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Welcome to the Courant Online!

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The Courant Online began as the Rampage, a website found on the drop menu of the New Canaan High School library home page. While the Rampage provided a forum for posting articles, it wasn’t ideal for online journalism. The Rampage was limited to a hosting software called School Center that limited what journalism students could do technology-wise. The biggest issue was that the host didn’t allow videos, images, and comment boxes–things that would surely make the website an exciting destination for news. Students with similar aspirations to achieve a more interactive online newspaper got together to create a whole new…

Your eyes and ears of the Student Coalition

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Hello Student Body! My name is Dolly Meckler, and I am your Student Body President. I’m now working with the Courant as a “Coalition Blogger.” We want to keep everyone aware and involved, so we thought this was a great way to get everyone updated. The Student Coalition (StuCo) and I have been working very hard to get this week’s homecoming in order. We organize everything from which spirit days we have to the little cups of water everyone drinks at homecoming is delivered. At this week’s meeting, we discussed all the finishing touches needed for spirit week and all…

National Merit Scholar corporation recognizes seniors

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On October 30, a number of students will be commended for their accomplishments in the National Merit competition.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), high school students must take the PSAT/NMSQT®. Out of 1.5 million entrants, the 50,000 with the highest Selection Index scores, composed of critical reading, mathematics, and writing subsection scores, have qualified students as either Commended Student or Semifinalists.

Student coalition gears up for ’09-’10

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The Student Coalition held a meeting on Sept. 30, marking the first time this year the coalition met with all its new freshman delegates. The freshman class elected Katie Kuberra as Class President, Ashley Feldman as Social President, and Harrison Besser as Political president.

Katie Kuberra said, “the meeting primarily consisted of planning for the upcoming homecoming week. We’ve been planning the bonfire, the three spirit days, and the dance”. This year the coalition is more concentrated on “enhancing the traditions the students have enjoyed in past years” said Kuberra. The coalition also counts Homecoming Queen and King votes on top of planning for the entire week of festivities.

Spirit Week Begins! Clone Day

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This year’s spirit week kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, October 21, as NCHS students descended on school dressed not in jeans and t-shirts, but in a variety of costumes more suited for Halloween. The much-awaited Clone Day had arrived.

For some of NCHS’s newcomers, it must have been quite a culture shock after the days of “black shirt and jeans” Clone Day at Saxe. …

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