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Southwest Shadow

Philipos Alebachew

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer

Hello, I'm Philip and I'll be a staff writer this year. This is my first year doing this, and I can't wait to see what I can add to this team. I hope we have a great year! :)

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“God of War Ragnarök” is a beautiful game with a compelling story and historic references. Rating: A+ Art Credit: IGDB Press Kits

Battle the mightiest Aesir Gods in ‘God of War Ragnarök’

January 18, 2023
God Of War (2018)’s much-anticipated sequel has finally been released with updated graphics, mechanics, and a whole new journey to embark on
To raise money for Key Club, junior Jonathan Lin gets pied in the face. Continuing with the pie-oriented event trend, sophomore president Brianna Scherschel, along with the rest of Student Council, is planning a similar pie-themed event. “We got the idea and started planning before Key Club,” Scherschel said. “We had a good laugh when we found out we both were doing a pie event.”

Upcoming ‘Pie-a-Teacher-Palooza’ to be held in the gym

January 13, 2023
Students bid to pie teachers in the face
Competing in the Esports Mountain Region league playoffs, the Southwest Squids celebrate their hard-earned win. Practicing since September, their hard work pays off. “What sets us apart from the other school teams is that we have a lot more power and a lot more strength as players,” junior Carl Reiner said. “I’m noticing that whenever we play the best teams the region has to offer, I’m just kind of disappointed. I felt like we would have a much bigger competition but it turns out we’re beating them with no more than eighty percent of our power.”

[Photo] First place, undefeated: Meet the Southwest Squids

December 12, 2022

Competing in the Esports Mountain Region league playoffs, the Southwest Squids celebrate their hard-earned win. Practicing since September, their hard work pays off. “What sets us apart from the other...

Holding up her tennis racket, sophomore Ihsan Seman finishes out a great tennis season. She made many new friendships while still donning her hijab proudly. “I came to play every single day,” Seman said. “I wasn’t forced to do this. I’m dedicated to this sport, and I want to be there.”

Committed Tennis Player: Meet Ihsan Seman

November 22, 2022
She tells her story of embracing her culture while still playing a sport she loves.
Students in Bryce Wadas Dual Credit math class study polynomial and rational functions for their upcoming test.

[Photo] National Report shows GRADE SCHOOLERS EXPERIENCED LARGE DROPS IN TEST SCORES

November 28, 2022

Students in Bryce Wada's Dual Credit math class study polynomial and rational functions for their upcoming test.

Designing her cavalera, freshman Lilian Avila is creating an outline for her project. She worked on it for two weeks.

Spanish Students Design Cavalera to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

November 2, 2022
Day of the Dead is similar to Halloween, but it's from Mexico.
Going through his email, Cameron Roehm sorts through facility maintenance requests from teachers. He prepared for a meeting with a student after going through his email. ”As an administrator, you can have an impact and on more students,” Roehm said. “Though it is more indirect because youre not with the students day to day.”

NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL JOINS ADMINISTRATION

October 20, 2022
Roehm shares his plans on campus as assistant principal
After being announced as the new VP of Fundraising, junior Colin Chamberlain participates in the Penny for Your Thoughts icebreaker. FCCLA plans on attending the upcoming symposium. “I can’t wait to show people what’s in store with FCCLA this year,” FCCLA President Karim Abd-Elmalek said. “We plan to display our projects and spread the word about our upcoming events.”

CLUB LEADERS TO MEET FOR FIRST SYMPOSIUM

September 19, 2022
SWCTA to hold first ever meeting with CTSO officers to communicate future plans.