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“Unbroken”: A Remarkable Read

December 15, 2014
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“Unbroken”: A Remarkable Read

When I was in Barnes and Noble a few weekends ago, I came across an entire table piled high with the book Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand. The name sounded familiar, and a sign read #1 New York Times Bestseller, so I decided to check it out.  When I got home, I started reading and couldn’t stop...
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Nanae + Concord: The 2014 Japanese Exchange

October 27, 2014
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Nanae + Concord: The 2014 Japanese Exchange

For the past 20 years our town of Concord MA has had a sister city relationship with the town of Nanae in the Hokkaido prefecture of Japan.  This relationship, which stretches back more than two decades, has been strengthened not only by the exchange of students but through joint meetings such as concerts and...
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CC Goes International

March 24, 2014
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CC Goes International

Confession time: I have the travel bug.  Like really badly.  As in, I spend hours camped out on Buzzfeed Travel rather than doing homework, admiring the beautiful rainforest in the Amazon, the elegant restaurants in Barcelona, and the stunning beaches of Australia.  Thankfully, CC offers no shortage of exchange trips, and only seems to...
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The Senkaku Island dispute

November 6, 2012
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The Senkaku Island dispute

For several weeks, China and Japan were locked in a heated dispute over the Senkaku Islands and the surrounding gas fields. Japanese businesses in China were boycotted and even attacked and now protestors are taking to the streets in China. Similar events developed in Japan and there was widespread anger across the two countries...
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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...
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Concord resident offers firsthand account of Japan disaster

May 9, 2011
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Concord resident offers firsthand account of Japan disaster

Driving away from the oncoming wave, I hit Route 5 and had to stop suddenly.  No one else seemed to know that a second tsunami was coming.  For what felt like an eternity, I sat at the intersection near Jujigai as citizens waited patiently for the light to turn green. After watching 10-meter waves...
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Japan concert

May 9, 2011
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Japan concert

By Rina Takeda, a student of Nanae High School On March 11, a very big earthquake hit Japan. Nanae, where I live, did not have heavy damage, but the cities near the sea in the Tohoku district were hit by a very huge tsunami, and suffered frightful damage. More than 13,000 people died and...
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Disaster in Japan: One student’s story

April 11, 2011
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Disaster in Japan: One student’s story

The sadness of the earthquake and Japan’s gratitude to countries overseas.  A large-scale earthquake hit Japan directly in the afternoon on March 11, 2011. After, all parts of Japan fell into chaos because of the confusion situation  of the tsunami that followed. Tohoku and Kanto districts, in Japan, were damaged severely. In the Tohoku...
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Tsunami cripples Japan; CCHS gets involved

March 14, 2011
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Tsunami cripples Japan; CCHS gets involved

This past Friday, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Northern Japan. Measuring an 8.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was the largest that Japan has ever seen, and the fifth largest in the world since 1900. Accordingly, the damage was devastating. Buildings in Tokyo, 373 kilometers away from the epicenter...
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