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The Fielder

The student news site of Plainfield High School Central Campus

The Fielder

The student news site of Plainfield High School Central Campus

The Fielder

AI art impairs artists
Holly Winiars, Copy Editor • April 5, 2024

Albeit notorious for unnatural numbers of digits and incomprehensible details in the background, AI art is developing at a rapid rate and can easily emulate a variety of art styles. It feels disheartening for artists that...

Leap year leaps into hearts
February 29, 2024
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Fielder Friday | April 12th, 2024
Fielder Friday | April 12th, 2024
Nicholas Rees and Josh Thepsouvanh April 12, 2024

Happy Friday, Wildcats! I would like to give a huge thanks to Josh Thepsouvanh, Staff Writer, for editing this week's feature (last minute prom-posals)!

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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AP physics students listen to MIT professor Anne White discuss fusion on Zoom.
MIT professor zooms with AP physics students, teaches fusion
Brooke Plowman, Editor-In-Chief • April 5, 2024

MIT fusion professor Anne White met via zoom with AP Physics students in the media center on March 12 due to the efforts of junior Owen Pehle. According to MIT, White is on the senior leadership team at MIT and earned her...

Junior Aidan Petersen and senior Jayke Abarca get their heads shaved to support St. Baldrick’s.
Students, teacher shave heads for St. Baldrick’s
Holly Winiars, Copy Editor • April 5, 2024

The annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser raised 3185.30 dollars, as 11 participants shaved their heads on March 15 to raise awareness. “It’s important to raise awareness and inspire other people to do the same so that...

Junior Kayla Jones, senior Reese Boekeloo, and junior Kiara Boateng play the Dynamos is Mamma Mia!
‘Mamma Mia!’ cast prepares to take stage
Natalie Adelmann, Staff Writer • April 5, 2024

The cast and crew of this year’s spring musical have been hard at work preparing “Mamma Mia!” for the big stage. This musical is expected to have a large turnout this year, so the pressure is on to make the production...

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Students fall below standards
Hailey Fay, Website Editor • April 5, 2024

According to data collected by the Illinois report card, only 28.8% of students are “proficient,” meaning meeting the standards set by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), in ELA, 24.4% in math,...

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Boys volleyball practices skills as season continues
Boys volleyball practices skills as season continues
Talia Gregoles, Staff Writer • April 5, 2024

The boys volleyball team is spiking their way into the season. They head into Thursday’s game with a record of 1-5. With only five returning varsity players out of 13 students...

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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...