Month: April 2015

A Note on Spoof Articles

It has recently come to The Voice’s attention that some of the articles published in our annual April Fool’s spoof edition have been taken literally by some of our readers.  In particular, an article explaining the closing of New London Style…

Check Out Rixton

The name Rixton may sound familiar to many, but the story behind their rise to success may be less well known.  From Manchester, England, this group really became well-known at the start of 2013.  They were going around to small…

Music Programs Honored at MICCA

Beginning on Friday, March 27, musical ensembles from all around Massachusetts traveled to one of seven designated competition sites across the state to participate in the 2015 MICCA Competition.  The Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors’ Association (MICCA)—which is chaired by…

The PARCC: A Test For Good?

It’s no secret that students tend to be a bit anxious about standardized tests. Legislators repeatedly extol their virtues by pointing out that standardized tests provide an accurate statewide view of schools are doing. Proponents also point out that it…

To Turf or Not to Turf

Most people have probably heard by now about the town meetings being held this month in Concord and Carlisle. Despite the talk, many who hear about these meetings don’t care to hear of the details or the specific issues up for discussion.…

What People Will Miss About The School

Thursday marks the last day in the our current building, and tears will be shed. While we are certainly ready for a new, clean school, this building has a special place in many students’ hearts. I asked people what they…

Mourning for Godot: Samuel Beckett Retrospective

Today, April 13th, would have been the 118th birthday of the celebrated dramatist Samuel Beckett, who is one of the founders of the “Theatre of the Absurd” tradition. His “descendants”,  so to speak, include such notables as Alejandro Jodorowsky and…

A Look Back

This coming Thursday, April 16, 2015, marks the last official day of school in our current CCHS building.  This sad but important occasion will be marked by a special closing ceremony at the end of the school day on Thursday.…

Prom Season Tips: Glowing Skin

Imagine the day of prom has arrived and you have an enormous, raging zit. Lovely. Maybe you will even have multiple zits – the horror! Luckily, I have tips for you that will help prevent unfortunate situations like those I just described.…