Voices in the Caf: Presidential election

November 5, 2012
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Voices in the Caf: Presidential election


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New Teacher: Agatha Wozniak

November 5, 2012
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New Teacher: Agatha Wozniak

CCHS has a new teacher in the Social Studies department.  Agatha Wozniak currently teaches World Cultures and Civilizations and is serving as a substitute for Mrs. Winkler, who is on maternity leave.  Wozniak grew up in Syracuse, New York, so luckily she will be accustomed to our harsh New England weather.  Wozniak is of Polish blood and is bilingual, speaking both Polish and English. Among a diverse set of interests, she enjoys cycling, hiking and eating all types of food.  She has given our school cafeteria the rating of ‘fine’, and, as she is an obvious food professional, that’s not too bad.  In addition, she is an avid sports fan and likes to watch hockey and football.  She even boxed for a few years!  She went to college at Boston University and Boston College,...
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The Flaws of Super-PACs

November 5, 2012
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The Flaws of Super-PACs

I was asked to write an article on presidential elections this week, and though I’d like to discuss the important issues at play, I feel I can’t really discuss the elections without first discussing Super-Pacs.  Civil discourse in our society has changed, dramatically, since the introduction of Super-PACs into campaigns.  To be honest, this piece will be a little (read: a lot) biased, because, in my opinion, Super-PACs are a major problem in elections today. Before I get to my rant, however, it might help to have a bit of background in what exactly a Super-PAC is.  In a nutshell, Super-PACs are political action committees that raise money to help get candidates elected.  Doesn’t seem too threatening, right?  But here’s the rub- there is no limit on the amount of money a single person...
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Mumford & Sons Review

November 5, 2012
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Mumford & Sons Review

Alright, it’s official, I am obsessed with Mumford & Sons.  And, in my humble opinion, you should be too.  What makes this band so amazing is that they are totally unique to anything I’ve ever heard before.  Oh, and they’re British, which is always a bonus. It’s hard to describe the genre of Mumford & Sons, because they’re a mixture of so many different sounds and influences.  Some of their songs, such as “Little Lion Man” and “Broken Crown”, sound almost like rock, with aggressive guitar music and a wild tempo.  Others, including “The Cave” (one of M&S’s most famous songs) and “Babel”, are softer, more like folk music, with soaring choruses and banjo playing.  But through all of them, the passionate voice of Marcus Mumford, the band’s lead singer, lends them a rare...
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Family movie night

November 5, 2012
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Family movie night

Every family will at some point or another sit down together and watch a movie. Whether your family is the type to watch movies every week as some sort of family ritual, or if you generally only watch movies together on holidays or some other occasion, we have all been a part of those family movie night gatherings. Most teenagers have endured the utterly awkward sensation of watching a movie with their parents that is either very sexual or horribly inappropriate. It’s sometimes funny to see how the parents deal with uncomfortable scenes in movies. On several occasions, I have witnessed my parents feign sleep through raunchy parts. I know they’re really awake because when they’re actually asleep they begin to snore, but when they’re fake-sleeping, their eyes are shut and their breathing is...
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Student Senate’s first meeting

October 22, 2012
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Bright and early on Monday, October 15, CCHS’s student senators met in the Learning Commons. Because Mr. Brian Miller can no longer be the adviser of Senate, the senators have been scrambling to find a temporary advisor. Ms. Robin Chichetti valiantly stepped up to the plate,  even though she is unable to serve as a permanent advisor, a position crucial to the operation of Senate. Because of this advisor debacle, Senate has gotten off to a slow start this year. Several issues came up during the meeting, among which was the question of dance attendance. Interest in school dances is at a shocking low. Almost all of the dances in the last year have been cancelled due to lack of interest. The first dance of the year, hosted by the Class of 2013, was...
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Taliban attacks Malala Yousafzai, teenage activist

October 22, 2012
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Taliban attacks Malala Yousafzai, teenage activist

We all know that there are always problems in the Middle East, but what is really going on right now? It is a grave subject. One story has struck a chord in many, and that is the story of Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen-year-old Pakistani girl. Roughly two weeks ago, Malala spoke up against the Taliban for everything they have taken away from her: from her dream to become a doctor to her family’s income to every young girl’s chance at getting a better life. Due to Malala’s bravery and protest, on Tuesday, October 9th, Taliban gunmen boarded a school bus and shot her twice, in the head and in the neck. Two other schoolgirls were also wounded in the attack.  Before this attempted assassination, the Taliban not only marked a bounty on her, but...
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Rumors rumored to be great fun

October 22, 2012
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Rumors rumored to be great fun

After school one Thursday, the cast of CC’s fall play, Rumors, gathered.  They have been rehearsing since late last school year, and by now they have become, according to everyone I’ve spoken with, a big family. “The overall level of talent here is amazing,” says Sarah Hession-Kunz, the only freshman to get a role. Playing Officer Welch, she is “so excited to work with everyone,” and says”  the cast has been very welcoming.” With nine other cast members, she rehearses for Rumors, a farcical social satire by well-known Broadway playwright Neil Simon, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The plot revolves around four affluent couples in New York CityR who gather for a dinner party, only to discover the host has attempted to kill himself.  Chaos ensues as they try to figure out what to do,...
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