Archive for November, 2012

Skyfall: brutal sophistication

November 26, 2012
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Skyfall: brutal sophistication

The latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall features gratuitous explosions and plenty of femme fatales. However, the 23rd Bond film has an added dimension. Beyond gunfights, beautiful women, and vodka martinis – shaken, not stirred – this film carries with it some measure of social commentary. It’s still an action-packed adventure, but...
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Spirit Day at CCHS

November 26, 2012
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Spirit Day at CCHS

When maroon and gold streamers are hanging in the library, windows in the Caf are painted for all the clubs at CC, and students are dressed in pajamas or formal clothes, you automatically know what time of year it is… Spirit Week! Spirit Day at CCHS started like any other regular school day.  Students...
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But is it really the end of an era?

November 26, 2012
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But is it really the end of an era?

  On November 21, 2012 the federal bankruptcy court granted the Hostess Brands, makers of the Twinkie among their 29 other brands, permission to liquidate the company, and therefore shut down operations and possibly sell assets. Hostess has had severe financial troubles since 2004, but the “spark,” as Social Studies teacher Chris Gauthier might say, to the...
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The Health Nut: My take on healthy eating and breakfast

November 26, 2012
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The Health Nut: My take on healthy eating and breakfast

Many teenagers believe that they can eat whatever they want and not damage their well-being. I see many students here at CCHS munching on cookies and ice cream bars, slurping artificially colored slushies, and enjoying other treats all the time! As young adults, our metabolisms have not yet malfunctioned, but the fact that our...
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Challenge: deactivate Facebook!

November 26, 2012
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Challenge: deactivate Facebook!

Okay, how many years have you had your Facebook account? Four? Five? Most of us got Facebook in middle school because it was the cool new thing. We no longer wanted to spend hours in front of our computer screens Instant Messaging our friends. Instead, we wanted to spend hours in front of a...
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Lincoln: A portrait of a political genius

November 19, 2012
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Lincoln: A portrait of a political genius

Abraham Lincoln needed to be redeemed in the cinema after the atrocious Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released earlier this year. The satire from the novel was scrapped in the film version, making it a genuine horror movie with the 16th US president as the star. Luckily Lincoln was released, presenting an amazing and...
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Movie review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

November 19, 2012
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Movie review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Twilight saga finally concludes with Breaking Dawn Part 2, ending the romance/fantasy series in a mess of confusion and lack of emotion. Bella (Kristin Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), along with werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner), spend the two hours preparing to and eventually succeeding in clearing their family with the Volturi, a sort...
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End of a great season for cross country

November 19, 2012
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End of a great season for cross country

The CC cross country season recently ended on Saturday, November 17, with States. The season was great for both girls and boys teams. The first big race was the Amherst Invitational, held on September 22 at Hampshire college. The girls team finished in sixth place while the boys finished in fourteenth. Brian Rich ’13...
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CCHS debate team off to a great start

November 19, 2012
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CCHS debate team off to a great start

Not many students at CC know about the school’s debate team, which is smaller and more laid back than most other schools’, but nonetheless it has proven to be a formidable squad this year. The team mainly competes in two events: the Lincoln-Douglas debate and Group Discussion.  Lincoln-Douglas (or LD for short) is a...
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The Senkaku Island dispute

November 6, 2012
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The Senkaku Island dispute

For several weeks, China and Japan were locked in a heated dispute over the Senkaku Islands and the surrounding gas fields. Japanese businesses in China were boycotted and even attacked and now protestors are taking to the streets in China. Similar events developed in Japan and there was widespread anger across the two countries...
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