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Good Call: Ordinary Olympians

May 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Sports & Fitness

Claire Fahy Sports Editor Although the Olympic Games have evolved since their mythological founding by Hercules and Zeus, their participants are still widely viewed as gods. When I was younger, I idolized Olympians whose battles captivated my attention for a few summer weeks every four years. As I ...

Teens lose familiarity with texting

May 25, 2012


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Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor The other day I came home from school and saw a phone bill on the dinner table with my name on it. I rolled my eyes and picked it up, thinking “Oh great. My dad thinks I text too much,” but I found myself horrified at the numbers on the page. I text at least 56 ...

Good Call: Even the fan field

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Sports & Fitness

Claire Fahy Sports Editor The team’s center aggressively secures the rebound, creates space, recollects and surges toward the rim for a powerful one-handed dunk over intimidated and cowering opponents. Momentum-changing power plays are an integral part of the annual March Madness collegiate b...

Hipsters’ style becomes mainstream

April 5, 2012


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As a kid I rushed home after school to turn on ABC and CBS’s “Family Matters,” a ’90s TV show, and laugh at the main star, Steven Quincy Urkel — or as I remember, plain Urkel. The boy wore white ankle socks in oxford shoes, high-waisted jeans with suspenders and multi-colored cardigan sweate...

Teens should find time to read leisure novels

April 5, 2012


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I was curled up in my bed at 2 a.m. with a familiar ache in my back, but I refused to go to sleep and continued to flip page after page of my novel. The current series that is filling my free time is the “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Although my sister had been pestering me for the past year to r...

‘It gets better’ only goes so far

‘It gets better’ only goes so far

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The future for teenagers is an extremely elusive and daunting place — a distant dream with college applications, tough course loads and time standing in the way. To us, the future is not real — it’s a place we store unrealistic ambitions, a someday that may or may not come true. So for us, the...

Senioritis should not bring grades down

March 13, 2012


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Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief Endless scrolling will be the death of me. There have been countless nights where I have found myself on Tumblr or Facebook, procrastinating on my homework even though in the back of my mind I know I still have work to complete. I’ve slowly began to put off finishi...

People favor international charities and forget local causes

March 13, 2012


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Staff Editorial At CSH, it is always a noble cause. Whether it’s earthquake relief for Haiti, tsunami relief for Japan, or a sister school in Uganda. We have countless bake sales, book drives, paid free dress days and other fundraisers to support international charities. Due to the international...

Mediocre performers paid thousands

March 13, 2012


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Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor Students shifted their weight from one foot to the other while waiting in a line that wrapped around the block to get into a high school fundraiser. The unusually large crowd was for a special YouTube-famous music group scheduled to play at the dance. The entire cro...

Good Call: Beating Brokenness

February 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Sports & Fitness

Claire Fahy Sports Editor "It would have broken a lot of people," So remarked a Fox Sports analyst as the cameras panned to a stoic quarterback Alex Smith, his steadfast gaze fixed upon his defensive line as they closed out the final nine seconds of a 36-32 San Francisco 49er victory over the New O...

Younger kids are better with tech

February 7, 2012


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Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor The spinning rainbow wheel of death and the clock with motionless hands are the last things I want to see on my computer screen. I press escape, hit the power button, yet my screen remains frozen, mocking me until my 9-year-old sister walks into the room. She sees me...

Unnecessary coins can make large change

Unnecessary coins can make large change

February 7, 2012


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Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief Going to Gino’s corner market after school for four years adds up, literally. I’ve collected so much spare change in my wallet from buying 99-cent chips and other inexpensive snacks that sometimes it seems like coins are the heaviest item in my backpack, but I don...

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