Author Archives: Katya Avila

Poetry Out Loud inspires students

Poetry Out Loud inspires students

SPFHS’s best poetry reciters competed in the schools finals for the “Poetry Out Loud” competition on Wednesday, Jan. 17th, to determine who would move on to regional finals. Poetry out loud is a nationwide poetry reciting competition, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, where students from across the country

2018 Golden Globes: Celebrities don black for a cause

Many celebrities took part in an silent movement during the 75th golden globes, by wearing all black attire. The awards took place on January 7th, honoring the best of 2017 film and American TV, as well as outstanding actors and actresses. While many moments of the ceremony were memorable, one major aspect couldn’t be overlooked.

Beauty standards from around the world

From country to country across the globe, the definition of beauty vastly shifts. There’s a wide variety of different looks and trends to discover. What people label gorgeous in the United States, might be viewed as ugly in another country, and vise versa. In this century, beauty standards rely heavily on media and the pop

2017 Marching Band Home Show Dazzles Audience

The 19th annual Scotch-Plains Fanwood marching band home show, held on Saturday, Sept 16th on Tyson Field, was a night filled with great energy and music. Ten marching bands from around New Jersey, including John P. Stevens and Westfield High School, competed for titles in their division. The event was also a fundraiser for the

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