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Team Fortess 2 vs. Overwatch

Since Overwatch released in late 2015, Team Fortress 2 (Valve Software) and Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) have been the two rival FPS’s on the market. Being almost a decade old, TF2 has been crushing all other games in it’s genre, until Overwatch showed up. Since then, both games have been canceling each other out, with both of them at the same value and popularity. What are the drawbacks and pros of each game? Is newer always better?

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is a creative and original stop-motion film, which follows a boy in Japan who lives with his mysterious mother in a cave on the outskirts of a village by the ocean, until one night when he is attacked by his two aunts and his mother disappears after sending him away to safety. After this, Kubo leaves his village behind and begins a quest to find his late father’s armor, “the only thing that can protect him”, according to a monkey that joins him on his journey. Continue reading Kubo and the Two Strings

Is Meeting for Worship Important?

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT MEANT IN ANY WAY TO OFFEND OR DEMEAN RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.

Meeting for Worship is that half hour on Tuesdays spent in silent reflection, when students can reflect. It embodies the Quaker spirit, and is one of the few times when students and teachers can share their thoughts with the whole middle school. However, generally it seems nobody has thoughts to share. The only people who stand and share are the teachers or students who have announcements about clubs or sports. Should Meeting for Worship still be a part of our curriculum?

 

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Theater Movement Arts Alternative

Over the winter session of middle school sports, GFS offered a fairly new choice of sports called Theater Movement Arts for people who either aren’t very athletic or just wanted to try something new. GFS’s website called it “a creative alternative” to winter athletics. This was an option last year for the first time, but it was completely revamped this year by Jake Miller, a part-time Theater faculty member. Continue reading Theater Movement Arts Alternative

The Pack Puzzle: Where Do We Put Our Backpacks?

The Sharpless building is relatively unremarkable, with a tan stone façade and basic windows and doors. But there is something remarkable by the front doors; an array of colorful backpacks “decorating” the front of the Sharpless. The thing is, they’re not supposed to be there. Continue reading The Pack Puzzle: Where Do We Put Our Backpacks?

The Steam Era in the Electric City

by Ben and Grace R.

Welcome to Steamtown National Historic Site, located in Scranton, PA, the Electric City. Take a time machine back to the end of the nineteenth century; the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) was in full swing. The DL&W was a major carrier of anthracite, the hard and clean-burning coal found in northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue reading The Steam Era in the Electric City

The Corn Syrup Controversy

It has been around for years and years with supporters and deniers. It has had loads of articles published on it, and people have talked about it constantly. It is in almost all of our processed foods, and almost all of our processed drinks. What is it? High fructose corn syrup. As a sweetener made from corn, it doesn’t seem to be that bad for you. But people have their different opinions.

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