twinning, Football Toss

October 9, 2018
Students and faculty participated in spirit day.
Fellowship opportunity offered for Republican, Democratic parties

Fellowship opportunity offered for Republican, Democratic parties

September 13, 2018
Juniors and seniors were given the chance to volunteer for the Nevada Democratic party or the Tarkanian campaign. The campaign will take place on Nov. 6 this year.
An Hour In ... Algebra II

An Hour In … Algebra II

August 31, 2018
As practice, students in Algebra II participated in a scavenger hunt about the point-slope formula.
VIDEO: Senior crown making party

VIDEO: Senior crown making party

August 17, 2018

As the first week of school ends, seniors created crowns for senior sunrise. Seniors were allowed to decorate their crowns however they'd like to.

Southwest Shadow concludes regular posting for year

Southwest Shadow concludes regular posting for year

May 7, 2018
Posts will resume over summer.
Coyote Olympics, Day Five: Assembly Games

Coyote Olympics, Day Five: Assembly Games

March 16, 2018
The top four teams challenged each other in assembly games for a spot in the top three.
Coyote Olympics, Day Three: Lunch Games

Coyote Olympics, Day Three: Lunch Games

March 14, 2018
To earn points, teams played games during lunch.
BREAKING NEWS: Approximately 100 in protest against gun violence

BREAKING NEWS: Approximately 100 in protest against gun violence

March 14, 2018
Students and teachers from across the nation leave their classrooms at 10 a.m. to stand against gun violence.
Coyote Olympics, Day One: Dodgeball

Coyote Olympics, Day One: Dodgeball

March 12, 2018
Numerous teams challenged each other in dodgeball.
An Hour In ... Interior Design II

An Hour In … Interior Design II

March 9, 2018
Interior Design II students create floor plans to show to mock clients.
Seeing double

Seeing double

March 5, 2018
Both fraternal and identical twins share a compelling tie.
An arduous journey through grief

An arduous journey through grief

December 4, 2017
It is important to know how to cope with tragic events, whether you experienced it firsthand or witnessed it through an electronic screen.