A Look Back

April 13, 2015
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A Look Back

This coming Thursday, April 16, 2015, marks the last official day of school in our current CCHS building.  This sad but important occasion will be marked by a special closing ceremony at the end of the school day on Thursday. For over fifty years, tens of thousands of CCHS students have called this building home.  As the building enters the final stage of its lifespan, it is important to remember that it was not always as leaky or as worn.  At one time it too was a brand new center of education.  Thus this article stands as a tribute, and a look back over fifty eventful years at CCHS.   This is the entrance to the school, right around the time it opened in the late 1950s.  Notice that the tell-tale chip in the front right corner...
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Prom Season Tips: Glowing Skin

April 6, 2015
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Prom Season Tips: Glowing Skin

Imagine the day of prom has arrived and you have an enormous, raging zit. Lovely. Maybe you will even have multiple zits – the horror! Luckily, I have tips for you that will help prevent unfortunate situations like those I just described. Everyone has heard the phrase “you are what you eat”. but sometimes it is difficult to understand what exactly this means. Sure, you can buy and apply all of the creams, cleansers, toners, and products you want, but you can’t buy good skin. What you put into your body is so much more important than what you put on it. If you eat dull, un-nourishing foods, then your skin will look the same: dull and un-nourished. In my opinion, the main foods/food groups to limit if you want great skin are dairy, wheat, processed foods, refined sugar,...
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Be a Part of ‘Red My Lips’ Wednesday, April 8th

April 6, 2015
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Be a Part of ‘Red My Lips’ Wednesday, April 8th

Though not widely recognized, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM for short), and brings to light a significant problem facing this country. The 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign focuses on three subtopics: Safer Campuses, Brighter Futures, and Prevention of Sexual Violence.  All carry a deep importance but seem difficult to get involved in, especially as a student or teacher who likely does not have a pull in government policies. Yet, the lack of attention given to SAAM extends farther than the month of April, and fighting for awareness is far easier than it seems. Though it is easier for us to pull the wool over our eyes and ignore the mass epidemic of ignorance at hand, these facts make the issue of sexual assault hard to dismiss: 1 in 5 women (20%) will be sexually...
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How to Cure Your Procrastination

April 6, 2015
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How to Cure Your Procrastination

Many people of all ages are constantly making excuses for why they aren’t getting work done. With homework, tests, SATs, chores, to do lists, and all of the boxes that need checking off, we’ve become skilled at dodging responsibilities. I put myself in this category because, while I don’t usually leave things until the last minute or start things really late at night, there have been times when I have been that student at eleven o’clock with barely any work done. As this quarter begins, so does a new season.  This means a clean slate, and we should take advantage of it and start fresh. We have to stop saying to ourselves, “one more hour.” After one more hour of Netflix, one more hour of TV, one more hour of texting, one more hour of...
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Boston Support for the Olympics Chills

April 6, 2015
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Boston Support for the Olympics Chills

The Olympics were once viewed as a sign of international prestige and power. But given the rising financial burdens of the Olympics, many countries are withdrawing their bids to host the event. The 2020 Winter Olympics has only two bids: one from Kazakhstan and the other from China. Similarly, the 2024 Summer Olympics has only four bids from Boston, Rome, Hamburg and Paris. But as with other cities, support in Boston appears to be waning as the numerous financial hurdles for a successful bid become apparent. Even at its height, barely a majority of Bostonians (51%) supported a measure for the Olympics. Now support has plummeted to 36%. Most of the initial excitement stemmed from Boston’s selection over Los Angeles, but it is now clear that this enthusiasm has mostly evaporated, with only 36% of...
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Ultimate Frisbee Gears Up for a Successful Season

April 6, 2015
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Ultimate Frisbee Gears Up for a Successful Season

While the snow is melting away on the Rideout field, the CCHAOS ultimate frisbee team takes its practices to the lower gym. The captains are preparing for the season by organizing indoor conditioning and training. This year, the team is expecting plenty of new players. During the first few days on the field, a total of seventy or so kids were at tryouts. Despite the loss of a majority of last year’s A team seniors, Seth Kelly ’16, one of three captains, is excited about this year’s players. Kelly says, “we have a lot of potential to be one of the best teams.” CCHAOS is looking forward to continue their successful season from last year. At the 2014 PVI Invitational tournament, the B team won the spirit award for the open A division. The combined B and C team...
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Join Tai Chi and QiGong Club for a Positive Start to Your Day

April 6, 2015
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Join Tai Chi and QiGong Club for a Positive Start to Your Day

Are you looking for a way to de-stress before school? Frantically studying the few minutes before the first bell for that physics test? Tai Chi Club is a great way to have a relaxing morning and allows you to be calm and energized before the start of your day. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has been practiced for both self defense and health benefits. It has been found to be incredibly relaxing for many individuals. Along with Tai Chi, the club also focuses on QiGong, which consists of moves that you repeat multiple times for a specific purpose: waking up, relaxing, etc. The club does around 10 minutes of QiGong exercises before practicing Tai Chi. Co-president Tom Large ’15 says that practicing Tai Chi has allowed him to “calm his mind...
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DJ for a Day!

April 6, 2015
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DJ for a Day!

To celebrate the last day in the old school, students will get the chance to play music between the hallways during the passing times.They will be able to to play any (school appropriate) music they choose if they win the raffle. With eight opportunities to play songs throughout the day, students can choose anything to their liking, from the nostalgic Jack Johnson to upbeat Taylor Swift to Beyoncé, or even the Lion King Soundtrack. Let’s make the last day in this rotting, moldy, and dilapidated school one to remember. All proceeds go to Youth in Philanthropy club, which raises money to donate to non-profit organizations. So, bring in your random dollars lying around the house to buy tickets every D, E, and F block in the cafeteria until Friday!  
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