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Best Phones of 2018

By Malcolm Mungo

Everyone uses smartphones, but which ones are the best? There are many phones, and only some of them will make it on to this list of best phones of 2018.

Google Pixel 3
The Pixel 3 has stunning photos with sharp images and vibrant colors. And with the new feature Night sight, it can make any dark scene very visible. “I can definitely declare that the Pixel 3 is indeed one of the best phones of the year” said Lynn La on CNET.

Galaxy Note 9
This phone is the best of the other two Galaxy 9’s and has the best battery life. It also has the largest starting storage capacity and adjusts to your scene when taking photos.
OnePlus 6T
The OnePlus 6T, being way better than the 5T, has dual rear cameras and is the first phone to include a fingerprint sensor on the screen. It’s also not too expensive when it comes to phones. The T6 varies from $500 to $600 dollars in cost.
IPhone XS
This phone has overall better cameras and a new A12 Bionic chip, which improves things like AI and gr…

Top Three Best Artworks Of 2018!

By Kiara Gonzalez

Do you like to draw? If you do then this is the right article for you! Today we are going to be looking at the top three best artworks of 2018. Let’s move on to the first piece of art.

The first piece of art was created by Van Gogh Again,a “full-service fine art reproduction facility,” according to The New York Times. Here is a closer look at this amazing piece of art:

The second piece of artwork goes to American artist Kerry James Marshall’s mural. According to Art Net Kerry James Marshall is a “contemporary painter whose work explores the complex effects of the Civil Rights movement on the everyday life on African Americans.” Let’s take a closer look at his mural. What do you think?

And last, but certainly not least goes to artist ‘Fra Angelico’s artwork. ‘Fra Angelico is “one of the greatest 15th-Century painters, whose works within the framework of the early Renaissance style embody a serene religious attitude and reflect a strong Classical influence,” accordin…

Happy Birthday, Cara!

7th Grader and student extraordinaire, Cara Giardina, turns 12 today! How exciting! "Cara is amazing and smart and creative and I hope she keeps doing what she's doing," said Ms. Goodman. We, the staff of the HPCMS Chronicle, hope you have a wonderful birthday and we thought the best way to show our love and appreciation of all your work as executive editor would be with this wonderful selection of llama memes!


By Jose Rios
Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine was born on May 8, 1996 in Bushwick, Brooklyn to a Mexican mother (from Atlixco) and a Puerto Rican father. He was raised by both his mother and father until the age of 13 and grew up alongside his brother. In 2009, his father was murdered one block away from his house which led him to working in various jobs to support his family. 6ix9ine was expelled from school in 8th grade in part because of the death of his father.

6ix9ine gained popularity in late 2017 when he released his debut single Gummo. The song placed number 12 on the US Billboard “Hot 100” and was certified platinum. In early 2018, 6ix9ine released his debut mixtape, Day69, which placed in number four on the “Billboard 200” album chart. Later on that year, he collaborated with Nicki Minaj on “FEFE” which also made it on Billboard Hot 100. After this, he released “BEBE” with Anuel AA in Spanish also in Billboard Hot 100. 6ix9ine so far has 10 songs released an…

Season 6 Fortnite Battle Pass Review

By Malcolm Mungo

(Note to Reader: If you are not a fan of Fortnite, then I would not recommend reading this article. It is for people who play Fortnite and know the basics of the game).

Ah, Season 6. I know it’s over, but I still thought I should still write an article about it. So here’s my honest opinion on all of the Season 6 Battle Pass.

Below is a list of all of the new Season 6 perks and cosmetics plus my opinion on them.

First things first, let’s review the first tier.
DJ Yondre. This guy is fire. Epic had put off adding llama related skins to fortnite, but finally, we have DJ Yondre Calamity. Probably one of the more popular tier 1 skins, for obvious reasons, and Epic has done a pretty good job on her Yay! Your first 10% xp boost! The pickaxe banner is a pickaxe. It’s pretty boring, even though it goes with the theme of Season 6 A 100 V-Buck salary Bang! That’s all I have to say about this emoticon. It also goes really well with Calamity The Calamity spray is just more Cala…

Black Ops 4 Review

By Edward Araujo and Tenzin Lenshey

Disclaimer from Our Editors: This article is a review of an FPS game, or a first person shooter game. We understand that this style of gaming is extremely popular amongst our population, but we are in no way promoting violence. We strive to always be sensitive to the harms of violence.

Black Ops 4 is quickly becoming the game of the year by combining FPS games and the famous game, Fortnite. If you didn’t already know an FPS game is a first person shooter game. A first person shooter type of game is a specific type of game where you see through your character’s eyes while you eliminate everyone on the opposing team. As opposed to Fortnite which is a battle royale game, meaning that you have to eliminate all the other players until you are the only one left.

Though the two games are really good, the one thing that made Black Ops 4 one of the most anticipated games of the year for Black Ops fans is that they have added a new game mode called “battle ro…

Endangered Puffins

By Amelia Volker and Frida Rios

Did you know that puffins mate for life? Unfortunately these adorable penguin looking animals are in a crisis. Puffins have been endangered for more than eight years, since 2010.

The New York Times says, “though some puffin colonies are prospering in Iceland, where the largest population of Atlantic puffins is found, their numbers have dropped from roughly seven million individuals to about 5.4 million since 2015.”If the population dropped so much in so little time will we even have puffins in the future?

For those of you who don’t know what a puffin is, puffins are animals that are mostly common birds that live in Iceland. It seems that people have been recently hunting puffins. They are so cute. They are really loveable birds. It’s sad that people are hunting them.

This picture was taken from Independent.

The puffin population has dropped and is still dropping today. Scientists and researchers say that the population is in danger.”A scientist from South…

Who Wants to Join the 2018 - 2019 School Competitive Teams?

By Paige Staley

As a player on the volleyball team I have always wanted there to be articles about our school’s competitive teams and I'm sure you guys want that as well. So, now I’ll post articles about what’s going on with our school’s sports so everyone can know more about them. In my first article, I’m going to introduce to you the basics of how our teams work and give you some advice in case you’d like to try out.

DON’T FORGET THE RULES! Our school has a variety of teams such as soccer, track, girls volleyball, and girls and boys basketball. These teams are available to any grade. The coaches for the teams are Sean Rosenberg who coaches girls volleyball and boys basketball and Shannon Cooke who coaches soccer, track, and girls basketball. The teams you have to try out for are girls volleyball, & girls and boys basketball.

When you come to tryouts or to practice, it is important to dress in appropriate athletic clothing to make sure that you are safe and comfortable. “You…

‘Woo-woo.’ Yes, this is an actual word in the dictionary.

By Nairi Nakhapetian and Gwendolyn Kotsaftis

WOO-WOO (ADJ.) - Dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural, or unscientific ( Woo-woo along with no less than 849 new words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in March of 2018. And if you’re wondering, yes, these words are just as phenomenally woo-woo as our example. Here’s a few more:

MANSPLAIN (V.) to explain something in a manly fashionPHOTOBOMB (V.) to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prankSIDE-EYE (V.) a sidelong glance or gaze especially when expressing scorn, suspicion, disapproval, or veiled curiosityFACE-PALM (V.) to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperationTRAIN WRECK (N.) an utter disaster or mess : a disastrous calamity or source of troubleTHROW SHADE (V.) to express contempt or disrespect for someone publicly especially by subtle or indirect insults or criticisms…


By Alexa Perez

Original Picture by Taetum Brown

Well, I for one believe that unicorns exist somewhere out there in the world. Some people don’t. When people hear the word unicorn, they most likely think of a majestic horse with a horn on its forehead. But did you know there are many definitions of the word “unicorn”?

Again, most people think that it is just a mythical creature, but there is more than one way to use the word “unicorn.” For instance, the term ”unicorn” could mean a start-up company valued at more than a billion dollars, typically in the software or technology sector.

But let’s go back to the mythological definition of Unicorn. The animal version of a unicorn that everyone knows is a horse or goat-like creature with a long horn on the top of its head and has cloven hooves. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China.”

But what do HPCMS students think? 7th…