2018 Gaming Rewind

2018 was a great year for gaming with such games as Spider-Man PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, God of War, Call of Duty: Blackout, and many more great games. It also has great sports games such as Fifa 19, Madden NFL 19 and NBA 2K19. Now onto the most popular games of 2018. The most popular games of 2018 were Fortnite, League Of Legends, Minecraft, Spider-Man PS4, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Rocket League.   Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: This game came out in late 2015, and spiked in popularity in late 2017- early 2018. What makes this game so interesting is the amount of new content that the developers put out each year. The standard for a year is four operations. Normally an operation consists of two new operators, a new map, and a map buff. Normally the two operators…


Pokemon Let’s Go Info

Pokemon Let’s Go has changed Pokemon in many ways. It makes it so the player can’t fight wild Pokemon, and that might sound like a bad thing, but it makes the game quicker more efficient and easier. It also changes the process of catching Pokemon and shiny hunting. Now that the player can see Pokemon while walking through the routes, it is possible to actually catch ’em all. Some pokemon are version-exclusive (for either Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go: Eevee) so here is a guide. P = Pikachu, E = Eevee Growlithe (P), Arcanine (P), Vulpix (E), Ninetails (E), Oddish (P), Gloom (P), Vileplume (P), Bellsprout (E), Weepinbell (E), Victreebel (E), Sandshrew (P), Sandslash (P), Meowth (E), Persian (E), Electabuzz (P), Magmar (E), Grimer (P), Muk (P), Koffing (E), Weezing (E), Mankey (P), Primeape (P), Ekans (E), Arbok (E), Scyther (P), Pinsir (E). Shiny hunting has changed…


New Grinch Recap & Review

GRINCH OVERVIEW Let’s just jump into it.   Now, The Grinch starts off with our beloved Grinch having a comedic encounter with his alarm, and is shown seeming to have trouble waking up. Despite this though, he has an extensive wake up routine that he is seen following every day as the movie progresses. In this wake up routine, we also get an earful of The Grinch soundtrack, but remixed to fit the current hip hop trend, with Tyler The Creator starring in the melody.   A little after some of the Grinch’s shenanigans, we are introduced to what seems to be our new main character, a Who mom who has trouble keeping up with her children whilst keeping the family afloat. But turns out it is actually the daughter of this mother that is the main character, a Who whose only Christmas wish is to make her mom happy….


Poll: Top 10 Christmas Movies

Top 10 Christmas Movies Over the years there have been plenty of great Christmas movies released. Reporters Kyle Brady ’23 and Christian Whitfield ’23 went around campus and asked FCS community members what their favorite was. Here are the results: ELF (11 Votes) How The Grinch Stole Christmas (8 Votes) Home Alone (7 Votes) A Charlie Brown Christmas (3 Votes) The Polar Express (3 Votes) Die Hard (3 Votes) Nightmare Before Christmas (2 Votes) A Christmas Carol (2 Votes) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (2 Votes) Love Actually (2 Votes) Happy Holidays!


Review: Into The Spider-Verse

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS   Facts: The first trailer for Into The Spider-Verse was released on December 9th, 2017, exactly 11 months and 27 days before the official release. The second trailer was released on October 2nd, 2018, exactly 72 days before the official release. Unlike many other Marvel movies, Into The Spider-Verse is animated.   Ratings: Ratings: Here are some of the ratings on a few websites. Rotten Tomatoes 9.9/10, IMDb 8.6/10, Metacritic 8.3/10, IGN 9/10, Google Users 9.7/10. The average rating all around is 9.1/10   Review: I saw Into The Spider-Verse recently and I really enjoyed it. It definitely deserved the ratings that it got. Every detail, like the little dots on the screen, was a throw back to the old comic books. Also, in some of the scenes, there are these text bubbles to really express what the character was feeling. This movie focused on telling the…


6th Grade Derivative Fair

The 6th grade participated in a project for Prima lingua and all the projects turned out great. Each student was given a Latin word to study and they had to find words that derived off of it in other languages. After they found their derivatives, they had to make a project in the Makerspace that had to do with their word. It had to show the derivatives branching off the original Latin word in some way. It also had to have all of the derivatives coded by language in some way. Some people did colors other did shapes or sizes to show the language of the word. The sixth graders did a great job coming up with a clever presentations and showing them to relatives and listening to all the rules of the project. They did most of the building of their projects in the Makerspace and had two entire…


Flyers Personnel Changes

On November 26th, the Flyers fired their general manager. Ron Hextall has officially been let go. He was been with the organization for over four years, joining in May of 2014. The Flyers fan base has mixed feelings on whether he really needed to go. Some say he did a good job of fixing the salary cap situation when he was hired, and the coach should’ve been fired instead. Others say he did not handle the goal situation and should’ve been fired. But regardless he has been replaced with Chuck Fletcher. Many are saying he is the one who will finally bring the Stanley cup back to Philly.   OPINION: In all honesty Hexstall was a horrible general manager and deserved to be fired. He did not handle our goal situation very well. The flyers have never had “that goalie” in a long time. We’ve never had a goalie that…


Spider-Man for PS4

WARNING: BIG SPOILERS At Sony’s E3 Conference in 2017, they released the first gameplay for their new game Spider-Man. Spider-Man was then released for gold members on July 30th, 2018 and released for all users on September 7th, 2018. When this game was released, people were giving it amazing reviews; some people even went on to say, “It is a perfect game.” On the website Metacritic, Spider-Man was given an 8.7/10, IGN gave it an 8.7/10, Google Users gave the game a 9.5/10, and GameSpot gave it a 9/10.   Gameplay: First of all, the gameplay in this game is excellent. The best part (in my opinion) is the web-slinging. It is very realistic and has a great noise. Another part is the fighting animation. Spidey is kind of like a glass cannon: he does a lot of damage but is very weak. It’s like he dies in two hits….


Holiday Gaming Gift Guide

If you want the best game to give someone for them to get the most enjoyment and fun out of it, you have to make sure you pick the right game. Just choosing the most popular game isn’t always enough. You need to make sure you get the game to fit what they enjoy and like to do. This list will have a description under each game as well as a suggestion of what games it is like and what type of gamer to give it to. Red Dead Redemption 2 I haven’t played Red Dead Redemption 2, but the reviews are exceedingly positive. It is a game for someone who likes story, action, and beautiful graphics. Red Dead Redemption 2 will keep you busy for a very long time; the game’s story is very long. Similar games to Red Dead Redemption 2: Far Cry 5   Forza Horizon 4 Forza…


Stream Study: East Branch Indian Creek

Throughout the past two months the 8th graders have been going to the East Indian Creek and collecting data. For extra credit thay could post their findings in The Phoenix Inquirer. Here were their findings. “Our job at East Indian Creek is to test the water and find ways to improve stream health. We tested for values, for example,  of dissolved oxygen and took weekly measures of the water’s pH levels. We hope to improve stream health and share ways to protect Earth’s clean water.” Dev Gupta (2023)   RESULT TABLE: Provided by – Eva Kusiatin, Faiza Carey, Juliette Schad, and Lindsay McCammon Visit One Visit Two Visit Three HEALTH Air Temp (in c) 16° 4° 16° Water Temp (in c) 13° 4° 12° pH 7 6 7 GREAT Phosphate 1 0 1 GOOD Nitrate 5 5 2 BAD Do N/A 4 (31% Sat) 4 (35% Sat) BAD BOD N/A…


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