Published May 22, 2019

Making it in America

Land of opportunities, possibilities for all

Immigrants not only fill up our country and neighborhoods, but even our school hallways. Understanding their stories gives us the opportunity to recognize the benefits to living an “American dream.”
Matthew LaPorte
Published May 22, 2019

The City that Never Sleeps Goes Silent

The effects of COVID-19 on our home

On March 13, students walked into their classrooms, conversed with their peers and engaged in the standard, archetypal activities anyone would expect high schools to engage in. What follows would fundamentally alter the livelihoods of every single person in the state of Nevada.
Matthew LaPorte
Published February 26, 2019

Living in the new genderation

Understanding identity at a young age

As more genders are being recognized and more education is being made available about these new identities, teens who do not identify as cisgender, may face different problems in their day to day life.
Published February 26, 2019

Enter the local art scene

Creating art in the city that never sleeps

From jumping around in a mosh pit with your friends, to conversating with artists about their work, the Las Vegas arts community is changing the way that teenagers have fun. Mainly through social media, teens have found their way of working with one another to thrive in our small city.
Published February 26, 2019

Utterly Overassessed

Testing’s corrosive effect on students, families

Southwest Shadow Editorial Board
Published February 26, 2019

Seeing through the looking glass

Finding positivity in a society full of barriers

In an ideal world, everyone would be satisfied with how they saw themselves, and the issue of self-image would never be dealt with. In the reality of coping with pressures from social media and contrasting oneself to another, with those forces, seeking positivity in oneself can be difficult.
Southwest Shadow Editorial Board