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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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“If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” “Yes.”

November 3, 2014
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“If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” “Yes.”

“But, EVERYONE is going, EVERYONE is doing it, and EVERYONE looks like that!” “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?”             Statistically, yes. Looking back at the atrocious occurrence of lynch mobs, it can be assumed that not everyone watching or participating was supportive of the...
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Mindfulness Assembly Raises Eyebrows

October 20, 2014
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Mindfulness Assembly Raises Eyebrows

I’ll be straightforward with you.  I don’t understand mindfulness.  I don’t get what it is or more importantly, why we need it. Despite sitting through countless presentations introducing the term to me, I’m still confused.  It’s the most vague, broad term imaginable, which seems to be some weird mishmash of every self-help movement out...
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It’s Not All About That Bass

September 22, 2014
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It’s Not All About That Bass

It’s a typical car ride in the Wong household, meaning that I’m screaming along to pop songs at the top of my lungs and my sister is videotaping me – no doubt for later blackmail material.  For probably the thousandth time, Meghan Trainor’s new hit, “All About That Bass”, comes on.  But this time,...
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Yes, Senioritis Is Contagious

June 2, 2014
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Yes, Senioritis Is Contagious

Senioritis (n):  Feelings of intense laziness and unwillingness to focus on school, due to a growing lack of concern about one’s grades. Common among second-semester seniors already into college, and deemed acceptable by most teachers. This disease, which has already stricken the senior class, is rapidly spreading to the lower grades, who have now...
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Take a Walk in the Woods!

June 2, 2014
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Take a Walk in the Woods!

This spring, I have ventured out into nature on numerous occasions.  This past weekend was no exception.  I found myself relaxing in my yard, in my neighbor’s yards, and even taking a spooky sunset walk in the woods at dusk.  Today, as I walked through the halls and attended my various classes, I felt a...
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The Down Low on High School Partying

May 27, 2014
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The Down Low on High School Partying

We have heard the rumors, seen some questionable pictures on Facebook, perhaps even skimmed the occasional police log entry from the Concord Journal about a raucous party getting broken up. Maybe you have participated in one of these infamous high school parties, posed for Instagram pictures with red solo cups holding some unknown (possibly...
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Fighting the Stigma Against Mental Illness

May 27, 2014
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Fighting the Stigma Against Mental Illness

A New York Times article was recently brought to my attention by a psychology teacher here at CC. The article, titled “Depressed, but Not Ashamed,” is written by Madeline Halpert and Eva Rosenfield, two high school students in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though they were close friends, they did not know that they both suffered from...
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