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What’s Wrong With Standardized Tests

June 8, 2015
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What’s Wrong With Standardized Tests

They’re everywhere; if you attend any school in the U.S., you have to face an unending battery of standardized tests in order to graduate. However, there is still a great deal of controversy and debate about the merits of these tests. One particular point of concern is the fact that, statistically, those children whose...
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It’s Not Contraband

June 1, 2015
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It’s Not Contraband

Tampons, pads, panty liners. All three of these are pretty much taboo words to say too loudly or carry around in a way in which they would be visible. Once girls get their period they quickly learn the form of espionage that comes with carrying around necessary feminine hygiene products. When walking from wherever...
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Should Seniors Skip “Skip Day?”

May 18, 2015
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Should Seniors Skip “Skip Day?”

At last, in its final week of classes at CCHS, the graduating class of 2015 is beginning to reach for the freedom that lies ahead.  The traditional “Senior Skip Day” proceeded today, the 18th, renewing the annual controversy between underclassmen and faculty. I, for one, was surprised to see so many seniors about the halls...
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The Power of Thanks: Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 4, 2015
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The Power of Thanks: Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week, May 4 – 8, is Teacher Appreciation Week! One of the most amazing, yet often overlooked aspects of going to CCHS is walking out of a class and hearing your classmates thank the teacher for the lesson or even test that they just had. The satisfying “aha!” moments that we have in...
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Students Getting “Hangry” In the New School

May 4, 2015
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Students Getting “Hangry” In the New School

The transition to the new building has been relatively smooth, as students quickly settled into navigating four stories, finding the best hangout locations, and most importantly, locating bathrooms.  For the most part, reviews of the school have been positive, as most praise the natural lighting and improved air quality.  However, there is one issue that...
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Pros and Cons of the New Building

May 4, 2015
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Pros and Cons of the New Building

As we’ve transitioned to the new building, I’ve started to evaluate how it compares to the old school, still visible through some class windows. Here’s a list of pros and cons I’ve observed from the past week:          Cleaner No rats, birds, chipmunks, spills, mold, or plumbing issues/ bathrooms in general Far...
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To Turf or Not to Turf

April 13, 2015
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To Turf or Not to Turf

Most people have probably heard by now about the town meetings being held this month in Concord and Carlisle. Despite the talk, many who hear about these meetings don’t care to hear of the details or the specific issues up for discussion. The pressing issue at the moment is the future of our turf fields. Article...
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Why Fraternities and Sororities Promote Unhealthy Culture

March 23, 2015
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Why Fraternities and Sororities Promote Unhealthy Culture

With the recent racist incidents at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, Greek life has fallen under scrutiny yet again. Frat culture has continuously come under fire in recent decades, and for good reason. The despicable actions of the members of the SAE fraternity at OU reveal the extent to which...
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Racism Assembly Starts the Right Conversation

March 2, 2015
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Racism Assembly Starts the Right Conversation

                            As many loyal Voice readers might know,  I tend to be very critical of how CC handles discussions on race. Last year’s ADL program was clumsy at best, and presented an overly simplified and unsophisticated take on racism.  During this...
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Net Neutrality & Internet Politics

March 2, 2015
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Net Neutrality & Internet Politics

Net neutrality is now official and part of the FCC’s legal framework. Many people won’t care; they may never have even heard of net neutrality or the clamor around it. However, net neutrality is central to our daily lives, in a huge way. Essentially, net neutrality is the principle that all data should be...
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