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Boys varsity basketball: Scotch Plains wins over Governor Livingston

Boys varsity basketball: Scotch Plains wins over Governor Livingston

On Monday January 8th Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys varsity basketball defeated Governor Livingston in a nail biting victory. Governor Livingston put up a tough match in the first half. The game was moving extremely quickly, keeping fans on the edge of the bleachers. By the end of the first quarter,  the score was 16-10, in favor

Model UN travels to Hershey

On Jan. 5, 2018, 54 delegates from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School delegation drove to Hershey Lodge to take part in the annual Model United Nations conference. The conference, which lasted from Jan. 5 – 7, hosted a number of schools from New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. The theme or the conference his year

Annual Scotch Plains Breast Cancer Walk

On Saturday, October 14th, Scotch Plains held its annual breast cancer walk in the downtown Scotch Plains at 8 am. Upwards of 100 people came to the event at the Alan M. Augustine Park. The walk started there, and looped a mile around the town, finishing back at the starting point. The fundraiser was in

Back to school night 2017

On October 5th, 2017, hundreds of parents ventured to Scotch-Plains Fanwood High School for the annual back to school night. The event, which started at 7 p.m., gave parents a glimpse into their student’s educational lives. Lined up against the walls of the hallways, there were tables with students promoting clubs student organizations. After-school clubs

SPFHS Sophomores visit NJ Vietnam Memorial

On Tuesday April 4, 2017, a group of about 90 sophomore students visited the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Holmdel. The trip faced a great deal of complication, as the students were supposed to go on March 23, but with difficult weather and maintenance issues at the memorial, the students had to postpone the

Drake’s “More Life” brings some fans disappointment

On March 18th Drake released his 11th studio album, More Life. About a week after its release, many haven’t received the album well, calling him “soft.” Songs like ‘Passionfruit’ and ‘Blem.’ contribute to the overall Caribbean/reggae feel of the album. While some appreciate Drake’s venture into a new genre, many aren’t liking Drake’s new change

Raider Wrestlers Win Big Against Linden

Friday night, Jan. 27, the Raiders varsity wrestling team defeated Linden 51-18. The match featured impressive wrestling from many key members of the team. “The big standout of the night I would say is Jeremy Lenart,” Coach Marc Fabiano said. “He’s really turning a corner and had a big win today.” There were several others

Cranford Icemen Defeat Raiders

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School ice hockey team faced a tough loss against Cranford on Tuesday Jan 24, with a final score of 8-6.   The Raiders began the first period fighting an uphill battle, as Cranford scored their first goal within a few minutes of game play and showed a tenacious effort to keep

Kanye West Disappoints Fans After Mental Breakdown

After a series of mental episodes concerning his fans and peers, Kanye West checked himself into a hospital on Nov. 21, 2016. West began by ending a show early in Sacramento, California on Nov. 19 2016, after singing three songs and going on a half hour rant about Beyonce and Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton, and race

‘Oh Yes’ to the health-conscious Ono Bowls

As 2016 comes to end, we begin to reflect on the year as a whole and the trends that have plagued it. To quote Kylie Jenner, “I feel like this year is really about, like, just the year of realizing stuff”, and as healthy eating has become more prevalent, new age millennials have begun to