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GPT-4 creates a massive storm inside the tech industry, with its ability to surpass Chat-GPT leaving the future of AI, and its capabilities an serious area of concern.

Pacing Towards Technological Singularity

Rishi Bala Meenakshi Sundaram, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

In a recent announcement of a new installation of Open AI’s popular Chat Bot, Chat GPT, now upgraded to GPT-4, this upgraded version now houses further privileges and functions than its predecessor. GPT-4, the 4th in the GPT series (Generative Pre-Trained Transformers), has recently sparked copious...

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At South Windsor Parks and Recreation  38th Annual Fishing Derby, volunteers present prizes to the winners of the smallest catch category.

38th Annual Fishing Derby

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor April 2, 2023

Saturday, April 1st marks South Windsor Parks and Recreation’s 38th Annual Fishing Derby. Despite the dreary weather, the South Windsor community assembled at Frazer Fir Pond for a family-friendly fishing competition. With a fishing pole and a warm hot chocolate in hand, families took their places...

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To recognize Womens History Month, South Windsor High Schools Black Alliance Club and the Unified for Underprivileged Girls club hosted a women’s fair to highlight local women who work in male-dominated fields.

Recognizing Local Women Pioneers

Emma Cherubini, Copy Editor March 30, 2023

On March 29th, the Black Alliance club and the Unified for Underprivileged Girls club at South Windsor High School hosted a women’s fair to highlight local professional women who work in traditionally male-dominated fields or who have started a career or business for themselves.  Ten business women...

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The Maple Sugar Fest took place on Main Street in South Windsor. The photo shows a taxidermy showcase of native animal species in Connecticut along with Native American artifacts.

Maple Sugar Fest

Eshal Irfan, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

On March 25th, from 9:45 am to 4:00 pm, the Wood Memorial Library, on 783 Main Street hosted the first Maple Sugar festival they’ve had in years. To commemorate this momentous occasion, they poured maple sugar into cups for participants of the event to enjoy. With the all-natural maple syrup, corn...

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With the rise of AI, there are concerns about technology ultimately being the ones in control. Pictured- robot created by the South Windsor High School robotics team with its controller.

A Meteoric Rise in Sci-Fi: AI

Anthony Sosa and Aasrith Veerapaneni March 28, 2023

When do the lines of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and reality begin to blur beyond recognition? Or even further, when does AI overtake the very essence of what we consider to be humanity? The future is rapidly approaching, and technology continues to advance at a break-neck pace. Everyday, technology...

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Student view of ECE Environmental teachers, Mrs. Field´s, oil presentation during a class discussion involving the Willow Project.

Alaska’s Willow Project Gains Nationwide Attention

Katelyn Drenga, Editor March 27, 2023

Conocophillips Petroleum Refineries Company recently proposed a multi million dollar plan to drill oil in Alaska, which has taken the media by storm.   Planning to span for roughly 30 years, the site of The Willow Project will produce an estimated 240 tons of carbon dioxide, which sparks major...

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Recent protests at UConn by students who are concerned their tuition will be increasing significantly starting next year.

UConn Uproars

Andrew Kronenwetter, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

On February 15th, Governor Ned Lamont announced a decision to cut an estimated 360 million dollars out of UConn’s budget. This decision has the potential to raise tuition upwards of $3,000 dollars per year. As a result, hundreds of students have been gathering around the campus holding signs saying,...

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Greek Independence Day is celebrated on March 25th recognizing the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Greek Independence Day

Anthony Sosa, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

Greek Independence Day falls on March 25th. This holiday has been celebrated by those of Greek descent since the Greek Revolution of 1821. This day honors the Greek people’s fight for freedom after being occupied by the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. In 1821, Greece planned to launch revolts...

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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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South Windsor is a community with many historical sites open to the public.

Historical Sites in South Windsor

Ava Nicole Shasha, Editor March 20, 2023

South Windsor, founded in 1633, and later established as its own town in 1845, may not seem all that historic, but with a closer look, you may stumble upon some of the historic sites that are still standing. Let this article be your guide to visiting South Windsor’s historical sites.  Starting...

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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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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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