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Samantha Deras

Samantha Deras, Editor

Samantha Deras is a Senior at South Windsor High School who is returning as a second year writer and a first time editor for The Bobcat Prowl this year. Being a lover of all types of media, Deras is a cinephile and reader. She is a passionate, organized, and creative person, including in the way she writes which is an amazing asset to The Prowl. When asked to describe what journalistic assets she brings to prowl, the analytical creative spoke on her hardworking skills. Deras is excited to finish off her High School career writing important stories for her community and having students' voices heard as she hopes to pursue a career in journalism.

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An Invisible Crisis: The Baby Formula Shortage Weighing Parents Down

An Invisible Crisis: The Baby Formula Shortage Weighing Parents Down

May 23, 2022

Crossing borders is nothing new for everyday commuters; however, crossing state lines in search of baby formula is a new phenomenon sweeping many parents in the South and Southwest.  “I’m very...

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Meet the Faces Affected by War: Ukrainian Woman Taking on the Burden of Separation

Meet the Faces Affected by War: Ukrainian Woman Taking on the Burden of Separation

April 8, 2022

When discussing war, there is this ongoing sentiment that men sacrifice everything to fight in the front lines for their country. They are dubbed heros; however, in the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine...

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Dedicating Time to an Unnoticed Community: How These Three Students Went Above and Beyond During Their Final Year of High School

Dedicating Time to an Unnoticed Community: How These Three Students Went Above and Beyond During Their Final Year of High School

February 11, 2022

The three students came in talking and laughing, sharing inside jokes and reflecting back on their project. They made themselves comfortable and used their backpacks to prop themselves up. Being stuck...

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“A Love Letter to Journalism:” The Greatness of The French Dispatch

“A Love Letter to Journalism:” The Greatness of The French Dispatch

December 23, 2021

Would you turn an obsession into a full blown film? Well, that’s exactly what Wes Anderson did. His newest film The French Dispatch is described as a “love letter to journalism,” telling a story...

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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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Yolanda Lopez: The Chicana Artist You Don’t Know About

Yolanda Lopez: The Chicana Artist You Don’t Know About

November 17, 2021

Known for celebrating Latin women in her work, Yolanda Lopez was one of the most prominent artists to have come from the Chicano movement.  Lopez grew up in San Diego and was raised by her mother,...

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Kim Kardashians Impressive SNL Debut

Kim Kardashian’s Impressive SNL Debut

October 15, 2021

Socialite Kim Kardashian West recently made her SNL hosting debut in the show's second episode of it’s 47th season, and viewers couldn’t be more shocked. In her impressive opening monologue, Kardashian...

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Remains of Missing Mother from South Windsor Found

Remains of Missing Mother from South Windsor Found

June 4, 2021

After celebrating her first Mother’s Day this May 9th, mother and South Windsor resident Jessica Edwards had disappeared, with no one being able to track her whereabouts. After hours of unsuccessful...

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SCOTUS Agrees to Take on a Major Abortion Case That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade

SCOTUS Agrees to Take on a Major Abortion Case That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade

May 21, 2021

This past Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to take on a Mississippi abortion case that could possibly undermine Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that granted women’s constitutional rights to safe abortions....

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London-based Oat Milk Brand Defaces Philadelphia Street Art

London-based Oat Milk Brand Defaces Philadelphia Street Art

May 5, 2021

In the streets of Philadelphia there is one unspoken rule within the local street art community--don’t cover pre existing work without permission. Despite this, a London-based oat milk brand Minor Figures...

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Former Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Killing George Floyd

Former Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Killing George Floyd

April 27, 2021

This Tuesday, nearly a year after the death of George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts-- second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree...

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Wes And Elijah

Meet Wes and Elijah, the Two New Sesame Street Muppets Discussing Race and Racism

March 30, 2021

As early as six months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences. Many parents struggle to talk to their children about race, with only 23% of parents reporting being able to find resources that...

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Admired Comedian John Mulaney On a Path To Sobriety Following 60 Days In Rehab

Admired Comedian John Mulaney On a Path To Sobriety Following 60 Days In Rehab

March 5, 2021

Known for bringing laughter to many through his uniquely funny sketches and popular stand-up specials, beloved comedian John Mulaney is now on a journey to sobriety following a 60 day stay at a Pennsylvania...

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Shock-Rocker Marilyn Manson Accused of Sexual Assault and Violent Behavior By Multiple Women, Including Ex Partners

Shock-Rocker Marilyn Manson Accused of Sexual Assault and Violent Behavior By Multiple Women, Including Ex Partners

February 19, 2021

One in three women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Sadly, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood is one of these statistics. In February 2018, Wood publicly spoke in front...

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The Most Striking Fashion Moments at The 2021 Inauguration, and What They Say About American Fashion

The Most Striking Fashion Moments at The 2021 Inauguration, and What They Say About American Fashion

February 5, 2021

The shocking turn of events last year has definitely taught us that the future can always change. However, following the intense election of 2020 and a frightening certification process of electoral votes,...

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A Personal Perspective on the Attack on Our Capitol

A Personal Perspective on the Attack on Our Capitol

January 15, 2021

    I often pride myself on being an American citizen with many freedoms, as I know that many individuals dream of having the life I do. However, this pride has been slowly slipping away...

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Extraordinary Student Organizes Drive-By Birthday Parade for Friend During Covid

Extraordinary Student Organizes Drive-By Birthday Parade for Friend During Covid

January 8, 2021

During this tumultuous year, many felt depressed and useless while being stuck indoors with nothing to do. With the sudden and rapid halt to our everyday lives we have missed out on important events, fun...

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SoCal Musician Jesse Rutherford Details His Personal Journey of Writing The Neighbourhood’s Latest Album, Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones

SoCal Musician Jesse Rutherford Details His Personal Journey of Writing The Neighbourhood’s Latest Album, Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones

December 22, 2020

Alternative SoCal band, The Neighbourhood, released the deluxe version of their 4th studio album on December 11th, following its initial release on September 25. The deluxe version of this album, titled...

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‘Juno’ Actor Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

‘Juno’ Actor Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

December 15, 2020

On the first of December, actor Elliot Page released a statement on his personal Twitter coming out as transgender. He started off his 4 paragraph long statement by saying, “Hi friends, I want to share...

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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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The Club at South Windsor High School That Has Become an Outlet for Latinos

The Club at South Windsor High School That Has Become an Outlet for Latinos

November 13, 2020

Among all the amazing clubs here at South Windsor High School, United For Colombia (UFCO) definitely stands out. This small club at the high school has only been active for three years, yet they have surely...

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Women in Custody at Immigration Detention Center Share Their Stories of Forced and Unwanted Medical Procedures; Including Sterilization and Hysterectomies

Women in Custody at Immigration Detention Center Share Their Stories of Forced and Unwanted Medical Procedures; Including Sterilization and Hysterectomies

October 30, 2020

This past September a former nurse of an immgration detention center in Georgia filed a whistleblower complaint alleging unfair medical treatment and questionable hysterectomies performed on women. Following...

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Families of Jackie Robinson and MLK Jr are Left Displeased Following the Appearance of Their Images in Trump Campaign Ad

Families of Jackie Robinson and MLK Jr are Left Displeased Following the Appearance of Their Images in Trump Campaign Ad

October 23, 2020

  The families of the late Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King JR. publicly condemned the usage of photos of the civil rights icons for a Trump campaign ad last Wednesday and Thursday.    Sharon...

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