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Why Ferguson Matters

December 15, 2014
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Why Ferguson Matters

We live in a sheltered bubble in Concord. Like really, really sheltered. Our police log is filled with hysterical people complaining about a troublesome raccoon or their neighbor’s poor parking skills. For most of us, a crisis would be not getting into our dream school. A frustrating day might include not finding good parking in...
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HAPPY HOLIDAZE!

December 15, 2014
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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, sharing eggnog, and avoiding thinking about school. It’s also a great time to get...
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“Unbroken”: A Remarkable Read

December 15, 2014
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“Unbroken”: A Remarkable Read

When I was in Barnes and Noble a few weekends ago, I came across an entire table piled high with the book Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand. The name sounded familiar, and a sign read #1 New York Times Bestseller, so I decided to check it out.  When I got home, I started reading and couldn’t stop...
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Beyoncé and Chimamanda Adichie

December 15, 2014
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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, “Flawless” is delivered on top of a trap-influenced beat. Upon further research, I was...
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Ferguson Protests Close to Home

December 15, 2014
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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 choking incident. Although the D.C. and New York protests have garnered the most attention,...
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How Not To Read And Why

December 15, 2014
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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 there is no distinction between highbrow and lowbrow art’s value, but is that really...
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Patriots for Patriots/Warriors for Warriors Recap

December 15, 2014
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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 against the Lincoln-Sudbury girls’ varsity team. CC gave everything it had, but still fell...
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A Winter’s Tale Excites

December 8, 2014
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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 wife’s infidelity and the illegitimacy of his son.  The repercussions of Leontes’ actions further advance...
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The SAT: Boon or Bane?

December 8, 2014
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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 SAT, and students are gearing up for what many consider to be “high stakes...
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The SAT: How to Approach Studying for It

December 8, 2014
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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 stress of studying for school and the SAT becomes a daunting task. Starting in...
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