Avengers: Endgame – Master Class of a Movie

SPOILER WARNING for Endgame and Infinity War! One of the most hyped up movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame came out on the 25th of April, 2019. In its opening weekend, the movie made $1.2 BILLION internationally at box offices, breaking the record for the quickest movie to acquire an income of $1 billion of any movie. To fully understand the details of Endgame, the viewers should learn background info on the previous Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War. In the ending of Infinity War, Thanos the mad titan had defeated the Avengers and completed his goal, which was to wipe out half of the the universe’s population, taking down some of the most loved characters such as Spider-Man, Bucky, and Black Panther. Infinity Wars leaves the viewers on a huge cliffhanger, especially because the viewers had to wait almost a full year for Endgame to be released, which would conclude…

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Avengers: Endgame Trailers Contained Fake, Old, and Edited Scenes

*WARNING: ENDGAME SPOILERS AHEAD* Avengers: Endgame will most likely be the biggest movie of the year. Its opening weekend alone put it in the top 20 highest grossing movies of all time, and as of May 8, 2019 it was at number 2, second only to Avatar. It was a truly incredible movie, full of surprises and twists sure to leave viewers dumbfounded. Due to the large scale of the movie, Marvel studios had to keep a lot under wraps. To do this, they altered some scenes in the trailer and filled in some old ones from the past. Here is a list of scenes from the trailer, that weren’t exactly a part of Endgame.   CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SHIELD   In the trailer, you may remember seeing a bloody, beaten up Cap strapping his shield to his arm, ready to fight Thanos. While this scene was included in the movie,…


Retro doesn’t mean bad – why you should play old games.

   A common mindset about old games is that they are “outdated” or antiquated. This is rarely true. Many old games shaped the gaming industry into what we know it as today and invented technology even used outside of video games. Any time you see a 3-Dimensional graphic on a screen, that only exists because of the invention of 3D graphics. BSP is a method of 3D rendering made by Id Software and is used to render almost any 3D environment digitally. This technology was first seen in DOOM, a very, VERY famous game by Id Software. Old games are unique, in the 1990’s video games were still new and game developers were figuring out what they wanted to do. Game developers would improvise and experiment. This resulted in very interesting gameplay and themes, and amazing stories. Today, game developers want to make something unique, the problem is that almost everything…


The Unlikely Spy

Animals have been used in the business of war for centuries, with obvious examples like horse riding and trained search and rescue dogs. But there are some not so obvious examples, like military marine animals. We will do a deep dive into weaponized animals in this article. Dolphins, lionfish, and seals have all been used in various military purposes. Dolphins, the most obvious example, have been used as underwater mine detectors, frogmen (underwater divers) attackers, and explosives carriers. Seals have been used for the same purposes.  Lionfish were attempted to be trained to seek out German U Boats, but the problem was they just chased fish and meandered about. Weapon carrying dolphins have been a hit with the Soviet Union and Russia, as they would strap explosives to dolphins and train them to hunt boats, except they used their own boats for the training, leading to the dolphins tracking down…


Philadelphia Fusion’s $50 Million Surprise!

The Philadelphia Fusion has decided to make a stadium for their team here in Philly, and this isn’t some small theater. The Philadelphia Fusion team has put $50 million into construction, and it is expected to start hosting games as soon as 2021. This is huge for video games as it shows that not only “real sports” can have stadiums. Overwatch was and is still one of the biggest games in recent times, and received a lot of attention on release. This will make it so that the game has a bigger player-base, and just branches out to new communities. We decided to interview some FCS community members who have heard about the stadium.   Q: What Do You Think Of this Upcoming stadium?   Isaac Dubb ‘24 A: “I think it’s stupid and I’m being serious here. Because Overwatch is stupid and more people like other games, like Fortnite….


Was Fun Night Fun?

The fun night took place at Friends Central School on May 3rd. Fun night lasted from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. There was a water ice truck with many many flavors. There wasa dance floor with music from students’ choices. There were video games (Super Smash Bros) and board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry, etc). There was lots of food for the hungry party people. There was the movie Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse. According to IMDb, the movie has this description: “Teenage Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.”   FCS students’ reviews of Fun Night: Konrad Smith 23’: “=Fun Night was fun. The only reason fun night was not that fun was because they stopped the movie in the middle. Otherwise everything was fun, especially the Smash tournament.   Isaac Dubb 24’:…


NFL Draft for the League’s 100th Season

The 2019 NFL Draft took place on Thursday, April 25th in front of a huge Nashville crowd 600,000 people strong. The draft began with a lucky fan winning 100 years of season tickets to their favorite teams games, this was done to celebrate the 100th year of the NFL’s existence. Gregory R. Hampton was the lucky winner of two season tickets to New York Giants for many years to come. After he accepted his award Commissioner Roger Goodell came to the podium and announced that the Arizona Cardinals were now on the clock, the draft had officially begun. For a long time the Cardinals were expected to take Kyler Murray the 5’10 scrambler quarterback out of Oklahoma, who was also taken with the 9th pick in the Major League Baseball draft and was offered a huge contract by the team that drafted him, the Oakland Athletics, but he chose to…


Discord, Skype, or Teamspeak? Which one you should use, and why.

So here we have the three titans of voice and text chat, Discord, Skype, and TeamSpeak. These three applications have been competing for the best in the world in this genre, and we’re here to set the record straight. Which one is objectively the best? Skype released in mid-2003, and was a wildly popular app, as it was the first to really accomplish what everybody had wanted. TeamSpeak released in mid-2008 and was competing with Skype up until 2015. Discord released in early 2015 and was immediately recognized to be one of the best Voice and Text chat apps in the world. It conquered over Skype and pushed Skype into a downward spiral. TeamSpeak was standing strong and was still popular, and the fight between TeamSpeak and Discord lasted a very very long time.  After a while, Discord was starting to do much better than TeamSpeak in popularity, and TeamSpeak…


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Tips & Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for the video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Please note: this is not a basic introduction to the game, you must have at least been exposed to the game for this to be helpful. Air Attacks: Unless you’re a very skilled player, you’re probably going to get launched into the air at some point during a match. Fortunately, the Smash developers created a way for you to counter on your fall downward: air attacks. If you press (A) while in the air, your character will perform an attack. Forward air (fair) and up air (u-air) attacks are mainly used for offense, while down air (dair) and back air (bair) attacks are used for defense. Timing: I cannot stress the importance of this enough. You don’t need to worry about mastering air attacks or parrying unless you have your fundamentals down first. Smash attacks, jabs,…


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…


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