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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

All content by McKenna Thayer
The city that never sleeps goes silent

The city that never sleeps goes silent

April 7, 2020
It's been almost a month being stuck at home. This is the new world we are living in.
Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16

Club Preview: A look into the week of March 16

March 12, 2020
SkillsUSA plans a volleyball tournament, DECA holds a fundraiser and Dance Club prepares for upcoming performances.
Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra

Car fanatic: Meet Sergio Ybarra

March 10, 2020
Since getting his first car at the age of 14, Ybarra has gained interest in the drift scene and has worked with many different cars and trucks.
Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza

Culturally involved: Meet Alex Espinoza

February 21, 2020
Sophomore Alex Espinoza incorporates her culture into her everyday life with how she speaks, her clothing and what food she eats.
Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng

Accomplished Cook: Meet Kyle Peng

February 17, 2020
After joining the culinary program, junior Kyle Peng has excelled in his baking skills.
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.
Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge

Rising Tik Tok star: Meet Eian Burge

January 31, 2020
After posting a video to the app Tik Tok, freshman Eian Burge has gained a large following.
‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise

‘Defy’ traditional hard rock with Otherwise

January 24, 2020
Local band, Otherwise, reveals their growth as musicians through their recent album, 'Defy,' showcasing variations of rock and other genres.
Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson

Self-taught Musician: Kennedy Nelson

January 24, 2020
With a father as a musician, senior Kennedy Nelson has been experimenting with instruments from a young age.
Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf

Aspiring Engineer: Meet Samer Youssouf

January 17, 2020
After joining the Engineering program at school, senior Samer Youssouf participated in an internship to further his work experience.
Communication 102 students create their perfect partner

Communication 102 students create their perfect partner

January 13, 2020
Students were given a list of questions that would help them shape their preferences of their ‘ideal’ romantic partner. Then in a small group, they draw out their vision of ‘perfect partners’.
On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich

On a journey of self acceptance: Meet Amanda Moncilovich

December 16, 2019
Junior Amanda Moncilovich is now living in her truth.
Senior song suggestions now open

Senior song suggestions now open

December 6, 2019
Seniors suggest the song that will be played at senior send off and graduation.
Black Student Union prepares for fall festival

Black Student Union prepares for fall festival

October 14, 2019
The Black Student Union will be hosting a fall festival that will take place after school on Nov. 15th.
PODCAST: The top Universal Languages

PODCAST: The top Universal Languages

October 9, 2019
Individuals can connect in numerous ways other than speaking.
Coyote Cafe, bakery returns

Coyote Cafe, bakery returns

October 7, 2019
In order to raise money for ingredients and supplies, the Culinary Program has opened a Cafe and Bakery.
Communications 101/102 create slam poetry speeches

Communications 101/102 create slam poetry speeches

September 18, 2019
Students in Communications 101 create their own slam poetry speeches focused on truths, struggles, and passions.
Fashion III students predict the future using the fashion cycle

Fashion III students predict the future using the fashion cycle

September 12, 2019
Students will use the fashion cycle to find patterns in trends.
Hospitality seniors customize their first project of the year

Hospitality seniors customize their first project of the year

August 29, 2019
Hospitality seniors begin a refresher review project in groups and will present on Sept. 6.
Juniors tour UNLV focusing on college and career readiness

Juniors tour UNLV focusing on college and career readiness

May 7, 2019
In order to complete their college readiness PBL, juniors went on a tour of UNLV.
AP Statistics begins final project of the year

AP Statistics begins final project of the year

May 2, 2019
To review for their semester exam, students participate in a project that will test the skills they have learned throughout the school year.
PRO/CON: Lets get real

PRO/CON: Let’s get real

April 23, 2019
While Instagram is commonly used for business and personal use, finstas–or "fake" Instagrams–made their debut a couple years ago.
Club preview: A look into the week of April 8

Club preview: A look into the week of April 8

April 8, 2019
The most recent updates with Drama club, DECA and FIDM.
CCSD teachers visit Web Design III class to view capstone projects

CCSD teachers visit Web Design III class to view capstone projects

April 2, 2019
Web Design, Computer Science and Graphic Design teachers throughout CCSD will be reviewing the projects and providing feedback to help improve the websites.
Pies to be sold in celebration of Pi Day

Pies to be sold in celebration of Pi Day

March 14, 2019
Purchase something different for your next meal.
More than a yeehaw

More than a yeehaw

March 5, 2019
Just like any other genre, country music tells stories, but people are too quick to judge because it’s not popular in my age group.
An Hour In ... U.S. History

An Hour In … U.S. History

February 20, 2019
Juniors in US History create presentations on topics about World War II. Topics include propaganda, strategies, statistics, weapons, causes, effects, the Holocaust, interment camps and more.
PODCAST: The Instagram Crackdown

PODCAST: The Instagram Crackdown

February 15, 2019
An egg beat Kylie Jenner in the run for most liked Instagram post.
Club preview: A look into the week of Feb. 18

Club preview: A look into the week of Feb. 18

February 14, 2019
See what's coming up next week.
An Hour In ... Geoscience

An Hour In … Geoscience

February 5, 2019
Students in Geoscience participated in a lab covering plate tectonics.
Juniors travel through World War I during gallery walk

Juniors travel through World War I during gallery walk

January 31, 2019
US History students do a gallery walk after completing their projects.
Club preview: A look into the week of Jan. 28

Club preview: A look into the week of Jan. 28

January 24, 2019

Archery, gym, Mondays at 2 p.m. On Feb. 6, Archery Club will be participating in a competition against multiple Las Vegas high schools. The competition will take place at The South Point Hotel and Casino. “In...

Club Preview: A look into the week of Jan. 14

Club Preview: A look into the week of Jan. 14

January 11, 2019
Find out what's happening in the upcoming weeks in various clubs.
An Hour in ... Chicago JEA/NSPA Fall Convention

An Hour in … Chicago JEA/NSPA Fall Convention

November 8, 2018
Journalism students travel to Chicago to participate in the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention.
Drama Club starts preparing for upcoming play

Drama Club starts preparing for upcoming play

October 17, 2018

To include performing arts in the school, Drama Club is preparing for an upcoming production of Crumpled Classics.  “We wanted our first play to be a comedy because everyone loves a good comedy and...

Juniors participate in ninth annual “Fashion Forward”

Juniors participate in ninth annual “Fashion Forward”

October 9, 2018

To give students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and skills, juniors in Fashion III are participating in the annual Fashion Forward competition run by the Junior League of Las Vegas.  “Fashion...

Power shut down occurring this weekend

Power shut down occurring this weekend

September 21, 2018
To get the portables running, the schools power will be cut on Saturday. Prescheduled activities have been moved to another weekend.
Gender diversity policy passes school board vote

Gender diversity policy passes school board vote

September 12, 2018
A decision from Clark County School District board has voted to improve the gender diversity policy.