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The Bobcat Prowl

Cael Brennan

Cael Brennan, Editor

Cael Brennan is a Senior at South Windsor High School and an editor/writer for The Bobcat Prowl. This is his third year of participating in the Journalism course available to students at the high school and is quite excited to represent the Art & Entertainment category this year as an editor. Adoring Pop Culture with such a high magnitude you can almost assuredly find Cael scrolling through his Twitter timeline or formulating some argument as to why one album or film is better than the other.

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The Northman and The Death of Cinema

“The Northman” and The Death of Cinema

May 18, 2022

Director, Robert Eggers' new movie The Northman is a brooding, angry revenge tale blockbuster that reaches gothic drama heights and unsettlingly violence and edge. However, it’s a box office flop and...

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Another Year of Oscar Bait

Another Year of “Oscar Bait”

April 18, 2022

The Academy Awards got upstaged by a slap this year not only by controversy, but because their winners and nominations are as mundane as they’ve become predictable. The Oscar is intended to recognize...

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From Backstrokes To Slopes: Amanda Walsh and Pursuing Passion

From Backstrokes To Slopes: Amanda Walsh and Pursuing Passion

January 27, 2022

Senior, Amanda Walsh sits in the room wearing about a dozen different neon colors across her clothing. She’s armed with one of her essential pairs of vibrant crocs, a mask smeared with eye-catching decals,...

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Sonic Identity and The Visionary World of Arca

Sonic Identity and The Visionary World of Arca

December 20, 2021

A cold dystopia of cybernetic spiders, bloody beige heels and a queer world become a sonic reality within electronic artist Arca’s vision. Legendary innovator Arca released a monolith of albums that...

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Prowl Staff Thanksgiving Reflections

Prowl Staff Thanksgiving Reflections

November 24, 2021

Cael: Amid my final year at South Windsor High School, as I cut through the tumultuous world of applying to colleges, what I hold gratitude for has shifted entirely. This year seemingly out of the blue...

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Travis Scotts Astroworld Festival and The Imminent Terror Of Concert Violence

Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival and The Imminent Terror Of Concert Violence

November 11, 2021

A sensational hit album, number one singles, and a fanbase gnawing at the chance to see live performances. Young hip-hop star Travis Scott could not have foreseen opening night at his Texas, “Astroworld...

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Season of The Squid

October 8, 2021

An unlikely show of murder, money and motive emerges as an “unprecedented” smash for Netflix.  Premiering on the streaming service back in September, Squid Game, a South Korean television series...

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Ma: An Underrated Camp Classic

Ma: An Underrated Camp Classic

June 4, 2021

Octavia Spencer, a celebrated and academy award-winning actress with roles reaching the heights of arguably ‘iconic’ stature. An actress who with her excellent contributions to underrated modern camp/horror...

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St.Vincent Is Home!

St.Vincent Is Home!

May 18, 2021

Imagine it’s 1974, New York, Lower-east side. All around a bohemian paradise of artists, gender-benders, and individuals with the gritty sensibilities that make an obtuse society sneer. Perhaps one does...

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Crypto Art Makes Artists Millions; But Is It Killing Our Planet?

Crypto Art Makes Artists Millions; But Is It Killing Our Planet?

April 23, 2021

As the world is ever-evolving so is its art, from pottery to paintings and now to GIFs worth thousands of dollars we have already begun the transition into a new age of modern collecting. NFTs or Non-Fungible-Tokens...

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Quarter Four Is Making Me Lose My Mind

Quarter Four Is Making Me Lose My Mind

April 9, 2021

If quarter 3 left like a dream, then quarter 4 came in like a mack truck stampeding over mine and everyone’s bodies.  As foremostly, I'm tired. No, not a valley girl, “I’m just like so tirrrrred”,...

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Beyonce And Megan Thee Stallion Win For Savage Remix

Grammys Retrospective

April 6, 2021

On March 14th, 2021 the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were held. Big winners included Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, and to no one’s surprise Beyoncé. Phenomenal performances by the likes...

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#FreeBritney

#FreeBritney

March 17, 2021

Britney Spears a multimedia pop star, possessing six billboard number one hits, an artist credited to 9 successful studio records, and withholding a net worth of roughly 60 million dollars is seen as less...

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Pop Star SOPHIE Has Passed Away

Pop Star SOPHIE Has Passed Away

February 5, 2021

Popstar/Producer SOPHIE XEON a celebrated innovator and vanguard for the experimental tragically passed away in Athens at 34 due to complications after a deeply unfortunate accident.  This news was...

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Dr. Luke (left), Kesha (right)

The Grammys and Dr. Luke

January 18, 2021

Award Shows every year have become established cultural precedences within the United States and across the world. Created as a way to recognize success within a particular industry and to push forward...

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2020 Retrospective: A Silver Lining in Pop Music

2020 Retrospective: A Silver Lining in Pop Music

January 18, 2021

2020 was a year of isolation and what sometimes felt like an extended time of boredom where all we had was ourselves. However even though the desolate,  what I was able to experience in 2020 was a watershed...

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FKA Twigs Announces GoFundMe For Sex Workers

December 15, 2020

 Singer FKA Twigs calls us to act in these harsh times. Upon reflecting on her past decorated with little unreliable work and the looming threat of abuse she could endure at most every potential corner;...

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SWHS Musical Performance: Pandemonium 2020

SWHS Musical Performance: Pandemonium 2020

December 2, 2020

One would think holding a live show in the grips of a virus would be virtually impossible to perform. But virtual is the exact sentiment students and staff at our school have adopted in order to put on...

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Prowl Staff Reflections about Thanksgiving

Prowl Staff Reflections about Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020

Cael Brennan: This year the thing I wish to show my thanks is the Internet. Do not be dismayed by its cold exterior and the internet’s aptitude for seemingly appearing as lifeless. Because what the internet...

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Yearbook Class At SWHS

Yearbook Class At SWHS

November 10, 2020

This year South Windsor High School classes have faced insurmountable amounts of obstacle and difficulty in navigating the Covid-19 virus whilst educating in fun and engaging ways. One specific course...

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Charli XCX And The Quarantine Album We All Needed

Charli XCX And The Quarantine Album We All Needed

October 20, 2020

British POP futurist Charli XCX released her bubblegum glitch quarantine opus on May 15th.  Over 5 weeks the popstar worked tirelessly to create an anthemic album for herself and fans whom she calls...

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An Overview of Birds of Prey

March 4, 2020

Birds of Prey opens up on a recently broken up Harley Quinn and Joker. Harley, after creating chaos and making enemies for years, is left without protection from the newfound targets and bounties on her...

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Does Parasite Deserve Academy Accolades?

Does Parasite Deserve Academy Accolades?

February 19, 2020

This year at the Academy Awards history was forever changed. Sweeping the 92nd Academy Awards was Bong Joon Ho’s masterpiece “Parasite”. The First Korean film to be nominated for an Academy Award,...

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Survivor’s Ground-Breaking 40th Season

January 31, 2020

February 12 will mark the beginning of Survivor's biggest milestone as it reaches its 40th season. The special 2 hours premiere will feature possibly the biggest battle in Survivor history. Season 40 dubbed...

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Oscars Nominations Announced on Monday

January 15, 2020

On Monday, January 13th, the nominations for this year’s annual Academy Awards were announced. Audiences and stars anticipate the show as it features several earth-shattering hits from “Joker” a...

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Cats Movie Review

January 7, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Iconic musical interpretation of T.S Elliot’s poem "The Naming of Cats" is finally being portrayed on the silver screen. But upon the release of its first trailer the internet...

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The Year of Florence Pugh

December 6, 2019

This is the perfect time to fall in love with actress Florence Pugh. After starring in 2016 film Lady Macbeth, her upward trajectory into fame and ability to reinvent herself has made Pugh and exciting...

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Heathers v. Mean Girls

November 27, 2019

Are you a Plastic or a Heather?  Both Mean Girls and The Heathers address the depravity of high school and how infamous cliques terrorize and target those below them on the social ladder. I will examine...

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Fashion at the AMA Red Carpet Show

November 27, 2019

The music industry's biggest names were out in full display at the 47th American Music Awards. And if Sunday night's red carpet was any indication of the night, then the artists wanted to have fun celebrating...

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A Look into the Leading Women Working 9 to 5

November 20, 2019

9 to 5 features 3 women in 1980 suffering under their cruel sexist boss Franklin Hart, played by Joe Cantin as they are pushed to their limits everyday being forced to swallow their pride and be “his...

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The Lavish History of the Heidi Klum Halloween Party

The Lavish History of the Heidi Klum Halloween Party

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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A Taste of 1984 in the 21st Century

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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