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The Bobcat Prowl

Timothy Edwards Middle School puts on its annual performance with the show Matilda Junior.

Matilda Junior Show

Eshal Irfan and Greta Lewis March 22, 2023

March 2nd, marked the first day of four performances for the annual musical at Timothy Edwards Middle School. This year, the students are performing the classic story of Matilda, a nine-year-old who uses her new-found powers to fight back against her inhumane parents and cruel principal.  Much like...

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Next year, the district will be moving to a shortened February break in the calendar.

The Long Haul to April

Elizabeth Sinclair, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

April break is one of the many breaks during the school year that students and teachers look forward to. However, they must get through the month of March, which is also known as the longest month of the school year, but why is that?  March is the month where there is only one day off because of...

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Eve and Sky are two therapy dogs that come into South Windsor High School for students to pet and enjoy when feeling stressed.

Therapy Dogs Helping to Heal Students

Samantha Pagliaruli, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

At South Windsor High School, we believe that students should feel happy and secure while getting their education, and everyone likes dogs, right? Even if you’re a cat person. Eve and Sky are two therapy dogs that come into South Windsor High School for students to pet and enjoy if they are feeling...

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South Windsor High School and Wapping (SWHS Annex) campus where students will be walking back and forth starting next year.

Breaking Down Rumors for the Future of SWHS

Greta Lewis, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

South Windsor High School is anticipating some big changes in the near future for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.  Students may be taking some of their classes in the Wapping (SWHS Annex), due to necessary expansion of the school.  A new schedule that reflects these changes for students and...

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Prowls featured athlete: shot put and discus thrower for varsity track, senior Sam Maleshenko.

Featured Athlete: Sam Meleshenko

Nathan Tenney, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Prowl: What inspired you to become a track athlete?  Meleshenko: “I have run track since I was in 5th grade; it has been a part of my life, and I have fallen in love with the sport since.” Prowl: What has been your biggest achievement in your track career so far?  Meleshenko: “Qualifying...

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Bag pipe players in a St. Patricks Day Parade in Hartford, Connecticut

The Day of Tradition and Luck

Giovanni Righi and Edited by Emma Cherubini March 16, 2023

Saint Patrick's day, a day full of joy and copious amounts of alcohol. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. And even with that long history the first ever Saint Patrick's Day parade was held in America on March 17th, 1601 in what is now known as St. Augustine,...

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SWHS junior, Sam Czaja, getting ready to fill out his March Madness bracket.

March Madness Brackets

Zach Morison, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

In March, 64 teams go at it in the most entertaining tournament of the year. Upsets after upsets, hundreds of thousands competing to make the perfect bracket.  March Madness is a college basketball tournament that takes the best 64 teams in the country and throws those teams in a single elimination...

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Members of South Windsor High Schools Pet Project. the goal of this club is to raise money for Pack Leaders of CT.

The Pet Project Launch

Emma Cherubini, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

A new club at South Windsor High School to support animal shelters and rescue programs has gained lots of popularity in a short amount of time.  The Pet Project Club, founded by sophomores Jillian Venzie and Lauren Graham, already has 52 members since their start in November of 2022.  There have...

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Local Irish Americans showing their pride throughout the years. Getting together to watch and ride in the parade.

Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Izabella McKenna, Student Life Editor March 13, 2023

The 51st annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade took place on Saturday, March 11th. The parade started at 11am at the State Capital and it ended at 3pm near the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Arch. The parade was sponsored and organized by the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee.  Kathleen...

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Hartford Public Indoor Track Meet.  High school athletes racing neck and neck to the finish.

End of Indoor Track

Izabella McKenna, Student Life Editor March 10, 2023

On February 7th, the SWHS Indoor Track & Field team walked slowly towards their bus to the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Everyone felt a lingering feeling about the weight of knowing they were competing as a whole team together for the last time at the Last Chance State Qualifier.  The bus was...

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Drag queen performer strutting down Boston pride. Photo captured by Cat Martino.

Should LGBTQ Kids Be Scared?

Cat Martino, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

America is the land of promised dreams, but those dreams have been shattered for those of the queer community for decades. Two bills have recently been signed into law by Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee: SB0001, which prohibits gender-affirming care for minors, and SB0003, which prohibits adult cabaret...

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Jennette McCurdy, from the hit show iCarly, wrote a book about her life.

‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ by Jennette McCurdy: Book Review

Hope Fournier, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

I’m Glad My Mom Died is an emotional and heartbreaking, yet funny, memoir written by former actress Jennette McCurdy that will have you laughing and crying. The book is a deepdive into her seemingly “perfect” life during the times that we watched her on the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly. While...

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