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Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

December 3, 2014

Nintendo has updated its Pokémon series of role-playing video games for the 3DS handheld system, releasing two new games this month. "Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" are updated versions of games released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance device and are the latest in a series of Generation VI games....

Better than you remember: ‘Pokémon Alpha Sapphire’

By Anjelika Carson, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

December 3, 2014

With its trademark battles and nostalgic air of childhood, “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” makes a comeback on the Nintendo 3DS, recreating the reminiscent world of exploring and challenging rival Pokémon trainers. Like most of its predecessors, the game does not disappoint and provides gamers with the...

See the world through my colorblind eyes

See the world through my colorblind eyes

By Danijel Zekanovic, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

November 24, 2014

Ever since I was a grade schooler, I knew that there was an issue with me viewing colors. Buying colored pencils at the beginning of the year was always the worst part of back-to-school shopping, primarily because I could only identify the exact shade of about 10 of the sixteen colors. After a test with...

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” results in five nights of no sleep

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” results in five nights of no sleep

By Jasmine Phat, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

November 6, 2014

Incorporating a disturbing aspect to what may seem like a traditional place for children’s entertainment, "Five Nights at Freddy’s" contains the perfect balance between horror and child-like wonder.

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

By Nikki Molina, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

October 7, 2014

Los-Angeles native Banks slides into the music scene with a conglomerate of digital darkness and eerie effervescence. Titled "Goddess," her full-length debut album is the poster child for modernized music, but it lacks the same craze that erupted when she teased new-found fans with sneak-peeks of ...

The breakup breakdown

The breakup breakdown

By Alex Nedelcu, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

March 20, 2014

Breakups are tough. No matter how long the relationship lasted, or if it was even considered a relationship at all, being accustomed to a person and then having to walk away is not easy. Nobody wrote a manual about how to not think about it, and quite frankly, your mother’s echoing voice saying, “H...

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

By Patricia Ascano, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

March 4, 2014

If you see sophomore Tyler Antonio around the school, you wouldn’t expect him to be a dedicated fan of Korean pop. But as it turns out, he considers himself to be a true fan of the K-pop industry. Southwest Shadow: What lured you into Korean pop? Tyler Antonio: When I was first lured into K-pop, I actually...