Saying Goodbye to Our Voice Seniors

June 8, 2015
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Saying Goodbye to Our Voice Seniors

On Saturday, two people important to The Voice graduated.  Arts & Entertainment Editor Nathaniel Fisher ’15 and Associate Editor Rachel Bratton ’15 will be moving on to the real world (Cornell and UMass Amherst respectively), and we at The Voice want to thank them and bid them a fond farewell. Nathaniel joined The Voice as a sophomore and was A & E Editor by his junior year.  His utter willingness to take on any story — and to actually go to the concerts, art shows, theatre performances and exhibitions he reviewed — made him a superb editor.  His presence at layout was a calming one and his attire always casual; he wore shorts and sandals nearly year round. Relaxed, gentle and soft-spoken, Nathaniel often played classical music as he worked, which helped everyone else...
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The 2015 NBA Finals

June 8, 2015
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The 2015 NBA Finals

It’s that time of year again, NBA finals! Last night was Game 2 of the finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The finals kicked off with a neck-and-neck, nail-biting first game that went into overtime and resulted in a win for the Golden State Warriors. Game 1 of this year’s playoffs brought its highest ratings since the Finals moved to ABC in 2003. The Thursday night game averaged a 10.6 rating and according to ESPN, with nearly 17.8 million viewers, viewership was up 21 percent from the Finals opener last year between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.   Even though they lost the first game, the Golden State Warriors came back to win the second game, tying the series. LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a 95-93 overtime victory with 39...
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Finals!!!

June 8, 2015
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Finals!!!

As the first week of June comes to an end, the ever-daunting word that signals the last day of school is whispered amongst CCHS students. This word marks the conclusion to the school year, and the beginning of summer. That being said, “finals” will still always be simply the largest test that covers the most material. Not only does the start of June signal this stressful and/or exciting time of year, but the handing out of final review sheets and chatter about next year’s schedules makes it even more real. With finals coming up, it is wise to consider study techniques that will help the ease the stress of the whole week.  A lot of preparation will have to go into doing well on these tests, and every stress-relieving activity is worth the trouble. Music: Consider making a...
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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 they are, be it the classroom, the store, the office, or the small gathering, women and girls alike make sure to have a good hiding spot. Never be seen with tampons is the goal. Sometimes it requires a bit of creativity, I think I can speak for a lot of girls when I say that we’ve tried it all: slipping them in pockets, keeping an extra layer on that has pockets, in boots, inside the waistband of pants, leggings or skirts...
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POPS Concert Rocks the Dining Commons!

June 1, 2015
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POPS Concert Rocks the Dining Commons!

On Friday evening, following an age-old tradition in the Music Department, a gathering of CCHS’s band and orchestra students filled the brand new Dining Commons and rendered its final performance of the year to a crowd of proud parents and eager townspeople. Skeptical at first of the acoustics in the Dining Commons, the concert was a spectacular show!  For decades, the annual POPS Concert had been held in the CCHS cafeteria.  In honor of the tradition, the instrumental music leadership decided—after much debate—to continue to perform in the comparable meal hall.  With the tables sporting freshly cleaned tablecloths and potted plants, paying guests sat down in a welcoming ambience.  They were swiftly whisked into the evening of music by the CCHS Orchestra, which was followed by the Jazz “A” Band and Repertory Band.  The Concert...
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Meet Caitlyn Jenner!

June 1, 2015
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Meet Caitlyn Jenner!

June is national LGBTQ+ History Month, and this year, celebrations have kicked off early with the new cover of Vanity Fair, which presents Caitlyn Jenner  – formerly known as Bruce Jenner.  Her transformation over the past few years has been documented with constant media scrutiny, as gossip columnists began to comment on Bruce’s increasingly feminine appearance thanks to several plastic surgeries.  On the cover of the magazine, Jenner looks poised and confident in a white corset. Inside, she models various glamorous dresses and candidly discusses her experience becoming a woman. Jenner officially came forward about her decision to transition to a woman in a groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer in April.  At the time, she still went by Bruce and used male pronouns.  Bruce explained that he had been struggling with his gender identity for as long as...
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Welcome Class of 2019!

June 1, 2015
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Welcome Class of 2019!

Concord Carlisle High School will welcome a new class of freshman in the fall. Whether you’re coming from Carlisle, Peabody, Sanborn, Boston, a private school, or elsewhere, we hope you’ll find high school an exciting and rewarding experience. The transition from middle school to high school can be overwhelming at times.  I remember the shock of going from a top-dog 8th grader to the youngest in the school. There is also a new building to navigate, a more challenging curriculum, and a whole new batch of people to meet. But don’t worry! Although high school initially may seem scary, it gets less intimidating the further into school you get, and there are plenty of teachers, guidance counselors, and older students to help you along the way. Freshman Orientation, on August 28th, is a great day...
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Summer Bucket List!

June 1, 2015
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Summer Bucket List!

Even though we are kicking off June with 50-degree weather, summer has already shown its sunny face here. School is almost out and awaiting us are lazy days, hot weather, and memories to be made! Follow The Voice’s Summer Bucket List and feel free to add your own ideas to it! Dance in the rain Go to the beach Picnic in the park (or go to Picnic in the Park, Concord’s 4th of July celebration at Emerson Field) Road Trip! Visit a local farm or farmers market Go swimming at night Gaze at the stars Watch fireworks Enjoy an ice cream cone Eat s’mores with friends and/or family Have a water balloon fight Make a wish on a dandelion Learn about something new that you are interested in Go to a museum Do outdoor morning yoga Get a...
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