BY CHASE OCHRACH
Sophomore Lauren Macari can play Flappy Bird for hours on end without stopping. Even when she loses, it just entices her to want to keep trying.
Macari said her cellphone game addiction is Flappy Bird.
“I am absolutely addicted to Flappy Bird because I want to beat the game so badly and I haven’t yet so I get extremely frustrated but I love the game anyway and the bird is so enticing,” she said.
Sophomore Valentina Espana said she loves to play Candy Crush.
“I am sort of addicted to Candy Crush. I definitely get so excited when I move up in the levels. Currently I’m on level 73 and it took me a couple months to get there,” she said.
Sophomore Maria Santana is another who is in the Flappy Bird camp.
“I have started to become obsessed with the game and I can play it for hours,” Santana said.
Junior Alexis Diaz said she loves to play Candy Crush and it’s her No. 1 cellphone game addiction.
“I’m obsessed with playing Candy Crush and I get so excited when I move up and I get extremely frustrated when I lose a level and then lose a life. I can spend five to six hours playing it each day and I feel very accomplished when I move up a level and I have even not gone to sleep certain nights because I’m obsessed with moving on,” Diaz said.
Freshman Irene Maniatopoulos said she enjoys playing Flappy Bird but is not obsessed with the game.
“I like to play Flappy Bird and I used to play it all the time but I’m no longer addicted to the game since it took up so much of my time. I’ve played nonstop hours each night and day playing but about a month ago I realized it was consuming my time and curtailed how much I was playing,” she said.
Spanish teacher Ester Calderon said the phone apps can be an interference.
“I hate that students can’t concentrate in class because they’re too busy playing games on their cellphones,” she said.