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The Student News Site of South Windsor High School

The Bobcat Prowl

Carlo Papa and Shane Sylvester demonstrate shooting a fire hose.

Exploring Fiery Opportunities for Teens

Emily Porter, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

The South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department has been working to save and better the lives of South Windsor citizens since 1938. In order to connect with the community and teens of the town, the department offers a program called the Explorers program. The program invites teens ages 14-17 who are interested...

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South Windsor High School’s group of debaters preparing their arguments for their debates.

Debate Club Attends First CDA Tournament

Hadi Memon, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

On March 2nd, 2024, South Windsor’s debate team attended their very first Connecticut Debate Association tournament (CDA). The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the team embraced different challenges.  This was the last CDA tournament of the 2023-2024 school year. It hosted over 300 debaters,...

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Hands on Hartford receives the care bags that South Windsor High School students have collected.

Do You Care?

Jaelyn Salas, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

The Care Bags Project is a club started by South Windsor High School students, junior Vidyuth Srikanth and his mother Jisha Srikanth. This project strives to help different communities within Connecticut by collecting items such as toothpaste, gloves, socks, deodorant, hand warmers, and food and distributing...

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The apps Snapchat and Instagram on freshman Pranathi Matchas phone.

Snapchat Blocked

Erin Fang, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Students at South Windsor High School were outraged when they discovered that they can no longer access Snapchat or Tiktok using the school wifi.  Tiktok and Snapchat are social media apps that have grown almost universally popular among teenagers. Students can interact with others online, and post...

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SWFTLK gathered at the Dance-a-thon to raise money for local childrens hospitals

SWFTLK ‘Dance the Night Away,’ raises $8,000 for local Children’s Hospital

Ethan Sands and Maanya Pande February 27, 2024

The South Windsor For The Local Kids (SWFTLK) club held its 10th annual Nicki Cartier Dance Marathon on Friday, February 23 from 6 to 9 pm in the SWHS cafeteria. The event included dancing, games, speeches, and a raffle, all to raise money for the Connecticut Children’s Memorial Hospital. Many patients...

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The cast rehearsing to prepare for the upcoming spring play, The Play That Goes Wrong.

The Play That Everyone Needs to See

Gwen Giard, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

At the beginning of February, auditions for the SWHS theater department’s spring performance were held in the auditorium. This spring, students are excited to bring ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ to the SWHS stage.   The play is directed by long-time director Brynn Chandler. It will be put on...

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President of BSA, Nafissa Ly, introducing the professional Black panel.

BSA Hosts Black History Month Fair

Lexi Westbrook and Hadi Memon February 23, 2024

On Wednesday, February 21st, The Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted their annual Black History Fair. The event holds significant importance, not only for the members of BSA but for the entire school community.  The fair showcases the diversity and resiliency of Black History in various forms such...

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Mr. Ly in his world language classroom preparing for his French classes.

Ly Awarded World Language Teacher of the Year

Pooravi Srivastava and Keerthana Toram February 21, 2024

One of South Windsor High School’s world language Teachers, Moussa Ly, was awarded the World Language Teacher of the Year Award by the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (COLT) for his hard work and dedication to teaching his students.  Ly has been teaching French for over 17 years and began...

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A Valentine’s Day display in the home of a student.

Day for Lovers or Day for All?

Esha Malli, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is known as a day for couples to express their love for their partner, but is there more to Valentine’s Day than honoring your lover?  The origin of Valentine’s Day isn’t pinpointed, but many historians trace it to Ancient Rome when the festival of Lupercalia was celebrated....

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Team Free Fallin prepares for the horn to sound and their match to begin.

A Night to Remember: SWFTLK Annual Volleyball Marathon

Avery Yelle and Jillian Yelle February 13, 2024

The annual Volleyball Marathon took place on February 9th, hosted by South Windsor For the Local Kids (SWFTLK), where 16 teams battled for the grand prize.   Each team was made up of 6-10 players, one of which is the designated team captain. The participating teams choose a team name, as well as...

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