Gaining Ground Provides Organic Produce for the Community

March 24, 2014
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Gaining Ground Provides Organic Produce for the Community

Many people may think that Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord, is just an opportunity for community service hours. While it does provide an easy way to get hours, Gaining Ground is much more than that. We interviewed a representative of Gaining Ground, Blair Kimble’14 who discussed what Gaining Ground is really about. “Gaining Ground is a non-profit organization that grows all-natural organic produce and gives it away to families in need for totally and completely free,” Kimble said. They serve homeless shelters, food pantries, and other organizations that help people in need get fresh fruits and vegetables. Kimble continued to say: “Gaining Ground is not only rewarding to you, but to others. I was inspired by Gaining Ground’s mission to help people with a food insecurity get nutritious food they need...
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Sweeney Leads Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to Gold

March 24, 2014
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Sweeney Leads Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to Gold

Although the US Men’s Olympic hockey team came home from Sochi with a disappointing 4th place result, the Paralympic team made up for the upset by bringing home the gold. Not only did this team win gold, but it also made the US the first country to ever win back-to-back gold medals in the Paralympics. The victory came on March 15th when the US beat Russia 1-0, scoring the only goal of the game at 9:28 of the second period. The man responsible for this game-winning-goal was Josh Sweeney,  a US Marine Corps veteran from Arizona. Despite the fact that Arizona is one of hockey’s least popular settings in the country, Sweeney grew up playing hockey throughout his whole childhood. In 2009, Sweeney was fighting in Nowzad, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised...
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The Best New Spring Style Trends

March 24, 2014
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The Best New Spring Style Trends

Hopefully there is only one more day of snow and then spring will be here! Excitement surrounding the new season will be reflected in the new spring fashion trends. Some trends are more school appropriate than others, and some are more difficult to wear than others. Here are a few of the newest and most wearable statements. Crop tops are popping up everywhere, in every form imaginable! Cropped tanks tops, t-shirts, blouses, and jackets are very popular choices. Many designers have paired this trend with other trends like sheer details, tea length skirts, and pastels.               The metallic spring style is not as severe as it sounds. Shown here, the model is wearing a great rose gold skirt that is very fitting for spring. Also it has been...
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Top Ten Games from March Madness Thus Far

March 24, 2014
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Top Ten Games from March Madness Thus Far

It has been a crazy tournament so far. These are the top ten games that have shaped this year’s March Madness. Round of 64 games Dayton over Ohio State: This game started March Madness off with a bang. With 15 seconds left, Aaron Craft hit a layup putting Ohio State up by one. Dayton came back with Vee Sanford’s layup that won the game for the 11 seed Dayton. This was the first upset of March Madness and set the way for the rest of the crazy games. SFA over VCU: This 12-5 upset was one of the best games to watch. SFA was down by  9 late in the game but rallied back and only trailed by 4 with less than 10 seconds left. Then, one of the best plays in March Madness...
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Tennis Champs Seek to Defend Title

March 24, 2014
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Tennis Champs Seek to Defend Title

With the hope of warm weather in the near future, the CCHS Girls Tennis Team is eagerly anticipating their spring season. This year, the team isn’t expecting many changes, as no seniors graduated from last year’s Varsity team. The full roster is back for tryouts at the Thoreau Club hoping to secure their spots. Coming off of two undefeated seasons and Division II State Championships in 2012 and 2013, the pressure is on for this year’s team to defend their title. Coach Bob “Doc” Furey and Assistant Coach Pat Savage are looking forward to a strong season. Captains Julia Cancio ’14, who plans on playing tennis at Williams College next year, and Isabella Stone ’15, are also excited to begin the season. “We are a tight-knit and skillful team hoping to continue our undefeated...
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The Valle Brothers Band: Excitement for Upcoming Concert and CD

March 24, 2014
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The Valle Brothers Band: Excitement for Upcoming Concert and CD

By now you have probably heard of the amazing Valle-Hoag twins, whether you have been to the musicals or are aware of their CD Covered Ground and upcoming concert. Mickey ‘14 and Joe ‘14 will be holding a concert in Colonial Sound, the music lab right next to the library, at 2:15 right after school on Wednesday, March 26. The band members are Mickey Valle-Hoag on vocals and bass, Joe Valle-Hoag on vocals and guitar, Fred Bex ‘15 on drums and Daniel Lu ‘16 on keyboard. Joe states, “Mickey and I started writing music in middle school, but the band didn’t take off until our freshman year of high school. Fred joined in our junior year (his sophomore year). We got Daniel involved to play this concert, but we expect him to join us...
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Enter the Paula Sirois Poetry Contest!

March 24, 2014
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Calling all Poets! The Paula Sirois Annual Poetry Contest Each year the English Department holds a competition in memory of Ms. Paula Sirois, an English teacher at the high school who was a published poet as well as the longtime advisor to Reflections. The contest is open to all students in the school. Entries should consist of two or three poems.  Submit them to Ms. Peterson in the English/ Social Studies Workroom by Monday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m.  Please do not put your name on your poetry.  Attach a separate sheet of paper with your name, your YOG and your English teacher’s name. Questions?  Ask your English teacher! Contest open to all: enter your work!
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CCHS Fights Apathy

March 24, 2014
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CCHS Fights Apathy

This Thursday, CC students join the Fight Apathy Initiative with the support of the Junior State of America (JSA) Club. The Campaign, run by JSA, aims to bring discussions of real life politics to high schools around the world. Students get a sticker that says, “I believe…” and they may write in whatever they believe, which can range among any assortment of issues that the students are interested in. They can then wear the stickers all day to spark conversation with classmates and teachers regarding these issues. There are currently 21 states, 2 territories, 14 time zones, and 75,000 students involved with this year’s campaign, happening over the course of this week. The campaign is important to get young people engaged, so these habits will stay with them throughout adulthood. Director of Activism for the...
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

March 17, 2014
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

What do you think happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?          
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Men’s Basketball Team Advances to the State Championship for the First Time

March 17, 2014
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Men’s Basketball Team Advances to the State Championship for the First Time

For the first time in CCHS’s history, the Men’s Basketball Team advanced to the State Championships, beating Long Meadow High School 65-55 on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, they lost to New Mission High School 53-43 in the championships. Both games saw a huge turnout of dedicated fans. It was a hard-fought and intense game, one both teams were proud to walk away from with their heads held high. Congratulations to our Men’s Basketball Team!
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Nation Makes Semi-Finals

March 17, 2014
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Nation Makes Semi-Finals

On Saturday March 15, the CCHS cast and crew of Nation participated in the semi-final round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild. The festival has very strict rules and regulations for all of the plays involved. All plays must be either one-act plays or cut so that they are under forty minutes long, including set changes, with permission from the writers. Each school was also allowed five minutes to raise the set at the very beginning and five minutes to strike it at the end of the play. The cast and crew could not exceed 60 people and the ratio of students to adults was not allowed to exceed 10 to 1. Molly Callahan ’15, an actress in who participated in semi-finals, states “I think it went really well. It’s a really awesome show. The...
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