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MLK Day: What it Means To Us

MLK Day: What it Means To Us

Eugene Lee, Opinions Editor

On the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King Day is celebrated. MLK day marks the birth of Dr. King and honors his efforts in conducting nonviolent activism throughout the Civil Rights Movement.   Although MLK is familiar to the majority of the American populace, it is not a household name in other countries. It made me question why MLK day was not well known in Korea and why social justice issues went untalked about back at home. Perhaps it was because Asians were the ma...

February 21

What do we think about the election?

What do we think about the election?

Eugene Lee, Opinions Editor

  As I sat in the common room of my house on a Tuesday night, about thirty students sat on the couch with their eyes glued onto the TV screen. It was weird. They weren’t watching South Park or football. It was interesting to see people who had no interest in current affairs or politics, so fascinated by the presidential debate. Was it because it was interesting to see a potential female president? Or was it the outrageous businessman promising to make America great again? I’m an intern...

December 21

Nurturing Self-Kindness and Love in a Culture of Criticism

Nurturing Self-Kindness and Love in a Culture of Criticism

Elle Stetson Dibble, Staff Writer

          As a child, I was taught that being kind to others was the most important part of living in a civilized society. The people around me made sure that I, like all of my peers, knew it was wrong to hit and to bite and to say mean things to others. We were taught that the right thing to do was to be generous and kind to our friends, which is exactly why it is so ironic that when I used to say or think something negative about myself, I didn’t think twice.           In the face of fa...

November 30

There are Important Local Issues on the Ballot, We Just Aren’t Talking About Them

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There are Important Local Issues on the Ballot, We Just Aren’t Talking About Them

Sofie Jones, Opinions Editor

          Many Americans, and many CA students, have been expressing discontent and dissatisfaction with the choices appearing on the ballot in November's Presidential Election. Therefore, a significant portion of the electorate is threatening to refrain from voting. While I, personally, do not think this is necessarily the most productive approach, there are many other significant and compelling reasons to go to the polls, if you are able to vote.            Regardless of the state of ...

November 30

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10 Things to Do in Concord, MA

10 Things to Do in Concord, MA

Helen Wu, Staff Writer

Eat Pizza! There are three locations where you can get this staple food item. Comella’s, located on Main Street, is the cheapest pizza in Concord, charging only six dollars per pie. Sorrento’s pizza, on Thoreau Street to the right of the train station, has more authentic dough and fixings, but is significantly pricier. New London’s, also on Thoreau Street, sells fairly typical large, greasy slices. Visit the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! Concord is full of writing history, and was once home...

November 1

Kevin’s First Orientation

Kevin’s First Orientation

Anika Talwar, News Editor

“When I was a freshman in high school I joined marching band. And with marching band comes band camp. So two weeks before school started, I had to go to band camp everyday, nine to five. Imagine me as a pale, awkward fourteen-year-old in the sun for hours learning how to march from juniors and seniors who seemed so much cooler. I got really sunburned. But the seniors showed me around the school and made me feel welcome. I made lifelong friends with some of those older students from band – some I e...

November 1

What I Wish I’d Known as a Freshman

What I Wish I’d Known as a Freshman

Charlotte Mines, Business Manager

My freshman year is a little blurry at this point. I remember my attempt to play volleyball; I vaguely remember auditioning for a play. Mainly I remember eating  in the Student-Faculty Center, or StuFac, doing homework there during frees, and going home at 3pm everyday. I didn’t interact with the Concord Academy environment as much as I thought I would because I didn’t understand what CA really was. CA isn’t just an academic establishment. CA, in what I’m sure is an effort to copy Nike, is a ...

November 1

Freshmen, Relax!

Freshmen, Relax!

Isabel Cushing, Features Editor

Take a deep breath in. Exhale slowly and breathe again. As simple as it seems, I’m pretty sure I forgot to breathe for most of my freshman orientation. I made my Mom drive back and forth for a bit on Main Street so that we wouldn't be awkwardly early and I agonized over what to wear, what to bring for the overnight, and what the other kids would be like. I’m a day student, but I imagine the stress is even greater for boarders, who may be leaving home for the first time. For all of you, board...

November 1

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Concord Academy Art: Curated By Students

Concord Academy Art: Curated By Students

Helen Wu, Staff Writer

From February 1st to 28th, a special art exhibit at the Concord Free Public Library (CPL) will feature art by Concord Academy students. Curated by students from Peter Boskey’s ’08 Advanced Fiber Art Course and Cynthia Katz’s Photo 3 Course, Concord Academy Art: Curated by Students features student art from a variety of visual arts courses including, Painting, Ceramics, Photo, and Fiber Arts...

February 21

Cultural Section: Exploring South Korea’s Delivery Culture

Cultural Section: Exploring South Korea’s Delivery Culture

Yoon Kyoung Kim, Arts Editor

If you ever find yourself wandering the streets of Seoul, South Korea, don’t be surprised when flocks of strangers forcefully hand you flyers advertising their culinary establishments, ranging from fast food chains and snack bars to traditional Korean restaurants. These flyers come in all shapes and colors and can be found on almost any surface. Many if not all restaurants in Korea offer delivery service...

November 1

What Art Class Do I Take?

What Art Class Do I Take?

Mary Craig, Staff Writer

          With a 78-page course catalog, Concord Academy offers a daunting amount of classes to choose from. As a freshman, however, most of your options lie in the arts: an expansive and unpredictable department. You’re charged with fulfilling 10 art credits, 2 in performing and 2 in visual, with the hard deadline of graduation. This may seem like a scary demand to meet, but you will find your...

November 1

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I.E.S. Angel Corella Meets Concord Academy

Sofia di Tommaso and Mary Craig

This past September Concord Academy’s hallways were not only filled with the faces of new students and teachers, but also with frequent conversations in Spanish and visitors from I. E. S. Angel Corella, a public school about a half an hour away from Madrid. The eleven visitors came as part of a two-way exchange program in which students from Concord Academy can study in Spain, and Spanish students can come to CA for two weeks. Run on a two year cycle, this program fosters friendships across countries and cultures and serves as a tool for language immersion and educational studies.           2016 marks the second cycle of the program that was implemented in 2014. Modern and Classical L...

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Unearthing Earth

Anika Talwar '17, News Editor

          Every year, Concord Academy admits one student to the senior class: The Thai Scholar. This year’s scholar is Earth Chotrattanapituk ’17.           The Thai Scholar Program is a scholarship program run by the government of Thailand. Even though each Thai Scholar bears the same “title,” he or she comes to the United States through a different sponsor. Sponsors pay for the living cost of the Thai Scholar abroad and once the scholar returns to Thailand, he or she has to work for the sponsor - usually a company, department, or university. Earth became affiliated with the Thai Scholar Program by joining the Olympiad Scholar Program, which is a math and science based co...

November 14 • Comments closed

Surviving Drop-Add: Concord Academy Class Selection 101

Surviving Drop-Add: Concord Academy Class Selection 101

Jenny Kim ‘17, Staff Writer

Concord Academy has a unique system that gives its students the freedom to choose their own courses based on their interest. Students are allowed to make any changes to their schedule during the first week of school without any penalties. Here are some tips for surviving drop-add period: Hand in the proposal before the last day. If you wish to make a change to your schedule, you must turn in a paper proposal stating the classes you would like to add or drop. The proposal must be signed by ...

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