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...

Henry Fairfax to be CA’s 11th Head of School

At 2:59 p.m. on October 27, Concord Academy announced its new Head of School, Henry Fairfax, to all community members through email, including students, faculty, parents, and alumni. The Head of School Search Committee held a student and faculty assembly explaining...

Tatiana Schlossberg on Systematic Climate Justice

On Monday, October 23, Tatiana Schlossberg spoke in front of Concord Academy’s Environmental Symposium class to share her research in her recent book, Inconspicuous Consumption, on climate change, environmental justice, and the environmental implications of everyday...

Club Expo Review

Club Expo is one of the most popular traditions at Concord Academy. Hosted on the night of Friday, September 10th in the Stu-Fac, Club Expo showcased the various clubs that students can join. It is a time for the community to come together, and introduce the many...

Class Day Review

Class Day was held on the first Friday of the 2021-22 academic year, September 3, at Concord Academy. Instead of attending school as usual, students had a modified schedule, with each class having specialized programming.  The 9th graders continued their...

Fall Athletics Spotlight: Girls Varsity Soccer

After a year of socially distanced, non-contact soccer practices in the fall of 2020, Concord Academy Girls Soccer has developed into a strong program. Both Junior Varsity and Varsity level teams remain undefeated as they approach their fourth game of the...

Formal‌ ‌2021‌

Formal 2021 was hosted May 1st on CA campus. Students arrived between 6:15 and 7:15 pm with friends and dates. There were many activities offered including photos, games, food, and dancing. Most wore dresses and suits and ties. Underclassmen and juniors wore cocktail...

Features

DivCo at CA

This year, Community and Equity Co-Heads Kiran Bhat ’22 and Gio Clark ’22 founded a student organization called the Diversity Coalition (DivCo), which consists of all the co-heads of social justice and affinity groups on campus. Each month, fifty student leaders come...

Daily Life in Ancient World

Topi Dasgupta’s Daily Life in the Ancient World course is about ancient civilizations. Ancient civilizations have the components of city development, social stratification, and symbolic systems of communication. One of the communication systems is writing, which was...

Poetry Club: Evolution and New Initiatives

Poetry Club is a space for poetry lovers and writers to come together and discuss writing. Under the leadership of Smile Jiang ’24 and Gary Sun ’22, the club meets weekly on Monday afternoons. Though the club has existed for many years, it has gained more attention...

Postcards to CA: Anna Ginsburg ’17

The High Mountain Institute (HMI) is a semester-away school in Leadville, Colorado, for high school students from around the country. It is just one of the many enticing options Concord Academy students can pick from if they choose to take a semester away during their...

News

Chameleon Exchange: Community Clothes Swap

Recently, Concord Academy’s Environmental Coheads announced the start of a schoolwide clothing swap. This is a sustainable and community-driven way to donate clothing and perhaps find some new clothing as well. The initiative plans to roll out after Thanksgiving...

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...

Fruity Politics at CA

The political landscape at Concord Academy is currently dominated by the emergence of three Instagram accounts that have recently gained widespread popularity among the CA community. Outlining the democracy voiced by individuals, the diverse student body has connected...

Modified Schedule for Fall Semester Final Assessments

From short blocks to different start times, the 2021-22 academic year has seen various scheduling changes, including a modified schedule for final assessments of the fall semester. This arrangement, similar to the finals schedule used in 2018, would most likely be...

Senior Holiday Chapel Overview

Lament not for the passing of Thanksgiving, for it is the season of winter! As students are preparing for the final push to their semester finals, Christmas closes in, and the town of Concord begins to see signs of snow. In the festive spirit of the winter, another...

PSAT Testing

On the morning of Saturday, October 16, the PSAT was held in the Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC). Over 200 sleepy sophomores and juniors made their way to the gym by 7:45 a.m. Though quiet at first, the drowsy atmosphere was quickly broken by a few minutes...

Opinions

The Unethical Mining of Wellness Crystals

In recent years, the rise in the wellness industry’s metaphysical crystal market has caused many to raise concerns with these crystals’ ties to child labor and unethical production. Crystals, such as amethyst, rose quartz, and selenite, have made a mark in the beauty...

Marvel’s Portrayal of Women

Marvel studio’s Endgame is perhaps one of the most commercially successful films of all time. It was the ultimate battle, the gathering of all the fan-favorite characters in Marvel’s previous films. The computer-generated imagery (CGI) scenes, the general plot, and...

Michelle Wu Elected Mayor Of Boston

This election day marked another step forward for diversity in American politics. Abdullah Hammoud became the first Muslim mayor of Dearborn, Michigan, bringing long-awaited representation to the city’s middle-eastern constituency. Virginia’s lieutenant governor race...

Should We Hold Zoom Classes on Snow Days?

The transition to virtual learning saw many changes, the biggest one being the use of the app Zoom to conduct classes. No matter where students and teachers were located, they could come together at a given time and have a class similar to what they would have during...

COVID Supply Chains and Fast Fashion

Left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, disruption to global supply chains caused delayed delivery of foreign-made goods. Over 114 million people worldwide lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Despite an increase in vaccinations, and a general decrease in COVID-19...

Arts

Book Review: Anna Karenina

To me, the hardest part of reading is starting and ending, which is why I decided to read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Beginning this novel is hard, but no harder than starting a short story, and with 800 pages, the end is far from sight, with many life stories...

Three Identical Strangers: A Movie Review

One Saturday night, while browsing Amazon Prime Video for a movie to watch, I stumbled across Three Identical Strangers, and knew right away that I had to watch it. The 2018 film directed by Tim Wardle follows the story of three men in Metropolitan New York who find...

Crafts with Lilia: Snowflake Crafts

Winter is in the air: the first frost has passed, students are clad in their Timberlands and puffer jackets, and people are beginning to sip on peppermint hot chocolattes. Soon, the snow will begin to fall and students will begin sleeping with forks under their...

Science and Tech

The Results of COP26: What Does It Really Mean?

From October 31, 2021through November 12, 2021, The United States joined almost 22 other countries in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th annual United Nations Conference of Parties in Glasgow, or COP26. COP26 served as an opportunity for the UN to come together and...

Environmental Symposium Speaker: Wen Stephenson

Wen Stephenson, a climate journalist and essayist, was CA’s second Environmental Symposium speaker of the year. Formerly an editor for the Atlantic and the Boston Globe and writer for the New York Times, Stephenson has been writing about the ongoing struggle of the...

Sports

2021 Fall NEPSAC Results

After a year-long break, Concord Academy wrapped up a great fall athletics season. This year, 3 teams earned New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) spots: Boys Varsity Soccer competed in the Division III tournament, and both Boys and Girls Cross...

The Turkey Bowl

Yes, you read that right: Turkey Bowl. Thanksgiving seems to be the only thought that springs to mind when you hear the term “turkey” in November. The event was inspired by the class of 2022’s flag football tournament two years ago. The Turkey Bowl originated from an...

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...

Cat's Corner

Hey CA cat lovers! If you want to show off your quarantine kitty in the next issue of The Centipede, email me pictures of your cat! Cats of all shapes and sizes warmly accepted!

Email: callum.chertavia@concordacademy.org