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2019 Senior Class Officers

2019 Senior Class Officers

June 4, 2019

As the end of the year is nearing, the 2019 senior class officers have been very busy preparing all of the beloved senior activities. From organizing senior outing to sorting materials for graduation,...

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 A group of students went to the airbrush tattoo station and got matching sun tattoos on their wrists.

2019 Senior Outing at Holiday Hill

June 3, 2019

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Robert F. Smith gives the commencement speech to Morehouse College, and announces he will pay off the graduates’ debt.

Billionaire Robert F. Smith, promises to pay off all of Morehouse College’s 2019 graduating class’ debt

May 29, 2019

On Sunday, May 19th, Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech at Morehouse College’s undergraduate graduation ceremony that he would pay off all of the student debt for the 396 graduates....

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The Lid performed at the Pops concert with Megha Rao centerstage as the lead vocalist.

Megha Rao Ends Her SWHS Music Career With The Spectrum Band Vocal Solo

May 27, 2019

Spectrum band’s pianist, Megha Rao, set aside her piano and took the microphone for their final performance of the year. On May 20th and 21st, the Spectrum band, lovingly referred to by its members as...

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Just before changing into their uniforms, athletes (from left to right) Abby Grohs, Erin Dunn, Candace Walsh, Cora Brownbill, Jess Polito, Anna Armstrong, Rhianna Omeara, and Emma Metevier posed for a picture.

2019 Outdoor Track Senior Day

May 23, 2019

  On Tuesday, May 14th, the SWHS girls outdoor track and field team had their last home meet against East Catholic. Even though there was only two seniors on the team this year, Jess Polito...

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Coach Duke (right) stands next to the scoreboard with his dad, who used to keep score.

Coach Duke Earns 200th Win

May 10, 2019

On Friday, May 3rd, the SWHS girls varsity lacrosse team won their game against Avon, giving head coach Duke his 200th varsity win. As the creator of the program, Duke was very excited to rejoin the team...

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Former Vice President, Joe Biden, speaking at a campaign event.

Can Joe Biden Beat Trump in the 2020 Election?

May 6, 2019

As the race for the U.S. Presidential election is starting to ramp up, former Vice President, Joe Biden, has announced that he will be adding his name to the list. Biden recently completed his first campaign...

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Scala Santa Sacred Stairs-Rome,italy. Visitors kneel on the Holy Stairs in Rome, which are currently uncovered for the first time in over 300 years.

Rome Just Became Even More of a Dream Vacation Destination for Catholics

April 29, 2019

Rome is known for its wealth of religious and historically important pieces that many dream of seeing. It will be an even more desirable location to visit for the next six weeks because the Scala Sancta,...

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Gina Bretz: Lead in Game of Tiaras

Gina Bretz: Lead in “Game of Tiaras”

April 25, 2019

In a cross between the popular show “Game of Thrones” and the beloved Disney princesses, SWHS is performing a comedy called “Game of Tiaras” on April 25th and April 26th. The students have been...

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SWHS Robotics Team is headed to world championships with new driver, Ethan Bushman

SWHS Robotics Team is headed to world championships with new driver, Ethan Bushman

April 21, 2019

Last year, the SWHS robotics team graduated many of their dedicated members and started the 2019 season without a driver. The driver position on the robotics team is critical because it’s the person...

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Everyone’s raving about Billie Eilish’s debut studio album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

April 16, 2019

17 year old singer/songwriter, Billie Eilish, released her first studio album on Friday, March 29th. Her album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was anticipated by many fans. After her debut...

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Max Cestari: 2019’s French Honor Society President

April 15, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2nd, Max Cestari was one of the seniors leading the induction of many upperclassmen into the language honor societies at SWHS. After being inducted last year, Cestari took on the role...

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March 25th was cerebral palsy awareness day

March 25th was cerebral palsy awareness day

April 4, 2019

On Monday, March 25th, many students at South Windsor High School wore green in order to bring awareness to cerebral palsy. On social media, lots of students posted messages the night before to remind...

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How well do you know one of February’s “SWHS Students of the Month,” Grace Imondi?

How well do you know one of February’s “SWHS Students of the Month,” Grace Imondi?

March 25, 2019

As one of two seniors named “SWHS Students of the Month” for February, Grace Imondi, remarked that “it makes me happy to be recognized for something.” To award her this honor, Imondi was called...

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Dan and Shay: Meet and Greet/Concert

Dan and Shay: Meet and Greet/Concert

March 21, 2019

On Friday, March 8th, many South Windsor High School students were excited to hear Dan and Shay perform live in concert. Dan and Shay is a two-person pop style country band. Earlier in the day, Dan and...

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Did Colton Underwoods Season of The Bachelor End In Heartbreak?

Did Colton Underwood’s Season of “The Bachelor” End In Heartbreak?

March 21, 2019

The immensely popular show, “The Bachelor,” has had another unique and drama-filled season come to an end. With former “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” star, Colton Underwood, as the...

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Left to right: Marlena Klein, Anna Armstrong, Coach Flaschbart, Jessica Polito, and Sonali Chokshi pose for a picture at the end-of-the-year banquet last year

Track and Field starts on March 18th…Here’s why you should look forward to the season

March 11, 2019

As spring sports begin try-outs and start to put their teams together, girls outdoor track and field is preparing differently. As a no-cut team, outdoor track competes with any athletes that decide to...

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At lunch, a different type of fry is now available with each meal.

The Curly Fry School Lunch Controversy Uncovered, Here’s Why They’ve Been Replaced

March 7, 2019

At SWHS, curly fries are a coveted commodity of school lunch, and many were furious when they disappeared without explanation. With complaints left and right about school lunches, I sat down with both...

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Mayor Saud Anwar

Here’s everything you need to know about the special election on February 26th

February 26, 2019

On January 11th, recently elected Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, announced that there will be a special election on February 26th in order to fill 5 vacant General Assembly seats. Rather than resume...

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ECE Environmental Science

February 22, 2019

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What can I do for my capstone project? The answer is almost anything

What can I do for my capstone project? The answer is almost anything

February 19, 2019

Juniors today are going to have a meeting about starting capstone. The hours of hard work that goes into the project can be daunting for upcoming seniors, and many don’t know what they’re going to...

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Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya

Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya placed a bid to run for prime minister, but was denied by the Electoral Commission

February 18, 2019

Last week, Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya announced her bid for Thai Prime Minister, but was quickly disqualified by the Electoral Commission. The Commission explained their reasoning with a statement...

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Did you know Dr. LaRochelle’s retiring this year? Here’s the inside scoop

Did you know Dr. LaRochelle’s retiring this year? Here’s the inside scoop

February 9, 2019

At the end of this year, Dr. LaRochelle, one of South Windsor High School’s guidance counselors, will be retiring. He has worked at SWHS since 2000. Though he loves his job, he is ready to retire and...

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Spectrum receives gold rating in first competition of the 2019 season

Spectrum receives gold rating in first competition of the 2019 season

February 7, 2019

At the Shepherd Hill show choir competition on Saturday, February 2nd, Choral Spectrum received a gold medal, fifth place overall, and second place for their band. As their first competition of the season,...

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Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, Former CEO of Starbucks, Announces that He Wants to “Run as a Centrist Independent” in the 2020 presidential election

February 1, 2019

On January 27th, 2019, another American announced that they’re running in the 2020 presidential election. This new candidate is Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks. Though he has no formal experience...

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Painting Class 2018 Projects: A Photo Gallery

January 18, 2019

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 Les gilets jaunes march in protest

“Les gilets jaunes” in France continue to protest

January 13, 2019

For the past couple months, many French citizens have been protesting in Paris. What began as a non-violent protest against rising fuel prices has turned into a tumultuous streak of violence as a way of...

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Patricia Gerich (left) and team captain, Erin Dunn (right) at a competition.

2019 Gymnastics Team from the Eyes of the Captains

January 9, 2019

The small but close-knit gymnastics team at SWHS is starting to prepare for their fast approaching competition season. With their first meet on January 12th, the girls are excited to get started very soon....

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(left to right) Makayla Foran, Shai Harrison, and Sarah Gallagher repping their Steelers jerseys

Steelers edge Patriots, end 5-game losing streak against team

December 20, 2018

Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New England Patriots with a score of 17 to 10, ending their 5-game losing streak against the Pats. This win also snaps a 3 game losing streak that has made...

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Former student Sai Manasani, conductor Ms. Burns, and Gabe Galley at NEMFA last year.

Inside Scoop of NEMFA with Gabe Galley

December 13, 2018

Last Saturday, December 8th, senior, Gabe Galley, auditioned for NEMFA for the fourth and final time. NEMFA is the New England Music Festival Association. Every year in March, there is a 3-day event where...

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This ASL sign hangs outside the doorway of the classroom.

American Sign Language Class: A Photo Gallery

December 11, 2018

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People honor former president George H.W. Bush

The Death of the Longest Living U.S. President: George H. W. Bush

December 6, 2018

On November 30th, 2018, at 94 years old, George H. W. Bush passed away at his home in Houston surrounded by friends, family, and doctors. Just before his death, he talked to his children on the phone one...

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Over 40 SWHS Seniors Were Inducted into Rho Kappa Monday, November 26

Over 40 SWHS Seniors Were Inducted into Rho Kappa Monday, November 26

November 28, 2018

On November 26, the head of the Social Studies department, Mr. Frank, led the induction of over 40 SWHS seniors. The ceremony was brief but special for the dedicated students and their parents. After senior,...

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Steve Carell and other Office actors are viewed on SNL recently

Who Wants a Reboot of The Office? SNL Proves the Answer is Everyone Except Steve Carell

November 26, 2018

On November 17th, the former lead actor of The Office, Steve Carell, hosted an intriguing episode of Saturday Night Live. Carell’s monologue caught the attention of many die-hard Office fans, as it was...

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On Our Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Mr. Camire

On Our Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Mr. Camire

November 20, 2018

For the third year in a row, Mr. Camire was the passionate girls varsity soccer coach that led this year’s team to win 12 out of their 18 games. This season, the team played their way to the second round...

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Angélica Rivera-Oliveira is looking over the college checklist that she picked up from school counseling

Confused on College Applications? The Most Common Questions, Answered.

October 26, 2018

At South Windsor High School, the season of college applications is in full swing. Many seniors are stressed and confused about the process, as there are many different aspects. From the Common Application...

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Your Homecoming Queen Candidates

October 22, 2018

Every year, South Windsor High School seniors await in anticipation to find out who will be crowned homecoming king and queen. The entire school votes to narrow down the entire class to the homecoming...

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Being a Twin Isn’t Always As Awesome As It Seems

October 19, 2018

Growing up with a fraternal twin, I have never known what it’s like to not be a twin, and thus get asked the question, “What’s it like being a twin?’ by everyone I meet. At South Windsor High School,...

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Discovering Cross Country: The Unknown Fall Sport

Discovering Cross Country: The Unknown Fall Sport

October 10, 2018

When looking at the list of Fall sports at South Windsor High School, you will see many popular options such as soccer, volleyball or swimming. All of these are well-known sports and most students could...

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