She prefers to hang around in the cemetery near the Goth Family home, sitting on the benches and reading a book (usually horror). Because she's a loner, she doesn't like to hang in town unless with friends. However, she does like to go to the library and read there, or hang at the art gallery. She also likes to hang with the ghosts that haunt the Goth Family house, being best friends with Lolita Goth and having a good relationship with her grandparents.
At some point, she got interested in Witchcraft after reading a few books on it. She was fascinated with their magick and their ways of seemingly doing everything with a flick of a wand. So she one day visited the local Elixir shop, and discovered that a Bottled Witches' Brew was being sold and bought it immediately. She then decided to use her magick for good, however she does get a kick out of using Lisa Bunch and her boyfriend VJ as spell targets.
Her parents, Gunther and Cornelia, don't seem to mind their daughter's interest in Witchcraft; as long as they know their daughter is using it for good purposes and not setting buildings on fire with the Fire Blast. Mortimer doesn't seem to mind the idea, either, as long as he's not the target of her spells.
Even though Raven and Lisa are enemies, Lisa's brother Ethan was attracted to her the moment he saw her. He later asked her on a date, and they've hit it off ever since. Ethan often invites Raven over, much to Lisa's dismay. Ethan is well aware of the fact that his girlfriend is a witch, but he seems to like it. There was a rumor (spread by Lisa, of course) that Raven had cast a love charm on Ethan to make him fall for her, but Raven proved otherwise, thus no magick was actually involved.
She ended up going to prom with Ethan; they were crowned King and Queen. VJ and Lisa attempted to pull some kind of stunt to reveal Raven as a witch, but their plans were foiled because a teacher had intervened. When Lisa attempted to fight back and argue with the teacher (VJ did nothing to help), the teacher simply ignored her and kicked her and VJ out of prom. The two ended up going home separately, with Lisa being irritated with her boyfriend for not helping her the way she wanted. Meanwhile, Ethan and Raven went home happily.