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Assassins to Be Played With Paintball Guns Next Year

June 16, 2014
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Assassins to Be Played With Paintball Guns Next Year

Due to growing controversy over the senior tradition of Assassins, new reforms for the game have been proposed for next year.  Water guns have been accused of leaving dangerous puddles in the hallways that people are liable to slip in.  Yet students insist that the tradition bonds them together as a class and is...
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The Near-Faultless Fault in Our Stars

June 9, 2014
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The Near-Faultless Fault in Our Stars

For many that have been inundated recently on social media with postings about The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boon, skepticism abounds.  The movie seems to be just another teen romantic drama, following in the tradition of Nicholas Sparks’ weepy films.  But I ask you to put that skepticism out of your...
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Yes, Senioritis Is Contagious

June 2, 2014
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Yes, Senioritis Is Contagious

Senioritis (n):  Feelings of intense laziness and unwillingness to focus on school, due to a growing lack of concern about one’s grades. Common among second-semester seniors already into college, and deemed acceptable by most teachers. This disease, which has already stricken the senior class, is rapidly spreading to the lower grades, who have now...
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Redirecting the National Conversation

May 27, 2014
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Redirecting the National Conversation

The shooting at Santa Barbara this weekend has dominated the news, and for the wrong reasons.  I see the same pattern after every mass shooting, and it never fails to fill me with a hopeless sense of anger.  Why on earth does the media continue to publish the killer’s name?  We are teaching the...
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Why ADL Isn’t Working

April 28, 2014
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I’d like to preface this by saying, I really, really respect our school’s efforts to combat racism, especially after the disgusting graffiti incident last year. I admire the students who have spent hours training to become ADL Peer Leaders and are clearly committed to eradicating racism from our school.  But the current Anti Defamation...
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WIQH Brings Musical Talent from CCHS!

April 14, 2014
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WIQH Brings Musical Talent from CCHS!

The singer plays her bright red electric guitar, crooning into the microphone a vintage-sounding blues song, her combat boots tapping along to the beat of her drummer, while next to her, a guy with dark sunglasses plays his heart out on the trombone.  I’m not describing a professional concert, surprisingly, but the first annual...
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Urban Evening Comes to CC

April 14, 2014
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Urban Evening Comes to CC

Starting a business is an ambitious venture that requires massive amounts of time, energy, and inspiration.  The process of taking a single idea and growing it into an entire running business is an immensely challenging process.  Yet the students of CC are already showing their entrepreneurial spirit, with a new Business Club formed this...
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CC Goes International

March 24, 2014
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CC Goes International

Confession time: I have the travel bug.  Like really badly.  As in, I spend hours camped out on Buzzfeed Travel rather than doing homework, admiring the beautiful rainforest in the Amazon, the elegant restaurants in Barcelona, and the stunning beaches of Australia.  Thankfully, CC offers no shortage of exchange trips, and only seems to...
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Crimea Votes to Join Russia in Controversial Referendum

March 17, 2014
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Crimea Votes to Join Russia in Controversial Referendum

Yesterday, the Crimea, an autonomous republic in the southwestern region of Ukraine, voted in overwhelming favor of a referendum for the peninsula region to join Russia.  The move was condemned by the international community as illegitimate, a claim I personally find persuasive considering that the vote was conducting under the threat of Russian military intervention....
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Conflict in Ukraine Escalates

March 3, 2014
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Conflict in Ukraine Escalates

  Protests in Ukraine, which have continued unabated since November, now threaten to draw in the United States after Russia’s decision to move troops into Ukrainian land.  The protests against President Viktor Yanukovych started when he announced that his government would abandon efforts to integrate into the European Union and would instead tighten its connections...
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