CCHS: A Game of Thrones

April 17, 2013
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CCHS: A Game of Thrones

Have you ever longed for the intrigue, drama, and action of the TV show Game of Thrones to make an appearance in your own life? Do you imagine what life might be like if you had the power and wealth of the Lannisters (Hopefully sans their incestuous tendencies)? Or, do you feel just as lost and misunderstood as Ned Stark’s bastard, Jon Snow? Or, when you accidentally touch a red hot crucible in Chem, do you wish you were Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, who cannot burn? Well, all your dreams are about to come true. No longer will you watch the show, enraptured, from the banal safety of your couch. Nor will you curl up with the books and imagine the world of Westeros. Instead, you will be fully immersed come this...
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Rivers and Revolutions for All Grades

April 17, 2013
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Rivers and Revolutions for All Grades

This year was the pilot year for the Rivers and Revolutions program here at CC, a very successful pilot year at that. Many students, first skeptical of the program, are now eager to be accepted and are dropping all sorts of classes in order to accommodate the program to their schedules. Students who have been involved with Rivers claim that afterwards, they developed “new ways of seeing the world,” and report feeling “enlightened.” Rivers director and organizer Michael Goodwin has recently announced that he wants give students of all grades–not only juniors and seniors–the opportunity to have this Rivers experience. Goodwin states that for incoming Freshmen in particular, Rivers will be a way for students to make friends and find their way in the otherwise chaotic high school. In a recent Voices in the...
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Goodbye Patriots: New School Mascot

April 17, 2013
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Goodbye Patriots: New School Mascot

On June 7th, 2013 it was officially decided that Concord Carlisle High School would no longer have the mascot name “the CCHS Patriots.” After approximately four months of constant arguing and negotiating, the new name, the Worms, was agreed upon. The proposal to change the school mascot was brought to the school committee at Alcott Elementary by first grader Frina-Anne Jamison Hoss. “Like bookworms,” she explains. Higgins suggested this change in order to promote a greater appreciation of academics in the Concord-Carlisle community. “Books rule, sports drool,” states Hoss. Many schools seem to place a lot of emphasis on athletics. Students often believe that they can abandon their studies in order to pursue a sports scholarship for college. Colleges, however, require that you graduate from high school, pass a certain number of classes, and...
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Disney to Take Starring Role in the Classroom

April 17, 2013
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Disney to Take Starring Role in the Classroom

After careful consideration, Principal Badalament has decided that the high school would be a more effective learning community if traditional Disney cartoons are incorporated into classrooms.  “We don’t want to use Hannah Montana or any of that modern junk,” he explained in a recent interview, “But we hope to bring the magic of old-fashioned Disney back to our school, and we’re sure the results will be happily ever after.” Thanks to a recent leak of the revamped schedule for next year, The Voice can now exclusively report a list of CC’s new innovative teaching methods. Physical Education – Disney’s relationship advice is spot-on for teens, who often struggle with dating in high school.  “I’ve learned to wait for my Prince Charming before going on dates,” one student remarked.  She cites Cinderella, Snow White, and...
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CCHS Prepares for Construction, Fall Term

April 17, 2013
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CCHS Prepares for Construction, Fall Term

Given the current state of affairs at CCHS, with a new school rising up from the dirt just yards from the back of the H building and cement trucks lumbering past the L and S building windows, the school administration is putting into place several modifications to make the next year less stressful for students, staff, and faculty. Over the summer, all student chairs in the H building will be fitted with seat belts to ensure that students do not fall or get inadvertently ejected from their seats during digging, drilling, or compacting on the construction site.  “This is an obvious and easy safety measure we can put in place for students,” says Vice-Principal Brian Miller.  “Heaven knows we don’t need any more kids with concussions.” School nurse Christine Debruzzi is also laying in...
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CCHS Enforces School Uniform Policy

April 17, 2013
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CCHS Enforces School Uniform Policy

  After much deliberation, the CCHS school committee has decided to enforce school uniforms for the 2013-2014 school year. The aim for the school is to encourage individualism and a form a greater community spirit with the introduction of school uniforms. Also, because students will be easily identified, intruders in the school can be more readily identified. There will also be more field trips too since the students can be more easily accounted for. No doubt there will be backlash from the community against the idea of school uniforms. There are, however, many benefits of school uniforms. In addition, with our recent drop in rank as one of the best schools in the state, school uniforms may be able to refocus our students minds and encourage everybody’s talents. Even though school uniforms are usually...
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The Health Nut: How to Build a Delicious and Nutritious Salad

April 8, 2013
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The Health Nut: How to Build a Delicious and Nutritious Salad

Eating healthy all the time is hard, especially if you are eating out, at school, or feeling too lazy to make yourself or your family a healthy meal. Even if you know that you are going to have some sinful pizza at dinner, I highly recommend that you eat a salad beforehand. In fact, it would be ideal if everyone ate a salad before every meal. Let me remind you though, just because you are eating a salad does not mean that you are being healthy. Nowadays, some salads include a multitude of ingredients and can hardly be called salads. Big bowls of fruit loaded with cool whip; cold pasta with oil, cheese, and maybe a few cherry tomatoes, are they really salads? Obviously these are not healthy choices.  Therefore, I am recommending green...
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Reflections on Being Part of the METCO Program

April 8, 2013
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To the Editors: Sitting in my office after attending the anti-racism assembly two weeks ago, the word “two-way street” rang in my mind. Students on the panel articulately and movingly described their feelings of not feeling totally accepted or understood, or really, known, as Boston students in Concord. It struck me that one of the problems we face as participants in the METCO program is exactly the problem of the “two-way street.” At present, the street almost exclusively runs in only one direction—from Boston to Concord. A number of years ago, an article ran in The Boston Globe about how Lincoln-Sudbury’s then Superintendent, John Ritchie, spear-headed a new approach to develop a true METCO exchange. He spent the week living with a Boston family whose children attended L-S. He encouraged students and other faculty...
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