Author: arolland

Game Review: Celeste Considered ‘Tough as Nails’

Game Review by Andrew Rolland Celeste is a tough as nails, extremely hard, but rewarding hand-crafted platformer where you jump and dash through the mysterious Celeste mountain. Madeline the main protagonist climbs up the mountain trying to find her true self, while sometimes meeting up with Theo, an aspiring photographer, who came to the mountain to take pictures. At the beginning of the game you jump into this beautiful pixel platformer and dash through the simple, but difficult level trying to collect every strawberry, which is the collectible for the game. And if your attentive enough you should be able to find the cassette tape which unlocks a extremely difficult version of the level. After that you continue to climb the mountain and collect all the strawberries and cassettes you can. Eventually you reach the top of the mountain after a grueling and tough trip and a sense of accomplishment rushes over you and you feel an urge to play more. As you continue to play you’ll be challenged with even tougher levels. With practice you’ll beat the odds and progress through even the most difficult levels.  On a scale of one to 10, I give it a 8.5. It’s is an amazing game that is sure to keep you busy for a long period of time and is sure to impress those who need a tough platformer to...

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Tip of the ‘Cap’ to Mario Odyssey

By Andrew Rolland and Emma Raney The new Nintendo Switch comes with a plethora of new and improved games. One that has joined the roster is Mario Odyssey, an open world platformer; polished and great fun for the whole family. The player’s character is Mario (and the second player is Cappy), and the goal of the game is to get moons to power the airship and rescue Princess Peach for the 29th time from the game’s main boss, Bowser. With the help of Cappy, Mario must go through obstacles such as the Broodals, a dragon, and ultimately, Bowser. With...

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Round Goes the Carousel

By Andrew Rolland and Ethan Grammer For the past two weeks the eighth grade Pre-AP Reading classes have been working to make horses for a carousel showcasing their fears and desires.The horses represent two sides–one focusing on fears and the other on desires. Now that the whole class has completed the assignment, eighth grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Kim Iske has attached each horse to a mini carousel for everyone’s viewing pleasure. “Since the novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes, has a major focus on a carousel that can make people older or younger according to their desires (which often...

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History Lesson Inspires Students to Recreate Native American Period

By Ethan Grammer and Andrew Rolland For the past two weeks, eighth grade students have been working and creating old Native American houses as a part Coach Steve Gillispie’s U.S. History Class. “I wanted the classes to learn about the living conditions of the Native Americans and what the early explorers saw when they arrived in the Americas,”Gillispie said The requirements for this project were to build either an adobe house, an igloo, or a longhouse. Students were asked to use everyday household items to make the houses. Some students used their creativity and included sticks and pine needles...

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