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Is Slang Good or Bad?

January 5, 2015
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Is Slang Good or Bad?

As a teenager, the amount of slang and new language that I hear is overwhelming. Everyday there is a new phrase, acronym, or term that makes itself known to me. I find that sometimes I cannot even understand much of the current colloquial language. The days of I can’t even are now being taken...
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Defenseless Against Dishonesty: Cheating in High School

January 5, 2015
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Defenseless Against Dishonesty: Cheating in High School

If we’re honest with ourselves, cheating in school is something that happens every day, all the time, constantly. It comes in many forms, ranging from the relatively harmless and even possibly innocuous conversations between friends in the hallway, all the way to complex and deliberate schemes. While most students are opposed to the principle of...
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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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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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What Not To Wear: CCHS Edition

December 8, 2014
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What Not To Wear: CCHS Edition

  As a student At CCHS, or any high school for that matter,  it is obvious that most students put a heavy emphasis on clothing choices and personal style. The way we dress has the power to determine our social standing and the way we are perceived by our peers. However, the control over how...
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Why I Stand With Israel

November 24, 2014
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Why I Stand With Israel

(This article is a Guest op-ed submitted by Benjamin Friedman ’15.) Before WWII, to be a Jew in many parts of the world meant to live a life of oppression. In Germany, to be a Jew meant you could so much as look a German in the eye, and he could kill you without...
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Let’s Talk About Feminism

November 24, 2014
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Let’s Talk About Feminism

In recent weeks, CC seems to have been taken over by debates on feminism, and personally, I’m very okay with it.  In only a few short years, I’ve gone from being relatively ambivalent about the issue to taking a hardline stance.  This evolution mirrors that of many girls my age, and I think I...
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Lost & Not Found: Clothing

November 24, 2014
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Lost & Not Found: Clothing

It’s the Great Coat Migration: the coats, sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies that migrate from the backs of my students to the shelves of my classroom.  It begins in October and continues throughout the winter.  Students understandably shed their outer layers on warm days or when the classrooms are too hot, and then they leave...
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Obama and ISIS: We Need Another Plan

November 24, 2014
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Obama and ISIS: We Need Another Plan

The Islamic State terrorist group, otherwise known as ISIL or ISIS, poses a grave threat to Middle Eastern security and stability. Additionally, the group is a danger to many Western nations. Many residents of America, Canada and European nations have been radicalized and joined the ISIS campaign. When they return, such fighters are versed in extremist...
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