Tag: Debate

Democalypse 2016: The 1st Presidential Debate

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The first presidential debate of 2016 went about the way you would expect– at least, in the context of this incredibly unexpected election cycle. Hillary Clinton seemed to be miles ahead of Republican challenger Donald Trump in terms of policy, temperament…

CC Goes to JSA Spring State

Just before April vacation, Concord-Carlisle’s Junior State of America chapter (JSA), went to an overnight convention in Stamford, Connecticut called Spring State. Every year, JSA has three overnight conventions; Spring State is perhaps the most important, where the elections for…

CCHS Brings Home the Silverware (from Harvard)

On Saturday, February 15, CCHS sophomores Daniel Lu and Rahul Chopra arrived at Harvard University to compete in the annual Harvard Speech and Debate Tournament. This tournament is known to be the largest and most prestigious tournament for high school…

The Snow Day Debate

The day before a snowstorm always triggers the endless debate of “snow day or not?!” Before starting each class, students are eager to hear their teachers weigh in on the issue, giving various predictions on their  fate. The most eager…

Debate Team Wins Big

Every day at 2:15PM, approximately ten students meet on the upper floor of the Learning Commons. They are the members of CC’s Speech and Debate Team. Led by team captains Kevin Fan ’15 and Lucy Wang ’15, the team competes…

Forensics Team Argues All the Way to States

CC’s forensics team recently participated in the speech state finals. The state finals in Group Discussion consisted of a forty- seven person pool, drawing students from around the state. Those who qualified had to place above a certain threshold twice…

The JSA experience: Winter Congress

On  Thursday, February 7th, a troupe of CCHS students traveled by plane to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., to attend the Junior State of America Winter Congress conference over the weekend. The ten students, myself included, are members of the…

CC debate team has success

While many people remember sport state finals, the debate state finals are often neglected. Last weekend on Saturday, December 1st, the Debate team completed the Newton South Speech and Debate Tournament where multiple students from Concord-Carlisle High School qualified for…

CCHS debate team off to a great start

Not many students at CC know about the school’s debate team, which is smaller and more laid back than most other schools’, but nonetheless it has proven to be a formidable squad this year. The team mainly competes in two…