Archive for December, 2012

BBC One’s beloved family show Merlin to air final season

December 17, 2012
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BBC One’s beloved family show Merlin to air final season

Merlin (2008), a hit fantasy-adventure television program that airs on BBC One in the UK and on Syfy in America, is on its last leg. The fifth and final season is currently airing on BBC One and will air on Syfy in late 2013. Based very loosely on the Arthurian legends, the series follows...
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The Health Nut: Is it healthy? Nope.

December 17, 2012
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The Health Nut: Is it healthy? Nope.

The following three products or types of products should be eliminated from your diet, but I know that you won’t always be able to avoid them, especially dairy. I suggest that you cut back as much as you can on such products and you should still receive many benefits from doing so. 1. Dairy-...
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New teacher: Terry Smolka

December 17, 2012
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New teacher: Terry Smolka

Ms. Terry Smolka, a new faculty member at CCHS, spends her days working to fix, prepare, and initiate new ways to use technology in the school. You may find her fixing issues with computers and the assorted websites used by the school, such as X2 and FirstClass. Smolka also spends time readying new carts...
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Charlie Hart: Guitar craftsman

December 17, 2012
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Charlie Hart: Guitar craftsman

Charlie Hart ’14, has been playing guitar for about five years. However, unlike most guitarists, Hart plays guitars that he makes by hand. He has made two entire electric guitars and says that “from the initial design concept to tightening the last screw it is around 200 hours worth of work. For the first...
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CC debate team has success

December 10, 2012
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CC debate team has success

While many people remember sport state finals, the debate state finals are often neglected. Last weekend on Saturday, December 1st, the Debate team completed the Newton South Speech and Debate Tournament where multiple students from Concord-Carlisle High School qualified for state finals. In this tournament there were three CC students, Adam Oriola’14, Kevin Fan’15,...
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CCHS teacher alumni, and why they came back

December 10, 2012
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CCHS teacher alumni, and why they came back

With all the typical stress that students face before the holidays, most students swear that they will never step foot into this school again once they graduate. It is interesting, however, to think that some people do come back. Let’s reflect about some  experiences from teachers who attended this school as students, and decided...
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Come to the winter concert for band and orchestra!

December 10, 2012
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Come to the winter concert for band and orchestra!

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, should come to the Winter Concert for Repertory Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Jazz “A” on Thursday, December 20th, 2012! The concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends, your family, anyone! The concert will be held in the CCHS auditorium at 7 pm. The Jazz...
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International students at CC

December 10, 2012
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International students at CC

This year CC has a large, diverse class of international students. I recently got to visit their classroom and talk to the students.  They come from a wide array of countries, from Thailand to Iran, China to Brazil.  Some of them are staying with host families, and will leave CC in May or June,...
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CCHS presents Rumors by Neil Simon

December 3, 2012
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CCHS presents Rumors by Neil Simon

This year’s fall play was Rumors by Neil Simon, directed by Johnny Woodnal and starring Zoe Gregoric ’13, Lily Hamilton ’15, Sarah Hession-Kunz ’16, Sarah Hutchinson ’14, Jacob Lasorsa ’14, Alex McNulty ’16, Mary Sapp ’15, Emma Schmidt ’14, Joseph Valle-Hoag ’14, Mickey Valle-Hoag ’14. The play begins with Ken Forman (M. Valle-Hoag) and his wife Chris (Hamilton). Both are lawyers are...
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Turkmenistan: A presentation by Guychgeldi Sytdykov

December 3, 2012
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Turkmenistan: A presentation by Guychgeldi Sytdykov

On Thursday, November 29, Guychgeldi Sytdykov gave a speech about his home country, Turkmenistan, to a crowd of around forty students, faculty, and parents. CCHS is one of few – if not the only – schools in the United States to have a sister-school relationship with Turkmenistan, a country most Americans know very little...
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