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New Teacher: Todd Sawyer

September 15, 2014
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New Teacher: Todd Sawyer

Many of you may not yet have been lucky enough to meet Mr. Todd Sawyer.  Mr. Sawyer is an English teacher, who teaches both Freshman CP and Sophomore Honors.  Mr. Sawyer grew up in Groton, MA, but now lives in Somerville.  He attended Plymouth State College, where he earned an Undergraduate Degree in Marketing....
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Boyhood: A Dozen Years Worth Watching

September 15, 2014
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Boyhood: A Dozen Years Worth Watching

    At first glance, the movie Boyhood might not seem that interesting because of its simplistic story line: a boy’s life from ages 6 to 18. However, its simplicity is exactly what makes the movie so gripping.  The acting and dialogue are so natural that it almost seems as if the movie was ad-libbed, with someone spontaneously...
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Grief Counseling Provided after Fault in Our Stars

June 16, 2014
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Grief Counseling Provided after Fault in Our Stars

As many of you know, the movie The Fault in Our Stars was quite the tear-jerker. However, the impact for some extends beyond a steady stream of tears and the need for constant tissues during viewings of the new drama. Some long-term effects have been noted in many individuals across the country– all showing similar symptoms. The...
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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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Final Art Show Held at the Concord Art Association

May 27, 2014
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Final Art Show Held at the Concord Art Association

The Concord Art Association held the final art show of the year, featuring senior portfolios from AP Art, AP Ceramics, and AP Photography. The show will be up until June 6, so be sure to check it out! I went for the opening on May 19. My 2-D art portfolio was featured, with the theme...
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Movie Review: The Normal Heart

May 27, 2014
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Movie Review: The Normal Heart

Last Sunday, HBO debuted The Normal Heart, a largely autobiographical film adaption from the 1985 play of the same name, that chronicles the outbreak of the HIV-AIDS crisis. This film is a journey through the very bleak and frightening landscape of New York City in the early 1980s, and the tour guide is Ned...
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The Comedy of Errors Ends an Era

May 19, 2014
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The Comedy of Errors  Ends an Era

CCHS Drama’s spring Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors, came and went this past weekend.  This play, which students have worked on for the past few months, was one of Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays, but was entertaining nevertheless.  Mickey and Joseph Valle-Hoag played Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus respectively (I think… but...
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In the Defense of Soap Operas

May 19, 2014
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In the Defense of Soap Operas

As an eighteen year old girl, I’ve gotten a lot of really weird looks when I say that I am addicted to watching soap operas. I understand the confusion; most soap operas are horribly melodramatic and low quality. In practically every episode, someone is dying of an illness, someone is shot, someone is cheated on...
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Book Review: Brave New World

May 19, 2014
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Book Review: Brave New World

In his classic Brave New World, Alex Huxley explores themes that are still being addressed today.  Published in 1932, Brave New World invented the modern dystopian novel.  By removing the concept of liberty from his society, Huxley simultaneously sparks and squashes the readers’ imagination.   Fueled by a rigid caste system and law abiding citizens, this world...
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Book Review:Americanah

May 19, 2014
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Book Review:Americanah

Nigerian born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become a literary celebrity. Her works are celebrated for her eloquent ability to illustrate the issues of race and ethnicity. Adichie has also received numerous honors and has given TED talks on feminism and understanding. She also featured in one of Beyonce’s recent hits. Adichie’s latest work is...
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