Archive for November, 2010

Ask Patty

November 29, 2010
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Dear Patty, I am a freshman and so far my year has been pretty good.  But I don’t have anything to do after school, and I’m getting so bored of hanging out with my mom every single afternoon.  What should I do?? - Freddy the Freshman _____________________________________________________________________ Dear Freddy, There’s only one answer to...
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Thanksgiving football game

November 29, 2010
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Thanksgiving football game

This past Thursday, November 25th, the Concord-Carlisle football team once again took to the field in our school’s long-running tradition of the Thanksgiving football game. As they do every year, the CC Patriots played the Bedford Buccaneers, scoring four straight touchdowns, one in each quarter. George Craan ’12 scored twice. The game finished with...
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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

November 22, 2010
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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

“These are dark times; there is no denying,” booms the Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the tone-setting opening scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. True to the book, the first part of the film adaptation is the darkest film installment yet. It wastes no time summarizing previous events (and rightly...
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CC teachers promote message of hope and support

November 16, 2010
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CC teachers promote message of hope and support

After a recent nationwide rash of suicides committed by teens identifying as lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ), students and faculty at Concord-Carlisle High School decided it was time to take action.  On October 20, CCHS’s gay-straight alliance, Spectrum, hosted “It Gets Better,” an event to enlighten students and members of the high school...
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Freshman boys’ soccer team goes undefeated

November 15, 2010
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Freshman boys’ soccer team goes undefeated

This fall, the freshman boys’ soccer team went undefeated.  Under the coaching of Social Studies teacher Eric Rivera, Captains Leo Fondriest ’14, Thomas Kearns ’14, George Cohen ’14, and Scott Brazina ’14 led Concord Carlisle through a perfect season.  Jeremy Silver ’14, a right mid-fielder and backup goalie, recounts his team’s victorious season.  September started...
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Coffee: harmless pleasure or dangerous addiction?

November 15, 2010
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Today, coffee is a part of our society. It is part of our daily routine; we see it everywhere, from Starbucks to the office to the school cafeteria. How has this come to be? Has it always been like this? Not exactly. When coffee first started to spread, in Thirteenth Century Arabia, coffee was used...
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Dances and drinking: tolerance = safety

November 15, 2010
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Every CCHS student has heard of CCHS’s strict no-tolerance policy with regard to student drinking at dances. Everyone walking through the door is carefully watched by a handful of teachers as well as Officer Scott (the CCHS police liason). This year, they have instituted a random breathalyzer test where every twentieth person entering the...
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CC Welcomes Turkmenistan Exchange Students

November 8, 2010
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CC Welcomes Turkmenistan Exchange Students

For the third year in a row, Concord-Carlisle High School continues its unique program of hosting students from its sister school in Turkmenistan.  At the beginning of the school year, CC welcomed Gozelsha Shatlyyeva and Myrat Meterov, two students from the town of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan.  While exchanges to countries like France and Germany are virtually...
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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 2

November 8, 2010
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Last year, Paranormal Activity took film-goers by surprise with its clever plot, unique directorial style, and a “psychological horror” approach that was a welcome change from the gore-and-torture of films like Saw. Paranormal Activity was intelligent, subtle, and engaging – a sort of throwback to the intelligent horror of the 60s and 70s like...
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Parking permit fees rip-off students

November 8, 2010
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Driving to school is great; parking at school is a whole different story. In order to park at school, students are required to have parking passes, which they must buy from the school. Most students experience sticker shock when they first hear about the price of a parking pass; they are 300 dollars each....
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