Archive for February, 2012

The Tree of Life: Large in scope, minuscule in execution

February 27, 2012
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The Tree of Life: Large in scope, minuscule in execution

After hearing about the plot of The Tree of Life and the extreme reactions to it, I was naturally intrigued to see it. Almost everyone I asked  said it was good but had a lot of problems, mostly people just told me they had mixed feelings about it. Last weekend, I finally saw it. The plot...
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2012 MMEA Eastern Senior District Festival

February 15, 2012
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The MMEA Eastern Senior District Festival is a highly selective band, orchestral, and choral festival featuring the top musicians in our region, and it took place on January 7 this year. Students begin practicing their audition pieces as early as June, and auditions take place in late November every year. Instrumentalists and vocalists alike perform scales, sight-reading,...
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Muckraking: Documentaries vs. Books

February 13, 2012
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Muckraking: Documentaries vs. Books

I used to think that nonfiction books were just a banal version of movie documentaries. I used to think that I could get the same depth of information from both mediums. Just recently, I read Eric Scholloser’s book Fast Food Nation and watched the documentary he produced, Food, Inc. I was shocked to find...
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CC Swim and Dive DCL update

February 13, 2012
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CC Swim and Dive DCL update

In the DCL meet last weekend, both boys and girls teams participated and swam really hard. The girls team competed on Friday, February 10th and finished with a total point number of 245.5, which placed them fifth out of the eight teams. The girls team went ninth in the 200 medley relay, sixth in the 200 free...
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Voices in the Caf: Valentine carnations?

February 13, 2012
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Voices in the Caf: Valentine carnations?

What do you think about the Valentine’s Day carnations at CCHS?                                                                                      ...
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Chinese New Year celebration

February 6, 2012
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Chinese New Year celebration

Happy Chinese New Year! As a way to celebrate the lucky Year of the Dragon, Teacher Jean Lee, or Lee Lao Shi, as her students call her, successfully organized a celebration luncheon at the Asian Gourmet Restaurant in Concord. She enthusiastically greeted around thirty students who attended the event with a welcoming Xin Nian...
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Student Spotlight: Emily Chen

February 6, 2012
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This is an interview with Emily Chen ’12, who is an aspiring singer at Concord Carlisle High School. She has an amazing YouTube channel of her song covers. (Visit it here and the Facebook page here.) How long have you been singing/when did you first go to YouTube? I remember singing in the shower...
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Déjà vu? Super Bowl predictions and recap

February 6, 2012
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Finally, it’s here. After waiting through a four-month lockout and then a four-month season, we’re back at Super Bowl Sunday. And this time, the bells of Round II will ding for the Patriots and the Giants. Almost exactly four years ago on the other side of the country in Glendale, Arizona, Eli Manning drove...
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