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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mindfulness

November 17, 2014
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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mindfulness

I’ve been doing some more digging into mindfulness, since my last article generated a fair amount of controversy about the topic.  I had the chance to sit down with Nurse DeBruzzi, mindfulness expert Pam Ressler, and social studies teacher Mr. Hoblitzelle, who all added their unique perspective on the program.  Mrs. DeBruzzi mainly emphasized that...
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The Health Nut: Do You Sleep With Your Cellphone Close By?

November 17, 2014
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The Health Nut: Do You Sleep With Your Cellphone Close By?

“Don’t stand too close to the microwave, it’s bad for you…radiation…” As always, mom knows best. Cell phones, much like microwave ovens, produce high frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. So essentially, you are holding a microwave next to your head for hours at a time. Now this seems ridiculous, yet astoundingly 4/5 teens don’t seem to make this connection. They...
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A Glimpse into Turkmenistan

November 17, 2014
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A Glimpse into Turkmenistan

This scholastic year, CCHS is joined by Janet Genjiyeva, an exchange student from the state of Lebap, in Turkmenistan. Janet is part of the Flex Exchange program, a group that gives scholarships to young students in Eurasia to come to America. In order to travel abroad, Janet had to go through a rigorous application process that...
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CC Boys XC Sprints to Success at States

November 17, 2014
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CC Boys XC Sprints to Success at States

The Concord Carlisle’s Boys Cross Country team ended their astoundingly successful season at States this past Saturday. In order to qualify for States, teams have to place in the top 3 spots at EMass, which took place two Saturday’s ago, on November 8th. At EMass, Spencer Meyer ’16 was the top finisher for CC, placing...
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Exchange Student Silvia Granahan

November 17, 2014
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Exchange Student Silvia Granahan

Silvia Granahan is a junior exchange student visiting CC from Italy until February 2nd.  She was kind enough to meet with me recently to discuss her experience in America, as well as what life is like back in Italy.  Granahan says that she loves Concord, and as she lives near the town center, she is able to...
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Spirit Week is Approaching!

November 17, 2014
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Spirit Week is Approaching!

As winter begins, so does the holiday season and of course, Spirit Week!  There’s no better time than this to show your school spirit!  Spirit Week officially kicks off on Thursday, November 19th.  Thursday will be Class Color Day.  Each grade will be assigned a color to show their class spirit.  Freshmen will be green, sophomores blue,...
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Students to Paint CC Walls Before Demolition

November 17, 2014
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Students to Paint CC Walls Before Demolition

Have you ever taken a look at a barren CCHS wall and thought that it could use a little decoration? Now you have the chance! The Student Senate has reported that Principal Badalament and Steve Wall (CC’s head custodian) have approved certain sections of wall to be painted, as we only have a few...
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Gone Girl Review

November 17, 2014
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Gone Girl Review

The movie Gone Girl, based on a book by author Gillian Flynn, arrived in theatres three weeks ago. I saw it this past week, and quickly formed an opinion about it. It’s an ingenious bit of thrilling filmmaking, with some interesting commentary on the nature of marriage and gender roles within American culture thrown...
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Football Team Season Comes to an End

November 17, 2014
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Football Team Season Comes to an End

Last Friday night, The CCHS football team lost its semi-final playoff game to Melrose with a final score of 28-20. With 5 minutes left in the game, CC was down 28-14. The team marched down the field and scored on a pass from Austin Hoey ’16 to Jack Barrett ’15 to push the score...
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Mid-Term Elections Alter Course of Government

November 10, 2014
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Mid-Term Elections Alter Course of Government

This week, millions of Americans went to vote on numerous state ballot questions, governors, House Representatives and Senators. Here in Massachusetts, we decided on several ballot questions: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing, Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law, Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming and Earned Sick Time for Employees. Our state governor candidates were Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and United Independent Evan Falchuk. Although...
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