Moot Court Update!

March 16, 2015
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Moot Court Update!

The first round of the CCHS Moot Court competition has finished! Stay tuned for news about the second case (Garcetti v. Ceballos), which deals with first Amendment speech! Dates for the second round are yet to be determined, but the bracket for advancing teams can be found below.
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It’s that Time in March Again

March 16, 2015
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It’s that Time in March Again

68 teams heard their names called yesterday during Selection Sunday.  Those 68 teams will be playing in the NCAA men basketball tournament, colloquially known as March Madness, which will be filled with crazy upsets, historical runs, and one final champion at the end of it all.  Going into the tournament, there are several strong teams looking to make it far. Here are some good picks to cut down the nets this year: Kentucky: The most noticeable team this year is Kentucky. The Wildcats had a perfect season, going 34-0 and capping it off with a strong SEC championship win on Sunday. Many experts think Kentucky’s entire starting lineup could be drafted in the first round, and most analysts think they will coast through the entire tournament. Bottom line: Betting on Kentucky is definitely the...
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Enter the Paula Sirois Poetry Contest!

March 16, 2015
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Enter the Paula Sirois Poetry Contest!

Calling all Poets! Submit your poetry to the English Department’s annual poetry contest! Each year the English Department holds a competition in memory of Ms. Paula Sirois, an English teacher at the high school who was a published poet as well as the longtime advisor to Reflections. Entries should consist of two or three poems and should be submitted to Ms. Peterson in the English/ Social Studies Workroom by Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. Your name should not appear on your work; attach a separate sheet with your name, YOG and your English teacher’s name on it. Questions? Ask your English teacher! The contest open to all: enter your work!
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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2015
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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year, Saint Patrick’s Day!  This often overlooked holiday honors the memory of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who legend says drove all snakes off the island.  It can be incredibly fun to participate in, so show your Irish pride and celebrate using the following tips.   Tune In To Some Irish Music Irish music is delightfully quirky and diverse, and can include both modern pop stars and more old-fashioned singers.  Check out The Script, made famous by their songs “Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” “Breakeven,” and “For the First Time.”  They will be playing at the House of Blues on March 26.  Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, and Kodaline are all excellent as well.  Kodaline’s “All I Want” is a beautiful, haunting ballad.  If you’re...
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Make Time for the CCHS Faculty Follies Show!

March 16, 2015
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Make Time for the CCHS Faculty Follies Show!

Save time this Saturday night for the CCHS faculty show! On March 21st, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, students and parents from across CCHS will get the chance to see their favorite teachers participate in a zany show that highlights the CC faculty’s comedic talent. Highlights include a rap video featuring Mr. Hoblitzelle and Mr. Rivera and tons of funny acting and dancing. The entire show is directed by Mr. Kendall. The theme of the show is The Final Countdown and will feature spoofs on The Walking Dead, Frozen and Harry Potter. In addition, Mr. Pohl, Mr. Simone, Mr. Gauthier, Hugh Schmidt (’17), Ms. Furey and Ms. Mathison will all be performing as a rock band! More music will also be provided by Rivers and Revolutions students, with Mr. Goodwin on guitar. All proceeds will go to the Concord...
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Concord Carlisle Hockey Breaks Barriers

March 16, 2015
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Concord Carlisle Hockey Breaks Barriers

1-4-2.  That was the record of the Concord-Carlisle men’s hockey team at the start of January. With the new year, however, the team begin to hit its stride, accumulating victories against league opponents such as North Andover, Bedford, and Boston Latin. By mid-February, those numbers were a thing of the past, and the team cruised, beating Leominster 7-2 to clinch a spot in the state tournament. The first team CC faced in the playoffs was the number 8 seed, Gloucester. It was a close game at first, but ultimately, CC pulled away, winning 2-1 and advancing to the next round. Next, the Patriots took on the number 1 seed, Tewksbury, in what was arguably the most hotly contested game of the tournament. CC had lost to them twice in the regular season, so Tewksbury was...
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Remembering the Classics: Blood Meridian on its 30th Anniversary

March 16, 2015
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Remembering the Classics: Blood Meridian on its 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago, Cormac McCarthy, a prolific American author, published what many consider his masterpiece-Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West. The novel is expansive, with prose that is both sparse and ornately gothic. McCarthy, in Blood Meridian, constructs a beautiful, harsh continuation of the tradition of the American Pastoral, as well as our national obsession with violence. The novel, roughly shaped around historical events, follows a character known only as “the kid,” as he travels through the Antebellum South, eventually running into, and joining, the infamous Glanton Gang. This group of mercenary scalpers is anchored in a bloody and horrifying part of American history. Former army members and unscrupulous outlaws would cut swathes of destruction through the US-Mexico Border, killing Native Americans and others whose scalps they might collect, as proof of their deeds...
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To DUFF or not to DUFF?

March 10, 2015
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To DUFF or not to DUFF?

      Recently, after the buzz of students and media, the film ‘The DUFF’ has become one of the most viewed movies for teenagers, selling over 10 million dollars worth of tickets in it’s opening weekend. The film revolves around unique and snarky teen, Bianca (Mae Whitman) as she navigates a high school full of the stock character mean girl (Bella Thorne), the dumb jock (Robbie Amell), and a divvy of others whom we’ve seen time and time again, yet are rarely impressed by. Soon, Bianca begins to notice that her peers harbor a far greater interest in her traditionally beautiful best friends than in herself, and though she is confident with her character, she begins to question her social standing. All of the background fluff leads up to one defining moment: Bianca’s...
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