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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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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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Biostatistics Debuts at CCHS

November 10, 2014
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Biostatistics Debuts at CCHS

Ms. Kiesselbach and Ms. Haupt are both very excited about their new unleveled biostatistics elective course. Biostatistics will explore the idea of analyzing real life data and applying it to relevant situations. Ms. Kiesselbach will be teaching the first semester, while Ms. Haupt will teach a different version of the same material for the second...
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The 2015 Paris Trip

November 10, 2014
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The 2015 Paris Trip

  This fall, I am fortunate enough to be going on the 2015 French trip to Paris and the surrounding areas in France for a trip of cultural immersion and discovery. This ten-day trip will take place in April of 2015 and will be led by Madame Smith and Madame Lynch, two French teachers at...
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Yaks: No Longer Just for Nepal

November 10, 2014
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Yaks: No Longer Just for Nepal

Forget about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; there’s a new app on the social media scene, and it’s spreading like wildfire.  It’s called Yik Yak and it is the very latest way to interact online.  Think of it as a modified version of Twitter.  Once users download the app, they can anonymously post “yaks” which...
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Birdman Soars

November 3, 2014
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Birdman Soars

Birdman premiered in select theatres on October 17, and quickly received a warm welcome from the critical community, but lukewarm box office returns. The movie was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who was also behind Amores Perros, Babel, and Biutiful, known jocularly as one of the “Three Amigos of Cinema.” This title denotes the...
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‘Secrets’- A Magnificent, Honest Debut

November 3, 2014
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‘Secrets’- A Magnificent, Honest Debut

Let me be honest right from the start— my musical taste is alternative, alternative, and some more alternative, and my qualifications to judge Mary Lambert’s spoken-word/rap/pop fusion are minimal. That being said, however, even an avowed hipster like me managed to enjoy this unabashed, spirited song, which refuses to apologize for anything about itself....
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Get your Spooky On

October 27, 2014
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Get your Spooky On

As Halloween approaches, I’m sure all of CCHS is preparing to get their spooky on Friday (during the daylight hours only)! Many will be going trick-or-treating, attending casual and safe parties, or simply laying back with a good horror film and a few friends.  To prepare for this day of candy and sensible fun,...
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The Voice Goes Under Cover: Infiltrating the Pep Band

October 27, 2014
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The Voice Goes Under Cover: Infiltrating the Pep Band

At some point or another, anyone who has ever been to a football game has wondered what it must be like to sit with the pep band, alive and vibrating in all of its brassy glory. When I found a pep band sweatshirt on my laundry table last week, large enough in the arm...
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