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Xbox VS Playstation VS Nintendo VS Sega - Which Console is Better? (HPCMS Students Take a Survey)

By: Labeeb Rahman and Kassan Wilson  Nintendo switch OLED, which was released in October 2021 One of the biggest debates in gaming is Xbox vs Playstation. But there was another big one during 1980-1990 that many don't know about today: Nintendo vs SEGA. Today, we compare these 4 console companies.  The new Xbox series X and Playstation 5 are new Next-Gen consoles. These consoles have amazing graphics, and for the first time, consoles can run on 120Hz. This is amazing for gamers because it's a huge upgrade and some games can run way better. Right now, it sounds like there’s no difference, but there is a big difference in many aspects. Statistically speaking, Xbox consoles handle better than Playstation consoles. They have better specs, such as the SD drive and the CPU. But, that doesn't mean more sales. The PS2 and the original Xbox came out at around the same time. The original Xbox had better specs than the PS2 but the PS2 had almost 7x more sales than the Xbox (PS2

The History of WWII

 By:  Malaya Sylvia Pace Allies & Axis Powers During the 1930s, a new leader in Germany came to power named Adolf Hitler. Hitler had blamed the Jewish people for the loss of Germany in WWI and was sending them into concentration camps that would kill or gas Jewish people upon arrival. Seeing this happen, some countries decided to stop Germany by declaring war on them. Later on, the United States would declare war on Germany along with the Soviet Union who would change sides after Germany had tried to invade them.  On the Axis side, Germany, Soviet Union (USSR) Italy & Japan.  Concentration Camps Not many people survived the concentration camps. Out of the 6 million people who died in them, half of the people were Jewish. The deadliest camp was Auschwitz, located in southern Poland. (Poland was under German rule at the time.) About 1.1 million people died in Auschwitz. One of the most famous persons who was forced into a concentration camp was Anne Frank. Anne Frank wrote in a d

Fear, Itself

 By: Cameron King It’s the season of the witch, and over the month of October, I polled most of the HPCMS seventh graders, asking them one question: Who is the scariest monster? There were a myriad of answers, and from those answers I was able to track the one singular ruler of the fright fest, and it might not be who you expect. Starting with the very bottom of the list, we have the option that got zero votes.  That trophy must be sadly awarded to the Skeleton . Since no one tried to even vote for it, let alone give me a reason as to why they voted for it, I instead asked some people why the skeleton would get so few votes. The answer was unanimous: The Skeleton Dance. The old Halloween classic animation changed the reputation of the skeleton, separating them from the terror and bringing them into a sort of goofy light. Skeleton fans can celebrate, as this lovable mound of calcium has at least won our hearts. All right, now going up, we have the ones with one vote. Up first is the l

Communism & Capitalism

  By:  Jael Perez Rodriguez The year is 1848 and 2 men named Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels just wrote something that would change the world’s progressing countries… The Communist Manifesto… But there is a competitor who wrote their own progression book for the countries and in 1776  it was the Wealth of Nations… The Capitalist book. Which book can progress and make a sustaining and thriving society.  As well as discovering the pros and cons of the 2 ideologies. Let's start with Karl Marx and where did he write his book? Karl Marx wrote the book in the City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, as well as the capital of Belgium and our competitor Adam Sandler wrote his book in Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. Just an introduction to where our competitors lived. Wait a minute… A country seems to have used one of the books and I think we all know who it is..  Советская

Top 10 NBA Players of All Time!

 By: Vid Bratun Lebron James or Micheal Jordan? Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain? Larry Bird or Tim Duncan? Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant? Old school or new school?  There are countless debates on who’s better in the NBA. Today we ranked the Top 10 NBA of all time.       Micheal played for the Chicago Bulls and is 59 years old. Born on December 30,1984 in Brooklyn, NY. Micheal also has won 6 championships and 5 MVP Awards (Most Valuable Player). Lebron plays for the LA Lakers and is 37 years old. Born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. Lebron also won 4 championships and 4 MVP Awards (Most Valuable Player). Kareem played for the LA Lakers and is 75 years old. Born on April 16, 1947 in New York, NY. Kareem has also won 6 championships and 6 MVP Awards (Most Valuable Player). Magic played for the LA Lakers and is 63 years old. Born on August 14,1959 in Lansing, Michigan. Magic has also won 5 championships and 3 MVP Awards (Most Valuable Player). Kobe played for the LA Lakers and would