Terracycle!

October 20, 2014
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Terracycle!

You may have come across more than a few creatively decorated shoe boxes in your classrooms. If you take a closer look at them, you will see that they read “Terracycle,” and then some form of “Old pens/pencils, cereal bag liners, chip bags, and energy bar wrappers.” As part of a school-wide initiative to dispose of these products in a green way, these boxes are in place for your use. Take advantage of them! The Terracycle boxes have been out for a couple of years now. The system is operated and maintained by the school’s Environmental Field Studies Group. It should be noted, especially for those who have participated in the Terracycling program in past years, that there are new rules as to the appropriate materials. Old writing instruments are accepted, as well as...
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Dallas Releases People Quarantined Due to Ebola

October 20, 2014
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Dallas Releases People Quarantined Due to Ebola

On October 20th, many of those quarantined in Dallas and monitored for symptoms of Ebola were released by the city. Those released had been under careful watch for the incubation period of 21 days and then were cleared to leave. One of the difficulties of controlling Ebola’s spread is its relatively long incubation period, which makes it difficult for health care workers and airlines to spot the disease and inform authorities. This was one of the factors contributing to the entrance of Ebola into the country through Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently made a journey to Africa, contracted the disease, and boarded a plane to the US. The spread of ebola has caused widespread panic, even in entirely unaffected areas. Due to a lack of awareness about the infectiousness of the disease and the ways in...
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Happy Diwali!

October 20, 2014
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Happy Diwali!

Many of you may not be aware that this Wednesday, October 23rd is a very special day for a number of people. And I’m not just talking about Advisory Wednesday. You guessed it, folks, it’s Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Diwali is an ancient holiday celebrated all over India. Many Indian holidays are very specific to certain regions of the country, but Diwali is widely celebrated and is a very important time for many Hindu families. Similar to our winter break, people in India get about two weeks off around this time of the year. Each day of the holiday is highlighted by a ceremony pertaining to a certain god. There are a lot of exciting festivities and the streets are filled with colorful new apparel for families to buy. October 23rd is...
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Learning with Passion and Gusto: Ruettgers Seminars

October 20, 2014
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Learning with Passion and Gusto: Ruettgers Seminars

There’s a good chance that if you asked a CCHS student about the Ruettgers seminar you would be met with blank stares. However, despite its obscurity, the Ruettgers seminar is an important addition to CC’s teaching environment and adds a host of interesting courses for students over their careers at CCHS. Supported by generous donations from Carlisle’s Ruettgers family, whose children attended CCHS, the Ruettgers seminar gives teachers the opportunity to teach material they are passionate about and might not get the opportunity to discuss within the framework of their standard courses. Each Ruettgers seminar typically has 10-15 students and centers around discussion within the class. Courses that are offered are eclectic, ranging from Climate Change to Technology in Fabric. This semester’s Ruettgers seminar, “Tasty History,”  is taught by Mrs. Winkler-Au and Ms. Fischer, both Social...
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UNDEFEATED: CC Men’s Soccer 2014

October 20, 2014
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UNDEFEATED: CC Men’s Soccer 2014

Last summer, the world was transfixed by the fast paced and highly competitive action of The World Cup.  You don’t have to go to Brazil, however, to watch quality men’s soccer; in fact it’s only a quick walk up to the turf fields to watch our very own CCHS soccer team play.  The soccer program at CC has always been a strong one, but the success the team is experiencing this year is almost unprecedented in recent memory.  At press time, the team holds a record of  13-0 with their last two wins over Lincoln-Sudbury and Westford Academy at 2-0 and 4-0, respectively.  The team this year is led by Head Coach Ray Pavlik and captains Mitchell Palmer 15’, Charlie Booth 15’ and Garrett Leahy 15’. The team this year is strong in many aspects...
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Galapagos, Guinea Pigs, and Gazpacho: Thursday!

October 20, 2014
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Galapagos, Guinea Pigs, and Gazpacho: Thursday!


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Gender Equality Club Joins CC

October 6, 2014
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Gender Equality Club Joins CC

CCHS now has its own Gender Equality Club. The goal of this club is to promote Gender Equality both locally and worldwide. Although this is an ambitious task, the co-Founders and co-presidents Ruthie Block ’17 and Madi Bode ’16, have many new ideas to get students engaged and hopefully make a global impact on Gender Equality. After getting the “Green Light” from Mr. Miller, the founders set out on finding a teacher advisor and raising awareness of the club. At first mention to peers, more than 30 students expressed interest in joining the club. After Ms. Anderson of the Math Department agreed to be the advisor, Block and Bode set out to establish concrete goals for the club. “Our main priority” states Bode, “is in raising money for the advancement of the equal education of women...
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Apple Struggling With Competition from Google and FBI Investigation

October 6, 2014
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Apple Struggling With Competition from Google and FBI Investigation

This week has been difficult for technology giant Apple, which has faced challenges on many fronts. Although the release of the iPhone 6 and 6+ has generated some buzz,  the products have received mainly negative reviews from technology magazines and websites. Consumer satisfaction has also taken a dip after the the phones became available, with the construction and usability of the device coming under heavy fire. In particular, the iPhone 6+ was demonstrated to be bendable by many online reviewers, causing many tech users to become concerned about the quality of the device’s frame. This information became a scandal among consumers and many users of the social networking platform Twitter dubbed it #bendgate. The backlash continued with the debut of iOS 8, which reportedly caused some of the new phones to lose their cellular...
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