New Teacher: Peter Flink

October 7, 2013
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Peter Flink is a new science teacher who is filling in for Earth science teacher Amy Byron while she is on maternity leave. Though he will only  be here through Thanksgiving, students are very happy to have him here. Flink went to Dartmouth College for his undergraduate degree in the Earth sciences. For his graduate degree, he attended the University of Illinois where he studied geology. Flink first became interested in science during high school, where he won the science award. Later in life, he earned a job (before he started teaching) in the environmental consulting field.  For four years he worked at Methuen High School in Methuen, Massachusetts. Though it may be a long drive from Methuen to CCHS, Flink wanted wants to see what it feels like to teach at other schools....
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Freshman Elections Close with Davidian, Ruediger, Chandra, and Davis

October 7, 2013
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Freshman Elections Close with Davidian, Ruediger, Chandra, and Davis

Freshman elections closed over the weekend, and the class of 2017 has chosen its representatives. Filling the position of class president will be Eliza Davidian, who said in her speech before the class that she wanted to bring the class together in fun ways.  She went on to say that she would make the next four years count, because “These are the people will graduate with.” Her  Vice President will be Christopher Ruediger, a fellow writer for The Voice, who was a student senator in his middle school.  Ruediger pledged to organize many fun events as he could as well as be an approachable individual for the class. Surprisingly enough, the elected Treasurer is also a writer for The Voice, Namita Chandra.  In her speech, she made a very endearing pun about how...
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New Teacher: Bo Feng

October 7, 2013
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New Teacher: Bo Feng

Welcome Bo Feng, CCHS’s newest Chinese teacher. Feng has been teaching on and off for about 5 years. He currently teaches Chinese 2, 3, 4, and 5 (including Honors), at CC. When he was younger, Feng, like many kids, explored a range of careers. He remembers looking into being an engineer, an artist, and a scientist as career options.  After high school, Feng did farm work in countryside outside of Guangzhou, China for  a couple of years. He then studied at the Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages, majoring in English language and literature. Through college, he benefited a lot from the English teachers from America, Britain, and Australia. Now that there is a need for Chinese teachers in the United States, he is happy to have the opportunity to contribute to the cultural exchange. After his time at...
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New Teacher: Brooks McGovern

October 7, 2013
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New Teacher: Brooks McGovern

This year, CCHS welcomes new mathematics teacher Brooks McGovern to the teaching faculty. McGovern hails from Bangor, Maine, which is four hours north from here. “Math was always my favorite subject growing up.  I toyed with going into teaching when I was in high school. Deciding where to apply for college was difficult based on my interests,” says McGovern; despite these sentiments, she ended up majoring in business at the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree. Following her graduation, McGovern worked in the finance industry in Atlanta for several years, spending time managing and training employees. She finally decided to follow her heart and go into teaching, and moved to Boston to earn a Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Boston College. McGovern taught at Waltham High School for 9 years and  “loved...
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Dance Makes a Comeback, Raises Money for Cancer Research

October 7, 2013
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Dance Makes a Comeback, Raises Money for Cancer Research

In recent years, it has become common for every scheduled dance to be cancelled a few days beforehand. Though it seems the level of enthusiasm for dances has dwindled due to the introduction of breathalyzers in the 2o11-2012 school year, this recent trend appears to have made a dramatic turnaround. Last Friday night, the senior class hosted a pink-themed dance in honor of Kicks for Cancer.  Despite the presence of breathalyzers at the door, over 320 people attended. The reasons for the dance’s success might be due to the aggressive marketing push by the senior class government and Student Senate.  Or perhaps, after going without dances for so long, people were curious enough to give them another try.  Either way, the results of the dance surpassed everyone’s expectations.  Anagha Chandra ’14, senior class treasurer,...
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She’s the Oje-MANN!

October 7, 2013
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She’s the Oje-MANN!

Lining up at the first game, the football team displays a collection of broad-shouldered guys with strong stances. Their hair is packed tight under heavy helmets, short and barely peeking out. One player stands apart from the rest, with a tight, blonde braid hanging down from her helmet. This player is senior Abbey Ojemann ’14, the Patriots’ place-kicker, and the first female football player ever at Concord-Carlisle. Ojemann is no novice when it comes to sports, or kicking for that matter. A previous varsity girls’ soccer player at CC, Ojemann officially kicked her first football when she was in 7th grade. The turf fields had just opened for public and the town had held a field goal kicking contest. She beat all the boys, and had gotten the attention of the a former football...
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Voices in the Caf: Government Shutdown

October 7, 2013
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Voices in the Caf: Government Shutdown

What is your opinion on the government shutdown?  
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New Teacher: Madeline Pooler

September 30, 2013
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Madeline Pooler is a new Latin teacher in the Foreign Language Department. She was born in Montreal and grew up in the United States. In high school, she was the only student to sign up for Latin, so unfortunately, the class was canceled. Instead, she studied French for four years. After high school, she went to Dartmouth University and majored in Classics, in addition to taking  Greek and Latin. She then went to graduate school at Columbia University. After graduating, she started teaching Latin at Westford Academy. She taught for a total of nine years, taking six years off in the middle to have kids. Pooler has a passion for classical studies and ancient literature. Her favorite author is Horace, a Roman poet. She loves the book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern...
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