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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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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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Katherine Bishop ’17 Slides to Success

December 1, 2014
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Katherine Bishop ’17 Slides to Success

Katherine Bishop used to be your classic high schooler: going to school, hanging with friends, and doing homework. She still does all this, but now along with her new sport, luge, the fastest sport on ice. She became interested in luge through the “slider search,” a committee that came to Carlisle at the beginning of...
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Italy in April with Latin!

December 1, 2014
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Italy in April with Latin!

This April vacation, the Latin program is offering an exciting trip to Italy. In correspondence with Latin teacher Ms. Pooler, I learned more about the trip. Twenty-eight students and four CCHS faculty members will be going, including Ms. Pooler, Ms. Volpe, Ms. Mendoza, and Mr. Pavlik. Any student who has previously taken or is currently taking...
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Trouble in an Ivy Covered Paradise

December 1, 2014
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Trouble in an Ivy Covered Paradise

  There seems to be trouble in the paradise of the upper-middle class population seeking higher education after high school. Is the dream of the Ivy League education really all that it is cracked up to be? For those who live in the community of Concord-Carlisle High School, there is probably a percentage that...
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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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