Taylor Swift’s Latest Album Stuns

October 27, 2014
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Taylor Swift’s Latest Album Stuns

After years of trying to resist the infectious pop/country ballads of America’s biggest musical superstar, I have given in.  Taylor Swift is actually pretty darn good.  And yes, her latest album, 1989, which was released late last night, is pure pop, a sugar rush transmitted through your earbuds.  And it’s really, really catchy. Each of Swift’s albums chronicles a certain period of her life, encapsulates her love life, home, and other major life moments.  While her past records have been mopey, downcast, and filled with lovelorn melodies, 1989 is the type of music you want to dance to.  It’s the story of Swift’s newfound empowerment, a love story to being young, lucky, and alive. Sure, there are the occasional angry/wistful/depressing songs, such as the excellent single “Out of the Woods.”  But as a whole,...
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Pathways Stocks A CC Store

October 27, 2014
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Pathways Stocks A CC Store

If you have ever been to the cafeteria, chances are that you have passed by the school store. The school store was founded in 1999 and has continued to be enjoyed by many CC students since then. The school store (which is operated by the CCHS Pathways Program) was previously known for the candy that it sold after school to students. It used to sell only candy, pizza and popcorn, but now the school store is looking to expand by offering school merchandise. The school store will now be offering sweatshirts, hoodies, socks and re-usable water bottles. Vinny Pioli, a senior in the Pathways program, said that the idea came after they saw numerous athletes come to the store after school seeking to buy water bottles and CC merchandise. The program is expecting a strong increase in the...
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Band Concert Will be a Stunner

October 27, 2014
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Band Concert Will be a Stunner

Thanks to the Voice’s number one band room exporter, Namita Chandra, you now know the exclusive truths and lies about the CCHS Band Room, but are you ready to experience the magnificence of their creations?  I say yes, as does the virtuosic Band Director, David Gresko.  So I beseech one, I beseech all, to come to the CCHS Fall Instrumental Concert this Thursday at 7:00 PM.  Admission is free. Concert Band Repertoire will feature the boisterous and exciting Shortcut Home by Dana Wilson, the soaring and cathartic Be Thou My Vision by the revered David Gillingham, and Ernesto Leucona’s rapid-paced Latin-style Malaguena.  The string orchestra, world-renowned CCHS Jazz Band, and formidable CCHS Repertoire Band will also perform Thursday evening.  So bring your friends and enjoy the music! You’ve heard the squeaks and squawks of practicing floating down the dimly lit A-Building...
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Emma Watson’s HeForShe Campaign: Working for Gender Equality

October 20, 2014
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Emma Watson’s HeForShe Campaign: Working for Gender Equality

Emma Watson is a Hollywood superstar, and you’ve probably heard of her roles or Red Carpet appearances.  She is especially well-known for one of her most famous role: Hermione Granger. Recently though, the Harry Potter star has been up to a lot more than her roles in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and other new movies.  Since 2012, when “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was released, she has stepped up as a spokesperson for a world-wide issue.  She has helped to launch a HeForShe campaign, which discusses gender equality and the empowerment of women.  She even took it to the UN, where she represented this issue by giving an inspirational speech. Gender inequality has been an issue since the beginning of time and that needs to be changed. Whether or not you are applying for a job...
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88.3 FM: Radio by Students for Students

October 20, 2014
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88.3 FM: Radio by Students for Students

Up until a few days ago, the main draw of WiQH (found on 88.3 FM),CC’s radio station, had been the inexpensive sodas sold there.  I hadn’t had the opportunity to look around the place, a garage refurbished into classroom, until last Wednesday.  Station Publicity Director, Gillian Pasley ’16, met me by the station’s two fully equipped radio studios, and gave me a detailed tour of the place.  I was impressed to learn that the station has around forty different DJs, all of whom run weekly shows.  They also send out reporters to cover every varsity sports’ game, which is no easy feat. During every show, DJs are required to fill out logs detailing their program for the day, but otherwise have relative free reign over what they play.  “There’s a massive catalogue of music you can choose...
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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 there.  We should be resilient, live in the moment, focus on the positive, etc.  Its vagueness is what makes it harmless.  When in doubt, just be mindful and everything will work out! But setting a cute theme is easy.  The implementation is the hard part, and our school administration has struggled with this.  The majority of students don’t even understand what mindfulness is, and a couple fun games in the Learning Commons or an hour-long lecture on “what’s right with...
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College Supplements Prove to be an Introspective Experience

October 20, 2014
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College Supplements Prove to be an Introspective Experience

Whether the cause be last minute standardized test studying, multiple unfinished essays, the fast approaching November 1st deadline, or squeamish  interview experiences, most seniors are feeling bitter and nervous about the college application process. Responses to these sentiments range from extreme focus and anxious terseness of speech to a dejected approach to school and listless demeanor.  To generalize, college applications are a daunting task for many; however, there is a a shudder of light in the vast expanse of darkness. Upon working through my application questions, I have discovered some rather thought-provoking, if not amusing, supplement questions.  One such question is, “Describe one of your quirks and why it is important to who you are”.  I am proud of this college for straying away from some of the more typical questions and venturing out to provide a more...
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Voices in the Caf: Who do you Support in the Upcoming Massachusetts Governor Race and Why?

October 20, 2014
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Voices in the Caf: Who do you Support in the Upcoming Massachusetts Governor Race and Why?

            So, who do you support?
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