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The Bobcat Prowl

The Student News Site of South Windsor High School

The Bobcat Prowl

Josh Hobbs, Editor

Josh Hobbs is a senior writer and editor for The Bobcat Prowl, an online newspaper at South Windsor High School. His is currently 17 years old, and is looking to make Journalism his major when he goes off to college. During his time at The Bobcat Prowl, he has published many articles, mainly focusing on sports, politics, and news. He has loved sports his entire life, and is deeply devoted towards following politics and news throughout the world. 

Outside of writing for The Bobcat Prowl, Josh is heavily involved with extra-curricular activities throughout the South Windsor community. In his free time (when he has any), Josh enjoys hanging out with friends and family, as well as enjoying a good meal. He plays three sports (Football, Wrestling, Baseball), all on a varsity level, and trains whenever he can to be the best he can at all three of them. He is also involved heavily with the music department, as he is also apart of the high school choir, and a cappella group, Understaffed. 

His dream job is writing or reporting on news stories across the world for major news company. He will listen to anyone who has a story, and wants to make sure every voice is heard. His very passionate about supporting journalists and journalism around the world, as he feels this has been attacked in recent years. He believes strongly that journalists have  major responsibility in this world of providing the truth to people around the world. You can reach him at his email [email protected] if you have any questions or wish to give him topics to write about. 

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We All Need to Look Ourselves in the Mirror If We Want to See Change in this Country

June 5, 2020

In times of crisis, the American people have always had the ability to come together as one in order to become stronger. Whether it was the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, or natural disasters...

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U.S. Coronavirus Death Totals Reach a Grim Milestone of 100,000

U.S. Coronavirus Death Totals Reach a Grim Milestone of 100,000

May 29, 2020

On Tuesday, the United States officially recorded that the official death total during the pandemic had reached 100,000, a grim milestone. Many speculate that the milestone had already been passed as back...

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Source: tribdem.com

Sports Leagues and Governments Working to Begin a Re-Opening Process

May 15, 2020

It’s been nearly two months since the entire sports world went on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even as cases and deaths continue to rise, sports fans may be in luck as the light at the end of...

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Source: Bleacher Report

ESPN’s “Project 11” Reminds The Sports World How Alex Smith Should Never Be Underestimated

May 8, 2020

With nearly all sports around the world put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans across the world are scrambling for new material to watch in these unnatural times. Most people have been somewhat...

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Source: clutchpoints.com

NFL Will Proceed with Virtual 2020 Entry Draft

April 9, 2020

On Monday, football fans around the world found out some rather good news, that the NFL was still planning on holding the 2020 draft in late April. But this time around, the NFL Draft will not be what...

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Source: wptv.com

2020 Olympics Officially Pushed to 2021 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

March 26, 2020

On Tuesday, sports fans across the world received the final nail in the coffin when the 2020 Summer Olympics were officially postponed. This marks the first time in the modern era that a global health...

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Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Primary as Super Tuesday Approaches

March 1, 2020

Last night, Joe Biden showed the world that his presidential campaign is far from over, as he won the South Carolina primary by a fairly large margin. The Biden campaign had made it known even before the...

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Pop Smoke Reportedly Killed During Home Invasion Robbery

February 20, 2020

Early Wednesday morning, young and upcoming rapper, Pop Smoke, was reportedly shot and killed in a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. Pop Smoke, born as Bashar Barakah Jackson, was believed to have...

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denisonforum.org

Bernie Sanders Wins the New Hampshire Primary in Close Battle for Democratic Frontrunner

February 13, 2020

On Tuesday Night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) officially won the New Hampshire Primary in a close race. This victory comes after the embarrassing Iowa Caucuses, where voters and candidates were left days...

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The Ringer

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash, Along with 13-year-old Daughter

January 26, 2020

The entire world lost an icon last Sunday when NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, was killed in a helicopter crash in California. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter was also killed in the crash, along with seven others....

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nbcnews.com

With the 2020 Primary and General Election Inching Closer, Here’s a Breakdown of the Top Democratic Candidates

January 22, 2020

According to Pew research, 1 in 10 eligible voters in this year’s general election will be members of Generation Z (which consists of people born from 1995 to 2015). The most recent data shows that the...

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Source: NFL Youtube Channel

NFL Conference Championship Predictions

January 19, 2020

A weekend of chaos in the Divisional Round can only lead to more chaos in the Conference Championship games. After a massive upset in Baltimore, and an absolute thriller in Kansas City, the AFC Championship...

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Meet the Bobcat Vote! Club

January 17, 2020

With 2020 finally here, lots of eyes start to shift towards the many upcoming democratic primaries, and sooner or later, the general election. This general election is one that is slated to go down in...

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Confused About Registering to Vote?: Follow This Simple Guide

Confused About Registering to Vote?: Follow This Simple Guide

January 11, 2020

With the state primaries approaching and the general presidential election less than a year away, unregistered voters will need to register to vote rather quickly. This is an exciting opportunity for any...

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Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21 Following Seizure at Chicago Midway

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21 Following Seizure at Chicago Midway

December 9, 2019

The music world lost a major piece on early Sunday morning, when upcoming rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Higgins, passed away after suffering a “medical emergency” in Chicago Midway International...

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London Bridge Stabbing Attack Leaves 3 Dead, Including the Attacker

London Bridge Stabbing Attack Leaves 3 Dead, Including the Attacker

December 6, 2019

On Early Friday afternoon, two people were left dead, and three were left injured after a stabbing attack took place outside of Fishmongers’ Hall near the London Bridge. The attacker was shot and killed...

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apnews.com

Billionaire and Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Announces his Presidential Run

November 27, 2019

Billionaire and former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, officially announced his presidential campaign last Sunday. Bloomberg was rumored to be joining the race over the last few months, but made...

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Myles Garrett Suspended for Rest of the NFL Season

November 21, 2019

Last Friday, the NFL handed out some of the most severe punishments in its league history. As a result of the massive brawl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football,...

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Kentucky coach John Calipari hiding his face during an embarrassing upset loss against Evansville
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Evansville Pulls Off Historic Upset against No.1 Kentucky

November 15, 2019

On Tuesday, Evansville pulled off possibly the upset of the season in only the second game of the season. The Purple Aces marched into Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky with no fear and walked away with...

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Death Row inmate Rodney Reed during a hearing to determine if he should receive a new trial.

Free Rodney Reed Movement Reaches New Heights as Death Row Inmate Faces Execution in Less Than Two Weeks

November 8, 2019

In as little as 12 days, Rodney Reed is set to be executed under Texas law for a crime that he may not have committed. The case that seemed to be all but over, has taken a massive swing after numerous...

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Jake Silverman, left, Evan Rapp, middle, and Rohan, right, looking very excited for Halloween as they were fully dressed up for the day.

Halloween in the Music Department

November 6, 2019

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Bernie Sanders Recieves Multiple Endorsements at ‘Bernie’s Back’ Rally in Queens

Bernie Sanders Recieves Multiple Endorsements at ‘Bernie’s Back’ Rally in Queens

October 23, 2019

Last Saturday, Vermont senator and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, made his return to the campaign trail with a massive rally held in Queens, New York. Sanders had been off the campaign trail for...

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It’s Time For The NFL to Change Its Marijuana Policy

It’s Time For The NFL to Change Its Marijuana Policy

October 7, 2019

Over the last few years, the legalization of marijuana has skyrocketed throughout both the United States, and across the world. In the last year, major countries like Canada and the United Kingdom have...

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SW Bobcats Drop First Game of the Season to Hamden

SW Bobcats Drop First Game of the Season to Hamden

September 27, 2019

The South Windsor Bobcats dropped their first game of the season on the road against the Hamden Green Dragons last Friday night. It was close for the majority of the game, but the Bobcats ultimately fell...

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Andy Ruiz Jr. (standing) during his title fight against Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr. Defeats Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua in Legendary Upset

June 6, 2019

Last Saturday, Andy Ruiz Jr. pulled off the upset that sports fans across the world will remember for a long time. Anthony Joshua came to New York very confidently, as he was at the time the Heavyweight...

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Poster for the 2019 NBA Finals

2019 NBA Finals Predictions

May 31, 2019

After many months of the regular season and three very exciting rounds of playoff play, the 2019 NBA season will come to a conclusion in a little over a week. The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto...

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An Overview of the 2019 Pops Concert: Another Brilliant Performance

An Overview of the 2019 Pops Concert: Another Brilliant Performance

May 28, 2019

On Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, the South Windsor Music Department put on its annual performance of the Pops Concert. The concert featured Concert Choir, Understaffed, Treble Choir, Choral Spectrum,...

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NBA Conference Finals Predictions

NBA Conference Finals Predictions

May 16, 2019

With only four teams remaining, the 2019 NBA playoffs continue as we head into the Conference Championships round. The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western...

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Jaylon McKenzie, 14, pictured above

8th Grade Football Phenom Shot and Killed at Illinois Party

May 13, 2019

Last Saturday, 14-year-old, Jaylon McKenzie, was shot and killed leaving a local house party in Illinois. Around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday Night, Illinois state police responded to calls about a disturbance...

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Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill Faces Criminal Charges after Disturbing Audio is Released

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill Faces Criminal Charges after Disturbing Audio is Released

May 6, 2019

Last week, Kansas City Chiefs Pro-Bowl WR Tyreek Hill found himself involved in some very serious legal trouble regarding himself, and his actions against his three-year-old son. On April 25th, a recording...

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ECE Marine Science Takes Field Trip To Bluff Point In Groton

ECE Marine Science Takes Field Trip To Bluff Point In Groton

May 3, 2019

Last Tuesday, ECE Marine Science, run by teacher Deb Field, took her students down to one of her favorite places in Connecticut, Bluff Point. This was the second time that her students went down to Bluff...

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UFC Star Conor McGregor Retires from MMA

UFC Star Conor McGregor Retires from MMA

April 2, 2019

Last Tuesday, UFC star Conor McGregor gave a statement on his Twitter account announcing his retirement. McGregor has been in the spotlight for many years for both his talents in the octagon (and the ring),...

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Seattle Mariners Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki Retires from MLB after 18 Seasons

Seattle Mariners Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki Retires from MLB after 18 Seasons

March 26, 2019

On Thursday, Seattle Mariners outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki, retired following a 5-4 extra-innings win over the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Ichiro in the game would play right field and bat...

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Girls Varsity Basketball Eliminated from Playoffs

Girls Varsity Basketball Eliminated from Playoffs

February 28, 2019

On Tuesday night, the South Windsor Girls Varsity Basketball team lost their away playoff game against the E.O. Smith, ending their season for the year. South Windsor was in the game up until the 4th quarter,...

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Understaffed: Boys Choir

Understaffed: Boys Choir

February 26, 2019

There are several classes and after school clubs that students are encouraged to join in to explore what they’re passionate about. For some, their passion lies with music and the arts; whether it’s...

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Projected No. 1 Overall Pick in NBA Draft Goes Down with Knee Injury

Projected No. 1 Overall Pick in NBA Draft Goes Down with Knee Injury

February 22, 2019

On Wednesday night, Duke freshman, Zion Williamson, hurt his right knee 33 seconds in a highly anticipated match against North Carolina. Williamson was dribbling along the left side of the arc and came...

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Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address is Not What We Needed

Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address is Not What We Needed

February 11, 2019

Last Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union address that focused hypocritically on unity of the two parties, and also for the Democrats to stop fighting his policies...

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Conference Championship Weekend Predictions

Conference Championship Weekend Predictions

January 18, 2019

We started with 12 teams, we are down to four. Two teams from the AFC and two teams from the NFC. Coincidently, they are both the #1 and #2 seeds. The Los Angeles Rams travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...

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Bird Box Review

January 11, 2019

Netflix’s Bird Box is what should be a TV show condensed into a two-hour film- leaving major plot holes, and several unanswered questions that severely drag the movie down. Despite terrific performances...

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Divisional Round Weekend Predictions

Divisional Round Weekend Predictions

January 8, 2019

After 4 crazy wild-card games, we move onto the Divisional Round with only eight teams left. Jacob (0-4 picks record) and Josh (3-1 picks record) are back with their picks for the NFL Divisional Round...

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Wild Card Weekend Predictions

Wild Card Weekend Predictions

January 4, 2019

Wild Card Weekend is upon us in the NFL Playoffs. The #3 seeds face the #6 seeds and #4 faces #5 in each conference. The lower remaining seeds face the #1 team next week and the higher remaining seeds...

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Two MLB Infielders killed in altercation with Venezuelan Bandits

Two MLB Infielders killed in altercation with Venezuelan Bandits

December 13, 2018

On the morning of December 6th, Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, former major league baseball players, died in a car crash in Venezuela. The crash occurred after the two players left the University Stadium...

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Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt released in wake of TMZ Video

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt released in wake of TMZ Video

December 7, 2018

On Friday, November 30th, the Kansas City Chiefs issued a statement on their Twitter account that they had released their All-Pro running back Kareem Hunt effective immediately. This news came out just...

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New U.S Climate Report Warns of Economic and Environmental Catastrophe

New U.S Climate Report Warns of Economic and Environmental Catastrophe

November 27, 2018

On Friday, November 23rd, a new scientific report made by 13 federal agencies shared some troubling news going into Thanksgiving weekend. The new report has predicted that if "significant steps are not...

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It’s Time to Reform the 2nd Amendment

November 19, 2018

In reaction to the recent shootings in California, I have decided to write this article since I can no longer hide my strong opinions to these disgusting acts of violence. These shootings have left...

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West meeting with President Trump, in the Oval Office.

Kanye West and Donald Trump Meet Over Lunch in the Oval Office

October 22, 2018

Last Thursday, Kanye West once again showed his loyal support for President Trump and his campaign by having a meeting with the President over lunch in the Oval Office of the White House. This meeting...

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The Sound of Music: A Memorable Experience for All

October 16, 2018

 This year, SWHS will be presenting the production of “The Sound of Music”. This year’s musical will debut in November, and feature many well-known characters and songs from the famous musical. Producing...

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