Birdman Soars

November 3, 2014
By
Birdman Soars

Birdman premiered in select theatres on October 17, and quickly received a warm welcome from the critical community, but lukewarm box office returns. The movie was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who was also behind Amores Perros, Babel, and Biutiful, known jocularly as one of the “Three Amigos of Cinema.” This title denotes the three directors considered to be extremely prolific and important within Mexican cinema. Here he is at the top of his form, collaborating again with Director of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki and a set of veteran actors in a dazzling ensemble cast. These veteran actors include well-established household names such as Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, and the legendary Edward Norton, as well as more recent comers to film, such as Emma Stone and Zach Galifanakis.  Keaton, in a autobiographical twist, is playing...
Read more »

CCHS Fall Sports Postseason

November 3, 2014
By
CCHS Fall Sports Postseason

This fall, many of the CCHS teams have had successful seasons. These teams begin their post-season events this week. The CCHS Golf Team went 12-5 in the regular season to qualify for the sectional match. At sectionals, CC Golf came in second to qualify for states. The leading CC scorers in the sectional were Jack Kingman and Christopher Shieh. They both shot 79 over 18 holes. In states, CC Golf came in fourth after shooting a combined score of 318. Tianlin Zhang had the best round with a 75. Wayland won the State Match with a combined score of 306.   The CCHS soccer team had an undefeated regular season which included a thrilling 4-4 tie against Acton Boxboro. The strong play earned CC the number seven rank in the country throughout most of the season....
Read more »

‘Secrets’- A Magnificent, Honest Debut

November 3, 2014
By
‘Secrets’- A Magnificent, Honest Debut

Let me be honest right from the start— my musical taste is alternative, alternative, and some more alternative, and my qualifications to judge Mary Lambert’s spoken-word/rap/pop fusion are minimal. That being said, however, even an avowed hipster like me managed to enjoy this unabashed, spirited song, which refuses to apologize for anything about itself. Perhaps best known for her heart-rending lines in Macklemore’s hit single ‘Same Love’— ‘I’m not crying on Sundays’— Lambert comes from a heavily religious Pentecostal family and spent her youth troubled by bulimia, alcoholism, and mental illness. Having fallen head-over-heels with spoken word poetry at the age of nineteen, her new single ‘Secrets’ is the result; Lambert sings about her body positivity, lesbianism, and willingness to look at her own personal failings without flinching away. From the beginning’s blunt opening...
Read more »

Concord Carlisle High School Teams up With Anti Defamation League

October 27, 2014
By
Concord Carlisle High School Teams up With Anti Defamation League

On Wednesday the 22nd, CCHS introduced the peer-leader program being re-instituted this year.  We are again partnering with the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference curriculum as a part of Sophomore Advisory . The teacher leader at our school, Mr. Aaron Joncas, Metco Director K – 12, presented a short film to the student population on Wednesday summarizing the goal of the A.D.L. (Anti-Defamation League) and the various ways in which students could be involved. The Anti-Defamation League started in 1913, as a way to fight anti-semitism and has grown to a premier civil rights agency, devoted to ending all forms of bigotry, and to defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all. After many instances in CCHS’s past, the school administrators felt that enlisting students to become “peer leaders” in their advisories would be the...
Read more »

Reflections is Calling All Writers!

October 27, 2014
By
Reflections is Calling All Writers!

This Autumn, Reflections is holding a writing contest.  Reflections is Concord Carlisle’s literary magazine and it specializes in prose, poetry, and art.  If you’re interested in entering the contest, the submission deadline is Friday, November 21st. The guidelines are that you must submit a piece of writing that is either prose or poetry.  You can submit an unlimited number of pieces in either category or both, but it must fit in to one of the two categories in order to win.  Prose is any form of writing other than poetry; short stories, fiction, non-fiction, etc. are all examples.  Your writing can also be any length you want.  There will be only one winner selected for each category, prose and poetry, so make it great! Winning entries will be published in Reflection’s print magazine in December and winners will...
Read more »

2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Predictions

October 27, 2014
By
2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Predictions

The 2014-2015 NBA season is going to finally start tomorrow, and as I promised earlier, here are my predictions for the NBA Western Conference Predictions, which has many good teams, unlike the Eastern Conference. Sorry that this is so much later than my other article about the East. As you can tell, I clearly know how to time manage well. If you want, you can search for my article about the East. Without further ado, here we go. Playoff Teams (1-8) To be honest, the playoff teams, in my mind, will be the exact same as last year’s playoff teams, just in different seedings. 1. San Antonio Spurs Last Season: 62(W)-20(L) (1st in West) This Season’s Prediction: 64-18 (1st) The Spurs are the biggest threat this year. They have the same roster as last...
Read more »

Get your Spooky On

October 27, 2014
By
Get your Spooky On

As Halloween approaches, I’m sure all of CCHS is preparing to get their spooky on Friday (during the daylight hours only)! Many will be going trick-or-treating, attending casual and safe parties, or simply laying back with a good horror film and a few friends.  To prepare for this day of candy and sensible fun, I will help you understand what Halloween is really for. If you are frightened easily, I suggest you stop reading now. Are you worried about Halloween approaching because you don’t have a costume? Well, look no further! Here I have assembled some easy DIY costumes for a last-minute, but amazing Halloween outfit. If you’re feeling bugged by Halloween, why don’t you dress as a bumblebee! All you need is black leggings, a bright yellow t-shirt, and some crazy antennae. The...
Read more »

The Voice Goes Under Cover: Infiltrating the Pep Band

October 27, 2014
By
The Voice Goes Under Cover: Infiltrating the Pep Band

At some point or another, anyone who has ever been to a football game has wondered what it must be like to sit with the pep band, alive and vibrating in all of its brassy glory. When I found a pep band sweatshirt on my laundry table last week, large enough in the arm pits to stash all of my prohibited contraband and stained in various weird places, I knew I had my chance to find out. When Friday evening came, I threw on my pep garment over several flannel layers, loaded up my trusty chicken bag with emergency gum and various photographic instruments, grabbed my old clarinet, and set out for the stadium. Running a few minutes late, I parked in the SPL and booked it over to the football field, stopping only very...
Read more »

Search