Fencing Celebrates 50 Years of Success With a State’s Victory

February 12, 2015
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Fencing Celebrates 50 Years of Success With a State’s Victory

This past weekend, CC’s fencing team did spectacularly well at the Massachusetts State Fencing Championship.  The boys’ team won first in the state, and the girls’ team placed second.  This accomplishment is especially noteworthy because the CC fencing program, one of the strongest in the country, turned fifty years old this season.  CC has produced internationally ranked fencers, including Olympic athletes, and one of the coaches, Ariana Klinkov, is the highest ranked referee in the world for the saber division.  CC is the only public school in the state with a fencing program, yet we’ve managed to foster one of the most successful teams, as indicated by the victory on Sunday. To win a fencing tournament requires a lot of teamwork, as nine different fencers competed at states for each gender’s team.  There are three types of...
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iqhFest Brings the Talent to CCHS

February 12, 2015
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iqhFest Brings the Talent to CCHS

The second annual iqhFest was a hit! Talented musicians brought style and entertainment to the packed Learning Commons. The lineup of performers included Lily Supovitz, Grey Area (Santiago Benoit, Paul Schnadig, Jivan Grant, & Nick Owen), The Radhaired Salad Showers (Erika Hedden, Burke Hutchinson, & Duncan Nobile), Pink Asphalt & The Dayshift Strippers (Hugh Schmidt, James Putnam, & Owen Schmidt), Emily Barrow, Nia Dorsey & Chris Shieh, Izzy Macauley, Daniel Lu, Abby Wester, & Owen Schmidt, Caoilin Rice & Namita Chandra, Chris Ruediger, Struck by Thunder (Linnea Hubbard-Nelson, Stephanie Hellman, Mimi Aziz, & Britt Mardis), Gillian Pasley, Connor Lofdahl, Tim Bilodeau, & Fred Bex, Skank Vendor (Fred Bex, Harrison Selle, & Duncan Nobile), Madi Bode & Julia Bailey-Wells. Blacked out windows, a full stage set up, and colorful lights transformed the Learning Commons, creating...
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Vacation or Stay-cation?

February 12, 2015
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Vacation or Stay-cation?

With February break almost here, many of us just want to be reclining on pristine beaches, perfecting a tan without a snowflake in sight. However, for those who aren’t fortunate enough to escape the winter spell that has transformed Massachusetts into a massive ice rink, a stay-cation looks like the only alternative. Even though you might not get to bask in the brilliant sunshine of an exotic paradise, there are still many ways to enjoy your time off from school. 1. Have a movie marathon Who needs to travel when you can experience everything from the comforts of your own home? Whether it’s the classic Home Alone, all seven Harry Potter’s, or Doctor Who, you can gather a group of friends and spend the day watching your favorite films and series while snuggled in...
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McCartney Makes a Comeback

February 12, 2015
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McCartney Makes a Comeback

Although Kanye has yet to release his new album, he recently announced a new single, “Only One”, a collaboration with Paul McCartney. This is the first single from Kanye since his last studio album, “Yeezus”. McCartney is featured on the track for keyboard and is also a co-producer. The song is a tribute to West’s daughter, delivered from the perspective of his late mother.   Despite reports, McCartney and West’s representatives tell Rolling Stone that West’s new album is not entirely co-produced by McCartney, no doubt disappointing many Beatles fans. However, McCartney and West appear to have been spending a lot of time working together lately. Rihanna just dropped a new song, “FourFiveSeconds”, with no warning this past Saturday on her website. McCartney is featured as an instrumentalist, as well as a producer.  The country-inspired, raw track...
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Moot Court Kicks Off at CC!

February 12, 2015
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Moot Court Kicks Off at CC!

CCHS has long had a tradition of academic excellence and success, and in many ways those ideals are best embodied in the Denis Cleary Moot Court Competition. The tournament revolves around close 5-4 Supreme Court cases, and each team is given one side of the case (the petitioner or respondent) and is given several weeks to prepare their case. After delivering the opening statements for their cases, both teams are questioned by two judges and then give their closing statements. Each year 16 teams are chosen to participate in the competition and teams are gradually eliminated in a tournament style bracket until the top two teams face of in the final round. The tournament tests many aspects of a students response and evaluates teams based on their understanding of the case (such as the...
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Students Participate in the 1:1 Student Forum

February 12, 2015
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Students Participate in the 1:1 Student Forum

In order to ensure greater student participation in the school’s decisions, Mr. Badalament recently held a forum in hopes of answering questions about the new 1:1 program. The administration aims to have a conversation with many who are interested in the measure and want to ensure that they can dispel any rumors or misinformation that students or faculty might have. In the forum, Mr. Badalament gave a presentation which covered many important aspects of the program such as the specifications of the computers, how 1:1 will be implemented in the new school and how students will be able to ask for computer help. In addition to giving a presentation, Mr. Badalament also conducted a question-answer period. Most of the questions related to the monitoring software that the administration would be installing in the computers. Mr. Badalament clarified that the software...
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Why I Still Love Snow Days

February 12, 2015
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Why I Still Love Snow Days

As I’m sure is news to absolutely no one, Concord and Carlisle is experiencing a record breaking amount of snowstorms, and CC has gotten a seemingly absurd amount of snow days as a result.  As Editor-in-Chief of a paper that meets on Mondays, I can personally say that snow days have created a huge inconvenience for our paper, as we’ve missed so many meetings.  I see social media flooded with posts complaining about how many snow days we’ve gotten, since we’ll have to make them up later in the year.  One user on Yik Yak commented, “no school tomorrow, more in June”.  The popular CC Snow Day Watch group on Facebook is now full of people complaining about the effect snow days will have on our schedules.  Yet I’m not too upset. There’s no better feeling...
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The Golden Globes Red Carpet: Stunners and Flops

January 12, 2015
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The Golden Globes Red Carpet: Stunners and Flops

   
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