Vacation = TV Overload!

February 23, 2015
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Vacation = TV Overload!

As we integrate back into the rigorous schedule of the High School student, tales of February break are circulating around the student body. Though a few lucky peers were able to venture to tropical climates, most were left high and dry to brave New England’s arctic conditions. To withstand the copious amounts of snow, many were compelled to turn to the screen. Not only did people take to the movie theaters for a quick refreshment before Oscar night, but they were also glued to readily available streaming platforms in their own homes. When students were asked about their TV habits over break, the results were notable, yet expected. Tenth-grader Daria stated that after plowing through approximately 2 seasons of Royal Pains, each season consisting of fifteen 45-minute episodes, she found February break slipping away....
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Nate Ruess’s “Nothing Without Love”

February 23, 2015
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Nate Ruess’s “Nothing Without Love”

I have been waiting anxiously for three whole years for a new album by the popular band Fun., but recently the members, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff have gone off to do their own things. Andrew is scoring movies, Jack is in “Bleachers” and Nate has gone solo. However, they recently posted on their Facebook page, “Fun. is not breaking up…. the 3 of us are very involved and supportive of all these different projects going on within the fun family at the moment.” As much as I love Fun., I support all of their individual decisions. I am also a big fan of Bleachers. And I was excited that today, Nate Ruess released a single called “Nothing Without Love”.  He more than exceeded my expectations. For all you Fun. lovers, this song will make you realize that...
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Where to Put CCHS’s Six Lost Days?

February 23, 2015
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Where to Put CCHS’s Six Lost Days?

This year is, by anybody’s account, one with an extremely high amount of snow days. We’ve barely seen a Monday or Tuesday schedule since midyears! Blizzard after blizzard, the snow continues to be a challenge. Coming into the school for sports practice on one of these snow days, I was able to see whether or not the call was justified, and, although as a student I may be a bit biased, I have to say the snow and ice still covering the parking lot and piling up against the school stands as a risk to students and faculty that was not worth taking by the district. Furthermore, people driving from distances farther than Concord or Carlisle would have even more trouble braving the treacherous conditions. So, now that we have lost six days in the third quarter, the question arises of...
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CCHS Swim & Dive (Butter)Flies to Success

February 23, 2015
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CCHS Swim & Dive (Butter)Flies to Success

After standing outdoors in the below freezing temperatures for eternity, waiting for the MIT pool doors to open, the girls CCHS Swim & Dive States team had a successful final meet. The athletes who qualified for individual events at the State Championship were Cassidy Smith ’15, Emily Roberts ’15, Sarah Langell ’15 Captain Meghan O’Brien ’15, Emmy Poulin ’17, Sunny Tang ’17, and Virginia Ryan ’18. Tang and Poulin both swam the 200 freestyle, coming in at 2:10.61 and 2:11.42 respectively. Emily Roberts and Virginia Ryan placed 37th and 40th on the 50 freestyle. Roberts also placed 24th on the 100 butterfly. The 200- free relay (Roberts, Ryan, Tang, Smith), which consists of one lap back and forth for each member, placed 8th overall. Cassidy Smith swam a personal best and set a new school record in the 100...
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think of All of the Snow Days?

February 23, 2015
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think of All of the Snow Days?


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Men’s Hockey Makes the Playoffs

February 23, 2015
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Men’s Hockey Makes the Playoffs

With a clutch win against Leominster, the CC Men’s Hockey Team made the playoffs with a final record of 10-6-4. The team started the season 1-4-1, but went on a 7 game unbeaten streak to help propel them to the #9 seed in the playoffs. “We were struggling early, but we worked hard and were able to grind out ten wins,” remarked defenseman John Faber ’16. He continued by saying, “We showed a lot of mental toughness and that is something that every team needs.” His defensive partner Jonathan Severns said, “We have a lot of momentum that we hope will help us ride deep into the playoffs.” CC’s success was due to the chemistry that they developed throughout the year. According to Kevin Bailey ’16, “We were able to grow very close and that...
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Inherent Vice Gets Snubbed at the Oscars

February 23, 2015
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Inherent Vice Gets Snubbed at the Oscars

It’s post-Oscar season now, which means that popular opinion and the mainstream critical voice have spoken. Some films won unexpected, but wholly deserved, praise (i.e. Birdman), while others were passed over with nary a glance. Inherent Vice belongs in the latter category, as it didn’t win either of the two Oscars it was nominated for, one for Costume Design and the other for Best Adapted Screenplay.  In my opinion, this was a grave oversight on the part of the Academy. It’s a bildungsroman, a postmodern romp, and a condemnation of hippies and their oppressive government in equal proportions. If you dig deep to its heart, and make some simplifications, however, the film is an excellent comedy, with a meandering feel and a smooth vibe. Inherent Vice follows staunch hippie and private eye Doc Sportello’s (Joaquin Phoenix) wanderings and...
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The Vamps: Just Another Boy Band?

February 12, 2015
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The Vamps: Just Another Boy Band?

Our generation seems to be over saturated with boy bands. We’ve had the Jonas Brothers, One Direction, Big Time Rush, the Wanted, and 5 Seconds of Summer, just to mention a few out of the millions. Over time, pop culture has developed a sort of love-hate relationship with them. I, for one, have nothing against them. Many of my friends think that they are unoriginal, but to be honest, I disagree. I’m actually impressed by anyone who starts a band and makes it big.  It’s true that a lot of the music isn’t all that great, but it isn’t that bad either. A lot of boy bands form on their own, but many have also been created through singing competitions, like American Idol.  The whole concept of boy bands has changed drastically over time. The Beatles, the...
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