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Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

Southwest Shadow

All content by Shareen Basyari
Hiking over the hills in search of my old self

Hiking over the hills in search of my old self

May 2, 2019
I've been losing motivation and part of myself.
Journalism program takes home nine awards at JEA/NSPA Spring Convention

Journalism program takes home nine awards at JEA/NSPA Spring Convention

May 2, 2019
The Journalism II staff competed in the Spring JEA/NSPA convention and came home with nine awards.
CCSD enforces student ID policy district-wide starting next school year

CCSD enforces student ID policy district-wide starting next school year

April 14, 2019
A district-wide policy to wear identification cards will be enforced starting next semester.
Stopping at the two-way street towards success

Stopping at the two-way street towards success

March 20, 2019
It's times like this when I wish my parents made decisions for me.
School operations closed for District Testing Day

School operations closed for District Testing Day

March 12, 2019

In observance of CCSD Testing Day, juniors will be taking the ACT. Freshmen, sophomores and seniors are excused from their classes until Wednesday, March 13.

Illegitimate SafeVoice reports spark frustration amongst officials

Illegitimate SafeVoice reports spark frustration amongst officials

March 4, 2019
Stay safe by knowing how to use the tools available to you.
Journalism elective recruiting new staff members

Journalism elective recruiting new staff members

February 28, 2019
It's time to choose electives.
Teams rally up for Coyote Games

Teams rally up for Coyote Games

February 27, 2019
Coyote Games returns March 4 to March 8. Teams will compete in various games to earn points, the top four teams will play during a school-wide assembly.
VIDEO: Sudden change in weather raises concern

VIDEO: Sudden change in weather raises concern

February 25, 2019
Unusual weather explained.
BREAKING NEWS: Inclement weather causes all CCSD schools to close

BREAKING NEWS: Inclement weather causes all CCSD schools to close

February 21, 2019
Class time will have to be made up later in the year.
BREAKING NEWS: CCSD schools, departments will operate normally

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD schools, departments will operate normally

February 20, 2019
Sudden snowfall raises concern about the following school day.
The busy addiction

The busy addiction

February 15, 2019
My name is Shareen, but Busy is my nickname.
Fashion show models rehearse for capstone event

Fashion show models rehearse for capstone event

February 12, 2019
The capstone fashion show is coming soon.
Club Preview: A look into the week of Feb. 11

Club Preview: A look into the week of Feb. 11

February 10, 2019
These are the club events coming up in the following week.
Seniors prepare for upcoming moot court

Seniors prepare for upcoming moot court

February 5, 2019
Debates on real Supreme Court cases.
Seminar focusing on historical black colleges to be held next month

Seminar focusing on historical black colleges to be held next month

January 28, 2019
Kentucky State University administration is coming to spread awareness about black colleges.
Embracing natural beauty

Embracing natural beauty

January 24, 2019
I've had enough of filters–they aren't vital in feeling beautiful.
Handmade soap to be sold by POST program

Handmade soap to be sold by POST program

January 22, 2019
Soap-making for the first time in POST program.
Club Preview: A look into the week of Jan. 21

Club Preview: A look into the week of Jan. 21

January 19, 2019
See what's happening in Chess Club, Dungeons and Dragons and HOSA next week.
SkillsUSA collaborates with FBLA to host Annual Game Night

SkillsUSA collaborates with FBLA to host Annual Game Night

January 17, 2019
The annual game night, hosted by FBLA and SkillsUSA, will be held Friday from 3 to 6
Teaching the next generation

Teaching the next generation

January 15, 2019
As a coding instructor, I know how stressful being a teacher is.
PODCAST: Say hello to the new year

PODCAST: Say hello to the new year

December 24, 2018
Look forward to new movies, video games and seeing the return of one particular event.
Semester exams conclude; school operations closed for Winter Break

Semester exams conclude; school operations closed for Winter Break

December 21, 2018
Winter Break starts on Jan. 24.
The happiness hunt

The happiness hunt

December 20, 2018
Ending a rough year on a softer note.
BREAKING NEWS: We The People members place third in District Three

BREAKING NEWS: ‘We The People’ members place third in District Three

December 16, 2018
We The People will move on to state competition.
Environmental Club raising money for water bottle refill stations

Environmental Club raising money for water bottle refill stations

December 14, 2018
Donate to Environmental Club to help them install water bottle refill stations.
Chess Club maintains winning streak

Chess Club maintains winning streak

November 30, 2018
Five competitions were won by the chess team as of Monday. They are undefeated so far this season.
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.
The biggest win of all

The biggest win of all

November 14, 2018
Not earning an award for the first time bruised my ego, but I won something greater–pride for my staff and publication.
‘Tis the season for college applications

‘Tis the season for college applications

October 16, 2018
Now that college application season is here, I wish I took my SAT and ACTs a lot sooner. Set your priorities so that you don’t have to stress over your submissions and complete your school assignments at the same time.
The road to a license

The road to a license

October 1, 2018
Studying for a permit test is harder than expected.
Self-care with a chronic disease

Self-care with a chronic disease

September 26, 2018
Having Polycystic Kidney Disease made my view on my life narrow and dark, but I'm starting to see the brighter end of the tunnel.
Poly, K-Pop Club performing for PA vs. DA halftime show

Poly, K-Pop Club performing for PA vs. DA halftime show

September 25, 2018
The academies will compete inPA vs. DA on Oct. 12 during school.
VIDEO: Resumes made in Dental

VIDEO: Resumes made in Dental

September 18, 2018
Dental students learn how to make resumes for future job interviews.
Nevada school star rankings released

Nevada school star rankings released

September 17, 2018
Southwest CTA is now ranked #1 in CCSD and the #2 high school in Nevada.
BREAKING NEWS: C building evacuated due to foul smell

BREAKING NEWS: C building evacuated due to foul smell

September 11, 2018
Clogged drain, smell should be fixed by tomorrow morning.
Freshmen start year off learning about PBLs

Freshmen start year off learning about PBLs

September 5, 2018
Freshmen are starting their year learning how to present and work in groups through PBLs in English 9.
Somewhat crazy, not rich, definitely Asian

Somewhat crazy, not rich, definitely Asian

August 28, 2018
“Crazy Rich Asians” hit theaters recently and it’s heartbreaking in ways good and bad.
New cafeteria app launches, additional features in development

New cafeteria app launches, additional features in development

August 27, 2018
CCSD launched an app for students, parents and staff can see what's for lunch easily.
An Hour In ... Senior Crown Making Party

An Hour In … Senior Crown Making Party

August 23, 2018
Senior year doesn’t last forever, so StuCo set up an event to give students a chance to personalize their crowns together before Senior Sunrise.
Going in circles

Going in circles

April 29, 2018
The past six presidents have authorized limited strikes for various reasons, but a small amount of these attacks have actually accomplished what they’re intended to do. If these attacks have such little effect, why do we still do them?
College admission process explained during tour of UNLV campus

College admission process explained during tour of UNLV campus

April 19, 2018
Class of 2019 toured specialized areas on-campus that related to their program area.
Draw my shadow: Kristine Penano

Draw my shadow: Kristine Penano

March 28, 2018
Junior Kristine Penano shared her vision–Juiced LV.
Coyote Olympics, Day Four: Field Day

Coyote Olympics, Day Four: Field Day

March 15, 2018
Teams compete in field day activities.
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 Two: Volleyball and Kickball

Coyote Olympics, Day Two: Volleyball and Kickball

March 14, 2018
Teams play kickball and volleyball for the second day of Coyote Olympics.
Seeing double

Seeing double

March 5, 2018
Both fraternal and identical twins share a compelling tie.
Saying “ILY” from several miles away

Saying “ILY” from several miles away

March 2, 2018
Healthy relationships provide security and help bring out the positivity in oneself, and communication is a key factor in maintaining one.
Challenging the norm

Challenging the norm

January 29, 2018
It is quite rare to see a minority reporting current events on American television. However, that norm is slowly changing as more people of color or different religious identities have been hired as journalists over the years.
Carrying the load

Carrying the load

January 12, 2018
Watch what you say because words have the power to heal and harm.
Going above and beyond

Going above and beyond

December 15, 2017
Hard work pays off, but it doesn't happen easily–it takes well-managed time and commitment to reach your goals.
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.
Startup space full

Startup space full

September 29, 2017
Remembering someone from your past gets harder as you grow up.
Taking it off

Taking it off

September 21, 2017
Taking off my hijab for a month changed the way people look at me.