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….

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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…


Simpsons Comic Ends

In the month of October 2018, Bongo comics released Simpsons comic #245 with the caption above the title: “It’s a Simpsons send-off,” confirming that comic #245 was the last.  It was announced at ComicCon International in San Diego that the series would be ending along with the Spongebob comic series taking an “extended break” which leaves questions about Bongo’s future. Few know that the long running TV show The Simpsons had a comic series to go along with it. The comic series was a standalone series with a story having nothing to do with the TV show except for the occasional reference in certain episodes and comics. Despite the cancelation of the comics, the show will not be ending and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. It is currently in its 30th season. There were rumors that the reason Simpsons comics are ending is because in 2018 Mad magazine…


Daredevil Season 3 Review

Warning: CONTAINS SPOILERS Daredevil is one of the best showS ever to be created. The season has a 93% Rotten Tomatoes score, which is well deserved. This show is part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), which means it is in the same universe as Spider-Man, Iron Man and basically everyone you see in the Marvel movies. Ok, now that the facts are out of the way, time to get on to the review. So, I just finished Daredevil season 3 and it was a really good show. The entire season is based around the storyline of “Born Again” written by Frank Miller. The writers for the show did change the story from the comic a little bit but it worked out pretty well. Pretty much the biggest part that they changed about it is that they told Karen Page’s backstory like it was at the end of her story. I highly…


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