Girls’ Tennis Team Aims for the “Four-Peat”

May 18, 2015
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Girls’ Tennis Team Aims for the “Four-Peat”

The CCHS girls’ tennis team is a force to be reckoned with. Going into their senior day match this afternoon against Westford Academy, they stand with an undefeated record of 14-0-0. Over the past three years, the team has come home with three state titles and has only lost one match. This year, the team has the opportunity to go for the “four-peat.” Julia Cohen (’16) says that although they “do love winning, also love competition.” Before matches against better teams, such as L-S or Westford, she says she “can feel the whole team get a little nervous, and that makes it much more exciting.” After today’s match and one more match against Newton South, the team is off to the state tournament. Although the goal is to make it as far as they have the past few...
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God Help the Child: Another Masterpiece at 84

May 18, 2015
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God Help the Child: Another Masterpiece at 84

Toni Morrison, Nobel-Prize winner and one of the most epochal writers of her generation, has just released a new book. Provocatively titled God Help the Child, the novel is written from the points of view of several characters: the mother, Sweetness; her insecure daughter, Bride; and Bride’s ex-boyfriend, Booker, whose brother was murdered when they were young. Bride, however, has her own troubled history; born with blue-black skin to light skinned parents, she has always been held at a distance by them, and lied about a molestation to avoid conflict with her family. That brings us back to a major theme of the book: child abuse and its pervasive ramifications for the adults those children will become. The novel is expertly paced, with the switches in narration coming at exactly the right moments. Information is withheld when...
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Concord-Carlisle High School Ranked 44th by US News

May 18, 2015
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Concord-Carlisle High School Ranked 44th by US News

Recently the updated US News rankings for all high schools in the United States was released. Upon a look at the rankings for Massachusetts high schools, one must tab over to the third page to spot Concord-Carlisle. Ranking behind many nearby schools, including Lexington, Belmont, Newton South and North, Wellesley, Acton-Boxborough, Wayland, Framingham, and Westford Academy, CC is listed just above Dedham High School. Yet CC’s statistics are pretty high, with 95% of students proficient in mathematics and 97% proficient in English. Why such a low ranking, then? The main difference between CC and other, higher-ranking schools is the college readiness factor, which is based solely off of the amount of students who take and pass AP exams. 37% of students at CC take AP exams and 36% of them pass, which is a...
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Our Spring Music Picks!

May 18, 2015
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Our Spring Music Picks!

As spring rolls in, we here at The Voice are typing our way into the new season and turning up the tunes. Springing (pun intended) into new music, a few of our editors have compiled their spring music favorites for us below!       Angelica King-Shaw: Hozier‘s self-titled Album:  Listen here After seeing Irish musician Hozier in March, Angelica became a devoted fan. “I love ALL of his music, not just his single, ‘Take Me to Church.'” Beyonce‘s self-titled Album: Listen here Listen to Crazy In Love (2014 Remix) here Like most, Angelica will continue listening to Queen Bey into Spring, and probably for the rest of her life.”im still trying to crack the code on (Beyonce song,) ‘7/11′. My hands up? My foot up? How?” Anjelica especially loves Beyonce’s remix of “Crazy in...
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Gender Equality Club to Screen Girl Rising Documentary

May 18, 2015
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Gender Equality Club to Screen Girl Rising Documentary

CC’s Gender Equality Club, though only founded this year by Ruthie Block ’17 and Madi Bode ’16, and advised by Ashley Anderson of the Math Department, has quickly become one of the most popular and active groups on campus.  The club meets weekly to share personal stories about sexual assault, engage in conversations about sexism in the media, and plan events to raise awareness in the broader school community.  On May 26th from 7 to 9PM, it will be screening the documentary Girl Rising in the Learning Commons.  Donations are encouraged and refreshments will be sold to raise money for the Katahdin Foundation and Girl Up, which work to provide support for women in developing countries.  The movie will be around an hour and a half followed by a reception in the lobby. Girl Rising follows the...
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2016 Election Candidates

May 11, 2015
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2016 Election Candidates

Rumors have been passing around about various candidates who may be running for president in the 2016 election.  Only some of these candidates have been confirmed though.  So far, we know only two of democrats, and 6 republicans who are definitely running.  For democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running.  Hillary Clinton is known best for being the first lady of President Bill Clinton, as well as the United States Senator and secretary of state, and the 2008 presidential candidate.  She officially announced her candidacy for the 2016 election, on April 12th, 2015.  Bernie Sanders has been an independent politician since 1979.  He is known for his association with the Vermont Progressive Party and was a member of the Liberty Union Party from 1971 to 1979.  It was in 2015, that his advisors announced...
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CChaos Stuns at Amherst Invitational

May 11, 2015
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CChaos Stuns at Amherst Invitational

Last weekend, Concord-Carlisle’s ultimate frisbee team, CChaos, had their biggest tournament of the season: the Amherst Invitational. The 24th Amherst Invitational tournament featured some of the most talented teams in the country. Prior to the tournament, CChaos was seeded 3rd of the lowest pool in the Open B division. After a terrific performance, CChaos repeats as B division second place champions. This was a big achievement for CChaos. Last year’s team placed second in the tournament with a predominantly senior roster. This year’s roster is made up of many new players, which makes this performance particularly impressive. Congratulations, CChaos!  
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American Idol to end after 15 seasons

May 11, 2015
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American Idol to end after 15 seasons

Next year, American Idol will end after a fifteen season run.  Pop stars like Kelly Clarkson (2002) and Carrie Underwood (2005) got their start competing on the show during its heyday.  The original trio of judges: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson were legends for the first eight seasons, adding spunk and personality to every episode. Then one by one they left, and the show slowly crumbled, only holding onto a thread, thanks to Ryan Seacrest, who has hosted every season. Don’t get me wrong, American Idol has made a great number of singers in the music industry, but shows like The Voice add a fresh new take on a tired format and trounced them in ratings.  As a final nail in Idol‘s coffin, hilariously sassy critic Simon Cowell left. American Idol will be missed, but it’s been past its prime...
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