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The Wapping Fairs petting zoo allows people of all ages to feed and see baby animals such as cows, pigs and sheep.

Annual Fun at the Fair

Maria Verly, Wire Services Manager September 18, 2023

The first ever Wapping Fair was held in 1892. The main goal of this fair was to help fund the Wapping District School. With years with no fair, in 1945, the fair had a comeback to commemorate South Windsor’s 100 year anniversary.  But it was only in the late 40’s that the fair grew, and gained...

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The American Mural Project, located in Winstead, CT, which depicts workers from around America

The American Mural Project

Maanya Pande, Finance Manager September 14, 2023

In 1999, Ellen Griesedieck, a painter from Connecticut, was on an assignment in Washington painting the fabrication of the Boeing 747. While there, she got to know the workers firsthand and was inspired by the scene in front of her. She was motivated to capture the scene there, but canvas space felt...

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The South Windsor High School Annex place in front of the building welcoming students

The SWHS Annex

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor August 29, 2023

The South Windsor High School Annex Building has become fully functional for the 2023-2024 school term. This building will provide additional capacity for the growing student population at South Windsor High School. “I believe that having classes in the annex building will provide more space for...

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2023 World Summit

Maria Verly, Wire Services Manager June 6, 2023

The World Summit is a meeting between all the Modern World History classes. Students are put in  groups of four to complete research on the economics, politics, and people of a particular country. The goal of The World Summit is to get students to debate an issue.  For four hours students work...

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Pleasant Valleys library where students came for specials rotations.

Goodbye, Pleasant Valley

Maanya Pande , Finance Manager June 2, 2023

The town of South Windsor began new construction for their elementary schools in 2016-2017, starting with Wapping Elementary. Now, it has come full circle as Pleasant Valley, the last of the elementary schools, has finished construction and will be open starting the 2023-2024 school year. As a way...

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Marching in a line, South Windsor Fire Fighters join the 2023 Memorial Day Parade.

Remembering The Fallen

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor June 1, 2023

On Monday, May 31st, hundreds of South Windsor families made their way to Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate fallen soldiers. Each year, rain or shine, the South Windsor community comes together to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Applause echoed throughout the street, as...

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The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is still embroiled in an ongoing labor dispute against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as a result of failed contract negotiations.

The WGA Writers’ Strike

Jayden Ross, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Beginning on May 2, 2023, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is partaking in an ongoing labor dispute against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as a result of failed contract negotiations. The end goal of the strike is to secure higher wages and more residuals for television and...

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Madame President Has Arrived

Jack Huot and Max Schwartzman May 23, 2023

On the 19th of May 2023, Angelina Francesca Bellizzi was voted into office for President of the Class of 2024. Bellizzi, 16, went against Rayan Zaki and Olivia Kvadus. The race was close with Zaki, the President of the Class of 2024 close behind in the polls until the very end.  Bellizzi hopes to...

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Hundreds of High School Science Olympiad students from across the country gather for competition

Science Olympiad

Katelyn Drenga, Editor May 23, 2023

South Windsor STEM teams are dominating this year, especially SW SCIOLY(Science Olympiad), whose recent hard work has earned them a place at nationals in Kansas.  Since the beginning of October, the Bobcats have been preparing for a competition, which is not like your typical high school science...

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A sign advertising the Strawberry Fest on Abbe Road Extension in South Windsor, CT.

South Windsor Strawberry Festival Preview

Ava Nicole Shasha, Editor May 23, 2023

On June 10th, the South Windsor Republican Town Committee will hold the 41st annual Strawberry Festival at Nevers Park. The festival will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and is a rain or shine event. Admission is free for all who want to come down. The festival is home to a handful of fun activities...

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A view down the hallway in The Annex in which students are currently taking classes and many more students will take classes in come the fall.

Breaking Down the Future of SWHS

Greta Lewis, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

With rumors now having been settled, students and staff finally have closure on how the schedule will operate during the 2023-2024 school year. There were multiple reasons for this schedule change, including the usage of the old Wapping building now The Annex, balancing out classes with lunch waves,...

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George Hinton declares his resignation and departing from Google in April.

The Godfather of AI Finally Breaks His Silence

Rishi Bala Meenakshi Sundaram, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

George Hinton, the man who had set course for developments of the modern day events concerning the A.I. area of study, has recently resigned from Google after 10 years. His recent disclosure on the impact he had created in this field has caused widespread attention on this matter.  Hinton grew up...

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