Move to the New School Cancelled

April 1, 2015
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Move to the New School Cancelled

As excitement for the new school begins to swell, the school is sorry to announce that the entire plan has been shutdown. Though the new school looks great from the outside, and the inside for those who toured it, the Massachusetts government recently notified our town that is it illegal to build a place of learning on a hill. Teaching on an uneven ground is proven to impede the learning process because the body is subconsciously disoriented, and will therefore understand material backwards to make up for the unstable foundation. Now for those of you who are wondering what the next steps will be, I understand your confusion. However, this is something our school will have to deal with together until authorities can find a way to fix this problem. For now, the plan is to continue normally...
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Don’t Waste Time—Buy Your Brady Insurance Today!

April 1, 2015
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Don’t Waste Time—Buy Your Brady Insurance Today!

Boston sports fans are hysterical this week, following Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s radical decision to leap from a fifty-foot cliff in Costa Rica into a waterfall basin.  His family documented the jump in a dramatic, slow motion video, which was shared with the world via Facebook on Saturday. Brady’s judgment, called into question by the majority of New England sports afcionados, has pushed Bob Kraft and other Patriots officials to fear for the safety of their four-time Super Bowl ring winner.  In a convention lasting all day on Monday— including multiple executive board meetings— Kraft, Belichick, and the collective ownership managed to bring to the public an assortment of investment options aiming to insure Brady’s life.  Stocks have already sold out, split, and paid one round of dividends to investors, grossing the New England...
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We Still Believe in the Fairytale: Cinderella 2015

March 23, 2015
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We Still Believe in the Fairytale: Cinderella 2015

 As with most fairy tales, we know the story of Cinderella by heart, but still like to see it again and again. This new rendition of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh was magical. The allure of Cinderella is the grandness of her world, and this movie was able to capture it like never before. Downton Abbey‘s Lily James elegantly portrayed the emotions in the film and had the audience believing that yes, dreams do come true. Even though it’s considered a kid’s movie, it was fun to watch for all ages. The movie opens with young Ella, played by Eloise Webb. Instantly you are transported to a new place that is green and lush. Every frame of the movie was beautiful and drew the audience in. The colors were very rich and what was so enjoyable about this movie...
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Final Four Predictions After a Wild First Weekend

March 23, 2015
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Final Four Predictions After a Wild First Weekend

The first weekend of the NCAA men’s tournament has been characteristically entertaining. Teams like the Georgia St. Panthers and the UAB Blazers have shaken up the tournament and busted brackets around the world. Despite these upsets, most of the favorites have been as dominant as advertised. Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin are still hunting for the title. Others like Iowa State and Villanova have been sent home, taking a lot of people’s brackets with them. So, after an exciting first weekend, who will advance from their region and compete in the Final Four? The Midwest Region: Kentucky Wildcats This is the obvious choice.  Kentucky is undefeated and does not look like they will be beaten. They have ten players capable of starting and they tire opponents out by playing tough defense and grabbing all the...
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Chicago Rehearsals Kick Off

March 23, 2015
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Chicago Rehearsals Kick Off

In the wake of this past weekend’s smashing Faculty Follies, preparations for another, student-based show are underway.  The cast of the 2015 spring musical, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s legendary Chicago, is hard at work, rigorously rehearsing dance numbers and committing lyrics to memory.  Meanwhile the compact jazz pit orchestra opens its books and starts to coordinate the major numbers in the show. Chicago follows the exciting journeys of Roxie Hart (played by Paige Walker ’17) and Velma Kelly (Monica Whitlock ’15), who land themselves in the same women’s prison after murdering their lover and husband, respectively.  In a series of dazzling choreographic masterpieces, the duo employ charm to wheedle their way out of convictions, with some help from lawyer Billy Flynn.  The musical, which debuted in 1975, has been performed across the nation in...
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CCHS Faculty Follies Show Amazes!

March 23, 2015
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CCHS Faculty Follies Show Amazes!

Anyone who had the opportunity to go to last Saturday’s CCHS Faculty Follies will attest to its charm and quality. Through a combination of skits and hilarious videos, the CCHS faculty amazed parents and students alike. The show covered several topics such as the impending move to the new building and the 1:1 problem. The show, which was directed by Ben Kendall of Social Studies, also provided an outlet for much of CC’s faculty talent. Several faculty members, such as Dan Simone, Laurelle Mathison, Eric Pohl, Chris Gauthier, and sophomore Hugh Schmidt demonstrated their musical talent in the “Movin’ on Up” song and the “Teachers of Concord” song. Mr. Cole also demonstrated his own musical capability in a spectacular Frozen duo with Ms. Mathison. The Rivers and Revolutions students performed a rousing version of “Take...
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Why Fraternities and Sororities Promote Unhealthy Culture

March 23, 2015
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Why Fraternities and Sororities Promote Unhealthy Culture

With the recent racist incidents at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, Greek life has fallen under scrutiny yet again. Frat culture has continuously come under fire in recent decades, and for good reason. The despicable actions of the members of the SAE fraternity at OU reveal the extent to which “traditions” do not match up with modern values. While not all of those participating in the chant are necessarily “racist,” the disgusting slurs used were hateful and offensive. These actions, and many similar incidents beg the question, do we really want to keep this archaic and harmful aspect of college culture around? Times are changing and beliefs are changing. As a society, we are slowly coming out of the deep crevice of a racist and sexist culture, but areas such as Greek...
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Academia and Sexism

March 23, 2015
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Academia and Sexism

Today marks the 133rd anniversary of the day Emmy Noether, one of the most prominent mathematicians of the last century, was born. She was central to developing the theory of rings, modules, and algebra (all critical to modern algebraic geometry and number theory).  An example of her work is her extrapolation of the properties of the ring of integers, and what made integers different from the general notion of a ring. Her work is broad and far reaching, with applications in diverse fields like topology and analysis, which are not intuitively related to her ideas. However, Fraulein* Noether was not widely recognized or even paid an adequate wage for the vast majority of her career, which was itself tragically cut short when she died at age fifty-three. For a long time she had to publish her ideas...
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