CCHS Ultimate Frisbee goes to St. Johnsbury for a tournament

May 21, 2012
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CCHS Ultimate Frisbee goes to St. Johnsbury for a tournament

This weekend, the CCHS Ultimate Frisbee teams went to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for a two-day Frisbee tournament. Congratulations to the CCHS Girls’ Ultimate Frisbee team for winning the Spirit Award! Today, you might have seen a bunch of girls running around sporting brightly colored mesh caps as a sign of their victory . The boys team went 3-3 (3 wins, 3 losses), though their losses were by very narrow margins. Because Ultimate Frisbee is a club and not a sports team, the program is a little trickier to run. Before the season starts in March, the captains of both teams meet with captains from other teams across the state to plan games. Before each game, captains double-check the location and time. The program is mostly student-run and is a lot more casual than most...
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Obama endorses gay marriage

May 14, 2012
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Obama endorses gay marriage

Barack Obama likes to make history. As if it wasn’t enough to be the first black president, he then passed the most extensive health care reform bill in history. On his command, Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden. His presidency has certainly been quite eventful, but with election day this November, he needed something to spark his somewhat waning campaign. So he endorsed gay marriage. And then stood back and watched the fireworks explode. The news emerged last Wednesday, where, as part of a larger interview, he gave the American people access to his “evolving” thought process, explaining how he first believed civil unions or domestic partnerships would suffice. He also maintained that he wished to respect the strong religious beliefs of many in this country, but he finished his monologue by stating that...
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CCHS Robotics at Nationals

May 14, 2012
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CCHS Robotics at Nationals

The Concord Carlisle Robotics Team recently participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) National Championships at the St. Louis Rams’ football stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The competition consisted of  four divisions, each including a hundred teams from many different areas, including Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, and others. There were 400 robotics teams and over 6,000 students there. Each robot competed in teams of three. CCHS went 7-2 against their alliances. Overall, they received forty-first place and were unable to qualify for the finals. Team Captain Paul Titchener told the Carlisle Mosquito,  “It was a really great experience to compete at Worlds. Our team is still fairly new, so we haven’t seen the entire range of robots that other teams build, and it was very inspiring to see what solutions that other teams came up with...
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CCHS Sci-Fi club visits Japan

May 14, 2012
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CCHS Sci-Fi club visits Japan

This year, CCHS’s very own Sci-Fi Club traveled about as far as they could go while still remaining within Earth’s atmosphere – Japan. CCHS has a long-standing relationship with a school in Nanae, a town in Japan, and this year’s trip was not the first time CC students were a part of a cultural exchange. Two years ago, the Concert Band traveled to Japan, and the Japanese band students played in a wonderful concert earlier this year in the auditorium. The group first visited Tokyo, a city which “makes Boston seem logically laid out by comparison,” according to Dr. Nurenberg. Some of the many attractions in Tokyo are the current Imperial Palace, the Senso-Ji Temple, and many, many places to shop. CC students tried on kimonos and sampled the rather different cuisine, all while...
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Student Feature: Young Huang immigrant from China

May 14, 2012
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Young Huang is an immigrant from China transferring to spend the rest of the school year at CC. Hello, my name is Young. I just came to the United States recently because my whole family immigrated from China. The goal of immigration came from my uncle, who is already living in the United States. The wealth and food of the United States are different from those of China. We need time to adapt. Here, for me,  the biggest difficulty is that I can’t speak English. Now my main goal is to study English and learn to communicate with people here. Now I have my cousin here in school to help me study English; she is doing everything possible to help me. I hope I can learn English well. I now see  that the school...
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CCHS Chorus dazzles at Disney

May 14, 2012
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CCHS Chorus dazzles at Disney

Most high school students can’t seem to stay awake during A-block at 7:30, but the group of sixty-seven chorus students gathered at 3:15 AM in the band room on March 18th are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.  Why?  We were going to Disney.  In an attempt to remember everything about the trip, I kept a journal as best as I could throughout the trip. The following article is adapted from a diary format. There’s something strange about being awake after midnight and before the sun rises; it always feels colder than it really is. We load up our baggage under the school buses and begin our one-hour journey north to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  On the ride, many students catch up on sleep, some are too excited to relax, and the boy next to me plays Pokemon....
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“Open the pod bay doors, Ben” – CCHS faculty takes on technology in Attack of the New School

May 7, 2012
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“Open the pod bay doors, Ben” – CCHS faculty takes on technology in Attack of the New School

“Wow, tech is going great tonight!” Ben Kendall exclaims during a break in the action. Without missing a beat, he quickly adds, “Wait, I probably jinxed it.” Though unscripted, the remark eerily resonated with the satirical tone of this year’s CCHS faculty show, ominously entitled Attack of the New School: Rise of the Machines. The CCHS faculty show, otherwise known as “Faculty Follies,” takes place once every three years, and it is eagerly anticipated by students and faculty alike. This year’s show, which took place on April 28, was no exception, as torrents of spectators filled the auditorium to the brim. The night is a unique opportunity for teachers to show off their sketch comedy skills and eccentric talents, and for the students, this is well worth the price of admission. At the heart...
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Student Spotlight: Connor Fischelis Music, produced by Sophie Fisher

May 7, 2012
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Student Spotlight: Connor Fischelis Music, produced by Sophie Fisher

This is an interview with Connor Fischelis, a Concord-Carlisle Alumnus who graduated in 2011, and Sophie Fisher ’12. Fischelis is currently working on a music video, which is being directed by Fisher for her senior project. Also preforming in the video is CC student Celeste Balboni’14. (Visit here for the YouTube channel, here for the Facebook page, and here for the Twitter).  For a trailer of the upcoming music video click here! What exactly is your senior project? Sophie: My senior project is taking the role of head producer, director and editor of two music videos to songs done by Connor Fischelis. The first music video is to Connor’s cover of “Love the Way You Lie” by Skylar Grey and the second one is Connor’s cover of Justin Timberlake’s “LoveStoned/I Think She Knows.” The...
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