Exchange Student Silvia Granahan

November 17, 2014
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Exchange Student Silvia Granahan

Silvia Granahan is a junior exchange student visiting CC from Italy until February 2nd.  She was kind enough to meet with me recently to discuss her experience in America, as well as what life is like back in Italy.  Granahan says that she loves Concord, and as she lives near the town center, she is able to walk everywhere.  She’s been coming to Concord since she was young, as her father is American and lived in Concord until he was 20.  All her relatives on her father’s side live here, so she usually visits at least once a year. Granahan arrived in August, and since then has been attending classes at CC.  Her school back in Italy is much smaller, with only around four hundred students, and also structured differently.  Students stay in one class all day, while...
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Spirit Week is Approaching!

November 17, 2014
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Spirit Week is Approaching!

As winter begins, so does the holiday season and of course, Spirit Week!  There’s no better time than this to show your school spirit!  Spirit Week officially kicks off on Thursday, November 19th.  Thursday will be Class Color Day.  Each grade will be assigned a color to show their class spirit.  Freshmen will be green, sophomores blue, juniors white, seniors red and faculty purple.  If you are interested in getting a t-shirt, then email your class officers and they will be able to get you a t-shirt upon receiving your payment.  Friday will be Flannel Friday, so make sure to wear all flannel.  Monday will be Boston Strong, so wear anything Boston.  On Tuesday, grab a friend, because it’s Twinning Tuesday.  Wednesday though, is the time to really bring out all your school spirit, for Maroon & Gold Day! Powderpuff...
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Students to Paint CC Walls Before Demolition

November 17, 2014
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Students to Paint CC Walls Before Demolition

Have you ever taken a look at a barren CCHS wall and thought that it could use a little decoration? Now you have the chance! The Student Senate has reported that Principal Badalament and Steve Wall (CC’s head custodian) have approved certain sections of wall to be painted, as we only have a few months left in the old building. Students will soon be able to sign up for wall spaces and then have the request approved by a senator. Each of the painters will be given painting supplies and a tarp. The supplies will be stored for other painters’ use. Students should also look out for an upcoming color dance. The Student Senate and class governments will be overseeing the dance. It will take place in the cafeteria and students will be able to...
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Gone Girl Review

November 17, 2014
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Gone Girl Review

The movie Gone Girl, based on a book by author Gillian Flynn, arrived in theatres three weeks ago. I saw it this past week, and quickly formed an opinion about it. It’s an ingenious bit of thrilling filmmaking, with some interesting commentary on the nature of marriage and gender roles within American culture thrown in. The film opens on Nick (played by Ben Affleck) ruminating, like a very literal-minded child, on what thoughts he would find if he was to open up his wife’s skull and unspool her brain. This chilling imagery sets the tone for the rest of the movie, which is every bit as much a frigid, darkly funny comedy as it is a perfectly constructed thriller in its own right. Nick goes to a bar, named The Bar, an odd metafictional...
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Football Team Season Comes to an End

November 17, 2014
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Football Team Season Comes to an End

Last Friday night, The CCHS football team lost its semi-final playoff game to Melrose with a final score of 28-20. With 5 minutes left in the game, CC was down 28-14. The team marched down the field and scored on a pass from Austin Hoey ’16 to Jack Barrett ’15 to push the score to 28-20. After that pass, CC kicked an onside kick and recovered it to gain possession back with about 3 minutes remaining. Led by Hoey, CC moved down the field. On fourth down, a Hoey pass fell short and Melrose got the ball. The quarterback took a knee and finished off the heartbreaking loss. Every member of the team gave their all on the field. The team had an amazing, undefeated season and dominated its first two playoff games. Next season...
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Football Team Moves On in the Playoffs

November 10, 2014
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Football Team Moves On in the Playoffs

The CCHS Football Team beat Arlington 35-28 last Friday night. The team was led by strong performances by Quarterback Austin Hoey ’16 and running back Kejuan Farquharson ’16. CC plays Melrose on Friday at home. The game starts at 6:00. Be there to cheer on your undefeated football team!
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Mid-Term Elections Alter Course of Government

November 10, 2014
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Mid-Term Elections Alter Course of Government

This week, millions of Americans went to vote on numerous state ballot questions, governors, House Representatives and Senators. Here in Massachusetts, we decided on several ballot questions: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing, Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law, Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming and Earned Sick Time for Employees. Our state governor candidates were Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and United Independent Evan Falchuk. Although Democrat Ed Markey easily won reelection to the Senate, Massachusetts chose Baker for governor, a selection that was especially interesting in typically Democratic Massachusetts. Nationally, however, the USA strongly opted for the Republican Party. The Republicans maintained a strong majority in the House and picked up a majority in the Senate as well. Majorities in both the House and Senate are a by-product of a strong resurgence for the party. After a devastating presidential loss in 2012, the party was widely expected to...
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Art Gallery: Rachel Jump, “Origins”

November 10, 2014
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Art Gallery: Rachel Jump, “Origins”

Jump, a CCHS graduate and recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA ’14) is a black and white photographer whose photographs share the themes of home, belonging, memory and absence. Her series, Origins, represents the experiences of her past. Her photographs document the feeling of loss from leaving home and moving to a new place. Her portraits have a hauntingly beautiful and mysterious look while at the same time capturing the artist’s deep and personal meaning. This display of works follows one of the past featured artists, Brett Henrikson, who was also a graduate of RISD. Jump’s works gracefully highlight the subtleties of black and white photography- the lack of color in her photographs simply deepens the meaning and quality.   Jump’s work is currently on display in the Art Gallery across from the...
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