By: Ethan Daucher
It seems as if in recent years the gaming industry has shifted its turns to games that are difficult and hard to play. For example Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and the most recent one to come out, Cuphead are among many recent immersions of these new “ultra hard” games. A big question arises and that is whether or not having an extremely difficult game is a good design choice. The more difficult a game becomes, the more exclusionary this game becomes, keeping a handful of people from playing the game and enjoying the content and gameplay it has to offer.
por: Tsega Amare ’18
Español 5 AP estudiante
El Sr. Oscar Ulloa viajó a Japón con solo una mochila y poco dinero, pero vivió allí por siete años. Al principio, era difícil para acostumbrarse al nuevo ambiente, pero después de un tiempo pudo hablar el idioma con fluidez. Con mucho trabajo y perseverancia, cualquiera persona puede aprender un idioma.
By Kylie Potter
All across the country, students have been planning several “walkouts” due to the recent mass school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, February 14th. On Tuesday, February 20th, the Florida state House declined to pass a ban on semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines. Florida students planned a walkout on Wednesday, February 21st at noon to combat this decision and put pressure on Congress to pass more gun reform, but their determination has spread across the country and pushed other students to do the same. On February 21st at Hammond, many students participated in the walkout and contributed to the protests against gun violence sweeping the nation.
Students gathered in front of Hammond to make their voices heard and stand in solidarity with the victims in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Some students held up signs, and others gave speeches about the severity of the situation and what they believe needs to be done to fix it. There was also a moment of silence in memory of the 17 victims that were murdered in the shooting. Continue reading
By: Crystal Mwende
Last Friday, February 16th 2018, history was made. Marvel’s anticipated film, Black Panther, was finally released in theaters across the world. Black Panther is the final major superhero introduced leading up to the Avengers movie coming out this summer. The overall excitement behind this film has been building for over a year. This movie means so much more to fans than a simple addition to the series. Black Panther was directed by a black man and consisted of a majority black cast, something that is rare for mainstream films. Before the movie was even released to the mainstream audience, it was viewed by several critics and received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Black Panther has made about $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide, shattering box-office records. Therefore making it the fifth highest opening for a film ever and the second highest grossing Avengers film. Continue reading
By Far Cuai
This year’s Winter Olympic USA ice skating team has fourteen people participating, some are new to the games and others are veterans. The team has a total number of 14 members, five of which are returning and others that are new faces. The ice skating team consists of three women, three men, three ice dancers, and one pair.
By: Kylie Potter
Students all across the country are planning several “walk-outs” due to the recent mass school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, February 14th. Yesterday, the Florida state House declined to pass a ban on semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines. Florida students planned a walkout today at noon to combat this decision and put pressure on Congress to pass more gun reform, but their determination has spread across the country and pushed other students to do the same. Today at Hammond, many students participated in the walkout and contributed to the protests against gun violence sweeping the nation. Continue reading
By: Molly Schreier
On the evening of Saturday, February 3rd, Hammond’s Music Department hosted their second Annual “Little Night Music,” a cabaret-style event featuring student performers and student staff. As audience members enjoyed performances from the Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, Chamber Music Club, Percussion Ensemble, and small student groups, their food was brought to them by music department students. The evening was hosted by seniors Emma Schreier and Ina O’Ryan, who both performed with several groups as well. Continue reading