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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How you can help

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How you can help

All over the world, people recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a month where communities come together to fundraise for those affected by breast cancer. No matter how small, anyone can make a contribution. Want to make a difference here in Scotch Plains-Fanwood? You can participate in any of the following ways.

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

Commitment Day Plans

With May 1st coming around the corner, are you having trouble deciding on what college you should attend? Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions of your life; it is your future home for the next four years meaning this can determine your career and future life. A lot of kids make

This week’s spotlight worthy: Indie music

written by Gwen Paulovits Feist – Pleasure – 8/10:        Feist opens her new album Pleasure with a forceful bluesy title track that defines her as not the girly pop persona created in her earlier music videos (namely her earlier track 1234). Feist creates a sensual aura that likely is to be continued throughout her album,

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

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

Giving back during the holiday season

The holiday season is a festive time of year for most, but those that are less fortunate should not be forgotten amidst the celebrations. It is important to remember that sometimes it is better to give than to receive. Fortunately, anyone can take advantage of the numerous volunteer opportunities available near Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

“Joanne” Shows Off Gaga’s Boundless Talent

   Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album, “Joanne,” after a two-year wait since “Cheek to Cheek,” her collaborative jazz album featuring Tony Bennett, was released. Gaga showcases strong vocals and even stronger lyrics as she describes the story of an imperfect love story.    Throughout her history as an artist, Gaga has experimented with