Recounting Dr. Adnan Zubcevic’s Centennial Speech

Dr. Adnan Zubcevic ’75 received Concord Academy’s 2022 Joan Shaw Herman Award. The award, which is the only honor CA gives, recognizes the leading of a life that helps others. Zubcevic has spent 25 years working with refugees and immigrants and advocating for their...

Springfest Review

As the music of songbirds became ubiquitous, and the clear blue sky grew more perpetual by the day, I finally realized that spring is swinging in full motion. Thanks to All-School Council, Concord Academy was able to celebrate this life-giving season with its annual...

The Art of Dance: Rashaun Mitchell ’96

The ability to dance, create, and share is a passion that Rashaun Mitchell ’96, the 2022 Centennial Hall Fellow, was able to bring to the Concord Academy community on May 18 during his visit to campus. To start, the school gathered for an assembly, where Mitchell...

Signs of Spring and Where to Find Them

With the Spring Equinox on March 20th, spring has officially sprung in Massachusetts! Signs of spring are everywhere; perhaps the most obvious are the flowers appearing from under leaf litter. The first flowers to pop up are typically crocuses, which are naturalized...

Winter NEPSACs: Girls and Boys Varsity Squash

Over the second weekend of February, winter New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council competitions were held for Girls and Boys Varsity Squash. The top eight players in the two teams left early on Saturday morning to compete in their respective divisions and...

An Assembly to Demystify Organ Donation

During the assembly block on Wednesday, February 2, Ben Fleishman ’23 and president and CEO of New England Donor Services, Alex Glazier ’89 P’20 P’22, welcomed the school to a presentation on organ donation in the United States. A liver transplant recipient himself,...

Fall Dance Project Performance: Un/interrupted

After a year-and-a-half-long hiatus, the Concord Academy Dance Project made its triumphant return to the studio. Last year’s edited videos were certainly entertaining, but witnessing each dancer imbue the stage into pure emotion and visual beauty is incomparable....

A Conversation with Joan Shaw Herman Award Recipient Leslie Davidson ’66

In a school that prides itself on its tight-knit community, it is fitting that Concord Academy’s only award—the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service—is given out to those who have shown exceptional dedication to service. One of this year’s two recipients,...

The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is located on the Central Wharf in downtown Boston, right on the waterfront. With many different exhibits, this aquarium is one of the bigger tourist attractions in Boston. This popular attraction serves as a nice way for locals and Concord...

Spirit Week, Pep Rally, and Chandler Bowl

The Chandler Bowl for Changing Lives (CBCL) is an annual, charitable sporting event between Concord Academy and our rival, Pingree School. After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the CBCL made a return! The Chandler Bowl was hosted at Pingree on October 23. During...

Features

Chapel Quotes

The following is a list of each senior’s favorite quote from their chapel from an optional survey sent to the class of 2022 from the Centipede. “Life goes by in the blink of an eye, so try and make the most of it.” —Max Aaronson “It’s okay to look back at yourself and...

All-School Council Elections

Beginning on April 29, 2022, Concord Academy hosted elections for the All-School Council representatives for the 2022-23 academic year. After addressing the entire CA community in the Chapel, Jay Talwar ’23 and Katie Tran ’23 stood out among many qualified candidates...

The Concord Academy Survival Guide

Starting at a new school is always daunting, and beginning your Concord Academy experience is no different. It’s daunting to step onto campus as a student for the first time. There are unspoken rules, traditions, and things that would have been nice for people to tell...

News

Recounting Dr. Adnan Zubcevic’s Centennial Speech

Dr. Adnan Zubcevic ’75 received Concord Academy’s 2022 Joan Shaw Herman Award. The award, which is the only honor CA gives, recognizes the leading of a life that helps others. Zubcevic has spent 25 years working with refugees and immigrants and advocating for their...

Springfest Review

As the music of songbirds became ubiquitous, and the clear blue sky grew more perpetual by the day, I finally realized that spring is swinging in full motion. Thanks to All-School Council, Concord Academy was able to celebrate this life-giving season with its annual...

Signs of Spring and Where to Find Them

With the Spring Equinox on March 20th, spring has officially sprung in Massachusetts! Signs of spring are everywhere; perhaps the most obvious are the flowers appearing from under leaf litter. The first flowers to pop up are typically crocuses, which are naturalized...

Semi-Formal 2022

Semi-Formal 2022 was hosted on Saturday, April 2 at Concord Academy. The dance, hosted by the junior class, was highly anticipated, as it was originally planned to take place earlier in the year, but due to COVID-19, was pushed back to allow students to have the best...

Layers of Ourselves Project

Walking down the hallway on the second floor of LABS, you may have stumbled across a brightly-colored project attached to the whiteboard. A series of maps is on display, each one covered in magnets with a prompt question written in marker above. This is John Pickle’s...

Opinions

The Potential for a Concord Academy Golf Team

A walk through the lower SHAC will take you past dozens of images of old athletic teams from years ago. If you take a close look at these images you will notice a few golf teams of the past. Like myself, you may have thought, “Huh, who knew?”   Once upon a...

Is Formal Pricing Reasonable?

The Formal Dance is an end-of-year event that everyone looks forward to. This year, the email containing the sign up sheet for Formal tickets shocked everyone: the price per ticket was one hundred dollars. Controversy of whether this price was affordable became a...

Cramming, Stress, & the Final Exam Schedule

Though it feels as if this school year just began, the end of Concord Academy’s 2021-2022 academic year is rapidly approaching. This time of year is often an exciting one,  with new opportunities abound for our seniors and heavily-anticipated events, such as...

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill

On March 8, Florida’s Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a title that has caused an uproar of backlash from LGBTQ+ rights activists and allies.  In essence, the bill bans Florida’s public schools...

Arts

Book Review: Editing Humanity

My older sister is excellent at picking out books. So in March, when she handed me the 2020 book Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing by Kevin Davies, I decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed this book, although it took me...

Spring Mainstage Review: The Cradle Will Rock

On the weekend of April 30, Concord Academy's Performing Arts Department showcased another masterful performance with its spring mainstage, The Cradle Will Rock. Written in 1937 by distinguished American composer Marc Blitzstein, the play is set in the fictional...

The Art of Dance: Rashaun Mitchell ’96

The ability to dance, create, and share is a passion that Rashaun Mitchell ’96, the 2022 Centennial Hall Fellow, was able to bring to the Concord Academy community on May 18 during his visit to campus. To start, the school gathered for an assembly, where Mitchell...

Movie Review: The House

The House is a cozy kind of creepy. Unlike conventional horror films, The House relies much less on cheap jump scares, rather giving you nightmares through pure psychological horror. This is no ordinary feat for a stop motion film.  Segmented into three parts,...

Science and Tech

Reflecting Upon CA’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

In the spring of 2019, Concord Academy unveiled an ambitious series of institution-wide academic and operational goals in the form of the Concord Academy Sustainability Plan. The 32-page report explicitly detailed the sustainability objectives that CA would strive for...

Spring Trees in Concord

Concord Academy is lucky to have a variety of beautiful flowering trees on campus. Most trees only bloom for one to two weeks maximum, so make sure to appreciate them before they drop their flowers! The showiest tree is probably the magnolia near the outdoor archway...

Musk Buys Twitter: What Does it Mean for Free Speech

On April 26, 2022, entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal with the board of Twitter to acquire the company for approximately $44 billion. In the statement announcing the deal, Musk stressed his intention to preserve free speech on the platform. He wrote,...

Sports

Spring Sports Spotlight: Sailing

Sailing has been a sport at Concord Academy since 1984, yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. The team currently consists of fourteen sailors who train and compete five days a week. Unfortunately, as sailing meets take place off campus, there are few...

Bancroft Day

On April 29, Concord Academy hosted the first annual CA/Bancroft Cup. The event included six games across CA's sports teams, in which each CA team played each team from Bancroft. The winner of four or more games would earn the coveted trophy. CA started strong, with...