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A Synopsis of the Six MLB MVP Finalists

Jacob Chaimovitch
November 14, 2019

After a wild MLB season that ended with the Washington Nationals bringing home their first championship in franchise history, the MLB awards are upon us. The most coveted award in the MLB is the AL and...

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The Girls Volleyball team huddles up after a point at Enfield High School

SWHS Girls Volleyball Summary

Caitlin Sze
November 14, 2019

Taking an overwhelming defeat from Saint Joseph, the South Windsor High School Girls Volleyball team was defeated, after playing hard and taking the game to a fifth set score of 15-13. Despite the seventh-seeded...

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Queen Latifah takes centerstage during the showing of The Little Mermaid Live!
Source: The Little Mermaid Live Performance Review

		On Tuesday night, ABC aired “The Little Mermaid Live!” starring celebrities such as Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. The performance consisted of the original movie being played on a larger screen in front of an audience and was stopped at specific songs/parts in the movie where the “live” cast would come onto the stage and perform their role. Songs such as “Part of Your World,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” and “Under the Sea” were performed by the cast and was adored by the audience, but the audience at home had some differing opinions and questions from the live audience.
	The prerecorded show began when Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, introduced the show and some of the beginning characters that lead the show. The screening took chunks of the movie and interchanged for the live performance during the larger musical numbers. Since the actors all had some of a musical background, the singing was ruled as not being an issue. Some of the fan favorites of the night were Queen Latifah’s portrayal of Ursula and John Stamos’ version of Chef Louis had people wondering if he was born to play the role. However, some of the characters/stage aspects had some major complaints.
	For starters, the cast was missing some of the major roles for the live version, such as King Triton, Flounder, and Scuttle. Along with this, Flounder was replaced by a puppet in “Under the Sea,” that Twitter had a few things jokes to make about it with one user saying “when you order online vs. when it comes in the mail.”  Many of the other ensemble cast was replaced by puppets as well that had many people confused. Another factor that had people reeling was Sebastian, played by Shaggy, whose costume was more of a Brittany Spears meets Thriller-esque compared to a crab costume. However, the audience’s number one complaint was that Queen Latifah was not in the performance enough. Again twitter users began to tweet out about their opinions with user @SpiritBentley saying “Okay nothing more to see here. Queen Latifah killed it. Everyone else can go home. #TheLittleMermaidLive.” 
	SWHS students seemingly agreed with the Twitterverse’s opinion on how the performance went. Senior, Sarah Cloutier, who was in a production of The Little Mermaid a few years ago stated “they shouldn’t have advertised it as live since it wasn’t live. It could’ve been better.” As The Little Mermaid fans get ready for the live-action movie, hopes are high that it will be better than the live version.








https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/arts/television/review-the-little-mermaid-live-disney.html

A Review of ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’

Brianna Skaff
November 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, ABC aired “The Little Mermaid Live!” starring celebrities such as Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. The performance consisted of...

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The Lavish History of the Heidi Klum Halloween Party

The Lavish History of the Heidi Klum Halloween Party

Cael Brennan
November 8, 2019

This Halloween, Heidi Klum threw her annual celebrity Halloween party. Klum, an international supermodel, showed up slithering out of a biohazard truck as blue strobe lights glared at the audience. Once...

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The Girls XC Team in action against East Catholic

An Overview of the 2019 Cross Country Season

Caitlin Sze
November 8, 2019

Both the boys and girls Cross Country team have had a successful run throughout the 2019 fall season. With both ups and downs, the girls cross country team was able to connect together and the boys cross...

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Courtesy of filmdaily.co

A Taste of 1984 in the 21st Century

Cael Brennan
September 30, 2019

Ryan Murphy's newest installment of the critically acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story is its newest season titled 1984. This season will pay homage to one of pop culture's greatest phenomenons:...

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SW Bobcats Drop First Game of the Season to Hamden

SW Bobcats Drop First Game of the Season to Hamden

Josh Hobbs
September 27, 2019

The South Windsor Bobcats dropped their first game of the season on the road against the Hamden Green Dragons last Friday night. It was close for the majority of the game, but the Bobcats ultimately fell...

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(left to right) Young guns Pavel Buchnevich, Artemi Panarin, and Jacob Trouba look to make an impact for the Blueshirts
Source: NY Post

A Review of the New York Rangers Offseason

Jason Alwang
September 26, 2019

During the offseason in the National Hockey League, many teams made some heavy-hitting offseason moves. One of those teams is the New York Rangers. The Rangers have been struggling to succeed ever since...

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Source: YES Network

Domingo German on MLB Administrative Leave for Rest of Season

Jillian Thibodeau
September 25, 2019

After hitting his girlfriend following CC’s Sabathia’s charity gala at his home on the night of Monday, September 17th, New York Yankees pitcher, Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave....

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Daniel Jones Graphic Courtesy of theringer.com

Now Presenting: Daniel Jones

Jacob Chaimovitch
September 25, 2019

Many analysts in the preseason had predicted that New York Giants backup QB Daniel Jones would replace 38-year-old starter Eli Manning under one of two conditions: the Giants fall out of playoff contention...

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Antonio Brown in his Oakland Raiders uniform at Training Camp

Antonio Brown Accused of Sexual Assault by Former Trainer

Jacob Chaimovitch
September 13, 2019

The New England Patriots have a lot of very smart people and big names in their front office. So, when the organization signed former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown to a one-year deal worth...

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The Varsity Softball team lines up on the 3rd base line for the National Anthem

Varsity Softball Loses in Quarter Finals of States

Jillian Thibodeau
June 6, 2019

South Windsor’s varsity softball team played in and lost the quarterfinals game in states, on Friday, May 31st. The game was at home and started at 4:00 pm. Although they had home field advantage, they...

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