CVU Chorus

January 23, 2014 admin

By Corine Casarico

If you are walking down the hallway at CVU, you might hear a piano playing along with beautiful voices. Those voices could be singing a spiritual, or a classic song loved by everyone.  In room 160, Carl Recchia, teaches chorus. His classes include freshman chorus, vocal ensembles, women’s chorus and men’s chorus.

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CVU Makes Historic Hire

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By Bennett Cazayoux

Playfully dubbed “Soccer Central,” CVU has been a hub for churning out soccer teams capable of state title runs year after year. Major changes at Soccer Central become big news statewide. This past fall, after a great run to win a third straight state title, head coach TJ Mead decided to step down from the helm of the most coveted job in soccer in all Vermont.

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For Second Year CVU Prepares for Penguin Plunge

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By Brandon O’Connell

As the new year rolls on, the annual Penguin Plunge is just around the corner. In February, around 1,500 people from across Vermont will be taking their plunge into the frigid Lake Champlain. Vermont’s Special Olympics “Penguin Plunge” is a massive fundraiser that helps raise awareness and fund local athletes from Vermont schools and Unified Sports teams. Last year the plunge raised just about 450,000 dollars.

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CVU Gives to “Toys for Kids”

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By Corinne Casarico

Every year before winter break, in every hall at CVU, is a large red barrel with a picture of Santa and reindeer. For the past seven years, CVU has been part of something called Toy for Tots (or “Toys For Kids” for the local community). Students are encouraged to bring unwrapped, new toys to put in the barrels that will be brought to a lucky child on Christmas morning. Anything is welcome, as long the toys are unused and in good condition.

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How Does Passion Inspire These Teachers

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By Amelia Harris

Some teachers found their passion for teaching during a teaching job after they completed school, while others, like these teachers at CVU, knew that they wanted to be teachers early on. With inspirations coming from all aspects of their lives, these teachers all had dreams of working with students.

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Advisory Emblems Display Pride, Creativity, Initiative

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By Ellie Masson

For the entire current CVU student body, advisory emblems have been a part of our school for as long as we can remember. Some of us have memories of working together with our advisory to create the most exciting and creative emblem in the school, while others think of emblems as a last minute pulling-together of advisee pictures and scribbling on the page with magic markers. Regardless, advisory emblems are a way of bringing together the 16 or so students who might not regularly get to know each other.

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When the Clocks Stood Still

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By Hunter Gaynon

Rumor had it that there is a master clock in the school which controls every clock. It’s not a rumor, it’s a fact.

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President, Vice President Aim for Recognition at CVU

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By Ellie Masson

Every year, the student body president and vice president make promises of change for CVU. The candidates compete with speeches, outlining their ideas for slushie machines, better food in the cafeteria, more dances, student lounges, and more things to get the student body to elect them. Ultimately, the competition comes down to whoever has the most promising plan for the student body in the coming school year.

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Amnesty Rallies Community to Pursue Justice at GITMO

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By Jessie Hunt

You may have noticed students walking around wearing orange jumpsuits and taking part in a photoshoot in Four Corners on November 7. I assure you these orange jumpsuits were not a new fashion trend, rather a political statement, arranged by the Amnesty International Club intended to raise awareness about the injustice occurring at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

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Danish Visitors Mark New Sister School Relationship

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By Brandon O’Connell

Big smiles, University of Vermont sweatshirts and Danish accents scattered the halls of CVU. Throughout the week of October 21, CVU hosted the first-ever exchange program with a newly established sister-school, Odsherreds Efterskole Private School, in Denmark, a few hours drive from Copenhagen. The visiting Danish students were all smiles and quite frankly most excited about the food and life outside of school, which could have been expected. The 25 students and teachers were visiting as part of the newly formed sister school exchange program to come to America, raise global awareness and experience the American culture.

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Senior Year: Future Decisions Now Rapidly Approaching

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By  Corinne Casarico

As an incoming freshman, four years of high school can seem like it’ll take 400 years to finish. It’s a new school. You have new teachers. Upperclassmen feel they have the right to tease the “puppies” of the school. And while the high school experience is different for everyone, for a majority of people, it goes by in a blur. What you think was yesterday was really last week. Or even last year. You have teachers that you like, and teachers that are tough. It’s a whole new environment than what you were used to in middle school because it’s a new environment with different and higher expectations.

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Student Crowds Clog Corridors of CVU

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By Nik Delphia

You’re on the way to second block. You’ve just left advisory and are making your way to the classroom, when you come across a large cluster of conversing teenagers in the middle of the hallway. In an attempt to get past them you awkwardly push your way past the clique of kids, or through them, and carry on with your business.

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Cyberbullying: How to Always Keep Yourself Safe Online

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By Becca O’Brien

Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, ask.fm, tumblr, and texting: all are amazing forms of social networking. But are they being used the way they should be? Cyberbullying is becoming an increasing problem among young people nationwide. Bullying can have many side effects on the victim mentally. They can become increasingly sad, have major anxiety issues, experience changes in eating  and sleeping patterns, and lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. Some victims also see a drop in their grade, GPA, and standardized test scores. Along with mental side effects, some victims may begin to feel physically ill, they are more fatigued and they may also inflict pain on themselves.

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Sugarbush Rewards High Honor Students with Ski Pass

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By William Bernicke

With freshly groomed trails, high speed chair lifts, and more than 100 maintained trails, Sugarbush is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Northeast.

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Preventing Distractions Behind the Wheel

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By Becca O’Brien

Car accidents are the leading cause in death for teens, due to inexperience and being distracted behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the main distractions for teens are: texting, talking on the phone and interacting with passengers. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) says these distractions make it three times more likely to get in a crash.

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