FCS Waffles! Which is better?

The FCS waffle machine is a new edition to the cafeteria and everyone’s wondering which flavor of waffle to choose. Now, you may be confused, thinking, “Flavored waffles? What’s this?” Well, before you put your waffle mixture into the machine, you’re given a choice of flavor. Today we are going to see which one is considered better in students’ opinions, as well as our personal opinions on the two.   First off, here are some opinions by students who have used the waffle machine recently: Theo Schenck ‘24– “The normal waffle because that is what I ate yesterday. It’s easier to put toppings on (as well).” Theo Dankoff ‘24– “Normal, because it tastes better and has a better consistency.” Myles Roche ‘24 – “Normal. Strawberry is a really bad flavor to have in a waffle. It doesn’t go great to go with a waffle.” Lyle Goldader ‘24 – “When it…

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CS:GO All-Time Greats

The one question many CS:GO fans ask is, “What is the best CS:GO team in history?” Many people will answer: the current Astralis roster or the old Fnatic roster. In this article we will be comparing what many people call the two best CS:GO teams in history.   Current Astralis Roster: dev1ce (AWPer/Rifler) dupreeh (Rifler/Entry Fragger) Xypn9x (Support/Rifler) gla1ve (IGL) Magisk (Rifler/Lurker)   Former Fnatic Roster: olofmeister (Lurker/Secondary AWPer) KRiMZ (Support) JW (AWPer) flusha (Rifler) Pronax (IGL) These two rosters are considered the best ever in CS:GO history. Of course it is hard to compare two rosters from different times, but we will try our best. We will be judging them on tournament placement and overall skill in the players. We will be counting the amount of tournament wins each roster had. Astralis has won eleven tournaments with its current roster; they have only had nine months to win these tournaments…


Game Preview: Fallout 76

Fallout 76 will be Bethesda Games’ first online game. Players may play individually or with a party of up to three others. Elements of previous Fallout games will be present and modified to work with the real-time game. The V.A.T.S. system—a mechanic first introduced in Fallout 3 that allows players to pause the game to target specific locations on an enemy’s body to attack—will be used in Fallout 76 as a real-time system, though it will still allow players to specify targets on an enemy’s body. All the servers for the game will be dedicated, with the player automatically allocated to one of them.While the game is expected to launch with public servers only, game director Todd Howard revealed plans for private servers to be introduced some time after the game’s launch. Howard described the delay as being necessary to allow Bethesda time to assure the stability of public servers….


FCS Fall Sports Recap

The first rotation of sports are over and went very well.  The choices for middle school fall sports were boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, cross country, girls’ tennis, water polo, girls’ field hockey, and flag football. Every day from 2:00 to 3:00 pm everyone was deeply invested in something athletic. Each sport had both home and away games except flag football which plays games within the school. Kyle Brady (8th grade) who did boys’ soccer shared, “The first season is always a great experience, especially for the 6th graders.” With the year just starting it can be hard to get into the flow of having sports. 6th graders and many new students who are learning Friends’ Central’s way of sports handled it exceptionally well. Ms. Crowley stated, “Despite the challenges that were had with the weather, we had a successful fall season of athletics. Looking forward to continued success as we…


Announcing…Explosive Chickens!

Announcing the development of a new game by a fellow student! Explosive Chickens! The development of this game is taking place in the Makerspace by me, Konrad Smith. I plan to make this game purely in unreal engine, and I hope to release this game publicly once it is finished. Explosive Chickens is so early in development that there isn’t even an alpha, there isn’t even a player model, don’t expect to play this game any time soon.   What is Explosive Chickens? Explosive Chickens is going to be a multiplayer game. 20 people dropped into a small arena with intense music playing, fighting to be the last one standing using only stupid and inefficient weapons of mass destruction. Every weapon is some silly form of explosive, from explosive chickens to disco mines, and even taser teddy bears. The game is purposely confined into a small area to make sure…



Mega Man 11 Review

Includes Spoilers Mega Man 11 is the latest instalment in the Mega Man series. It features the new mechanic, and really, the coolest feature in a Mega Man game to date: the “double gear system”. This allows you to either “Speed up”(which is really slowing time), or “Power up” which makes your attacks stronger. There is a third mode after you’re down to around 4 bars of health you unlock Overdrive which activates both Power and Speed and gives a strong attack but after the timer ends everything is disabled for a long time. This game has several difficulty levels: Newcomer for noobs like me or people who have never played a Mega man game, Casual for players who want a small challenge, Normal for a real challenge, and Superhero in the game’s own words “only the truest, most hardcore fans need apply.  That is scary hard. The robot bosses…


Staying Healthy This Fall and Winter!

The change in weather usually brings on an increase of colds and sickness. FCS is no exception. Our Middle School has been experiencing a sudden wave of sickness ranging from a mild cough to the flu. Alex Rice ‘23 was recently sick and he said it affected his athletic performance.   Sickness has a lot of impact. It causes school absences, missed sports games not to mention the just feeling awful part. And then there is all of the work you have to make up once you get back to school. Lucky for us there are some things we can do to help prevent getting sick this fall. You can try to get a flu shot to prevent sickness before it even happens, Try to avoid coming in contact with sick people because the flu and colds spread really easily, If you are sick you should stay at home to…


Brick-and-Mortar Bankruptcies

Recently we have been seeing a lot of companies and stores who specialize in brick and mortar locations have come to a close. Just recently we have seen this take the profits out of another chain, Sears. Before Sears it was another chain franchise that was making millions back in its prime, “Toys R Us”. This is all due to the rise of online shopping. And it’s not just big brands like “Sears” and “Toys R Us”. Over time I’ve seen a lot of stores in my town close down because it’s just a lot easier for customers to buy their products online from big brands. Because of this rise big brands like “Kmart” have gone completely bankrupt. But why has online shopping caused so many stores to go bankrupt? Well “Supply and Diamond Chain Executive” wrote an article stating reasons such as, 24/7 shopping, World Shipping, Greater Choice and…


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Visits FCS!

We as a full FCS community had the honor of hosting Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research helped expose the Flint water crisis. She was here for the public on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm at Friends Central School, Shallcross Hall at the City Avenue campus. But the students were lucky enough to meet her in person. She will met with the Lower School, Middle School, and the Upper School during their assembly periods. Dr. Hanna-Attisha also wrote a well-reviewed book called What the Eyes Don’t See about helping discover the Flint water crisis. The Flint crisis started when the city of Flint was losing money. So Flint switched from Detroit water to water from the Flint river. But river water is harder to treat than lake water and this treatment was being done by a water plant that had not been operational for 40 or 50 years. The problem…


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