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The student news site of Plainfield High School Central Campus

The Fielder

The student news site of Plainfield High School Central Campus

The Fielder

Leap year leaps into hearts
Renee Strong, sports editor • February 29, 2024

  Every four years people wake up expecting a beautiful March morning, yet the world is still stuck in the gloomy month of February. What significance does Feb 29 even have?     Rather than an exact 365 days, the...

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Kyle Hildebrand honors Matt Nohren, science teacher, with the Wildact Award.
Fielder Friday | February 16th, 2024
Nicholas Rees, Staff Writer • February 16, 2024

Happy Friday, Wildcats! Have a great President's Day weekend! :)

The esports team at Illinois State competes in a recent tournament.
Esports offers opportunities for college
Brooke Plowman, In-depth Editor • December 8, 2023

After years of having a tough reputation, negative stereotypes, and being hidden in the shadows of traditional athletics, esports are rapidly...


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New AP class to be added to curriculum
Brooke Plowman, Editor-In-Chief • February 29, 2024

   AP African American Studies is a new class being added to the curriculum for the 2024-2025 school year.    “We don’t have a ton of elective options so we think this is a great opportunity to add a unique,...

Be-YOU-ty project promotes positivity
Holly Winiars, Copy Editor • February 29, 2024

BeYOUty Project is an event held in April dedicated to empowering female-identifying students and promoting self-love. The organization’s BeYOUty Bash will be held April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event started in...

AP Psychology fair returns this year
AP Psychology fair returns this year
Hailey Fay, Website Editor • February 29, 2024

The AP Psychology Fair will be held on March 11 in the auditorium.  The fair was originally started by the previous AP Psychology teacher, but It was planned this year by Katie Jeray, AP psychology teacher, and Steve...

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Ted Arison, math teacher, teaches a lesson to his AP statistics class during fourth period.
Math, meteorology, music influence Arison
Renee Strong, Sports Editor • February 29, 2024

Math teacher, weather man, and music connoisseur, Ted Arison’s thundering personality creates an environment that allows for students to enjoy math class. “The environment is always very positive...

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Tiffany Radaker, senior, smashes down the birdie at a practice.
Girls badminton aims to build on success
Talia Gregoles, Staff Writer • February 29, 2024

The badminton team is preparing to hit off a successful season. Having made great progress last year, the girls hope to make conference and state, while improving their overall...

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Banning books robs students
Banning books robs students
Emma Cowden, Feature Editor • December 13, 2023

Locked away behind bars and never to be read again. Their pages and lessons deteriorate in their age.  The banned book list has hit over...

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