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Unveiling 2017’s Senior Projects

Elle Stetson Dibble '18 and Sofie Jones '18

Each Spring, members of the Concord Academy community gather in the Ransome Room for one afternoon to see the year’s senior projects presented. As seniors set up exhibits on individual tables, rapidly explaining their process, onlookers peruse the different displays. It is evident to all those who walk through that each senior project is unique, representing the student who is behind it. This year, an impressive twenty six senior projects were presented to the school on May 23. These projects...

July 23, 2017

Commencement Speaker Profile: Maura Healey

Commencement Speaker Profile: Maura Healey

Yoon Kim '18, Arts Editor

       Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will be joining the Concord Academy community in celebrating the graduation of the class of 2017 on June 2, 2017. Healey grew up in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, a small town just past the border of Massachusetts. After graduating high school, Healey left New Hampshire to attend Harvard University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and was a co-captain of the women’s basketball team. Healey went on to play for a professional basketba...

June 3, 2017

Winterfest 2017

Ashley Kim '19, Staff Writer

Last Saturday, February 4, Concord Academy held one of the major annual winter events, Winterfest. Winterfest is the exciting  event that fundraises for the coming year’s financial aid. The majority of CA students attended Winterfest 2017, which made the Student-Faculty Center very hectic.   Winterfest began with various clubs selling goods or holding small contests. The freshmen class sold short and long sleeve shirts in blue and gray colors, while the sophomore class held ...

May 24, 2017

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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DEMONs: Making Ideas a Reality

Ashley Kim '19, Arts Editor

If you walks into CA’s science building on a Sunday morning between 10 to noon, you’ll find DEMONs (Dreamer, Engineer, Mechanic Overt Nerds) working away on various projects, developing new technologies, and brainstorming ideas. These projects, many of which have been requested by either members of the CA community or people from the broader local area, range from a 3D printer to a musical staircase. Other projects currently in the works include a CNC machine, a vinyl cutter, LED light panel, and theatre cable cart. After six years of work, the incufridge, built by Zachary Yedidia ’17, has finally been completed this year and is ready to be used during classes for educational purpo...

July 23, 2017 • Comments closed

New CA Greek Class

New CA Greek Class

Anika Talwar ‘17, News Editor

This semester, the Concord Academy Modern and Classical Languages Department is offering an Advanced Classics course in Ancient Greek for students who have completed the third level of a language and preferably had experience reading Latin texts. The Greek course is taught by CA Latin teacher, Dr. Elizabeth Penland. Because she is proficient in Greek and has 25 years of experience in the language, Penland wanted to introduce it to the CA community, knowing that this skill would benefit students...

May 24, 2017 • Comments closed

Winterfest 2017

Ashley Kim '19, Staff Writer

Last Saturday, February 4, Concord Academy held one of the major annual winter events, Winterfest. Winterfest is the exciting  event that fundraises for the coming year’s financial aid. The majority of CA students attended Winterfest 2017, which made the Student-Faculty Center very hectic.   Winterfest began with various clubs selling goods or holding small contests. The freshmen class sold short and long sleeve shirts in blue and gray colors, while the sophomore class held a jail event and arrested students according to the warrants written by other students. Many students bought the shirts. Also a silent auction was held. Students bet various amount of money to the handm...

May 24, 2017 • Comments closed

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Embracing Two-Sided Conversations

Aaron Carrasco '18, Staff Writer

Clashing views are what make conversations. If everyone shares the same opinions and outlooks, there is no opportunity to move forward mentally, emotionally, and intellectually. Concord Academy is widely known for being a progressive community that supports liberal values socially and fiscally. The political atmosphere of CA is predominantly liberal and this is portrayed through the various student-run social justice clubs, organizations, and safe spaces for marginalized groups like the Diversity Office, all...

July 23, 2017

CA Must Introduce Core Values at Orientation

Samantha Davidson '19, Staff Writer

In the Concord Academy handbook and mission statement, an ethos of  “common trust” is outlined. This is a principle that many feel has been violated this year, and needs to be addressed. Although the meaning behind common trust can mean you are able to leave your jacket and bag around campus, it is much more than that. Common trust holds students to higher standards, even in situations with things as simple as trusting your fellow students will not take your belongings (whether that belonging be expe...

July 23, 2017

Are Affinity Groups Exclusive?

Yoon Kyoung Kim and Izzy Charles

With the re-opening of the Diversity Office (DO), there has been some controversy and even displeasure among the Concord Academy student body about its launching. The DO (pronounced \ˈdō\) is a physical space for students of color to gather and socialize located in the writing center. With the percolating opinions about the Diversity Office, we developed our own views while investigating other people’s thoughts on affinity groups. Is it unfair for part of the student body to have a space de...

May 24, 2017

Reflecting on the Obamas as a First Family

Sofie Jones, Opinions Editor

In the months following the 2016 election and the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration, I have heard exclamations of anger, frustration, and disbelief throughout the Concord Academy campus. These have been accompanied by sad and nervous faces and calls to action. However, there is something else I keep hearing: President Barack Obama, as one student remarked, keeping seeming better and better. As students, myself included, hear more about the Trump administration and its drastic, albeit ridiculous,...

May 24, 2017

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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, 2017

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, 2016

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, 2016

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Sports

Patriots Overcome Injuries and Suspensions, Stay Afloat during Tom Brady’s Absence

Patriots Overcome Injuries and Suspensions, Stay Afloat during Tom Brady’s Absence

David Korn, Sports Editor

To be honest, who would have thought that in the games that the Patriots would be playing without Tom Brady, they would have beaten early season Super Bowl favorites Arizona...

November 21, 2016

Welcome to CA Athletics

Welcome to CA Athletics

November 1, 2016

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