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NFL Off-Season Update: Trades & Signings

Since the end of the NFL 18-19 season, there have been many trades, signings, and rumors. The Jets signed RB Le’veon Bell to a four-year $52.5M deal. Rumors on this deal can be traced back to mid-September, during the 18-19 season. He missed the entire 18-19 season due to an injury. Hours before the it had been released to the public, he tweeted, “I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it.” Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns. In return, the New York Giants received a first round pick in 2019 (No. 17 overall right guard Kevin Zeitler) and the Browns’ second third-round pick (No. 95 overall safety Jabrill Peppers. In addition, one of Odell’s closest childhood friends, Jarvis Landry was also traded to the Browns, which helped influence Odell to make his final decision. Running back Kareem Hunt was suspended by the NFL and then cut…


Upcoming Concerts

Summer is the best season for music.  Artists announce albums and go on world tours to promote them. Music festivals with incredible lineups are unveiled and new artists get a chance to show off in front of massive crowds. With this being said, here is a list of concerts and festivals near or in Philly.   MACHINE GUN KELLY- June 4th (The Fillmore) MGK is going on tour to promote his new album. The album is simply called “album 4” at the moment and we haven’t gotten any hints at what songs will be on it. Regardless, the show will definitely be high energy and exciting for any hip-hop fans.   TWENTY ONE PILOTS- June 8th (Boardwalk Hall) This concert is a bit of a drive, as it is in Atlantic City, but it will be completely worth it. I have seen many concerts, but Twenty One Pilots’ concerts are…


Should You Watch Hunter X Hunter Before Netflix Removes It?

Hunter X Hunter is a show on Netflix you may not have heard of. It did not get very popular while it was included in the Netflix library; this is why Netflix got rid of it. Just recently Netflix added Hunter X Hunter back and I suggest trying it out. Hunter X Hunter is a great show with believable characters, great story, lots of funny moments, as well as some intense fights. I loved this show while it was on Netflix. I would watch it every night. I knew every theme song from every season. As you can probably tell I loved this show. When Netflix removed it from the library I was extremely sad, but now that it is back I can enjoy it once more, and I suggest you do the same before it is removed again. The story is set in a world where there are people…


Premier League Title Race Heats Up

The Premier League title race is up and running, with Liverpool (as of March 6th) only one point behind Manchester City, with ten games left in the season. With the season coming to a close soon, we will be making our predictions for the end of the season and who will win the league. First of all, Liverpool looks like the most likely to win the league. Their goal difference is lower which means they are scoring fewer goals and letting in more goals than Manchester City. Manchester City has been thrashing teams like Chelsea 6-0. When they win games like this, it helps with their goal difference a lot, making them more likely to win the league. Liverpool hasn’t been scoring as much as Man City but they haven’t been conceding many goals. Now we will show our predictions for the top 5 of the league and also the…


FCS Winter Sports Round-Up

The winter sports season went very well and offered many different opportunities. The choices for winter sports this year were boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, boys’ squash, girls’ squash, dance, and swimming. There were not many cancelled games, and the weather was on our side. Michelle Crowley, the director of athletics and wellness had this to say about the winter sports season: “Generally speaking I am ready to go outside in the spring. In my opinion the winter season seems very long, but all of our winter teams have done very well in this growth period. The winter sports season in the end went very well.” The main thought expressed by middle school students was that they want to continue the sport they chose for the winter in their future sport careers. In terms of eighth grade, most students are thinking about the transition from middle school sports to high school…


Behind the Scenes of the MS Play: Hoodie

As the middle school’s spring play approaches, I realized not much had been released about it and that not many people were discussing how our middle school’s plays are designed and put into action. So I decided to interview the head of the drama department, Ms. Gordon and a Play Production service member, in the hope of learning more about it. I started by talking with Ms. Gordon.   Who decides on which play to create? I choose it. But I try to get input from students also.   What other adults help coordinate the show? I’m the director, so I spearhead the work and CJ Keller, our technical director, helps with the technical elements.   Can you give us a quick summary of what Hoodie is about? Hoodie is a conceptual play about adolescence and middle school. It’s about growing up. It’s about fitting in. It’s about appearance. It’s…


The AAF’s Launch

The AAF’s Launch The new spring football league, the AAF’s (Alliance of American Football) opening games were a big success and made a lot of people think that this league might have a chance of succeeding. Its launch came at a perfect time: it was announced on March 20th, 2018. The league’s games began after the subpar Super Bowl and the missed call during the NFC championship game. It also came after an NFL season filled with roughing the passer calls and defensive players being flagged for good hits. This new league aims to bring football back to the way it was before rule changes while also removing unnecessary parts of the game and adding totally new elements. The major rule changes include: no kickoffs, teams will start at their own 25, unless the team that would be defending decides to go for an onside conversion where they will have…


What is Shadow PC?

Shadow is a company that is attempting to revolutionize the way you game. They have been working on a software that allows you to play almost any game on all high settings from almost any device, including your phone. The software achieves this by connecting you to a top-of-the-line gaming PC (personal computer) at one of Shadow’s facilities. Although other gaming companies such as Nvidia have tried to do this, there has previously been too much input latency (a delay or lag) in gameplay to actually play anything, especially something competitive. But with Shadow, the input lag is way lower than any other cloud-based gaming system. When using Shadow PC, the only thing your machine actually has to run is the software itself, which isn’t demanding of expensive hardware. With this in mind you can run the software on most devices including your phone by downloading an app. Since you…


Best Chicken Wings in America

Do you love chicken wings? Do you want to learn where you can find the best wings in the US? Dip in! Your neighborhood reporter Poyraz will tell you the wing secrets and take you on a journey to the juiciest chicken wing paradises. But be careful, you should not eat wings every day, even every week! Maybe once in a month sounds good. Do you know that Buffalo wings are invented in the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY?   Here are the three best wing restaurants based on foodandwine.com:   Talde in Brooklyn: Former Top Chef Dale Talde tosses deep-fried wings in a sweet and spicy sauce. Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon: Chef Andy Ricker uses fish sauce and palm sugar for his wings. Mmmmmm, yummmmmmy. Big Bob Gibson Bar in Alabama: Chef Chris Lilly marinates his wings in a spicy apricot sauce for about four hours before tossing…


Spongebob Cancellation Rumors

Your neighborhood reporter, Poyraz Ozer is reporting from Bikini Bottom. There are rumors, or should we say… there were rumors that the Spongebob Squarepants Show would be cancelled in 2018. The question is: “Is the Spongebob Squarepants Show REALLY ending????!!!!!! No worries fans, it is only a hoax. It seems even Bikini Bottom is not immune to fake news and hoax tweets. There was a fake tweet circulating and saying that the show would be cancelled in 2018. Do not worry, The Krusty Krab isn’t out of business just yet. According to Entertainment Weekly, Nikelodeon has ordered 26 more episodes of the show to renew it through 2019. An identical Spongebob Squarepants cancellation hoax swept social media in 2013 and in 2016. Spongebob adventures with Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krab’s, Plankton, and Pearl will continue. Now, as Mr. Krab’s would say, “Get back to work!” Friends Central students’ and staffs’…


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