The Near-Faultless Fault in Our Stars

June 9, 2014
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The Near-Faultless Fault in Our Stars

For many that have been inundated recently on social media with postings about The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boon, skepticism abounds.  The movie seems to be just another teen romantic drama, following in the tradition of Nicholas Sparks’ weepy films.  But I ask you to put that skepticism out of your mind, and give this brilliantly written, emotionally genuine, side-splitting funny and heartbreaking sad movie a chance.  TFiOS (The Fault In Our Stars) is the only romantic movie I’ve ever seen that doesn’t feel like it is full of the tropes of its genre.  The chemistry between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Engort) blossoms so naturally, the two witty teenagers swapping one-liners rather than sappy declarations of eternal love.  The couple are refreshingly normal, Hazel nervously watching her phone for a text from...
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CCHS Dodgeball Tournament; Smashing

June 9, 2014
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CCHS Dodgeball Tournament; Smashing

On Sunday, June 8th at 4 pm, students engaged in a competition of skill, cunning and athleticism in the Upper Gym. Six teams competed  fiercely, but after an hour of epic dodge balling,  the weak were eliminated and only two teams were left standing in this double-elimination bracket. Team Globo Gym Vipers put up an impressive performance, but were soon knocked out of the Final Round by the all-Freshmen team “Primetime.” Composed of Jake Muller, Mia Royce, Jack Fell, John Mulligan, David Poor and Allison Haney, all class of ’14, the team became the 2014 CCHS Dodgeball champions. Going home with a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and victory, Primetime showed their superior skills and their dodgeball dominance.  The tournament as a whole was a massive success and the...
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When Technology and Religion Collide

June 9, 2014
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When Technology and Religion Collide

Brian Mahony from Applied Technology and Eric Rivera from Social Studies recently collaborated to organize a successful cross-disciplinary assignment.  They combined Computer Graphics with World Religions in order to enhance student learning. In Rivera’s class, the concept of the New Being is one of many themes and is a thread that ties many belief systems together. The concept is a nice contrast to the social dimension of religion. The New Being is a very abstract concept that is difficult to fully explain, but there are six main areas that are strongly related to that idea. The students and the instructors examined and discussed the notions of Mindfulness, Compassion, Running, Birth and Death, Anger, and Letting Go. A New Being, a term coined and developed by Paul Tillich, refers to a spiritual person who teaches about a reality that transcends the material...
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Season Ends for Girls’ Lacrosse Team

June 9, 2014
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Season Ends for Girls’ Lacrosse Team

Yesterday afternoon, the girls lacrosse team at CCHS suffered a disappointing loss in the North Sectional Finals to end their season. The team had won two games in the playoffs leading up to this game and were expecting to move on to the next game with mere seconds left in the game. The Patriots led 10-9 when, with 3 seconds left in the game, the Franklin Panthers scored to tie it up and ended up winning the game in sudden death overtime. This loss was a sad end to what had been a great season for CC. The Patriots had a very strong regular season of 15 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. That being said, the season had not always looked so bright, and it did not start off exactly as the team wanted it to. Emily...
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Follow The Voice on Instagram!

June 9, 2014
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Follow The Voice on Instagram!

Finally, The Voice has arrived on the photo-sharing app Instagram! Follow us @cchsvoice for a behind the scenes look at the hard work that goes into each week’s issue.    
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Senior Project Fair Dazzles All

June 9, 2014
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Senior Project Fair Dazzles All

Last Thursday eve, the work of many diligent seniors was presented at the CCHS Senior Project Fair, a celebration of independent learning.  The diversity of projects was quite impressive. Many projects fell under the category of the arts.  Jeremy Silver composed his own jazz piano song and techno song,  Tessa Hanselman learned how to play a song on the electric guitar,  Adrian DiRomauldo made his own speakers, and Haley Proctor created choreography for CCHS dance team and performed her own dance composition.  Additionally, Elle McNamara drew thought provoking portraits of her friends, Martina Daelli compiled a collection of her own poetry and photography, and Russell Smith and Matt Zupan made some interesting instruments, like a rainstick and moroccas. Besides arts projects, Sarah Tan explored her unusual family history, Ronnie Tocci refurbished an old car...
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Girls Tennis Has Dominant Season

June 9, 2014
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Girls Tennis Has Dominant Season

On Saturday, May 24, sophomores Sarah Yang and Meredith Block won the North Girls Doubles Championship. Yang and Block beat Andover 6-2, 6-2 in a dominant performance. Throughout the match, the two communicated effectively during tough rallies, leading them to a definitive victory. The strength of the pair is their chemistry. Yang said, “I enjoy practicing with Meredith. She is one of my best friends”. Throughout the match, Yang and Block worked as a true team to defeat a set of strong competitors from Andover. Block told Boston Globe, “They were really good power players, so we wanted to take that away and target the open courts.” Yang added that “Meredith was a beast at the net. Her volleys were phenomenal.” Both are looking forward to the state final tomorrow, making this fifth year in a row...
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Badminton Club Formed

June 9, 2014
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Badminton Club Formed

Recently, a new club has joined CCHS. Founded by Aaron Li ’16, Carlos Piedad ’16 and Paris Clachar ’16, the CCHS Badminton Club meets every Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 in the lower gym. The atmosphere was casual and inclusive, with students participating at their leisure. The club seeks to introduce kids to badminton, a sport somewhat similar to tennis and often played in gym classes. One Monday afternoon, Daniel Lu and I decided to visit the new club. We were greeted by a couple kids enthusiastically playing. Soon Jacob Nickerson ’16 and I squared off against Daniel Lu ’16 and Carlos Piedad ’16.  After an intense match, Lu and Piedad managed to gain an edge over us. Although the atmosphere was casual, the club had an atmosphere of friendly competitiveness, and players seemed to enjoy the spirit...
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