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What’s in the stars for CB students this month? (image by Jack Noonan and Dani Rodriguez) Scorpio: October 23—November 21st You prefer Halloween over Christmas. You want to burn all of your homework but you complete it anyways. Your stubbornness prevents you from ever buying lunch at school. Your intensity and leadership is needed to […]

What’s in the stars for CB students this month?

L0015229 Horoscope from the book of the birth of Iskandar
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror. This horoscope shows the positions of the heavens at the moment of Iskandar’s birth on 25th April 1384.
This is a fly leaf from the personal horoscope of Iskandar Sultan (died 1415), grandson of Timur, who ruled the province of Farsin, Iran. He is best known for his early military career and his patronage of the arts and sciences.
Apart from being a horoscope, this manuscript is an exquisite work of art and an exemplary production of the royal kitabkhana ‘publishing house’ or ‘workshop’. The manuscript of 1411 is lavishly illustrated and reflects the efforts of a whole range of specialists: astronomers (among them Imad ad-Din Mahmud al-Kashi), illuminators, gilders, calligraphers and craftsmen, and specialists in paper-making.
The manuscript was bought in Iran in 1794 by John H. Harrington, who had started his career as a clerk in the East India Company. In 1932, it was auctioned at Sotheby’s and bought for £6/15d by Sir Henry Wellcome who added it to his collection of Oriental books and manuscripts.
1411 By: Imad al-Din Mahmud al-KashiThe book of the birth of Iskandar, {European foliation, L to R}.
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(image by Jack Noonan and Dani Rodriguez)

Scorpio: October 23—November 21st
You prefer Halloween over Christmas. You want to burn all of your homework but you complete it anyways. Your stubbornness prevents you from ever buying lunch at school. Your intensity and leadership is needed to get an A on the next group project that is assigned. Famous Scorpio: Mr. Hood

Sagittarius: November 22nd—December 21st
You are a master of constantly texting under your desk. You are great at using your locker. Your studious persona is appreciated by the CB community, even though you do not feel like it is. You are suspicious of the water from the school’s drinking fountains. Survive this semester by going to sleep earlier and saving time to relax with your friends. Famous Sagittarius: Ms. Wanket

Capricorn: December 22nd— January 19th
You feel most content when you don’t procrastinate. You aren’t a huge fan of liturgies, but when you are asked to participate, you respectfully follow the crowd. Your calm and stress-fee persona is envied by your friends. This month, make sure you persevere through your workouts to achieve athletic success in the next semester. Famous Capricorn: Mrs. Thayer

Aquarius: January 20th— February 18th
You love learning about conspiracy theories. Staring out of the window doesn’t count as studying! Your unique sense of humor is enjoyed by the CB staff. Brush your hair before you come to school more often. Famous Aquarius: Mrs. Hesser

Pisces: February 19th— March 20th
You spend most of your time making Vine references. Your friends look to you for compassion and kindness. When you get in an argument with your family this month, make sure you approach the issue with the mindset that the most important thing is to make the most of the time you have left with them before you head off to college. It is bad luck to park in the front parking lot — trust me. Famous Pisces: Mr. Leporini

Aries: March 21st— April 19th
You secretly want to be Twitter or Instagram famous. You are used to getting what you want, but when you don’t agree with one of your teachers this month; practice taking initiative and talking to them about the problem. Try to avoid the SMAT wing at all costs. Famous Aries: Mr. Guro

Taurus: April 20th– May 20th
You are the leader of Socratic seminars. You have a tendency to always think you are right. You are commonly guilty of having a “freshman” backpack. If you didn’t get enough sleep, it’s because you stayed up late being afraid of the dark. You are mildly self-conscious about the boring dress code you have to wear. Buy a new color of pants and socks for the winter to revive your spirit and feel like a new person. Famous Taurus: Mr. Symkowick

Gemini: May 21st— June 20th
Don’t lie, you love to gossip. This month you will encounter people that will judge what you have for lunch. However, you are confident in yourself and will overcome the eye rolls when you happily buy three cafeteria cookies. You have worked so hard this semester, it is time to take a vacation. Treat yourself. Famous Gemini: The Talon‘s own Anna Sorensen (’16).

Cancer: June 21st— July 22nd
You often doodle when you are supposed to be taking notes. Your teachers have a hard time deciphering your messy handwriting. While writing essays, you spend figuring out how to perfectly word sentences. Don’t worry — everyone knows that whatever you have to say is important. As finals approach, make sure to focus most on the study guides. Famous Cancer: Andres Avila (’16)

Leo: July 23rd— August 22nd
You are half asleep in half of your classes. If you were weather, you would be best described as hot. Regain focus on school by charging your iPad more frequently. During Thanksgiving, make sure to spend extra time with people that you care about. Famous Leo: Mr. Hogan

Virgo: August 23rd— September 22nd
You have never been invited to the “No Tardy Party”. You are frequently late to class, but your charm prevents your teachers from actually marking you tardy. It is obvious that you are already over the school year, but try to make the most of your time at CB by creating or strengthening friendships with unexpected students. Famous Virgo: Ms. Chad

Libra: September 23rd— October 22nd
You are always finishing homework in A and B set for your next classes. You hate losing, especially during intramural sports. Your competitive spirit is feared by others in classroom games of Jeopardy. This month, find time to clean out your backpack. Famous Libra: Ms. Flaherty

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