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Southwest Shadow

Yaritzza Montenegro

Yaritzza Montenegro, Staff Writer

Hi! I’m Yaritzza and this is my first year in journalism. I hope to fulfill my roles to the best of my abilities.

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Gliding through the water, junior Justyn Grayce Moceros races towards the finish line. She has been swimming since she was 4. “I like how swimming is more of an individual sport,” Moceros said. “You don’t really have to rely on other people, which I really like. I don’t really like to depend on people because people usually tend to disappoint you and it’s better to just make sure that you can do things yourself.”

Sensational Swimmer: Meet Justyn Grayce Moceros

January 30, 2023
Moceros continues to grow in her swimming journey.
“I’ve already taken most of my exams, so I feel prepared,” junior Purnima Neoupane said. “I’m most worried about my anatomy class. I feel like that class has a lot of information that we have to remember. She did say that we could use our notes, but at the same time, it is a lot of information to write down.”

Q&A: Are you prepared for your semester exams?

December 9, 2022
Students let us know if they are prepared for their semester exams.
Helping to plan the event, senior class Vice President Charity Caday is excited for the upcoming Senior Social. STUCO has been preparing for the event to ensure student satisfaction. “I’m most excited to be able to plan an event where it’s just seniors and to be able to hang out with everyone and bond with my class,” Caday said. “I think they will most likely enjoy receiving their senior shirts, as well as getting to enjoy food and hang out with their friends.”

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Helping to plan the event, senior class Vice President Charity Caday is excited for the upcoming Senior Social. STUCO has been preparing for the event to ensure student satisfaction. “I’m most excited...

Where Are They Now: Dannielle Donalvo

Where Are They Now: Dannielle Donalvo

November 30, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2022 graduate Dannielle Donalvo's life.
Getting high marks is important to some students, however the overload of work and overexertion have resulted in the burnout of certain individuals.

The Perils of Burnout

November 20, 2022
Retaining motivation after tackling numerous assignments is difficult to overcome, however it is common and able to be resolved.
Where Are They Now: Briana Saldivar

Where Are They Now: Briana Saldivar

November 18, 2022
Take a look into Class of 2022 graduate Briana Saldivar's life.
Throughout the duration of the unit, junior Ilani Miron is confident in her comprehension of what the story is about. The students started reading the play in the month of November. “The play is about the Salem Witch Trials how certain people were counted as witches in the town of Salem Massachusetts,” Miron said.

An Hour In … English

November 10, 2022
Reading aloud in class, students in English 11 begin analyzing "The Crucible."
VIB: This weekend in Vegas 11/11/22

VIB: This weekend in Vegas 11/11/22

November 10, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
VIB: This weekend in Vegas 11/4/22

VIB: This weekend in Vegas 11/4/22

November 4, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
As students adjust to the sudden change, senior Trinity Mendeguarin and junior Valeria Gonzalez practice donning and doffing personal protective equipment. Changes have been made to the skills that are taught and tested, condensing many of them into smaller steps. “Students may not be prepared to work in the clinical site,” Nursing teacher Cassandra Trummel said. “I think that they’ll be fine and prepared to take the test, but I think that it will be overwhelming for them when they get a job in that field and at clinicals since it will look a lot different than what is done in the classroom.”

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As students adjust to the sudden change, senior Trinity Mendeguarin and junior Valeria Gonzalez practice donning and doffing personal protective equipment. Changes have been made to the skills that are...