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Golden Joystick Awards 2020

Golden Joystick Awards 2020

What is this award and who won it this year?
Sabrina Kim, Reporter December 3, 2020

It's hardly an exaggeration to say that modern society thrives off of awards shows. In a time when students do school from their bedrooms and many major sports still aren't happening, television made sure...

It’s Christmas Season Already?

It’s Christmas Season Already?

A theme has recently been circulating the country - the theme that Christmas has already started on November 1st. Why is this happening? Is it even a bad thing?
Sabrina Kim, Reporter November 23, 2020

  It seems that every year, the Christmas season creeps in earlier and earlier. LED lights are sneakily set up just a few days earlier than they were last year. Starbucks starts using their ‘red...

Mole Music and The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar

Mole Music and The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar

CVMS theatre and orchestra students performed an interactive show for LME students
Lena Boas, Editor November 18, 2020

  In honor of storybook character week, multiple elective classes put together and performed great interactive activities for the elementary students of Laurel Mountain Elementary (LME). Mr. Vigil's...

Minecraft: The Hidden Lore

Minecraft: The Hidden Lore

Sawyer Grimaldi, Editor November 14, 2020

Minecraft is a known as a very simple game. You mine and craft tools to survive as long ass possible and kill the two main bosses. It feels very simple and strait forward right? You would be wrong. Minecraft...

What the Heck is NaNoWriMo?

What the Heck is NaNoWriMo?

Everything you need to know about this crazy, month-long challenge--and more!
Sabrina Kim, Reporter November 10, 2020

Every year, on October 31, overachieving authors everywhere are sorting through their piles of index cards, organizing their Post-It notes, and rebooting their computers. They're creating new Word files,...

Among Us: GAME REVIEW

Among Us: GAME REVIEW

All you need to know about the popular game Among Us
Lena Boas, Editor November 6, 2020

Among Us is a pandemic favorite. Why is the game so popular? Among Us was actually released in June, 2018 but gained the majority of its popularity in August of 2020. Contributing to the popularity...

Are Video Games Really Bad For You?

Are Video Games Really Bad For You?

Videogames are commonly thought of as harmful to the brain but are they really that bad?
Akaash Reddy, Producer November 3, 2020

  Video games are extremely popular, especially right now due to COVID-19 and it's widely thought that video games are harmful to one's brain. A lot of people, specifically older generations believe...

Pikachu Should Have More Competitive Representation in Smash

Pikachu Should Have More Competitive Representation in Smash

ESAM is the only PGR ranked Pikachu player in the global top 50. Yet it's socially agreed upon that Pikachu is definitively the best character in the game. Why isn't the PGR littered with Pikachu?
Milo Catuogno, Reporter October 30, 2020

Why should he? The best character in Ultimate by popular agreement is Pikachu. His ridiculous aerials and recovery support this very strongly. He can carry you offstage with back-airs and obliterate you...

The Rise and Fall of Nintendo Wii

The Rise and Fall of Nintendo Wii

This family-oriented gaming console that changed the world ... and then fell straight off the face of it.
Sabrina Kim, Reporter October 29, 2020

  The Nintendo Wii. Most everyone born after 2000 had, has, or knew someone who had this in their house. The slim white box, the sensor to be stuck on the top of your TV, the pale controllers strongly...

Pokemon's New Crown Tundra, Better than Isle of Armour?

Pokemon’s New Crown Tundra, Better than Isle of Armour?

The short answer, YES!
Shristi Dayal, Reporter October 26, 2020

Pokemon finally released their second DLC after the Isle of Armour, Crown Tundra for Pokemon Sword and Shield. After playing through both, I can say that the Crown Tundra has been a huge step-up to the...

Valorant Act 3: Good or Meh?

Valorant Act 3: Good or Meh?

Lets see the good, the bad, and the ugly of the new act of Valorant.
Nathan Spector, Reporter October 26, 2020

  If you don't know what Valorant is, its Valve's latest mega-game. It has blown up from tournaments and streams on Twitch. Valorant is a free to play 5 v 5 tactical shooter. It's like if Overwatch...

Review: Steve in Smash Brothers

Review: Steve in Smash Brothers

Now that Steve has finally been released for the public Smash community to enjoy, I have taken to analyzing and reviewing Steve's strengths and weaknesses.
Milo Catuogno, Reporter October 26, 2020

  Strong Points and Strengths Steve has a frame 4  jab, which is his main combo tool. It can break combos, and start them. It combos into itself as well. His special moves are most effective when...

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