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Car Culture 04/25/2018

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Danny Royds

Car culture is exciting, especially sports car culture. People drive sports cars to feel the acceleration, to be forced to the back of the seat as they start to feel the raw, intense power. All they can do is smile because of how fun it is to be in an actual sports car. Enjoying cars is not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Many people may say that a car is just a thing to take you from point A to point B, but then millions of others will disagree. I interviewed Samuel(Sam) Rodio on the subject:

 

Interviewer: What do you think about today’s car culture?

Sam: In today’s car culture there are many nice cars indeed, but yet there are still ricers. Ricers are people that customize their car in a way that is not visually and or audibly not appealing.

Interviewer: Do you think you will be involved in the massive car culture later on in life?

Sam: I might, because I want to have a nice car, but I definitely do not want a bad car to be driving on the daily.

Interviewer: What are your favorite cars?

Sam: One of my favorite cars is a toyota supra. I also like BMW’s and Porsches.

 

There are many other car fans out there, so here are some of the reasons why people like cars so much. First off, the sound of an engine is basically music to any car person’s ears. Just the sound of a nice sports car is incredible. Second, is definitely the customization. You can customize or “mod” your car in any way you want. You can change the color or the exterior or even the interior. You can truly change whatever you want to make it truly yours. Last, is the feeling. Being in a sports car is an addicting experience. Being pushed against the back of your seat, then going around a sharp turn and accelerating out of it, it’s an addicting feeling that no car person could ever give up. Also, you can take your car to the track. You can race around track and feel like you are in a video game. Speaking of video games, there are many car games that allow you to drive expensive cars that you might not be able to afford in real life. You can also customize, upgrade, and mod cars in the game to make it the way you like it. All in all, car culture is a lifestyle that the world will never give up.

 

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Sports Article 04/25/2018

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By: Kate Schell

Winter Track

The Winter Track 2017-18 season was marked with many astounding accomplishments. The girls achieved Group 1 South Sectional Champions, and well as becoming State Champions. Led by standout members: Dash Cruz, Emily Wallace, Quinn Basewitz, Maddie Giordano, Taylor Perkowski, Precious Ayeni, Sophie Steidle, and Samantha Hamrick, the girls team was able to take home the gold! Samantha Hamrick also achieved the title of the Girls Sectional Champion in the 800m, helping the team to secure the lead that they had on the sectional title. However, it was not only the girls team that had a successful season; the boys accomplished goals as well. The Boys Sectional Champion in the 55m dash was Freeman Howard, and many other boys (including Kevin Madden, Josh Wolfe, Keven Kevelier, and Chang Liu) contributed to the overall success of the team. Although many valuable seniors will be leaving next winter, when asked, Mr. Swern states, “Next year looks just as strong for girls… and even better for boys!” Overall, the season was amazing and filled with many new personal records, as well as titles and medals. Collingswood Winter Track can only hope to build on the success of this season to make it even better next year!

 

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team ended their season with a 9-17 overall record. The previous year the team had lost many seniors, so this year there were many boys who needed to step up for their team, and they did just that. When asked, their coach stated, “We had only two returning varsity letter winners, so several juniors moved up from JV to varsity and we were able to qualify for the playoffs. I think this group played above their potential.” This year, the boys had many astounding accomplishments, including beating Woodbury on a three point buzzer beater shot. Leading the team this season was Jaden Wallace with 17 PPG. Wallace also scored his 1000th point this season. Unfortunately, the many players on the varsity team will be graduating this year, and next year there will only be one senior to lead this team. Although the team will be mainly comprised of younger players, the team will be filled with talent, and it looks promising for Collingswood boys basketball!

 

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team ended their season with a 16-11 record, averaging one of their best years in Collingswood history. The team was able to qualify for a home playoff game, and was also ranked #1 defensively in the state this year. This season, Coach O’Neill attained her 400th career win, in a game against Sterling high school. However, Coach O’Neill was not the only person achieving great things for Colls basketball. Bobbi O’Neill represented Collingswood in the 1st team all Colonial Conference, and she also led the team in scoring and rebounds. Isha Kargbo was 2nd in rebounds, and Lulu O’Neill was 2nd in scoring. There was a huge effort and tremendous skill all around for the team, and every girl put in time and hard work into making a team so successful this year. When asked, Coach O’Neill stated, “Players worked hard everyday. They believed in their defense and prided themselves on abilities. We laughed, we won we lost but we always did it as a team. Love these girls!” Next year, the girls will be losing many valuable seniors, however, they plan to work hard and return even better than ever.

 

Swimming-

After losing many seniors the previous year, the Collingswood Swimming team had to work extremely hard to maintain their success this year. Ending their season with a 7-3 record, the team worked tremendously hard, and truly came together and bonded. The team ended their season on a high note, after a five meet winning streak, many of which were hard-earned and very close. Standout swimmers on this years team were Carl Latini, Fiona Basewitz, Alex Musick, Rocco Evangelista, and Nora Woods. Woods ended her high school swimming season brilliantly, winning the state championship in the 100 breaststroke, a huge achievement for the team! When asked, the swimming coach stated, “We are losing a state champion, leaving a gaping hole in her wake, but there are talented freshmen coming in. Combine that with our standout freshmen and sophomores from the year’s team, and we will be sure to have a young, hungry team next year.” Although the team will be losing very valuable contenders next year, everyone will be sure to work just as hard as this season to make the year a success.

 

Wrestling-

Returning from a good season last year, the wrestling team was determined to make this season even better, and they ended the year with a 15-9 record! The team did well this season, cheering each other on during successes, as well as being there for one another during hard times. This year, there were four District Champions: Andrew Clark, Joe Downing, Aaron Carter, and Billy Plianthos. For Carter and Clark, this would be their second time as a district champion for Collingswood. Not only that, but Clark achieved eighth place throughout all of New Jersey at State Championships. The team will be losing many standout seniors, including Carter, who had 105 career wins, Downing, and Pilanthos. However, the coaches are confident that the team will be able to rebuild itself and come back next season ready to contend for another season. When asked, their coach stated, “Young talent is coming in next season, so it’s rebuilding time.” Everyone is excited to see what the Collingswood wrestling team will accomplish in the upcoming seasons.

 

Boys Bowling-

The boys bowling team, led by Coach McKinney, had an overall record of 36-16 in the season, but a record of 35-5 within their division. This year the boys finished first in Tri County Classic Division! This year they also achieved second place at the South Jersey Sectionals competition, awarding them a spot to compete at State Championships. At States, the boys placed six out of ten, with 2638 total pins. Alijah Fontanez had a high game of 255 and a high score of 681. This season, standout players were seniors Alijah Fontanez and Richard Bunnell, as well as juniors Jon Hahn, Nick Cole, and Hieu Tran. Within the Tri-County classic division, Fontanez and Bunnell were named first team all conference, and Hahn was named second team all conference. When asked about the season, Coach McKinney stated that the team “enjoyed the success… winning the tri county classic division and also heading to the state finals with our 2nd place finish in SJ Group 1 Sectionals.” The team looks forward to next year because, although they are graduating some of their best bowlers, the future looks bright for the boys moving up.

 

Girls Bowling-

Within the Tri-County Classic Division, the girls bowling team finished first, with a 40-0 record. This year, the girls bowling team was comprised of many seniors: Ava Engstrom, Kordy Rea, Selena Neris, Jackie Giordano, and Chaley Klotz. All five of the girls were named first team within their division, a well-deserved achievement! Junior Josie Cook was also named second team. At South Jersey Sectionals, the girls placed fifth out of eleven, with a total of 1,982 pins. Although the girls were disappointed with the fifth place finish, their success throughout the season still allowed them to be division champions, and their record portrays an overall amazing season. Although the majority of the varsity bowlers will be graduating, the team will have experienced and talented players returning next year, as well as new players joining, so they hope to be able to contend for the division title for the third consecutive year.

 

5 of 11 @ SJ Sectional, total pins 1,982; Selena Neris HG 158, HS 442

 

Addams Family-

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family”

This year, the Addams Family came to Collingswood High School for the spring musical! Under the direction of Mrs. Counsellor and Ms. Midili, the dearly loved Addams Family came alive onstage, only with a twist: Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love. The only problem is that she’s fallen for a boy from a “normal” family, and the Addams’ are anything but normal. Wednesday invites her love, Lucas, to dinner at her house, in the hopes that their families can bond before the two announce their engagement. Unfortunately, all does not go according to plan, and what should have been an uneventful dinner quickly landslides into a disaster. The Addams family (with characters played by Nate Draper, Morgan Justus, Emily Rivell, Colin Rivell, Kelsie Randolph, Declan Hastings, and Paul Maienza) must learn to get along with the Beineke family (played by Nate Addye, Kate Schell, and Christian Randazzo) in order to save the night from doom.  

This year, I had the privilege of getting to be one of the leads in the musical. Every moment of the experience was amazing for me, and I truly enjoyed getting to further my acting ability onstage with this show. I was always excited to go to rehearsals because they were fun and enjoyable, and they were something I would look forward to all day. As the shows neared, it was exhilarating to see the something that everyone worked so hard on for months come together in a matter of days, once lights, costumes, and set were added to the performance. Getting to perform in front of an audience is magical, and adrenaline was racing on opening night! Both weekends of the show turned out amazing, due to the effort and motivation of every single person in the cast. Throughout the run of the show, the cast became like family, and I know I speak for everyone when I say that the entire experience was amazing and worth all of the hard work.

Collingswood High School Presents: The Addams Family 04/25/2018

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By: Kate Schell

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family”

This year, the Addams Family came to Collingswood High School for the spring musical! Under the direction of Mrs. Counsellor and Ms. Midili, the dearly loved Addams Family came alive onstage, only with a twist: Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love. The only problem is that she’s fallen for a boy from a “normal” family, and the Addams’ are anything but normal. Wednesday invites her love, Lucas, to dinner at her house, in the hopes that their families can bond before the two announce their engagement. Unfortunately, all does not go according to plan, and what should have been an uneventful dinner quickly landslides into a disaster. The Addams family (with characters played by Nate Draper, Morgan Justus, Emily Rivell, Colin Rivell, Kelsie Randolph, Declan Hastings, and Paul Maienza) must learn to get along with the Beineke family (played by Nate Addye, Kate Schell, and Christian Randazzo) in order to save the night from doom.  

This year, I had the privilege of getting to be one of the leads in the musical. Every moment of the experience was amazing for me, and I truly enjoyed getting to further my acting ability onstage with this show. I was always excited to go to rehearsals, because they were fun and enjoyable, and they were something I would look forward to all day. As the shows neared, it was exhilarating to see something that everyone worked so hard on for months come together in a matter of days. Once lights, costumes, and set were added to the performance, the performance became real. Getting to perform in front of an audience is magical, and adrenaline was racing on opening night! Both weekends of the show turned out amazing, due to the effort and motivation of every single person in the cast. Throughout the run of the show, the cast became like family, and I know I speak for everyone when I say that the entire experience was amazing and worth all of the hard work.

Rally Speeches 04/25/2018

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Oliver Farquhar

Media portrayal of the events that have taken place in Florida has been nothing but piles upon piles of stress. It is one thing to grieve and show love for the victims of this shooting, but it is another to be completely engulfed with it until we no longer feel safety in the walls of our school.  In times like this, we need to constantly remind ourselves of how to bring back our sense of security, community, and trust. Look at what we have done today. While many schools have completely banned or threatened punishment for participation in this walk out honoring the lives lost in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, we have created this beautiful event for and by our students with the support of our wonderful staff. With the state of the world right now, sometimes we cannot convince ourselves that we are completely safe. However, the truth is that we are. We are a school full of love, protection, and support. Not just from the staff, but from every student here as well. Collingswood is full of people who look out for each other. We all look to be kind, to do our best. We are a school that will speak up for what we believe in, and will support each other on the way. All of us here have voices, and we will use them to not only make a change in the world, but to ensure that events like this never happen again. Now is the time to speak up. Now is the time to embrace the love that we all have worked hard to show. Don’t be afraid – we are the voices of the generation, and our demand for safety and love will be heard.

Ava Madarieta

I would like to start by saying that we all know and understand how hard our school is working to keep us safe.  Knowing that we should all understand that the power we need for change is outside of the school’s authority. That only leaves one other option; the students. USUALLY, students like you and I don’t have to come to school every day worrying about violence at school. Usually, I don’t watch the news, but now we have to because every other day it seems like there is a new mass shooting where – politicians aren’t being shot, our parents aren’t being shot, the NRA isn’t being shot. It’s the children at schools, students like us, who have to worry about this violence. So, no, I cannot make a speech that will make everyone happy because this issue is bigger than me and it is bigger than you. Our voices must be heard and no one is going to hear our voice if we wait for our school to be another statistic. Instead, I have a message for you, the school, and this country. We WILL NOT stand by while the schools of America get attacked.  We WILL NOT let our voices get silenced because we are young. This movement, to keep guns out of school, is OUR movement. And WE will put an end to the violence because no one else can!

Josie Cook

My job for this rally was to speak about unity. I sat down to write my speech, and came up with the things that all of you might expect; that gun control is a very divisive issue, but the two sides have to come together to come up with a compromise. What I eventually figured out, and what I think everyone needs to realize, is that that isn’t going to work. Americans are, historically, an incredibly stubborn group of people, and you’re kidding yourself if you think that you can get a far-right NRA member to support heavy gun control, or some liberal millennial to go against it. If there is one simple truth that everyone can unite on, it is that something must be done in order to prevent school shootings. Each side is constantly proposing new solutions, but the problem is that none ever seem to gain any ground. Take what is happening now, Florida just passed gun control legislation, an unexpected move from a state that has historically opposed it, only to immediately be sued by the NRA. There’s this constant push and pull back and forth that doesn’t let anything gets done.

This is not a simple issue, and the solution to stopping school shootings is not going to be easy, or happen right away, but arguing is not going to get us any closer to that solution. We can debate back and forth all we want about what we think is going to be the most effective, but we’ll never know for sure until we try it. Whether it is allowing gun control measures to be carried out even if you disagree with them, or supporting solutions that are found elsewhere, stopping school shootings should be more important than political agenda. If we are not united in beliefs, then we must become united in action.

Look at what we are doing here. With this rally, we show that we are united with other students across the country, not just in remembering the victims but in demanding action. We are here to send the message that we demand an end to school shootings. Whether it’s tomorrow, or next month, or years from now, we will be the generation, united in action, to see it happen.

Mia Mitchell and Dahmir Blakney

Today we are gathered here to remember those who have lost their lives in the recent shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

These kinds of tragic events that take place in the world have got to stop.

One of the first steps to preventing these tragic events is to be kind.

We all joke about the school’s slogan, #bekind, but it can really make a difference.

Every day that I enter the school, I make it appoint to smile at someone I don’t know, or say hello to someone I’ve never had a conversation with.

It’s the little things that can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

So the next time you’re in the hallway and see a kid who’s by themselves and looking down at the ground, say hi, make them feel wanted, and make them feel like someone actually cares.

We are the generation that can make a change. Our school is full of potential and full of students who will be voting very soon

The power is in our hands, let’s use it to make the world a safer place.

Lilly DeFrank and Nia Womack

We are here to try to rid our community of the stigma around mental disorders. I just want to make one thing clear. Not all school shooters have mental disorders. And not all people diagnosed with a mental disorder are dangerous. First things first, it is not an illness. You can not catch depression.We are talking about everything from autism, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and even addiction. The vast majority of those with these disorders are not driven to commit violent crimes.Believe it or not, 60 percent of Americans actually believe that people diagnosed with schizophrenia are dangerous. In reality, less than 1.5 percent of all violent crimes committed in the United States are related to schizophrenia. The truth is, 80 percent of all violent crimes are connected to substance abuse.Mental disorders and those affected by them are not the cause of violent crimes in America.  Knowing that, I hope that we can start to accept all people no matter what and not make assumptions based on something as trivial as mental health. Instead of judging people and assuming the worst, we need to be here for each other and help our peers who might be struggling with their own mental health and don’t know how to help themselves.In the end, it all comes down to seeing those who need help in your community and advocating for their needs and preventing any type of tragedy. It’s time for us to unify as students, as a community, and as a country.

Owen Faupel

Many people think of us as the young generation that hasn’t yet grown up, but this world is just as much ours as anyone else’s that is here, and its future is more ours than anyone else’s here. So even though we are young we have no choice but to become involved in our future. If you are going to be 18 by November have you have to register to vote in the midterm elections. Mr. Fieldman has voter registration forms in his office and you can register to vote online, and if you’re not going to be old enough to vote then you can still contact senators or representatives and tell them that we’re not going to go silent and that if they do then they will not have a job for very long. So please regardless of how old you just get involved in some way, contact representatives or if you are old enough then vote.

 

3G Article 04/25/2018

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By: Sianny Ruiz

3G is a group that empowers high school girls. It is a great opportunity to break out of your shell and see the bigger picture behind many of life’s challenges. It does not matter what specific situation is, or concerns are, because 3G is always supportive; however, the support does not stop at girls. Although this group is primarily for girls in high school, boys that attend high school can feel free to drop by and join the group conversation! Especially if they have something they think is important.

Personally, being a member of girls’ group, I see it as an amazing opportunity to let your emotions out and gain new life experiences. Also, 3G gives you the opportunity to meet new people, and opens up doors for friendships. Feeling that your opinion is valid, I think, is very important because it reassures you that people care, and that you’re really not alone. You should totally try something new, if you haven’t already, and stop by room 143 to see how you like it because you never know, it might open up your eyes on a lot of different subjects you can relate to. If you are going through drama, you can feel free to come in as well, because as I said earlier, everyone is helpful! Also, academically you can get help here too. You can get all your work organized, try to get in missing assignments, and stay on top of any extra credit opportunities to bring your grade up, if you’re not doing too well. The potential in everyone is so great, and spreading positivity needs to happen more, so I think this group is a great way to start some positivity. Try something different and open the doors to growth! Also, through this group, you can learn different points of view from different people and gain new information. Life is going to throw curveballs, and sometimes make you doubt everything and yourself, but don’t let that stop you from being happy or moving forward! What you think and feel matters, and we all have something to teach one another. So if you get a chance, stop into room 143 first or second lunch, and help make a difference!

Reindeer Games 04/25/2018

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By: Kordy Rea

The annual winter holiday competition between grades this year kicked off with Spirit Week. Both students and staff alike, dressed to the topic of each day. Whether that day was Pajama Day or Wacky Tacky Day, everyone involved had a ton of fun showing their school spirit, but that was only Spirit Week. The Reindeer Games outshine it exponentially.

This year, the winter-themed contest consisted of many familiar challenges. Trivia, the relay race, tug-of-war, musical chairs and pack the box all made their appearances. Each game, favored by a different group of contenders, was exciting to both watch and experience. Each team competing was split up into grades, freshman to senior, as well as the staff.

The stats came in at the end of the games, and after some very simple math was done, the results were the following:

5th: Freshman – 74 pts

4th: Sophomores – 92 pts

3rd: Seniors – 93 pts

2nd: Juniors – 106 pts

1st: Staff – 134 pts

The seniors this year didn’t really care much about Spirit, more focused on the half day that lets us out for winter break. Still, we didn’t come in last, which is both a surprising and exciting development that we are very proud of. Even without caring much, we’re still better than the freshmen and sophomores.

 

National Exams for Latin Students 04/25/2018

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Cat Abacan

What has the Collingswood Latin Club been up to? If you must know, we are currently preparing to take the National Latin Exam! Already under our belt this year is the National Mythology Exam, which was new to us. We also have Certamen coming up! Late winter is like a competition season for Latin students.

The National Latin Exam was administered this year on March 14th, during school hours. The test is 40 minutes long. For Latin scholars in levels I-IV, it consists of multiple choice questions that are broken up into three distinct sections: Latin grammar topics, ancient Roman history, and a chunk of text in Latin with questions about the story. For the advanced Latin students in Latin V and VI, they are given two passages, one poetry and one prose, which have questions to be answered. A few weeks after the test is taken, the results are mailed back. Based on their performance on the test, students could win certificates, or even a silver or gold medal.

The National Mythology Exam was a new test this year for Collingswood Latin students. Multiple choice questions on different topics were asked. There was a general mythology section, which consisted of questions on commonly known myths. Then, there was an entire section regarding the theme of the test: origins of Roman gods and goddesses. There was also a section where students may choose to answer questions about either the Iliad, Odyssey, or the Aeneid.

Certamen is a Latin general knowledge competition held at Princeton University, organized by the National Junior Classical League. This year, Certamen is on March 20th. Groups of top students in Latin levels I, II, and Upper Levels (III, IV, V) are invited to participate. Students are quizzed on their knowledge of Latin grammar topics, ancient Roman history, and short translations of Latin. Leading up to Certamen, the students participating will have the chance to practice in Witte’s room during first lunch.

German Article 04/25/2018

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By: Sophia Oehlers

This year the German class once again participated in their annual traditions. Starting with Oktoberfest in the beginning of the year and moving on the simpler, craftier projects.

         In the few days before Christmas break, the students participate in building gingerbread houses. This year, the senior class decided to work as one conglomerate to achieve greatness. At the end of day one, that seemed impossible. But together, they salvaged their creation and made a passing resemblance to the White House in Washington, DC. Other houses featured were a ship, constructed by a group of juniors, and many original town-like creations. Overall, even though they did look amazing, the annual gingerbread building is about teamwork and having fun.

         The latest crafty tradition was the creation of carnival masks. Each year, during the widely celebrated German holiday, the German students put their crafting skills to the test. They make carnival masks out of paper plates, construction paper, and markers. Every year the masks become better and are a key decoration in the German room for the remainder of the school year.

Knit Wits Ad 04/25/2018

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By: Madeline Haag

Have you ever wanted to do something that was not only satisfying for yourself, but something that can truly stick to a person forever? Giving the gift of these handcrafted crocheted hats to newborns of mothers with heart conditions is a present that any mother would be grateful for! The creation of these hats will not only warm the heads of the premature babies who will be receiving them, but give warmth in your own heart that no other action could quite bring. Stitch by stitch, you too can create a gift of warmth and happiness to the mothers’ branch of the American Heart Association. Join Knit Wits Club today with Mrs. Heineken in enrichments on days 2, 4, and 6!  

Fortnite and It’s Impact on Battle Royale Games 04/25/2018

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By Sam Rodio

Battle Royale, the fight to the death where only one can be left.  One of the newest games, Fortnite: Battle Royale, gives you have the ability to “build” and which creates a fun atmosphere with cool battles. The ability to get out of bad situations by building makes the skill level in Fortnite range from new/bad to just plain insane. Not being able to drive makes battles more interesting and really spices up the Battle Royale Gaming Experience.

Fortnite: Battle Royale has made an impact on many other gaming communities and developers. Many gaming communities want to have developers like Epic, listening to their suggestions and bug fixes. There aren’t many gaming corporations and developers that listen to communities nowadays because of microtransactions. Microtransactions make you pay your own money to get in-game skins and currency (which are purely cosmetic items).

Epic has made a game before they made their money back from making Fortnite. A gaming company, named EA or Electronic Arts, has made many different announcements about continuing having microtransactions in their game, which makes many of their fans turn away. In one of EA’s newest games, Star Wars Battlefront 2, you had to use real life money in order to buy different skins that would make you win the game. PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the best Battle Royale style of game until Fortnite came out. Bluehole Studio Inc., the creator of PUBG hasn’t listened to their community much and their game is breaking because of it. You can grow your game before adding microtransactions and Epic proved that.

Fortnite listens to the community and knows that some of their guns, like the Pump Shotgun had issues because it was too overpowered. You could use 2 Green Pumps together and kill many people at a time because of using that mechanic. Double Pump was a new way of playing, or a meta where you could have two green pumps and they would be very powerful and made for easy kills. Epic made a post on Reddit, detailing the changes they were planning to make. The post called “Pump Shotgun Reload Changes” was made eleven days ago and Epic stated that before the new Battle Royale Season 3 Update, they would make you have to reload the pump before you could double-pump. This was a welcome and good change to the Fortnite community because now you would have to change your playstyle because the pump would be not as powerful.

Epic also does another special thing to their community that not many developers do. In turn, using different ways of social media, many people will buy the game. They make monthly videos on their YouTube channel stating the changes they plan to make and fix before another update. This gives transparency and that makes them one of the best developers. They state their mistakes, so they can push forward and make the best game they can while gaining a player base. Only very few gaming devs/developers can be transparent while continuing to grow their game.

In an interview, I asked Danny Royds how Epic competes against other gaming developers, “Epic is truly a special development company. I feel as though they are not greedy and they listen to their community.”

Epic has proven to the people that it wants to keep their game and build their community. While other developers have failed, Epic hasn’t. From PUBG to Star Wars Battlefront 2, Epic has proved to the developers that they don’t want your money, they want you happy with their game. Lastly, Epic is a company that truly deserves the spot they have in the gaming community, and they love their fanbase, not the money that they get from them.