Mrs. Wright Tribute
Xbox vs. PlayStation
Horror in Huntsville
Cross Platform Gaming Page 10
Editor Nathan Seelig
Flex Tape Page 12
On Mondays after school, Cornerstone provides time for students to participate in clubs where they have free time to learn things that interest them and have fun with friends. Some options include Chess Club, Speech and Debate, Craft Club, Dungeons and Dragons, CSA Garden Club, and Lego Robotics. Chess Club- Chess Club was started by Mr. Gregg. Cole Tanner, a member of the group, says he joined the club because “I was interested in playing the game”. Speech and Debate- Speech and Debate was started by Sophie Myers, and her dad, Mark Myers. He says, in Speech and Debate “was where I met most of my closest friends.” In Speech and Debate, students learn to speak publicly, to act, and debate issues. Lego Robotics- Lego Robotics is hosted by Mrs. Bimler, who says “it’s interesting working with kids and teaching them robotics”. Lego Robotics builds a robot and goes to competitions and makes their robot do certain tasks. Craft Club- The Craft Club was started by sixth graders and is hosted by Ms. Heidemann. Madeline Chadwick, a member of the group says she loves the craft club because “its fun, messy, and a fun thing to do with friends.” The Craft Club has made lip gloss, picture frames, etc. Dungeons and Dragons- Dungeons and Dragons was started by Evara Ripple and is hosted by Mrs. Rodriguez. Ripple says, “In Dungeons and Dragons, you can make a character, go on… and choose an adventure. It's just a really great game where everyone has fun.” Garden Club- The CSA Garden Club is hosted by Mrs. Smetek. She “loves to see the fruit of her labor come out of the dirt and eat it.” The CSA Garden club plants vegetables and harvests them. Monday clubs are great for hanging with friends and learning new things.
Car4car$ Page 3
Ghost Hunters Page 5
Modern Racism Page 6
Dwayne Bohac Page 7
Tiger Woods Comeback Page 8
Camping in Texas Page 9
Cornerstone Academy began a “pay it forward” fundraising campaign called #car4Carr on October 1, 2018, to help the Grant School in Redding, CA that was affected by the Carr wildfire. The fundraising campaign was first thought up by 8th grade teacher Katie Wood-Sponsel, a Redding native. The fundraiser was started because about a year ago Cornerstone Academy students were impacted by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Feeling the need to help, Oceanside Middle School in Thomaston, Maine raised $ 7,000 for families affected by Harvey that attended Cornerstone Academy. This summer, another school was impacted by a natural disaster. The Grant School had over 40 families lose homes in the Carr wildfire. ‘‘It was really hard to watch from afar as the area and places that I grew up got destroyed,” said Wood-Sponsel. National Junior Honor Society was responsible for carrying out the #car4Carr fundraiser. Members of the organization volunteered to collect the donations before school and at lunch. NJHS member and Cornerstone Academy 8th grader Mariana Hernandez said, “Well, there were people in need so I wanted to help because that's a situation that I don't want to be in and unfortunately they [Grant] were. I felt that if I could help the cause by donating I could help at least a little bit”."The fundraiser was called #car4Carr because the goal of the fundraiser was to fill Academy of Choice art teacher Jackie Valore’s VW Bug art car with as much money as possible. After two weeks of fundraising, the school raised about $5,400, but they are still trying to reach their goal of raising over $7,000. “Losing one's home is life-changing and someone who has that happen to them needs the most support they can get,” said Wood-Sponsel. To donate please go to Gofundme.com/car4Carr.
Superhero Movies Page 12
CSA Monday Funday
CSA Pays it Forward with Car4Carr
November, 2018 CSA News Page 3
Photo courtesy of Katie Wood-Sponsel
Advice Column Page 12
Table of Contents
Colt Lovett, Diodre Wade, Tanner Ramey, Caleb Lumpkin, Lief Brechter, Sohpie Myers, Arianna Flores, Angelina DRoca, Julieta Flores, Isobel Glover, Carter Camfield, Zachary Haine, Ceri Roberts, Nathan Seelig, Robert Wolfram, Blake Wilson, Sophia Quinones, Karmina Wortham
Ghost Adventures: Are Ghosts Real to You?
Located about an hour away from Houston lies a little road in Huntsville Texas, that is said to be a chilling place, so chilling that even locals warn you not to go there. There is a tremendous amount of paranormal activity that lies on the road, making Bowden Road arguably one of the most haunted places in Texas. Locals even nicknamed the road, Demon’s Road. People who have visited the road claim that after driving through the road a child's smudged handprint would appear on their car. That is not the creepiest thing locals have found there. One of the most common sightings is a little boy on a tricycle traveling down the dirt road, tricking people to possibly risk their own lives to avoid hitting the boy, skidding to a stop, only to realize that there was nothing there. A group of curious college students had a similar experience. They reported seeing a little girl running in front of their vehicle while they were driving
down the road. This forced them to stop the car suddenly. “He had to slam down his breaks because he almost ran a girl over,” says Vanessa Treviso, recalling the story her friend, who was a part of the group when it happened, had told her. “But she disappeared when they stopped.” When Treviso went down to investigate, all she could say about her experience was that it could just be the people’s imagination, seeing as she did not spot anything paranormal herself. “I think the scariest thing is that it is pitch black out there and it’s a tiny dirt road with trees on either side so you can't see anything. It makes your imagination run wild.” One thing that is certain is that it has left people cowering under their blankets, and making sure that their doors are locked. What isn’t clear is what exactly makes the people of Huntsville fear this road. For now, this mystery will remain unsolved.
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“Ghost Adventures” is a scary and creepy TV show on the Travel Channel. The show started on October 17, 2008. On this program, the hosts hunt for paranormal activities at many different haunted locations around the world. Zak Bagans made “Ghost Adventures” because some people don't believe in ghosts and spirits. The crew members of the show are Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley. Bagans met Groff and both started the show “Ghost Adventures.” “ Ghost Adventures” first episode was “Ghost Adventures Documentary Film.” Zak and his crew went to a “Haunted Museum” located in Las Vegas. The museum is 11,000 square feet, and was built in 1938. Over the past years, spirits have roamed around the halls of the museum. “That freaked me out. It was like one of the spirits there knew who I was,” said Zak Bagans. Post Malone and Zak Bagans were touching the most “haunted” object. The cameras were showing the both of them touching the box. Right after that, Post Malone’s plane had to make an emergency landing and he had a car crash. Zak Bagans has been having nightmares and has been sick lately. “When I heard the word Ghost, you had my attention,” said Zak Bagans. Ghost Adventures made a new episode called the “The Graveyard of the Pacific.” “The Graveyard Of The Pacific” is when the crew goes near the Pacific Ocean to see crashed boats along the beach line and it looks like a graveyard of people there. “I'm getting chills talking about it now,” said Zak Bagans. Ghost Adventures have these special motion and heat cameras. If you want to learn more go to the Travel Channel and watch the episodes that come out. Or go to https://www.travelchannel.com/
Tribute to Mrs. Wright
After founding Cornerstone in 1998 and serving over two decades as the school principal, Jill Wright announced her retirement, via letter on September 28, 2018, shocking everyone at the school. While bidding students a final farewell in an assembly, Mrs. Wright talked about how much she loved the school and some of the reasons why she made her decision to retire. “For decades, I focused on the school, and now it’s time for me to focus on my family,” she said, citing difficulties and hardships that her family is experiencing. The idea of Cornerstone began in October 1997 when a committee was made that would work to create a charter school, a public school that operates independently from most established schools. Mrs. Wright, the then Freshman Grade Level Principal at Stratford High School, was put on the committee. For the first several months, the committee argued about how the school should be set up and made little progress. “... I realized no potential principal could pick up the piece of paper we created and understand the emotions… that were underwritten into the charter; therefore, I applied to become the founding director,” says Mrs. Wright in an interview. Mrs. Wright also talks about some of the many challenges she faced when working to create Cornerstone. “At the time, no one [understood] what a charter school was. In two weeks, I had to visit 25 elementary schools (at night), tell them what a charter school meant, explain I had no curriculum to share, no teachers to introduce, no building for them to see, but they needed to trust me (that) I knew what I was doing.” In Cornerstone’s 20 years of existence, it has become a successful and unique school, different from almost all traditional middle schools. “Cornerstone had to adopt the principles of middle school students – it had to reach students as adolescents. BUT most importantly – we had to have fun!!! It was also important for me that students have choice. Therefore, we created CESIT (Career Explorations, Specialized Interests, and Talents), which is an opportunity for students to discover interests or talents they might not know they had. Cornerstone is
different because we are a family. Cornerstone is not a school that a student attends; Cornerstone means being a part of a family….a culture…a feeling of identity. When you attend Cornerstone, you belong to us and we take responsibility for you academically, socially and emotionally. Not all schools can pride themselves in that. We also focus on who you will become…we don’t need to know “who you want to be when you grow up”; instead, we work to make sure that whoever that person in you is to become, we give you the confidence to become it.” When asked about what part of Cornerstone she was most proud of and her overall experience as the principal, she said, “I am most proud of the teachers who give themselves daily to making the lives and the education of our kids better and better. You will never find a more talented, caring congregation of staff than at Cornerstone. I love each and every one of them.” Many teachers and students have talked about how amazing it was to be with Mrs. Wright. Ms. Julie, a faculty member that works in the office, is devastated at her retirement. “I cried a lot,” she said. When asked about how working for Mrs. Wright compared to working for other people she said, “There is no comparison. She was an absolute pleasure to work with.” Mrs. Flynn, an eighth grade teacher, feels similarly. “I met her (Mrs. Wright) at another school we used to work at. She was my boss then, and I loved working for her. When there was an opening at Cornerstone, I immediately applied for the job. I am very sad about her retirement.” Cade Spaulding, an eighth grader, shared his story about how Mrs. Wright personally helped him. “I had to take math and science that was above my grade level and Mrs. Wright helped a lot.” She made sure that he could handle the curriculum and facilitated his enrollment. Mrs. Wright’s retirement has been hard for a lot of people at Cornerstone. When asked to give some advice to us that would help us get through this difficult time, she said, “My retirement is extremely painful. My advice….focus on everything I want for the school. Keep the mission alive. Students – you are in the best of hands. I created a school equipped with amazing teachers. I may not be there…but I gave you awesome teachers that will take care of you!!” It is 100 percent clear that Mrs.Wright has left us an amazing legacy.
November, 2018 CSA News Page 4
November, 2018 Halloween Page 5
The Horror in Huntsville
Carter Camfield and Isobel Glover
November, 2018 Op/Ed Page 7
Although the United States is past the days of burning crosses and slavery, racism is still very present in the eyes of young people today. Racism stems from one person's belief that their race is superior.
Racism now manifests itself in more subtle ways, such as that small step away from a person of color in the elevator, or the dirty looks some people give when a person of color walks into a restaurant. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion, people must learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart then its opposite,” said former South African president and human rights activist Nelson Mandela.
Racism may not seem like it is a problem, but it's just a lot more subtle than it seems. For some young people, racism is something difficult that they live with every day.
There are people trying to raise awareness of the ways that racism exists in our society, For example, in 2016 San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem to protest against police brutality towards people of color, particularly young African-American men. This set off a massive backlash against Kaepernick and those that supported him. CSA sixth-grader Olivia Harbison understands why people are upset about his protest. “I don’t think it’s right because it's disrespectful to the government and America, but they can have their own opinions."
It is important for people to remember that the United States has a long history of racism, but that doesn’t mean it needs to continue.
Before passing judgment we all need to remember that everyone is a human being regardless of the color of their skin. Find ways to combat racism in your community because as 8th grader Tina Thai says, “Racism is not a good thing, people judging each other is not ok."
Feminism, the political belief that men and women should be equal, may sound simple, but recently it has become a well-known, heated debate between many opposing sides. Feminism has always been around, and has visited every continent around the globe, and usually there are only two sides to a story, but feminism has many opinions and arguments surrounding it. The first opposing groups are Anti-feminists and feminists, quote “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands,’’ states Pat Robertson, a self proclaimed anti-feminist. Anti feminists oppose feminism as a whole, whereas another group just opposes men becoming feminists. Emma Watson, who supports male feminists, says “Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal
invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.’’ Another idea about feminism that is often mistaken. Is the fact that feminism is about choice. Giving women choice, is the first step towards equality. Many believe that feminists want women and men to be seen as the same, feminism is about equality, not disregarding the differences between men and women. A huge question that is always asked is, when will it be enough? When will we have finally achieved equality? Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court Justice, spoke out about feminism“ I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough women on the Supreme Court and I say, 'When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that." Eighth grader Evara Ripple was asked what feminism is to her, and she said, “Feminism has proven that women can be strong and that men can show their emotions’’. Feminism, with many outlooks and opinions, and quick to start a argument.
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Dwayne Bohac and Education Waivers
Subtle, But a Struggle
November, 2018 Op/Ed Page 6
Equal ≠ Same
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Candidate for the Texas State Legislature Dwayne Bohac, is going to introduce education waivers because he thinks it’s going to improve education, but actually, he might destroy education if he does not think about the consequences. Bohac has always been thinking of the people who live in Texas, but Adam Milasincic, the person who’s running against Bohac, posted on Facebook, “I debated an empty chair. No-Show Bohac, didn’t want to answer Binglewood questions from residents for cutting $5.4 billion from public school funding.”
Education waivers are when the government gives parents money to pay for private school, so students don’t need to go to public school. It would be very difficult for children that have special needs and are intellectually impaired to get into a private school. If education waivers are implemented, public schools will lose that funding and the government will not have enough money keep public schools open. Teachers will lose their jobs and some kids will not get a fully funded and quality education.
Kyle, a teacher at the private school Lindamood-Bell said, “Probably because he (Bohac) has the mindset that more choice for individuals will lead to institutions that best represent the needs and desires of the public. It will change education. I think he thinks he is doing the right thing.” He may think he is doing the right thing, but he is not.
Spring Branch ISD is a land wealthy area, that means that the land here costs a lot of money and how much taxpayers land costs determines how much property taxes owners must pay. According to Adam Milasincic, the government decided to take some of SBISD school tax revenue money and give it to poor school districts. It seems like a good idea right? WRONG! The state government went a little overboard and gave other school districts 38 million dollars, and one “poor” school district, La Joya ISD in South Texas, built a water park because they had extra money.
This year the government is going to give the other “poorer” school districts 99 million dollars which is about 3 times as much as before. When former CSA student, Callum Glover, was asked whether he thought that Bohac was doing the right thing he said “I’d like to hope representative Bohac believes he is doing the right thing by trying to implement a school waiver system probably because he believes private schools could give a better education than public schools. Though it would take the opportunity for public schools to ever get better and puts a price tag on a good education.” If the government did not take so much school funding and spent it on other things that are non-school related our school system could be the best.
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Big Thicket National Preserve and Big Bend National Park are two of the most exciting camping spots in Texas because of how primitive and diverse they are. Big Bend National Park, located in southwest Texas, with tons of wide open and dry spaces, has a lot of things going for it. For example, it’s one of the biggest national parks in America and includes an extensive amount of activities such as horseback riding, fossil hunting, bicycling, visiting Mexico, canoeing/kayaking on the Rio Grande, and of course, hiking. Unfortunately, Big Bend National Park’s well-known Lost Mine Trail has closed recently as a result of the growing bear population. Big Thicket National Preserve, on the other hand, is smaller and is located in the southeastern part of Texas. It also includes plenty of activities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting. Instead of kayaking on the Rio Grande, campers will be kayaking through creeks, bayous, and the Neches River. Unlike the open prairies and deserts of BBNP, visitors to BTNP could walk right into an alligator laying down on the trail. Hunters, with a permit, can hunt white-tailed deer, feral hogs, squirrels, waterfowl, and rabbits. There are several reasons to be excited about Big Bend National Park and Big Thicket National Preserve, such as “beauty as far as the eye can see,” according to Big Bend camper Alise M. Campers can “get a real view into the dense thicket,” says Charles V., a camper at Big Thicket. If visiting either of these great parks sounds interesting, here’s a few things to know. First of all, Big Bend is about 563 miles from Houston, which is about an eight and a half hour drive. Big Thicket is 97 miles from Houston, which is an hour and a half drive. Both parks cost a very reasonable amount of money, with Big Bend’s $30 entrance fee for a car covering seven days. Most of Big Thicket’s trails and activities are free. Recommended gear to bring for both is a lot of bug spray, sunblock, hiking equipment, and camping gear.
Dove hunting is an extremely popular winter sport in Texas, and according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, about 300,000 participate annually. Dove hunters use either a 20-gauge, 12-gauge or a 410 shotgun. There are breeds of dove that people can legally shoot which include the Mourning Dove, White Winged Dove, White-Tipped Dove, the Eurasian Collared Dove and the Rock Dove. When dove hunting, the age limit is eight or older. Dove hunting is used for both hunting and sport. Dove hunters can practice on clay pigeons which are circles of clay that fly in the air.
When the hunter is out in the field, it’s important for them to know where other people are to avoid accidental shootings. When the hunter finds a dove and is ready to shoot, it is helpful to aim in front of the dove so the dove will fly into the shot. If the hunter hits the dove, they need to keep an eye on where it lands to be able to find it. Many hunters use retrieving dogs such as Golden Retrievers or Labrador Retrievers, just to name a few. There are dove hunting zones all across Texas. 6th grader Zach Barbier says “I normally go dove hunting in a sunflower field because [from] what I've learned, doves are attracted to sunflower seeds."
Dove is considered a delicacy by many and dove hunters have many ways to cook them. Dove hunting is much more than just something good to eat, it is also an opportunity for people to spend time in the Texas wilderness with friends and family. 7th grader Gibson Marrion is a dove hunter and says, “Oh yeah [I enjoy it] very much. I can spend quality time with my grandpa.”
The Cat is Back
In his first win since 2013, Tiger Woods, a pro golfer, made a massive career comeback on September 23, 2018, winning the Tour Championship and placing 2nd in the FedEx Cup after many years of personal and health problems. Although some people argue that Tiger Woods is the best golfer to have ever walked the planet, Tiger Woods has had many problems with his life, both medical and personal. For example, Woods went through a nasty, public divorce after he was caught cheating on his wife and he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. His medical problems included severe back pain but he had 4 major back surgeries to help the pain. “I think it’s good that he’s back because everybody was trash talking him and since he won people will start thinking good of him again,” says CSA sixth-grader David Vajdos. Woods began playing golf with his dad at the age of 2 and as an amateur, he won the national
championship. At the age of 21, Woods won the Masters, which is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Woods has set a couple of records, one of which is having the most consecutive weeks as the world number one. He has also gotten PGA Player of the Year 11 times. Even though he has won 80 tournaments now including 14 majors, it has taken him 5 years to come back from everything that has happened. When sixth-grader Diego Carrasco-Torres was asked if he wished Tiger Woods won the FedEx Cup he said, “Yes because, I think he’s trying to get better and better and if he won, it would really prove he’s good again.” Some could say that the comeback Tiger Woods made is one of the biggest comebacks in golf history. He out-played many young up-and-coming golfers, including Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, and Ricky Fowler. It will be interesting to see if this comeback holds up.
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While playing in the finals at the U.S Open against Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams lost her title and her temper in a heated argument with the referee, Carlos Ramos. The match took place on September 8, 2018 in New York. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka played an unforgettable match, but it may not be remembered for the right reasons. It all started when the referee gave Williams a warning for receiving coaching from her box. Williams said, “He was just giving me a thumbs up, cheering me on. I don’t cheat to win’ I’d rather lose.” By the rules of all tournaments, you must take a fine of $4,000 for receiving coaching. Williams ranted to the referee, “You are attacking my character and that's not fair. Thief, you're a thief.” After hitting the ball into the net Serena broke her racket after her poor play for that current point, which took a point away from her. After Ramos and Williams continuously bickered, Brian Early, the tournament referee came out and fined her for verbal abuse adding $10,000 to her already high amount of fines, putting her at $17,000. On top of that Williams had a whole game taken away from her. Lindsey Heinzman, counselor at AOC said, “I was very surprised by some of the former and current tennis players that came out and supported her. I believe that her claim of sexism, if that is something that needs to be investigated, it needs to be investigated immediately. I personally don't believe that her penalties had anything to with sexism at this point, but if there are men not receiving these penalties then that is a problem”. In the end, Naomi did win, but they both kept up the fight.
November, 2018 Sports Page 9
Texas, the Dove-Hunting Capital
Broken Racket, Broken Hopes
November, 2018 Sports Page 8
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The Two Most Exciting State Parks in Texas
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November, 2018 Entertainment Page 11
Dragon Ball Super: Broly The Legendary Super Sayain
November, 2018 Entertainment Page 10
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The highly-popular “Dragon Ball Super” movies are coming to the big screen for the first time when “Dragon Ball Super: Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan” will be released on January 16, 2019, for audiences in America and Canada. Dragon Ball main characters Goku and Vegeta who are the good guys, encounter the new Super Sayain, called Broly who is the bad guy in the movie. Super Sayains are very human, but they are reborn when they die. Toei Animation and Funimation have partnered to make Broly a central character because up to this point, he has been a side character in the Dragon Ball universe. Shawn Saris a Video Guy, IGN Freelancer,and Super Saiyan Dreamer, says “Broly is, without question, one of the most intimidating characters in Dragon Ball, and that doesn’t appear to be changing with this new movie.” Shawn Saris had the idea of Super Sayains and the idea of Ki, which is a type of energy the Super Sayain
have. Broly is really powerful when he is in his form of Legendary Super Sayain, (In the 1993 version, he seemed more dominant, but in the 2019 version, he is way more powerful than viewers thought). Later in the movie, a character called Frieza, finds out about the Super Sayain Broly and gets involved. Frieza works with Goku and Vegeta to take down Legendary Broly. “We are excited to be partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” said Gen Fukunaga, the CEO and President of Funimation. Akira Toriyama is the creator of Dragon Ball universe. Goku has incredible power, so it might be difficult for Goku to beat Broly. Goku might even have to unleash his full potential: Ultra Instinct or Mastered Ultra Instinct to fight the powerful Broly. Viewers are excited for this movie, get ready for the ultimate battle.
Xbox V.S. PlayStation
Sony has finally agreed to have cross-platform an option to make the fans that want to play with other consoles happy, starting with a cross-platform beta in Fortnite. But what is cross-platform? Cross-platform is the concept that other consoles can be in the same server and play together. This has been experimented with a bunch for the past few years with things like Minecraft’s “Better Together” update. But in Minecraft’s example and more, it’s been noticed that Playstation is not included. As said by the CEO of Sony, Kenichiro Yoshida,“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play Fortnite.... But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience….” Sony’s excuse might seem feasible if it weren’t for Nintendo, a family oriented company, enabling the cross-platform play on its console for both Rocket League and Minecraft. Instead, Sony’s excuse just looks user-hostile given all of its rivals have enabled this functionality. They have been like this during every opportunity. Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida believes that PlayStation Network is the best place to play games, that's why they think cross play isn't needed. But, they actually agreed to have cross play. Details were posted on the Playstation Blog by Sony on September 26 stating,“The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite…. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective….” This is overall great news and brings closer the future without platform competition (aka console wars) and every company has the same goal of user enjoyment.
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Ever since the 1978 release of ‘‘Superman," considered to be the first real superhero movie, this genre has become a staple for movie studios around the world. As a result, a debate has emerged about which era of superhero movies is the best. Superhero movies are often categorized by movies made from 1978-2008 and movies made from 2009-present day. Some important movies from the first era include the ‘‘X-men’’ movies, ‘‘The Dark Knight’’ and ‘‘Iron Man’’, which was the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). ‘‘When in the early 2000’s, the superhero movie craze started, I was, of course, excited. The X-men movies were great, the new Batman trilogy was great, and the Iron Man movies were great,” said Gerard van den Akker, a retired movie critic. ‘‘The Dark Knight’’ is considered by many to be one of the most high-grade superhero movies of all time.
In the era from 2009 to the present, the movie ‘‘Deadpool’’ tried a new level of vulgarity that tons of fans loved, but was risky because of the ‘R’ rating. ‘‘Black Panther’’, the first in the genre to star a black superhero, was a hugely triumphant flim and is Marvel's highest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Some highly-anticipated superhero movies on the horizon are ‘‘Wonder Woman 1984’’, ‘‘Avengers 4”, and ‘‘Batgirl”. The debate over superhero movies and whether the past or present is better is really a matter of opinion and will most likely continue.
The Xbox and PlayStation are the two most popular game consoles and have been competing against each other for the last 17 years. Xbox is made by Microsoft
since 1998 and has been growing to become the best video game console ever. The Xbox has four different consoles: the original X box, X box One, Xbox 360 and Xbox One X. All of them have different skins such as the Dead Pool, the Golden Skin, and many others.
The PlayStation is made by Sony and since 1994 also has 4 different consoles: the original Playstation, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3,and Playstation 4. The Playstation has a touchscreen pad on the controller.
A student from Cornerstone 6th grader named Edward Lee said, “I prefer Playstation because on Playstation most games you don’t have to pay for to play online and Xbox you have to buy Xbox live which is wasting money. PlayStation controller is okay but the Xbox controller is good for gaming’’
Clearly the results of this comparison show that Xbox is superior.
- 11.81 x 9.44 inches and 2.36 inches height
- There are 1774 different types of games for Xbox
- XBOX ONE can turn off and on by your voice
- the X Box can stand on its side
- to play with friends you have to get Xbox live which is 10 dollars a month
-11 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 12 inches long.
- can't be turned off by your voice have to use the power button
- PlayStation has a touch screen pad to text
- you can also put the PS4 on its side but you are closing one of the vents so your Playstation will get warmer
Superhero Movies: Then and Now
Play With Everyone!
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Q: How do I math?
A: First learn how to do grammar, then get a tutor.
Q: People hate me. How and why do they hate me. How do I make them like me?
A: I would try being friendly and open-minded to being their friend. And if they don't like you find new friends.
Q: Could the zombie apocalypse actually happen? ~A worried but prepared reader
A: Yes. there is a very slight chance that the zombie apocalypse could actually happen but, the likelihood of it actually happening is very slim. I do recommend
research on this topic because it is quite interesting.
Q: How do you tell someone you don't like them without hurting their feelings?
A: First make sure this is what you really want, decisions like this shouldn't be taken lightly. Then make sure that you'll respect their feelings and not be rude. Also prepare for it to be awkward, think of solutions to situations that might happen. And finally, fraising is very important because it could change the way you mean you statement to sound. Fr example, instead of saying “I don't want to be friends anymore” say something like “I don't think we should be friends anymore” following why you don't like your relationship with them.
Q: Are bell bottoms a thing anymore?
A: No, but if you want to wear jeans for guys they just have regular loose fit and for girls, i recommend mom jeans or skinny jeans that are high waisted.
Q: I am sad and depressed and don't have meaning in life. Please help.
A: Since I’m not a qualified psychologist, I recommend going to see a professional about these feelings you're having. But, just remember that you are not alone and you can always turn to someone in a time of need.
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“Just patch, bond, seal, and repair,” is all you need to do, according to the folks at Flex Tape. Flex Tape, a supposedly super strong and waterproof tape made by Phil and Alan Swift is advertised to fix almost anything. For example, Flex Tape is said to repair pipes, work under water, and fix a boat that was sawed in half! In 2017, YouTube personality, JonTronshow, made a viral video about Flex Tape infomercials which quickly became very popular. Even though the infomercials seemed false, Dallas Fox 4 News tested Flex Tape and the results prove their claims. According to 6th grader, Jeb Burkart, Flex Tape does not work as well as it does in the ads, but Jeb also said that if we were to try it, it would possibly work. The CSA Roar wanted to know if Flex Tape works as well as it does in the ads so tests were done to see. In the ad, Phil Swift informed the viewers that people can apply the tape under water so the first test the CSA Roar did was put a small hole in a bucket, filled it with water and applied Flex Tape. Instantly, the hole was repaired as promised in the ad. Next, the Roar filled up the same bucket and applied Flex Tape on the outside of the bucket, and once again, the water stopped. Finally, the Roar tested Flex Tape’s strength by lifting 15 pounds and Flex Tape did not break. The roar considered sawing a boat in half but it was out of our budget. Finally, the results are in and clearly showed that Flex Tape works.
Does Flex Tape Work?
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