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Southwest Shadow

Venice Jingco

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer

Hi! I'm Venice, this is my first year as a staff writer for the Southwest Shadow. I'm ready to be part of the team and do my best this year!

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Melatonin is a unique rhythm game featuring Lo-fi songs and dreamy visuals.
 Rating: A
Art Credit: Half Asleep

Become one with your dreams in ‘Melatonin’

February 7, 2023
Follow the narrative of self-improvement by mastering rhythmic dreams.
VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/9/22

VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/9/22

December 9, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
Where They Are Now: Kevin Camelo

Where They Are Now: Kevin Camelo

December 9, 2022
Learn about Class of 2017 Kevin Camelo's life after graduation.
Pulling from real world inspirations, sophomore Elenarose Telona thinks up new concepts for a society. Telona and her teammates decided to reference their own ethnicities, which made their civilization more personal to them. “Right now were brainstorming ideas,” Telona said. “One of us is Peruvian, one Incas, and Im Filipino, so we named it Phillinca. Then another thing was to find a middle ground where we could place our civilization, so we made it an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. So were thinking of things that already exist and adding them into our civilization.”

An Hour In … World History

December 9, 2022
Imagining themselves 3000 years in the past, students think up new civilizations.
Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

December 5, 2022
Former fashion student Marynelle Garcia, and her life after graduating.
VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/2/22

VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 12/2/22

December 2, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
Where Are They Now: Duke Vano

Where Are They Now: Duke Vano

December 2, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2019 Duke Vano's life after graduation.
Brainstorming new mechanics for the game “Witches and Ditches,” sophomore Ayden Ionescu suggests adding a trial system. Before testing, players cast spells at random, hoping to uncover the witch. “Testing is beneficial for most games,” Ionescu said. “You can point out all the flaws for a video game. For example, bugs may be a problem for the gameplay and its balance.”

An Hour In … Digital Game Development

December 2, 2022
Finishing their board games, students in Animation II begin playtesting.
Experience French Delicacies blended with Traditional Asian Accents at Xtra Sweet

Experience French Delicacies blended with Traditional Asian Accents at ‘Xtra Sweet’

November 28, 2022
Relax and share desserts with your friends at Xtra Sweet.
VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 11/25/22

VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 11/25/22

November 22, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
Beginning the new unit in 3D animation, students are tasked with animating a flour sack— the same exercise as Animation I, but in 3D rather than 2D.  However, some students like sophomore Rayan Awad dislike the change in dimensions. “2D animation is so much easier to do, I think it looks better, Im just more comfortable with it,” Awad said. “With 3D, you dont have to redraw everything and you just have a rig and its really easy to deal with. But 2d animation, it feels like you put more effort into it feels more rewarding.”

An Hour In … Animation II

November 18, 2022
Animation II students are introduced to 3D animation through an expressive flour sack exercise.
VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 11/18/22

VIB: This Weekend In Vegas 11/18/22

November 18, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
“Cult of the Lamb” is a unique combination of roguelike and town-building. This game challenges managing a colony while battling through dungeons.Rating: APhoto Credit: Massive Monster

Convert your Followers in ‘Cult of the Lamb’

November 1, 2022
With new infinite powers, the lamb becomes the hunter.
Slime Rancher 2 is an adorable game with uncharted islands and new slimes to discover.Rating: A-Photo Credit: Monomi Park

Voyage to Rainbow Island in ‘Slime Rancher 2’

October 24, 2022
The long-awaited sequel of the hit game “Slime Rancher,” is an incredible experience for video game veterans and newbies alike.
Sharing with the group, sophomore HOSA member Kylie Chelise Dacquel shares her future career goals during a HOSA meeting. Other students were invited to speak about their ambitions. “We hope our members will interact with each other more,” president Yusra Shafique said. “We are trying to create lasting friendships through our meetings and the volunteer events they attend.”

CLUB PREVIEW: A LOOK INTO THE WEEK OF SEP. 26

September 27, 2022
See what's ahead for these clubs.