Freshmen Senate Election

October 6, 2014
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Freshmen Senate Election

CCHS’s student government is composed of two bodies, the class government and the Student Senate. Many CCHS students are only aware of their own class government and neglect to consider the importance of the senate government. The Student Senate is composed of around thirty students from all four grades as well as committee members and executive members. The class governments are mainly concerned with specific events (such as dances) that pertain to a certain grade level. The Student Senate focuses on issues that are relevant to the entire school, such as blood drives and Spirit Week. The CCHS Student Senate has also had a great deal of involvement with many of the initiatives that are impacting our school. It has student representatives on most committees such as the School Committee, School Advisory Board and the Building Committee....
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We Must “Think We Can”: CC Mental Health Week

October 6, 2014
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We Must “Think We Can”: CC Mental Health Week

High school can be fraught with stressful situations, socially, academically, athletically, and everything in between.  The CCHS Wellness Committee has thus put together a Mental Health Week to offer support and advice on how to beat stress!  The focus this year will be on eustress, or the optimal level of stress necessary to perform at a high level.  This means living “In the Zone” and helping your brain relax enough to focus on completing a task.  Becoming overly stressed can cause someone to feel distracted and anxious, rather than motivated.  Therefore, one of the goals of the CC Mental Health Week is to aid students in maintaining a healthy balance between being driven to succeed and becoming panicked. The Wellness Committee has done extensive research on how to help students de-stress, and found in one...
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CC Golf

October 6, 2014
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CC Golf

After a slow start, CC Golf has hit their stride and hopes to repeat a State Championship. CC started off the year by losing some close matches, but picked it up by winning four of their five matches last week. The team is very young with only two seniors. Captain Jack Gardner ’15 explained that, “we are a young team, getting better as the season progresses and becoming closer over time”.  Although the team is young, there is no shortage of talent. Freshman Maddie Vegura commented that, “it is a deep team with a lot of talent,” pointing out that all of the players are very skillful. Another interesting dynamic is the energy that every player brings to the matches. Richie Crosby ’16 commented that, “playing on the golf team is a lot of fun”...
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Don’t Be Exiled to the Bathroom: Protecting Yourself and Others

October 6, 2014
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Don’t Be Exiled to the Bathroom: Protecting Yourself and Others

This week is Mental Health Week and as high school students (and teachers!) we need to take time to educate ourselves about stress and and mental strength. At this time of the year we should also remember that our physical health is just as important as our mental health. Without being physically healthy, it is very difficult to be mentally healthy, and vice versa. Many of us have already been sick due to the illnesses that have been going around the school and will probably continue to get sick if we do not protect ourselves and others. Here is a list of ways we can avoid getting sick this coming season: Wash your hands! Keeping hands clean reduces the spread of viruses that cause illnesses so make sure to wash them with soap and water...
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Kicks for Cancer 2014

October 6, 2014
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Kicks for Cancer 2014

Once again, Kicks for Cancer was a huge success in raising funds and awareness for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sixteen teams (7 of the top 20 teams in the state) played in a total of 8 matches total at 11:30 at 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 on September 27th. Our soccer teams played Lincoln-Sudbury, with JV Girls winning 2-0, JV Boys tying 2-2, Varsity Girls losing 3-1, and Varsity Boys winning 2-0. The 8th Annual event raised over $35,000 in addition to raising $2000 from the Pink Dance on Friday night. Originally instituted in memory of Special Education teacher Steve Wells’ mother, Lois Wells, CC continues the tradition of playing the games annually.  The atmosphere was great with the entire crowd decked out in pink. Overall, the positive energy and the great school spirit made this event...
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Songs to Study By

September 29, 2014
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Songs to Study By

Now that the year is finally in full swing, there are tests, homework, projects, etc.  The following songs are simply some suggestions of songs to listen to while  studying.  Some people are fond of more upbeat songs, while others may prefer quiet, relaxing ones to avoid distraction.  Whatever you like to listen to, it is often helpful to listen to music to help you study.  I collected some ideas from people around the school.  The following is just a list of some of the music that may help you study.  There is really no order in terms of favorites.  If you are wondering where to go to listen to these particular songs, you can also use Spotify, Pandora, Songza, Grooveshark, etc.  I would not recommend youtube, since music videos can often be very distracting, especially when...
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Drama in the Upper Gym: Freshmen Elections

September 29, 2014
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Drama in the Upper Gym: Freshmen Elections

Last Wednesday during Advisory Block, the freshmen class heard speeches from a broad range of candidates for its four class officer positions.  The campaigning kicked off with Jason Genova, who was running for president. Sadly my comrade and I arrived to the speeches late and were only able to catch the last part of Jason’s speech, in which he stated he wanted to create an unforgettable year. Maddie Seiss was up next. She told a story her grandpa told her when she was younger. It was about success, and about how you have to have a dedicated mindset in order to achieve great things. Seiss told her peers that she wanted success, and is determined to make this year great. The final presidential candidate, Michael Levinger, believed that all his peers’ ideas should be expressed. He wanted high school to...
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Decoding the 1:1 Technology Initiative

September 29, 2014
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Decoding the 1:1 Technology Initiative

Recently, CCHS’s 1:1 Technology Initiative has been the subject of much debate. Although many students know that 1-1 is an important issue, not many know the specifics. Simply put, it is a program in which CCHS plans on replacing desktop computers and allowing students to use their own individual computers instead. Technology is one of the most important factors when it comes to advancing education and the student learning process. However, as the need for technology rises, so does the price. High-end technology, such as desktop computers and printers, can be quite expensive. Many also point out that expensive computer labs are going to waste as students underutilize these resources. These problems have led many schools to explore how to better balance technology and cost. By implementing the 1:1 initiative, CCHS will be following the lead of multiple schools, such...
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