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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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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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Let’s Give Thanks

November 24, 2014
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Let’s Give Thanks

With the approach of Thanksgiving Day, it can be worthwhile to step back and consider why we refer to holidays in the way that we do. Since many American holidays are loosely rooted in tradition or historical events, most of us are perennial suckers for a party and blind followers of generations of people...
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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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