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Why I Stand With Israel

November 24, 2014
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Why I Stand With Israel

*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 much as look a German in the eye, and he could kill you without consequence. Even my dad,...
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The Origin of Senioritis

November 24, 2014
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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 any more because their future is sealed,” she explained.  From all conversations on the...
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Shorties Rule (with some minor setbacks)

November 24, 2014
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Shorties Rule (with some minor setbacks)

As a 4′ 11” girl trying to survive in a world where the average woman is 5′ 4” and the average guy is 5′ 9” , there are many pros and cons to being so short compared to everyone else. 1. Having to hem pants every time when I buy them. 2. Being a...
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

November 24, 2014
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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 Edelman from CUNY, data has shown that revenue from college athletics often exceeds the...
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Let’s Talk About Feminism

November 24, 2014
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Let’s Talk About Feminism

In recent weeks, CC seems to have been taken over by debates on feminism, and personally, I’m very okay with it.  In only a few short years, I’ve gone from being relatively ambivalent about the issue to taking a hardline stance.  This evolution mirrors that of many girls my age, and I think I...
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Lost & Not Found: Clothing

November 24, 2014
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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 on warm days or when the classrooms are too hot, and then they leave...
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Obama and ISIS: We Need Another Plan

November 24, 2014
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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 radicalized and joined the ISIS campaign. When they return, such fighters are versed in extremist...
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Boys Soccer Undefeated State Champs!

November 24, 2014
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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 in CCHS men’s soccer history. The November 10th match was held in Marshfield, Massachusetts...
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A Tradition Lost- Black Friday Infringing on Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2014
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A Tradition Lost- Black Friday Infringing on Thanksgiving Day

In recent years, shoppers have been seeing opening hours for Black Friday, beginning to edge earlier and earlier into Thursday. This year, many big retailers are opening their doors as early as 5 PM Thanksgiving Day in order to gain an edge on the competition for sales. What does this move say about the values...
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Making Poor Choices: Food Habits at CCHS

November 24, 2014
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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 health of a diet is not based solely on what we eat, but why we...
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