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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, Multimedia Manager 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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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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An inside view of Pauls Boutique. highlighting the records inside.

Vernon’s Hidden Gem For Music Lovers

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager March 10, 2023

Tucked away in a small plaza, hiding behind trees that borders Rockville High School sits Paul’s Boutique Records. Paul’s Boutique is a self described small, vinyl selling, equipment repairing, treasure finding shop based out of Vernon, Connecticut. The store is dedicated towards all the people out...

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Gulal colors, which are thrown as a part of Holi celebration.

A Celebration of Spring

Maanya Pande, Finance Manager March 8, 2023

March 8th starts the 2023 celebration of the Hindu festival, Holi, a holiday which celebrates the coming of spring and more. Holi is the Hindu festival of colors and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil as well as the welcoming of spring. Because Holi is such a multilayered holiday, there are...

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Opening for classes this spring, the Goddard School in Evergreen Walk is still in the construction phase.

New South Windsor Preschool Brings Another Opportunity to Evergreen Walk

Katelyn Drenga, Editor March 6, 2023

A local educator plans to bring more to South Windsor with her newly developed preschool, set to open in Evergreen Walk this spring.  The Goddard School is a chain preschool organization with locations spread throughout Connecticut. Owner, Lauren Smallwood, decided to begin work on building a location...

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Michigan State students honor the lives lost, and spread awareness.

MSU Suffers Mass Shooting

Sydney Main, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Mass shooting took place at Michigan State University on February 13th. Three students, Arielle Anderson, Brian Fraser and Alexandria Verner were killed in the shooting and another 5 were wounded.  On the evening of February 13th, around 8 pm, alleged gunman, 43 year-old Lansing resident Anthony...

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Chat GPT’s rise brings forth a new era in tech.

Dethroning of a Search Giant

Rishi Bala Meenakshi Sundaram, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Late last year, due to the popularization of the release of CHAT GPT, an AI language model, more simply referred to as a “Chat Bot”, tech giants Microsoft and Google, are vigorously creating their own implementation of this type of AI. "The first set of categories in which we should use these...

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South Windsor Police Department where Police Officer Ben Lovett worked.

Drunk Driver Sentenced

Ava Nicole Shasha, Editor February 24, 2023

Just 225 days after the tragic death of South Windsor Police Officer Ben Lovett, Spencer Krauss of Ellington was found guilty on charges including second-degree manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle, and evading responsibility resulting in death. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday...

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Rihanna’s ‘Big’ Performance at Super Bowl LVII

Fadel Kafel, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

The Eagles and Chiefs faced off on February 12 at 6:30 pm in Glendale, Arizona. This is a very exciting day for football fans around the world. For non-fans, this is a day to enjoy Super Bowl parties and wait for that year’s grand halftime show. This year, singer and entrepreneur Rihanna put on...

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Uncovering the origins of celebrating Presidents Day.

Presidents Day

Giovanni Righi, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

Presidents Day is famous for giving every student in America the long weekend they deserve. But the origins of this holiday may be more complicated than previously thought. Between 1879 and 1970, the holiday we know as Presidents Day was known as Washington's Birthday, in honor of the first president...

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Heart on display in science classroom for students to learn about the circulatory system.

Not Valentines Day, Heart Month

Hope Fournier, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? American Heart Month is a time where everyone is encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is America's primary killer, so many American organizations are pushing campaigns encouraging heart health. The American Heart Association's...

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Bayard Rustin was a Black and queer civil rights activist.

A Forgotten Civil Hero

Andreo Benitez, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

As we kick off our start to Black History Month, it’s important that we take some time to remember the people who fought valiantly for the rights of each and every Black American citizen, risking their lives to bring us the progress we see today.  However, despite many efforts to keep their memories...

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