(Track) Gods Among Men

By Chris Fischer For any sophomores, juniors, or seniors sleeping under rocks, and to the freshman who were too busy graduating middle school, you are all in the presence of two New York State Track and Field Championship competitors: Caroline Pennacchio and Jack Zimmerman. Current senior Pennacchio and junior Zimmerman both qualified during the spring track season to compete in the championship, which occurred on … Continue reading (Track) Gods Among Men

The Flappy Bird Craze

By Chris Fischer

A new game has risen to the top of the charts but not with exciting game play or fun strategy, but instead with the hardest, most gut-wrenching, insanity-causing simpleness. The app description: Tap to flap your wings to fly. Avoid pipes. The game itself is nothing much. The graphics are pulled straight from a 1980’s 8-bit NES game with just three sound effects. There is no goal. There is no climax. Just the promise of frustration. And pipes, lots and lots of pipes. So then why is this game so popular, with it getting over 10,000,000 downloads on Android alone. On top of this, as of February 4th Flappy Bird is currently ranked number 1 in 88 countries for iPhone and number 1 on the iPad in 77 countries. On the Google Play Store, it is number 1 in 11 countries.

Sophomore Matt Murray's Flappy Bird high score
Sophomore Matt Murray’s Flappy Bird high score

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The Rise and Fall of Airsoft

By Chris Fischer

“Three, two, one, go!” He goes sprinting up to the nearest bunker and hears the enemy’s first blind shots tear the leaves overhead to shreds. He motions for his team to move forward behind a fallen tree as he pops up and takes out an opponent with his automatic rifle. He hears a rustling behind him and goes for his pistol, but it’s too late. The soft sound of an electric motor followed by a loud crack comes out of the barrel of enemy standing right behind him.

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