Interstellar: A Long Journey into the Future

December 8, 2014
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The Interstellar Theatrical release poster

SPOILERS AHEAD, BEWARE!!   This past Thanksgiving break, after much pressuring from my friends, I decided to go watch Interstellar.  Going into the theatre I had heard A LOT about Interstellar; it seemed like the only thing people wanted to talk about.  I figured the hype around the movie had to be about more than Matthew Mcconaughey’s good looks, so I definitely went in with high expectations. The movie is set sometime in the future; a plague has struck Earth and has made it impossible to grow any crops except for corn.  Matthew Mcconaughey plays a retired NASA pilot turned rural corn farmer named Cooper, who lives on a farm with his father in-law (John Lithgow) and his two children: Murphy (Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Casey Affleck).  The first hour or so of the movie serves mostly as an...
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What Not To Wear: CCHS Edition

December 8, 2014
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What Not To Wear: CCHS Edition

  As a student At CCHS, or any high school for that matter,  it is obvious that most students put a heavy emphasis on clothing choices and personal style. The way we dress has the power to determine our social standing and the way we are perceived by our peers. However, the control over how we dress does not solely lie in peer pressure, but also in the rules of our school. Most students are under the impression that our school has no dress code, or at least none that’s enforced, but are these students correct? The School Handbook states that “hile there is not a formal dress code at CCHS, there are certain expectations regarding grooming and dress.” But what exactly does this mean? The word ‘expectation’ implies a strong belief that something will happen,...
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CCHS Students Earn 37 Spots at Eastern District Music Festival!

December 8, 2014
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CCHS Students Earn 37 Spots at Eastern District Music Festival!

  Each autumn, as the air begins to assume its winter chill, music students of all ages at CCHS practice voraciously in anticipation of the third Saturday of November, the Eastern District Festival Audition Date.  This competitive festival entails the preparation of an assigned piece as well as 10 different scales.  Fortunately for the CCHS music department, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students proved their skill and talent this year with 37 acceptances into the festival.  Below is a list of  students accepted into each ensemble and their instruments: Band  Suzy Balles (flute) Samantha Redmond (flute) All-State Recommendation Michelle Chen (clarinet) 1st chair, All-State Recommendation Phoebe Parker (clarinet) All-State Recommendation Grace O’Neil (clarinet) Cyrus Dastangoo (alto saxophone) All-State Recommendation Meg Davis (alto saxophone) Valerie Zhu (alto saxophone) 1st chair, All-State Recommendation Julia Fritz-Endres (French horn) All-State Recommendation Teddy Storrs (French horn) Helen Wargelin (French...
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2014 AMA Red Carpet: Neon Bananas and Tight Pants

December 8, 2014
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2014 AMA Red Carpet: Neon Bananas and Tight Pants


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Angelina Jolie: An Inspiration to All

December 1, 2014
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Angelina Jolie: An Inspiration to All


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Katherine Bishop ’17 Slides to Success

December 1, 2014
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Katherine Bishop ’17 Slides to Success

Katherine Bishop used to be your classic high schooler: going to school, hanging with friends, and doing homework. She still does all this, but now along with her new sport, luge, the fastest sport on ice. She became interested in luge through the “slider search,” a committee that came to Carlisle at the beginning of her 8th-grade year. The slider search crew selected her to join the first stage ‘screening camps’ which were meant to expose kids to the gist of luge, and filter out others. Twenty to forty kids were at four different cities for screening. These kids were selected by the slider search.  From this, Bishop went on to another camp at Lake Placid in New York. Twenty-five kids in total were selected to slide at the track for ten days. This process was the way to make final...
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Python Programming Courses to Begin in 2015

December 1, 2014
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Python Programming Courses to Begin in 2015

The details are still falling into place, but CCHS’s first ever Python class is set to open for the 2015 spring semester. Mr. Anthony Beckwith of the Math department, who will be teaching the course, is ecstatic to bring this different type of code to the students of the school. He is experienced in teaching Java; he currently runs two classes on it and he hopes to introduce another one next school year that will cover problem-solving specifically. Beckwith says that Python is an intriguing code language for two primary reasons. First of all, it is generally simpler to learn and use than Java. Java is very complicated, and it is an object-based language, making it very difficult for a beginner to learn it. While Python supports similar styles of object-oriented programming, it is...
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Order, Disorder, and El Sueño de la Razón: Visiting the Goya Exhibit at the MFA

December 1, 2014
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Order, Disorder, and El Sueño de la Razón: Visiting the Goya Exhibit at the MFA

From now until January 19th, a collection of works by Spanish painter Francisco Goya is on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Last week, after a longer-than-we-expected stop by the underground Charlie Card Store, followed by a disappointingly fashionable lunch  at one of the MFA’s kitchenless dining areas, my Grandma and I headed down into the museum basement and found out for ourselves what all of the hype was about. The paintings are organized into different rooms by subject matter, which more or less break down into categories like “portraits of the wealthy,” “the female form,” “el toreo,” and “wiccan ritual.” Most spectacular is Goya’s pequeño self-portrait, which I had the special pleasure of viewing while the patron saint of heavy breathing looked on over my shoulder. Equal parts playful and meticulous, this piece...
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