Female Illiteracy: World Epidemic

April 7, 2014
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Female Illiteracy: World Epidemic

The most important and upheld law in Margret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is to prevent women from reading.  Allowing only men to read and interpret the Bible, which acts a blueprint for the Republic of Gilead, ensures that women are unable to interpret the Bible themselves. If the women were to read the Bible, they would realize the men in power are actually making up most of what it actually says, which would lead to the men no longer having control over the women.  Atwood’s novel describes a world in which women are illiterate and how it affects them as if it were a farfetched idea that could never actually occur.  However, there are over “one billion illiterates in the world” today and of those, “two thirds are women” (SIL international).  By...
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Help Fund Nation’s Trip to New Englands!

April 7, 2014
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Help Fund Nation’s Trip to New Englands!

The cast and crew of CCHS’s play, Nation, were recently invited to perform at the New England Theatre Festival in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. They were nominated later than the other schools and now only have a very short period of time to raise enough money to attend the festival. Nation was the first CCHS theatrical production to attend the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s One Act Festival and progress to the semi final round, in over ten years. Many students also won awards for acting and tech. They raised over $2,000 to help support Tyhpoon Hayan relief, but now need the help of the community to fund their trip to Vermont. Nation has raised $2,025 so far, but their goal is $4,534. The festival will be held at St. Johnsbury Academy on April 15, 16 and 17. The theme of the...
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The Music Program Rocks MICCA

April 7, 2014
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The Music Program Rocks MICCA

What did you do over the weekend? Well, the music department had an amazing weekend performing at MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association). CC’s Orchestra, Repertory Band, Concert Band, and Select Chorus all received gold medals, and the Combined Chorus earned silver. This is the first time the Orchestra has preformed at a MICCA festival in the past several years. The middle school and high school groups who perform are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 on an individual basis – the marks reflect the quality of the performance and not necessarily the quality of the group. An advanced high school band and a beginner middle school orchestra can both earn gold medals. 1 is given for a performance that needs improvement and earns the group festival participation. 2 is awarded for an...
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Students Meet Movie Star Jason Sudeikis

April 7, 2014
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Students Meet Movie Star Jason Sudeikis

Have you heard? A new Hollywood movie is being filmed right in Concord center. The movie, Tumbledown, was  shot in the French Lessons boutique until Thursday, April 3rd. The movie features Jason Sudeikis, famous Saturday Night Live actor, who plays Andrew, a writer from New York, and Rebecca Hall, who plays Hannah, a woman who is trying to move on from her husband’s death. Some of CC’s own students got a chance to meet Sudeikis. He visited one of Concord’s most popular pizzerias, Comella’s, and several CC students who work there actually served Sudeikis. Mary Goode ’16, who works at Comella’s, reveals, “He just came in… he was with the producer of the new movie and they sat at the bar.” Sudeikis and the producer ordered pizza, wings, and beer. Goode explains, “he...
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Concord-Carlisle Players make Boston Globe’s All-Scholastics

April 7, 2014
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Concord-Carlisle Players make Boston Globe’s All-Scholastics

The All Scholastics for the Winter of 2014 have come out, including five achieving members of the CCHS sports community, along with many more Dual County League All-Stars from CC. The Patriots are represented strongly in nordic skiing, and are also represented in boys basketball and in diving, with both coaches and players making appearances. Boy’s nordic skiing coach Jimmy Burnham ’08 was named coach of the year, after leading the Patriots to a third place finish at the MIAA state nordic championships. This was his second year coaching at CC after graduating from Bates. He also led both the boys and girls nordic teams to 2nd place finishes in the Mass Bay West finals. Jacob Meyerson’15, a member of Burnham’s team, received all scholastic for nordic skiing. He came in third in both...
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CC Alum Nico Calabria in National Ad Campaign

April 7, 2014
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CC Alum Nico Calabria in National Ad Campaign

Nico Calabria, an alumnus of the Class of 2013, has been playing with the USA National Amputee Soccer Team. He and his amazing story are featured in this Powerade ad: Here is the national ad that Nico is featured in. It will play leading up to and during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. Nico is currently working to raise money for the 2014 games, which will be held in Culiacan, Mexico, on November 30 through December 8, 2014. Members of the US team are scattered across the country and practicing together, which requires significant travel expenses. Nico and the Amputee Soccer Team need help with these expenses. Donations to support Nico’s World Cup run can be made here: http://www.gofundme.com/7xi2ds
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Robotics Team at Northeastern!

April 7, 2014
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Robotics Team at Northeastern!

As this year’s season wraps up for the CCHS Robotics Team, the team concluded hours of hard work and effort with a strong showing at last week’s Northeastern Competition. Among frantic repairs and fixes, the team polished this year’s robot and improved its performance at the tournament. The challenge (each competition has a specific “challenge”), Aerial Assist, was unique and revolved around the importance of teamwork. Six robots competed in one field with the robots split into two opposing teams of three robots. Robots earned points for shooting large spherical balls into two kinds of goals, but could also earn large bonus credit for assisting other robots on the team and passing the ball between them. This year’s Northeastern tournament proved to be challenging. Technical problems plagued CC, and despite the team’s best efforts, the...
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Come to the CCHS iqhFest!

April 7, 2014
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Come to the CCHS iqhFest!

This coming Saturday, April 12, at 7:00 PM, there will be a concert featuring many of CCHS’s best student performers, including Struck by Thunder, Claire Cottrill, Gillian Pasley, The Valle Brothers Band, Chris Ruediger, Madi Bode, and Fuzzy Muzzy and The Potent Gophers! The event will be held in the CCHS Learning Commons and is sponsored by WIQH, our very own radio station. In addition, there will be a special performance by our exchange students who will be visiting next week from Colegio Ludoteca, Ecuador. Tickets are $7 each and refreshments will be sold. Come and support the awesome talent!  
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Prom Information

April 7, 2014
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Prom Information

Prom season is almost here, so make sure to not miss any of the following dates in preparation for the big day! April 3 -17 – Prom tickets will be on sale. Ticket sales will END before April Vacation. There will be no ticket sales after the end date, so if you think you might want to go to the prom, buy a ticket! April 10 and April 17 – Tux fittings during all lunch blocks during these two Thursdays. May 1 – Tux delivery during all lunch blocks May 3 – The Junior/Senior Prom at Gillette Stadium, 7-11pm. May 5 – Tux pick up at CCHS parking lot, 7-8am
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Netflixomnia: A First World Epidemic

April 1, 2014
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Netflixomnia: A First World Epidemic

Have you ever finished an entire season of Breaking Bad within a week? Have you put yourself through watching hundreds of minute-long advertisements on Hulu just to see the evolution of Derek Shepherd’s hair in Grey’s Anatomy? Have you contemplated how justifiable Frank Underwood’s crimes are in House of Cards (and sometimes wished you could commit the same acts and get away with them)? Have you felt like you would be a great addition to Orange is the New Black? Have you ever felt the urge to transform a pit of dirt into your own park like Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation? Have you ever been inspired by Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother and made a mental list of how legen wait for it… dary you are? Have you ever...
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Bringing Back the Sophomore Semi

April 1, 2014
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Bringing Back the Sophomore Semi

After having skipped out on hosting a Sophomore Semi-Formal Dance the last couple of years, CCHS is letting the prom committee plan a sophomore dance that is scheduled to happen on June 13th of this year. The dance planning has been top secret and the school was going to announce the date right before April break; however, an anonymous source has tipped off the school newspaper to add more excitement and anticipation to the announcement of the dance. Rumor has it that the dance will have a masquerade theme with a twist. The venue for the dance will be kept under wraps until Mr. Badalament officially releases all of the details before April Break. Sophomore class president, Daniel Lu, says “as a self-proclaimed romantic, I am definitely excited about the Sophomore Semi”. Tickets will go...
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