Seniors Rampage at All Night Live

June 16, 2014
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Seniors Rampage at All Night Live

In past years, All Night Live has been a fun and exciting way for seniors to celebrate graduation together.  However, with the direction that festivities took this year, this exciting celebration may have to come to an end. High on life, seniors at All Night Live began destroying the building in a widespread fit of rage and excitement.  Detectives have traced the origins of the fiasco to the lower gym, where a verbal battle between two unnamed seniors escalated into a full-fledged fight.  Witnesses allege, that at one point during the fighting, a floor hockey stick was snapped in half, creating a sharp edge capable of slashing floor mats and poking holes in the large divider in the lower gym.  Apparently, other students caught on and began making hockey sticks into weapons capable of tearing apart...
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So Long, Old Building, Old Pal.

June 16, 2014
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So Long, Old Building, Old Pal.

Students and faculty alike are expressing concern and nostalgia regarding the move into the new building, slated to open after  April break of 2015. “Do you think we will get longer passing time?” asked a worried freshman.  When someone pointed out to her that the new building will not be spread over a five-building campus, and that passing time is likely to remain the same, she replied, “But we have to climb stairs”. “Yeah, and those stairwells are going to get really crowded,” added a classmate.  “They should give us elevator keys.”  General consternation followed the announcement that only students on crutches and with physical disabilities were likely to get elevator privileges. In fact, there is a nostalgic mood gaining pace as the move looms ahead of CC students and faculty.  In addition to...
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Snow Days Cause Summer Vacation Cancellation

June 16, 2014
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Snow Days Cause Summer Vacation Cancellation

Snow days are a tricky subject. Many students say that they love it when they get to miss school due to the weather but later regret having a snow day since it means students have to stay in school longer during the summer. Many students have been saddened by the fact that the extra days added on are now eating into their summer vacation. Recently, Assistant Principal Brian Miller has now decided that given that the extra snow days are already shortening summer vacation it would be more efficient if it was cancelled entirely and replaced with school. Mr. Miller stated that, “Academics aways trump summer vacation. Given the fun and diversified curriculum we have prepared, students will soon be begging to replace their winter and spring vacations with extra academics too”. Despite Mr. Miller’s optimistic opinion, not...
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Assassins to Be Played With Paintball Guns Next Year

June 16, 2014
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Assassins to Be Played With Paintball Guns Next Year

Due to growing controversy over the senior tradition of Assassins, new reforms for the game have been proposed for next year.  Water guns have been accused of leaving dangerous puddles in the hallways that people are liable to slip in.  Yet students insist that the tradition bonds them together as a class and is a fun, relatively safe way to blow off steam before graduation.  Thus, the compromise became clear.  Students will now be playing the game armed with paintball guns because, as one anonymous student explained, “Paint dries much faster than water so there’s not a safety hazard anymore.  I mean, getting hit with a paintball might be a little painful, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.” When questioned about how exactly the paint splatters could be removed from clothing, school hallways,...
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CCHS Required Summer Reading!

June 16, 2014
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CCHS Required Summer Reading!

While CCHS has not had a formal summer reading list before, it is now assigning one book to each grade to enjoy over the summer so the English curriculum is less crammed. The goal of the required reading is to enrich the education of all students (and faculty too!). Without further ado, here are the thrilling volumes: Freshman      A Bug’s Life is a classic that is absolutely essential to read before first stepping foot in the high school. With raving reviews from young adult critics, it teaches readers how to forgive and forget, work together, and be tenacious in all endeavors. Truly a masterful work that contains important life lessons.               A must-read for incoming freshman. This book takes threats to the extreme and effectively prepares the students for...
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Grief Counseling Provided after Fault in Our Stars

June 16, 2014
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Grief Counseling Provided after Fault in Our Stars

As many of you know, the movie The Fault in Our Stars was quite the tear-jerker. However, the impact for some extends beyond a steady stream of tears and the need for constant tissues during viewings of the new drama. Some long-term effects have been noted in many individuals across the country– all showing similar symptoms. The condition has been named a type of PTSD, nicknamed TFiOS-PTSD, and is now being treated by local therapists. Common symptoms are constant crying for unknown reasons, repeated murmuring of “okay” at random, and a burning desire to travel to Amsterdam. If you see these symptoms in anyone you know, call a doctor immediately. Therapists have predicted worsening of the condition within a mere 8-10 days after seeing the movie, especially with repeated exposure to it.  Monitor your loved one’s TV carefully,...
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World Cup in Crisis

June 16, 2014
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World Cup in Crisis

With the World Cup kicking off, enthusiasm for soccer has reached its peak. Indeed, citizens of CCHS are embracing their national team and many are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Ghana-USA match. Yet recently, James Akwasi Appiah, the head coach of the Ghanian soccer team announced that his team was withdrawing from the tournament. Mr. Appiah’s statement was soon followed by similar statements form the head coaches of Portugal and Germany. Although citizens of both Germany and Portugal were enraged by their team managers decisions to leave the World Cup, both head coaches thought that they made the right decision. During a press interview following the controversial decision, Germany’s head manager Joachim Löw said, “We know the US has a very formidable team, and rather than face the crushing humiliation of a loss, we would rather withdraw.” Germany’s...
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Finals Week DELAYED!

June 16, 2014
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Finals Week DELAYED!

Earlier today vice-principal Brian Miller announced that finals week will be moved from the week of June 23rd to the week of June 30th.  Mr. Miller cited an unusually high snow-day count as the cause for the last minute change; “we want to make sure that our faculty and students alike  had enough time to adequately complete their respective courses”. This change comes as students are beginning to prepare for finals, and many were relieved to hear of the switch.  Rahul Chopra ’16 noted that “the extra week takes a lost of stress out of the process”.  Some students, however, also realized that the extra week of school is one less week of summer; Kevin Bailey ’16 said that he “would rather take finals on the original dates” than the revised ones. The delay of finals this...
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