CCHS goes greener than green!

May 4, 2012
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CCHS goes greener than green!

After excitement was aroused in Concord when the vote was made for the ban of single serving plastic water bottles sold in town, CCHS decided to take the green initiative a step further.  To be implemented by the first day of school in September, the new eco-friendly safe plan includes the banning of all potentially harmful substances that could have a negative effect on environments in town and all across the globe.  This includes the ban of all materials containing plastic or other harmful chemicals, such as Tupperware containers, plastic soda bottles, and clothing made with harmful material.  This ban would also ensure the safety of all foods and their production, ensuring that no animals were harmed in the process of their making.  The plan also includes energy use conservation. A new force of...
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No more SAT’s

May 4, 2012
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No more SAT’s

Starting next year, 2012 – 2013, there will be no more SAT’s. Many of us took a SAT II Subject Test on Saturday, June 2nd. For some, it was easy, for others, it was extremely difficult. The good thing for those who found it to be difficult is that there will no longer be any more SAT testing starting in September of 2012. This will apply to the SAT and all SAT II Subject Tests. The SAT is a standardized test given by a nonprofit organization called College Board. The current SAT is taken for college admission. The SAT consists of mathematics, creative writing, and reading. SAT II focuses on specific topics and the test taker has a choice, for instance, Biology, Chemistry, US History, World History, English, French, Chinese and many others. The...
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Mandatory school event attendance- implemented next year!

May 4, 2012
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Mandatory school event attendance- implemented next year!

This year everyone has been noticing a trend among school events. For the school dances, the number of participants has dwindled down.  Annual traditions such as musicals, Battle of the Bands, the talent show, and many more events have noticed a dramatic decrease in audience.   Students are less and less encouraged to have school events, as they can predict the sparse crowd they would draw. It is a vicious cycle where, suddenly, events have become uncool because no one attends and, because no one expects others to attend, no one actually goes. Teachers and students alike are all unsure of the particular cause. Although breathalyzers have been labeled the main reason for lack of participation of school dances, there is no explanation for the lack of enthusiasm for any other school event. People have...
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The Thirst Games

May 4, 2012
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The Thirst Games

For years, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks have faced off across Walden Street, eyeing the competition across the way. Every morning students pour into the caf clutching cups of coffee lifelines, whether Starbucks’s elegant white and green or Dunkin’s exuberant white, pink, and orange. One might say that this divide separates our school into divisions: those who care and those who do not, and then Starbucks vs. Dunkin’. It’s a truly epic battle. A battle of pride, of love, and of caffeine addiction. Now, this verbal battle will be given a physical arena. Armed with scalding milk and rock-hard coffee beans, two tributes from each grade – a boy and a girl – will enter a totally redecorated caf bright and early on this first day of school to compete in the first annual Thirst...
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100 percent, 100 percent of the time: CC softball

April 30, 2012
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100 percent, 100 percent of the time: CC softball

This year’s softball varsity captains are Isabella Hankey ’13 and Abigail Bruins ’12. The junior varsity captains are Samantha Blue ’13, Jacqueline Gray ’13, Paige Howard ’13, and Rachel Zhu ’13. The freshman team has no captains. Lisa McGloin and Cricket McCaffrey-Clark (Chemistry) co-coach the varsity team, Mariana Chiodo, a Concord Middle School physical education teacher, coaches the junior varsity team, and Amy Brooks, who works in the MARC,  coaches the freshman team. So far, the softball varsity team has played five games. They have won against Newton South, Lincoln-Sudbury, and Beverly. The CCHS varsity team beat Newton South 12-0, Lincoln Sudbury 13-1, and Beverly 15-3. C0-captain Abby Bruins states, “As far as goals go, we are getting better after every game.  Each game is a learning experience, whether it is a win or a loss. ...
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Indigo Invasion!

April 30, 2012
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Indigo Invasion!

These days, it is hard to go out and do something that is fun for everyone. A show that is enjoyable for younger audiences is rarely entertaining for adults or teenagers, and something that high schoolers want to see is probably not appropriate for kids. For an evening that is sure to please everybody, I highly recommend seeing Blue Man Group. To put it simply, Blue Man Group is creative, unconventional, and very fun; it is a concert like no other. The show is a compilation of unusual art and music, many different levels of humor, and a surprising commentary on today’s infatuation with technology. The antics of the cobalt-coated performers were perhaps the most intriguing, because they made the show interactive. There is a lot going on even before the show starts. The entertainment...
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Ms. Glazer shows off her martial arts skills in Concord Teacher, Hidden Dragon

April 30, 2012
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In case you missed Friday night’s Faculty show, Attack of the New School: Rise of the Machines, click “play” to watch Ms. Glazer take on some familiar faces in Wes Palmer ’12’s video Concord Teacher, Hidden Dragon.  
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CC Talent Show opening on Friday!

April 30, 2012
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This year, InterACT Club is hosting its third annual talent show, this time to raise money for the the Sharing Foundation which benefits orphans in Cambodia. This year promises to be just as entertaining as the previous two years. Some acts include: a performance by Orange, one with the Patriettes, Mr. Badalament accompanying a few metal bands on stage, and Zach Bokhour ’12 and Evan Sibley ’12 performing some comedy scenes. Make sure to be there at 7:00 pm this Friday, May 4, at the CCHS auditorium!
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