Apple iWatch Makes a Splash!

March 9, 2015
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Apple iWatch Makes a Splash!

  This week Apple revealed details about its long-awaited iWatch. The iWatch, the latest in a stream of smart watches from companies such as Samsung and Google, has been met with enthusiasm by many technology enthusiasts. Available in gold, stainless steel and aluminum variants, the watch is sure to satisfy all of your style needs! The price for the watch can vary dramatically, depending on the kind of materials that are selected. The larger versions of the watch, which are 0.2 inches larger than the 1.5 inch models will also cost another fifty dollars. The device is listed to go on sale on April 24th and has set industry experts abuzz. Some companies are even offering to sell discerning consumers diamond, gold and platinum plated iWatches for over 75,000 dollars! With thousands of apps already in development,...
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CCHS Dance Crew Dazzles

March 9, 2015
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CCHS Dance Crew Dazzles

On Saturday evening, the CCHS Dance Crew held its annual “CC Fights Back” performance to raise funds for a worthy cause. This year, each $10 admission ticket went to Hill Crest Orphanage, which provides for homeless children in Tanzania.  Along with the brief “moral high” of donating to underprivileged youth, audience members were starstruck when the dancers took the stage. The performance began with the crew’s large group, “Spirit Day,” dance, which they also performed at the spirit assembly, and continued with a combination of trios, duets, solos, and small group performances.  Perhaps most exciting was senior Sarena Sabine’s solo performance, in which she danced energetically, yet artistically, giving the audience members a great deal of enjoyment. About this act, Voice editor and attendee Rachel Bratton ’15 wrote, “Sarena’s energy when she is on stage is phenomenal....
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Think Before You Click: Smart Course Selections for 2015

March 9, 2015
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Think Before You Click: Smart Course Selections for 2015

With the designated nine day course selection period winding to a close, many of us have already looked at our recommendations for next year and submitted our requests without making anything more than a superficial consideration as to the burden we are placing on ourselves.  In making my own selections this weekend, I took into account some factors in addition to credit limits. First, I encourage every student to craft a challenging, but not unnecessarily difficult, schedule.  You may choose to approach this aspect of the process in one of two ways.  For required courses, like Precalculus or Junior English, you may choose to take higher levels if you are more confident in your core high school course abilities.  If you are someone who is more interested in special skills involving electives like Engineering...
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Unbeaten Kentucky Takes on March Madness

March 9, 2015
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Unbeaten Kentucky Takes on March Madness

In this crazy 2014- 2015 college basketball season, only one thing is certain: that Kentucky is quite simply the best. Unfazed by the lofty expectations, Kentucky has steamrolled their way to an undefeated regular season. With their 17 point win over Florida, Kentucky has finished the season 31-0, only the second time in program history. While their season has had some close calls, including a double overtime win at Texas A&M on January 10th, Kentucky wins have been relatively comfortable. Led by 6’11” freshman Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky has beaten 24 of their 31 opponents by double digits and has entered conversations for the best college basketball team of all time. Coach John Calipari, formerly of the UMass Minuteman, now has 182 wins and only 37 losses in his illustrious career at Kentucky. Now, Kentucky looks...
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Boys Basketball Season Comes to a Close

March 9, 2015
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Boys Basketball Season Comes to a Close

Last Saturday, the Boys Basketball team’s season came to an end as they came up short against #1 seeded Marlboro in the Central Finals. This year marks the second straight year that the basketball team made it to the Central Finals. CC started off strong, taking an 8-point lead in the first few minutes. Unfortunately, halfway through the first quarter, star center Eric Sellew suffered a devastating ankle injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the game. After that, CC fell down and was not able to close the gap. Marlboro was led by “Freshman” Chris Doherty. Doherty dominated the paint by scoring 27 points and collecting 13 rebounds. The final score was 59-45. At the end of the game, some of the younger players experienced valuable playing time in preparation for next year....
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Girls’ Basketball Honors Fallen Referee

March 9, 2015
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Girls’ Basketball Honors Fallen Referee

December came with cold weather and a cold start for the CCHS Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team, until the team traveled to Dracut. On Friday night, January 2, 2015, the Patriots Girls Varsity Team filed onto a school bus, and rode solemnly to the Dracut High School. The girls’ heads hung, not only because they were surely approaching their sixth straight loss, but also because they were stricken with tragedy from the loss of their favorite basketball official.  Gloria Santiago was murdered, allegedly by her husband, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. In late December, Gloria and her husband, Julio Resto, were in a bad place. After a series of fights, Gloria pushed to get her husband out of their home. According to the Boston Globe, on December 26, Gloria spent the night at a friend’s house, trying...
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Fifty Shades of Grey Falls a Shade Short

March 2, 2015
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Fifty Shades of Grey Falls a Shade Short

This Valentine’s Day all the buzz was about the film adapted from the best seller by EL James, Fifty Shades of Grey. This book was on book group lists all over America and the reaction to it was polarizing. After being released in 2011, it quickly jumped to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. In total about 45 million copies sold in the US, and one million or more sold in Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, and Holland. This author’s steamy novels have been translated into 51 different languages; and the trilogy has sold an astounding 100 million copies world wide. At the mention of this book becoming a movie the anticipation built and built up until opening night. Former Calvin Klein model and The Fall star Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey, and Ben and Kate and The Social...
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Racism Assembly Starts the Right Conversation

March 2, 2015
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Racism Assembly Starts the Right Conversation

                            As many loyal Voice readers might know,  I tend to be very critical of how CC handles discussions on race. Last year’s ADL program was clumsy at best, and presented an overly simplified and unsophisticated take on racism.  During this past Wednesday’s assembly, a diverse and friendly panel of CC students bravely discussed how racism had affected their lives.  With the recent protests over racially fueled incidents of police brutality in Ferguson and Staten Island, CC has good reason to bring up racism again, and I think this time, we got it right. Many students complained that with prior race-related assemblies, they felt that they were being lectured and blamed for society’s racism.  I heard a lot of my Concord...
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