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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Raeness Lantaya

Raeness Lantaya, Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Raeness and a staff editor for the Southwest Shadow this year. This is my second year in journalism and I'm looking forward to working with you all!

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Where Are They Now: Skyler Lao

Where Are They Now: Skyler Lao

May 9, 2022
Take a look into 2016 graduate Skyler Lao's life.
An Hour In... Engineering II

An Hour In… Engineering II

May 9, 2022
Students build bridges to understand trusses.
Upcoming Concerts You Should Check Out: April Edition

Upcoming Concerts You Should Check Out: April Edition

April 1, 2022
If you are looking for a live event to enjoy with friends and family, or even by yourself, here are some concerts to see in April.
Where Are They Now: Caitleen Navarro

Where Are They Now: Caitleen Navarro

March 19, 2022
SWCTA graduate Caitleen Navarro discusses her past, current, and future plans.
Where Are They Now: Julianne Goy

Where Are They Now: Julianne Goy

March 17, 2022
Former Nursing Assistant student, Julianne Goy shares life after graduation.
Students in Employability Skills work together to create and present an interview skit. To prepare them for their future, students learned to make a resume and move through the interview process. “This assignment is preparing me for the real world as it’s the basic structure in getting a job once I’m of age,” freshman Bianca Purio said. “It’s preparing me for what I will soon take on in the future, showing me what to expect and do.”
 Photo Credit: Raeness Lantaya

Mock Job Interviews Conducted in Employability Skills

March 10, 2022
Students in Employability Skills learn the job interview process by creating skits.
An Hour In ... AP Human Geography

An Hour In … AP Human Geography

March 3, 2022
Sophomores learn the variety of influences human have on the environment.
As her stress piles up from a tough homework assignment, Rollf decides it’s time for a brief break. Rollf got into position and cracked her neck to release built-up tension. “I crack my bones for stress relief, out of boredom, when I’m nervous, or just to fidget around with,” Rollf said. “It’s usually quiet in class, so when I get bored and start cracking my bones, my neighbor will look at me weird because of how loud it is. When I’m by myself, I can enjoy the sounds of it without receiving weird looks.” 
 Photo Credit: Madisyn Rollf

Crackin’ Bones: Meet Madisyn Rollf

February 7, 2022
Madisyn Rollf started cracking her bones after witnessing her father.
Where are they now: Brittny Mikhaiel

Where are they now: Brittny Mikhaiel

November 24, 2021
From respiratory therapist major, to future United States Air Force lieutenant.
An hour in... English 10 Honors

An hour in… English 10 Honors

November 23, 2021
Students are working on a newspaper project related to the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
PODCAST: The Fears of Growing Older

PODCAST: The Fears of Growing Older

November 17, 2021
The future is daunting, and growing up itself can be a scary thought.
Draw My Shadow: Jasmin Wenger

Draw My Shadow: Jasmin Wenger

November 4, 2021

Sophomore Jasmin Wenger learns about life through her passion for gymnastics.

DRAW MY SHADOW: Caitlin Walczak

DRAW MY SHADOW: Caitlin Walczak

October 27, 2021
Sophomore talks about her longest Snapchat streak and how she achieved it.
The first Key Club meeting of the school year was a step forward to a hopeful year filled with in-person events. Students are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone and have fun, which is all left out in the virtual setting. “Just being able to have fun and vibe with all the key clubs in the region was enjoyable,” Key Club historian Alyana Arciaga said. “Unfortunately, that part is left out when held virtually, but hopefully we’ll have it in the future.”  Photo Credit: Eavan Abao

Rising COVID-19 Cases cause disappointment in Key Club

September 30, 2021
The yearly RTC meetings highly anticipated by Key Club members have been announced to go virtual once again.