Month: December 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAZE!

As 2014 comes to an end, the best time of the year begins to show itself. In fact, Hanukkah is starting tomorrow, and Christmas is a mere 10 days away. Holidays are a great time for laughing around a big table,…

Beyoncé and Chimamanda Adichie

R&B singer-songwriter, dancer, self-described “modern-day feminist”, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is, and has been, the hottest name in pop music. Among teenagers, her hit single, “***Flawless” is possibly the most quoted song in a caption of a girl’s profile picture.  The fifth single released from her self-titled album,…

Ferguson Protests Close to Home

Recently, protestors have taken to the streets to protest the injustices in the Ferguson case. New York, Boston and Washington D.C. have all become hot spots of protests surrounding the charged case of the Ferguson shooting and the Eric Garner…

How Not To Read And Why

Books are one of the oldest forms of communication and expression in human history, and yet there are so few people who still care about them, and really, truly love words, be it verse or prose. People constantly claim that…

Patriots for Patriots/Warriors for Warriors Recap

Last Saturday the CCHS boys’ and girls’ hockey teams made their season debut in the 3rd annual “Patriots for Patriots/Warriors for Warriors” hockey game at New England Sports Center in Marlboro. The girls’ team played first in a hard-fought battle…

A Winter’s Tale Excites

The Concord-Carlisle Performing Arts Department certainly intends to leave their beloved auditorium with much applause.  They achieved this goal with this weekend’s production of A Winter’s Tale. This story follows the lives of royalty in Sicily, specifically King Leontes’ false accusations about his…

The SAT: Boon or Bane?

If you ever asked a high schooler to list all of the stressors in their life, there is a good chance that standardized testing will appear somewhere on that list. Indeed, junior year is the time for the ACT or…

The SAT: How to Approach Studying for It

Here are some of my top tips for smart SAT studying: My best advice for everyone when it comes to the SAT is to start early. Many people do not start until their junior year but by that time the…

Interstellar: A Long Journey into the Future

The Interstellar Theatrical release poster

SPOILERS AHEAD, BEWARE!!   This past Thanksgiving break, after much pressuring from my friends, I decided to go watch Interstellar.  Going into the theatre I had heard A LOT about Interstellar; it seemed like the only thing people wanted to talk about.  I…