Month: November 2014

Why I Stand With Israel

(This article is a Guest op-ed submitted by Benjamin Friedman ’15.) Before WWII, to be a Jew in many parts of the world meant to live a life of oppression. In Germany, to be a Jew meant you could so…

The Origin of Senioritis

Recently I asked a peer what senioritis stems from, and rather confidently might I say, she told me, “being at high school for four years.” “Expand,” I demanded. “Well… when a senior gets into college, they feel that they don’t need to try…

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College sports have become massive franchises for many schools, bringing vast donations from alumni and huge merchandise sales. Money brought in from ticket sales, donations, and media rights drive college sports, and the athletic departments of countless schools. According to Marc…

Lost & Not Found: Clothing

It’s the Great Coat Migration: the coats, sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies that migrate from the backs of my students to the shelves of my classroom.  It begins in October and continues throughout the winter.  Students understandably shed their outer layers…

Obama and ISIS: We Need Another Plan

The Islamic State terrorist group, otherwise known as ISIL or ISIS, poses a grave threat to Middle Eastern security and stability. Additionally, the group is a danger to many Western nations. Many residents of America, Canada and European nations have been…

Boys Soccer Undefeated State Champs!

The men’s varsity soccer team closed a historic season with the title of Division 2 State Champions. The close 1-0 victory over Oliver Ames High School made them not only state champs, but proud possessors of the only undefeated season…

Making Poor Choices: Food Habits at CCHS

As a result of the heavy course load and social strains of being a high schooler, many students have found that they have lost control of their eating habits.  In my opinion, this problem is quite prevalent at CCHS. The…

Common Core Standards: Do They Help or Hurt?

The purpose of education has always been to help individual students reach their learning goals in their own, individual way. The new implementation of Common Core Standards, however, is corrupting this system. The Common Core is a nation-wide policy initiative that…

Let’s Give Thanks

With the approach of Thanksgiving Day, it can be worthwhile to step back and consider why we refer to holidays in the way that we do. Since many American holidays are loosely rooted in tradition or historical events, most of…