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Southwest Shadow

Kylie Dacquel

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer

Hi! I'm Kylie and I'm a staff writer for the Southwest Shadow. This is my first year in journalism, and I'm excited to see what experiences I will have this year!

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Club Preview: A look into the week of February 6

Club Preview: A look into the week of February 6

February 6, 2023
Key Club board introductions, BSU movie night finalization, and Culture and Language Exchange Club holds a ‘Food and Film’ meeting.
Club Preview: A look into the week of January 30

Club Preview: A look into the week of January 30

January 29, 2023
Jam Club practicing their songs, Crochet Club continuing projects, and NHS creates their “Teacher Valentines”.
Starting off the second semester as student success coordinator, Chrystal Howard settles into her new role. She earned her administrative license two years ago and decided it was time for a change.  “I was ready to progress in my career, especially after spending about 20 years in the classroom as a teacher,” Howard said.

English Teacher Chrystal Howard Transitions from Classroom to Administration

January 27, 2023
Her goals include reducing tardies and increasing daily attendance.
Victon’s “Choice” is another album that follows the same cliché production of K-pop love songs. Rating: B- 
Art Credit: Dreamus

Victon’s ‘Choice’ is a Mediocre Love Album

January 13, 2023
Banal and repetitive, this album fails to add value to their existing discography.
 The Good Nurse tells the true story of Amy Loughren as she works to prove her co-worker is the Angel of Death.  Rating: B  Photo Credit: Netflix

Uncover the True Story of ‘The Good Nurse’

November 20, 2022
This true crime film based on real events highlights issues in the healthcare system.
Using coding as a creative outlet, senior Austin Brigida lives life with autism spectrum disorder. Brigida found ways to live life just like other students. “I truly believe that Austin is where he is today because of his hard work and the combined efforts of his therapists, teachers and family,” mother Tracy Brigida said.

Living On The Spectrum: Meet Austin Brigida

November 7, 2022
Ready to graduate, Austin has shown perseverance throughout his four years of high school.
Completing their research, seniors Sierra Prescia, Tyler Alejandro, and Elijah Sicat discuss plans for their infographic. Students collaborated on ideas for this alternative to a traditional essay. “They’re about to go off into the adult world and vote and be productive citizens,” NSC ENG 101 instructor Laura Penrod said. “I want them to research about these different genders because having inclusivity and helping people feel seen and heard, is what’s most important.”

English 101 Students Create Infographics to Study Gender Norms

October 18, 2022
Seniors research gender norms in different countries.
Speaking to a group of hopeful armed service recruits, Petty Officer Skylar Lao and Sergeant Drury James talk about various aspects of joining the military. Students learned about the different service groups and what they needed to do now to be successful. Be outstanding in your classes, dont have missing assignments, turn in your work on time, listen to your teachers, James said. How you apply yourself in this school and how much effort you put forth, will set you up for success.

First ‘Lunch and Learn’ Hosted By Service Members, Alumni

October 5, 2022
Series of guest speakers began presenting to students during lunch time.