The Comedy of Errors Ends an Era

May 19, 2014
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The Comedy of Errors  Ends an Era

CCHS Drama’s spring Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors, came and went this past weekend.  This play, which students have worked on for the past few months, was one of Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays, but was entertaining nevertheless.  Mickey and Joseph Valle-Hoag played Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus respectively (I think… but rumor has it that they were switching between the roles).  Mary Sapp played Dromio of Syracuse, Antipholus of Syracuse’s servant, and Catherine Gladstone played his twin brother and Antipholus of Ephesus’s servant, Dromio of Ephesus.  This comedy played off the two sets of identical twins, who caused many hilarious shenanigans to ensue, including kicks, slaps, cat fights, and the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus at the end.  Fortunately, with the help of many, Solinus, the Duke of Ephesus, sorts the two...
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In the Defense of Soap Operas

May 19, 2014
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In the Defense of Soap Operas

As an eighteen year old girl, I’ve gotten a lot of really weird looks when I say that I am addicted to watching soap operas. I understand the confusion; most soap operas are horribly melodramatic and low quality. In practically every episode, someone is dying of an illness, someone is shot, someone is cheated on by their husband or wife, and sometimes, all three happen simultaneously. The problem is I just can’t seem to stop watching them. They’re so fascinating. After every episode, I just can’t wait for the next one. It’s an addiction: I need to know what happens with each character. Do these two get together? Does this guy end up dying? Do we ever find out who the real father of her baby is? The madness began three years ago when I...
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Assassins – Why You Should Be Assass-IN, Not Assass-OUT

May 19, 2014
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Assassins – Why You Should Be Assass-IN, Not Assass-OUT

This year, the administration has tried to crack down on Assassins, a senior class tradition. For those of you who are not familiar with Assassins, every year in May the senior class plays the game.  Each participant receives a “target” that they have to hit with water, whether by using a squirt gun or a water bottle. Once you get your target out, you’re tasked with tracking down their target, and so on. There are two ways to get out: you don’t get a “kill” by the end of the week, or someone gets you. Some people go to great lengths to get their targets. One student even put on a James Bond-esque disguise, dressing like a fifth grade boy and lurking outside of Rite Aid in wait of her target. She blended in perfectly, looking...
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CCTF Races to Victory

May 19, 2014
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CCTF Races to Victory

Both the Men and Women’s Track and Field teams have had a strong season so far. The Womens’ team record is 6-2 and the Boys’ record is 4-4. However, the team’s focus is not on winning each dual meet, but rather on the development of the individual competitors. Each week, the teams face potential state champions by racing in the DCL, one of the toughest Track and Field leagues in the state. Aside from competition, the rain and colder weather have also been a challenge. Senior Captain Adam Beckwith ‘14 says that the meet at Westford Academy was a challenge because “it rained all day and the temperature was about 35 degrees”. This past weekend, the team competed in the Loucks Games in New York, which included not only some tight competition, but also a lot of...
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Book Review: Brave New World

May 19, 2014
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Book Review: Brave New World

In his classic Brave New World, Alex Huxley explores themes that are still being addressed today.  Published in 1932, Brave New World invented the modern dystopian novel.  By removing the concept of liberty from his society, Huxley simultaneously sparks and squashes the readers’ imagination.   Fueled by a rigid caste system and law abiding citizens, this world depends on its cogs: its people.  They are all conditioned physically and psychologically for their predestined roles in society.  Some are cultivated to be intelligent, while others are developmentally stunted. Although this predestination may stir discomfort, it parallels our current society. The only difference is that we are too visceral to apply it to the betterment of the state. If the government had utilitarian control with no possibility of protest, our world could be a brave one. People would serve to the extent...
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Book Review:Americanah

May 19, 2014
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Book Review:Americanah

Nigerian born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become a literary celebrity. Her works are celebrated for her eloquent ability to illustrate the issues of race and ethnicity. Adichie has also received numerous honors and has given TED talks on feminism and understanding. She also featured in one of Beyonce’s recent hits. Adichie’s latest work is the novel Americanah. Chronicling the story of protagonist Ifemelu, Adichie attempts to convey to us the story of an African immigrant lost between two continents, unable to find a home in either America or Nigeria. Adichie spins a tale that blends race and storytelling and conveys the journey of lost identity and character. The main character immigrated to America in order to attend Princeton University but feels perplexed by life in America, unable to truly connect with the culture as a whole. The character runs a...
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The 2014 Billboard Music Awards: A Disappointing Red Carpet

May 19, 2014
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The 2014 Billboard Music Awards: A Disappointing Red Carpet

The Billboard Music Awards’ red carpet was quite underwhelming and filled with some questionable choices. I simply wasn’t impressed. Maybe you can be the judge…                  
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CCHS Student Senate Results

May 19, 2014
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CCHS Student Senate Results

Every year the CCHS student body elects members of the students government to fill class officer positions and Student Senate positions. Recently announced were the CCHS Student Senate positions for each grade and the candidates who were elected.   Class of 2017 (Freshmen) Eleanor Mathias Grace Pacelle Conor Smyth Caroline Verilli Emma Della Volpe Allison Haney Class of 2016 (Sophomores) Charlotte Wallis Rahul Chopra Hannah Dudley Scout Boynton Allie Stasior Johanna O’Neil Class of 2015 (Juniors) Lilly Piz Nicky Saleh Andrew Verrilli Nathaniel Fisher Garrett Leahy Sam Gordon 
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