A Strong Start for CC Girls Volleyball

September 22, 2014
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A Strong Start for CC Girls Volleyball

After an outstanding season in 2013, the CC Girls Volleyball team, led by captains Ellie Blue ’15 and Katrina Judicke ’16 hopes to rebuild the the team after losing six key seniors. Captain Katrina Judicke 16′ says “The team dynamic is starting to grow. Even though we have a very young team, we’re learning to work well on and off the court.” Meg Davis ’17 says that “considering that we lost so many seniors, we want to have a good successful transition with the new people joining varsity.” Their goal for this year according to Caroline Harmon ’15 and Ellie Honan ’16 is to win DCL’s and go to states again. Sophia Kaplan ’16 says she “just wants the team to work together.” The volleyball team’s current record is 4-2, after sweeping their arch rivals...
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iPhone 6: A Revolutionary Product?

September 22, 2014
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iPhone 6: A Revolutionary Product?

Apple has had an history of wowing critics and consumers alike. Yet many have thought that their fire for creativity and passion for excellence has died and that Apple’s recent string of products has been disappointing. Indeed, the iPhone 5c and 5s drew heavy criticism for being too similar to their predecessors and the iPad Mini was panned for being a clone of Samsung’s “tablets”. However, many think that Apple has once again found its stride in the revolutionary iPhone 6. When it comes to features, the iPhone 6 outclasses the competitors. Featuring a stunning new Retina-HD display, the iPhone boasts a screen resolution that allows pictures and videos to be more crisp and clear. Apple has included new screen features in contrast and color and has created a unique screen layout that allows for...
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Fall Music Picks

September 22, 2014
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Fall Music Picks

As the summer transitions to autumn and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we exchange our shorts for comfy sweaters. In this season of changes, we also tend to get tired of our music and begin searching for new bands to listen to.  For all of you looking for inspiration, here are my top albums and songs for the season:    1. “Strange Desire” by Bleachers This album is perfect. Most of the songs make you want to run out of class, throw yourself in a car, and whiz around town with the songs blaring.  Jack Antonoff, who is in the band “fun”, also founded this band, and he hasn’t let us down with this first album.  2. “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance This song is about a man who is depressed because “they’ve” taken his girlfriend away from him, although...
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“The Giver”: An Experience You Don’t Want to Miss

September 22, 2014
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“The Giver”: An Experience You Don’t Want to Miss

Some of you may have already seen The Giver, the film adaptation of the classic children’s book by Lois Lowry.  It is the story of an adolescent boy named Jonas, who lives in a so-called utopian society.  The authoritarian government closely structures daily routines, which includes injections of mysterious medication at set meal and bed times. If a person does not adhere to these basic principles of the society, they are cast out to the outside world, known as “Elsewhere”.  From the day you are born to the day you die, you have no free will.  Your family is assigned to you as an infant and your job is chosen for you by a committee.  Unfortunately, no one realizes how restricted their life really is.  Jonas seems to be living a normal life surrounded by his “family unit” as well as his...
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It’s Not All About That Bass

September 22, 2014
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It’s Not All About That Bass

It’s a typical car ride in the Wong household, meaning that I’m screaming along to pop songs at the top of my lungs and my sister is videotaping me – no doubt for later blackmail material.  For probably the thousandth time, Meghan Trainor’s new hit, “All About That Bass”, comes on.  But this time, as I’m singing (read: yelling) the lyrics, I suddenly realize what they’re talking about, and I stop cold.  At first, the song seems innocuous, even empowering.  “Every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top”, Trainor claims, and her lyrics have been praised as a new anthem for body acceptance. I agree that as a society, we have an unhealthy fixation on our appearance, especially our weight.  Women have to fit a specific look to gain acceptance...
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Band Speeches Take an Unexpected Turn

September 22, 2014
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Band Speeches Take an Unexpected Turn

Many people wonder what actually happens in the band room amidst the sounds that travel through the A building during H and G block. Even people within the band sometimes wonder about the workings of the group. In this article, I offer you an inside scoop on the band. Last week, during H block concert band, instead of walking in to the usual mélange of squeaks and squawks made by aspiring musicians, students were surprised to see the chairs weren’t set up and people were milling about. A whisper spread through confused musical minds. Speeches. Today was the day where eight extremely lucky people would win positions of leadership to represent the band. People sat down excitedly, ready to listen to the 22 qualified people competing for the elite 8 spots. Gardner Nash started the ball rolling with...
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CC Embraces a Diverse Range of Cultures

September 22, 2014
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CC Embraces a Diverse Range of Cultures

CCHS has always had an incredibly diverse range of extra-curricular activities. No matter what you are interested in, there is bound to be an organization or activity that suits your interests. If you are still deciding on which club to join, take a look at CC’s cultural side. This year, we have a couple new additions to the list, and all of these options can give you a culturally enriched experience. Spanish Club is starting up this year. Join them as they celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage month through music, dance, and food. You do not need to know Spanish to join! Spanish club meets at H-08 on Mondays. Contact Joel Zayas ’15 or Isabelle Nozari ’15 with any questions. Japan Club is also a new club this year, devoted to exploring Japanese culture. CCHS has had a sister school...
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle: A Hit for the Ages

September 22, 2014
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle: A Hit for the Ages

Teaching Mrs. Tingle, produced around the turn of the millennium, is a refreshing retreat from the typical high school movie.  Although it includes many favorite cliche characters, such as the underachiever, the overachiever, and villainous teacher, the plot takes an unexpected turn rarely seen in the genre.  The movie’s protagonist, scholarly Leigh Ann Watson, is nearing the end of her senior year.  Time is running out for her to beat snooty Trudie Tucker to the top of her class to become valedictorian and win the only college scholarship in her town.  Her only chance to beat Trudie lies in an end of the year project for history, a class taught by the much feared and despised Mrs. Tingle.  On the project due date, Leigh Ann walks into history class and sits with a mixture of fear and anxiety as she watches the...
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