Ecuador Exchange Trip Kicks Off

November 10, 2014
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Ecuador Exchange Trip Kicks Off

This spring, the Spanish program will be leading an Ecuador Exchange to Quito and the Galápagos! In February, CCHS students will be hosting Ecuadorian students for two weeks. Then, in April, CCHS students will be travelling to Ecuador and staying with their host families for two weeks. They will first travel to Quito, where Ecuadorian teachers from a local school will serve as knowledgeable guides and take the students on tours around the city as well as on day trips to surrounding sites. These adventures include hiking in the Quilotoa volcano crater and riding horses to the top, visiting the Cotopaxi volcano national park, and going on outings to Otavalo, Papallacta, and the Cloud Forest in Mindo. Students will also have the opportunity to travel to La Victoria, a town two hours outside of Quito....
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Mr. Cole Appears in MassMutual’s Ad

November 10, 2014
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Mr. Cole Appears in MassMutual’s Ad

Ever wonder what it is like to be featured in a commercial? Well, CC English teacher Mr. Cole would be able to answer that. This past summer, Mr. Cole was featured in a commercial for MassMutual’s Love is a Gift Campaign. It all started when a friend of Mr. Cole’s mentioned to him that an upcoming commercial was looking for a gay couple. Mr. Cole and his husband Todd decided to give it a go and audition. The audition process was surprisingly very simple, with basic questions such as “what do you like?”, and a group family photo with the kids. However, out of the handful of couples auditioning, Mr. Cole and his husband were picked for the role. The commercial is for MassMutual’s Love is a Gift campaign, which is campaigning for Easter Seals,...
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Yaks: No Longer Just for Nepal

November 10, 2014
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Yaks: No Longer Just for Nepal

Forget about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; there’s a new app on the social media scene, and it’s spreading like wildfire.  It’s called Yik Yak and it is the very latest way to interact online.  Think of it as a modified version of Twitter.  Once users download the app, they can anonymously post “yaks” which can be viewed within a 1.5 mile radius from where the yak was sent.  Other users can then “up” or “down” vote the yak, as well as respond anonymously to the original post.  Users gain “yakarma” by using the app, with points awarded to those with popular posts and replies.  That’s it, a simple and addictive concept that is changing the way people express themselves on the Internet.  In Concord and Carlisle alone, it has become a digital catch-all for...
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What Goes Into a Great Football Team?

November 3, 2014
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What Goes Into a Great Football Team?

CC’s Football team has continued to make a name for itself with a staggering 7-0 record this year. Following this strong performance, the team is in the semi-finals in the playoffs and many hope that the team will advance even further. The CC Football team is almost universally admired for its strong work ethic and commitment. Jon Stasior ’16 described the rigorous routine that the players undergo to ensure maximum performance, saying that “We consistently had a large turn out at 6:00 AM Morning Liftings and at summer workouts run by CATZ.” Additionally, he points out that “since this season has started, we’ve worked hard every week to improve and get ready for the upcoming game.” Stasior also reinforces that the team captains and chemistry have been instrumental to the team’s success. “Our captains have done a...
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The Newest Internet Sensation

November 3, 2014
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The Newest Internet Sensation

Videos on Youtube of the little boy saying 9 +10 is 21 and the Grumpy Cat are good examples of internet sensations. But the newest internet hit is not a singer or a dare devil, it’s a Target employee. It was a typical Sunday for Alex  the employee at Target in Texas. He was bagging items and hoping for the end of the day to arrive. At some point during his shift a girl took a picture of him and sent it out on Twitter, as she found Alex to be very attractive. Immediately, his picture got countless retweets all over Twitter, and there was even fan fiction written about him. He earned the name “Alex From Target.” A shirt was made saying “lol you’re not Alex From Target.” Boy-crazy girls found out his high school,...
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Fall Frenzy Pumpkin Drinks: Make, Don’t Buy!

November 3, 2014
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Fall Frenzy Pumpkin Drinks: Make, Don’t Buy!

As the cold months and the short days are approaching, sometimes all you need is a little comfort food. Imagine sitting in bed, reading a good book with a warm spiced latte in hand. Sounds good right? Instead of spending your life savings on this delicious beverage from your local baristas, try making it yourself! Unsure how to start? Here’s an easy recipe: Quick Pumpkin Spice Latte 1 Cup Milk 1 tablespoon white sugar  1 tablespoon pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup brewed espresso This delicious recipe will be ready in a quick 10 minutes and makes a great mid-fall drink! Still Craving that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte? Think Again! Here’s what’s found in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte: 2 Doses of Caramel Color NO REAL PUMPKIN Monsanto Milk – Which is...
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“If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” “Yes.”

November 3, 2014
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“If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” “Yes.”

“But, EVERYONE is going, EVERYONE is doing it, and EVERYONE looks like that!” “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?”             Statistically, yes. Looking back at the atrocious occurrence of lynch mobs, it can be assumed that not everyone watching or participating was supportive of the event, yet once in a large crowd, individuals feel a sense of anonymity and tend to follow the behavior of others, even if it is against their morals. When people lose their sense of identity in a group their sense of right and wrong goes down the drain. Everything they learned in the past is often pushed to the side in an effort to fit in. Even the most level-headed of people can fall victim to the phenomenon that is often called Social Imitation,...
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Where’s Kanye’s New Album?

November 3, 2014
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Where’s Kanye’s New Album?

Chicago rapper, producer, and fashion designer, Kanye West, is rumored to have an album in the works. Last June, West told GQ that the album is most likely to drop in September. September has gone by with no sign of activity from West. His sixth studio album, “Yeezus” was released with minimum promotion, and it seems West will be taking a similar course of action with his upcoming project. The Trinidadian-born American rapper from Brooklyn, New York, Theophilus London reportedly attended a listening party held by West, in which he played his album three times. London responded to the rumors on twitter, claiming he has recorded a verse and made the album. “I’m on it actually . Even the single RT @RealTalkNYnews: Theophilus London Says He Heard Kanye West’s Upcoming Album http://t.co/GnbwvrgKz2 — Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) September 25, 2014” Chicago...
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