The Benefits and Boundaries of Being a Virtual Student in an In-Person World

The in-person population at Concord Academy multiplied at the end of March break. A surge of students, statewide and nationwide, returned to campus for the first time in over a year. Currently, 336 students are attending classes four days a week. However, this...

Increase in Student Population on Campus

With vaccinations across the state ramping up and the possible end of COVID times on the horizon, Concord Academy, as well as many businesses and schools, see this time as an opportunity to re-open. Now offering four days a week of in-person classes and sports, the...

Spring Sports Preview

On April 30th, Concord Academy kicked off its spring sports season. The athletics department is excited to announce that all sports teams will practice more frequently. Furthermore, the department is hopeful that all teams will be able to compete in interscholastic...

Vaccinations and Testing Protocols at CA

How has COVID testing helped control the spread of the virus at Concord Academy? What is the protocol for positive and inconclusive tests? Do community members still need to be tested weekly if they have been vaccinated? Students, faculty and staff members, and...

The Underclassmen’s Chapel Tent Experience

Prior to the pandemic, the chapel experience at Concord Academy was possibly one of the most important school traditions. Students would spend their entire CA careers looking forward to theirs and their friends, and would spend three days a week being inspired by the...

CA Hosts the First-Ever 24 Hour Film Festival

Concord Academy has always been a school built on both academics and arts. However, during the pandemic, it has been difficult to express the creative side of CA. Through events such as the Fall Art Show, students were able to experience various art forms online. They...

CA Gyms Back Open

At the beginning of STAC 4, the Concord Academy administration announced to the borders that on February 6th, the CA gym would be opening. At first glance, this may not seem like an impactful decision. However, interviews with three CA seniors show how important this...

Trump’s Acquittal

On January 6th, 2021, a pack of domestic terrorists stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to override the results of the 2020 Presidential Election which declared Joe Biden the successor to the incumbent, Donald Trump. On January 13th, Trump was impeached,...

Winter Weather Review

This winter, we have been treated to what seems to be an unusual amount of snow. In fact, it has snowed in Concord every week since January 21st. As a result of this, the snow has quickly accumulated to towering heights once shoveled.  On average, we usually get...

A Student Artist’s Perspective on CA Art Show: Interview with Roger Ge ’21

On Wednesday, February 10th, Concord Academy held the Fall Art Show, exhibiting students’ art pieces for their peers, teachers, and parents to see.  What does this opportunity mean for student artists? Today, Roger Ge 21’, a senior student who has his works exhibited...

Features

Cooking through COVID: The Story of WECO Hospitality

WECO Hospitality is a new farm-to-kitchen table meal delivery service that founder and West Concord native Gavin Lambert feels is “bringing joy to people’s lives through food”. Like many others in the food industry, Lambert lost his job as a chef during the pandemic....

In-Person Learning in STAC 5

As the pandemic continues, restricted in-person learning at Concord Academy continues in STAC 5. Community members are now adjusted to this new way of living and are on the way to embrace the “new normal,” In this STAC, 336 CA students physically returned to campus...

2021 CAMUN Recap

Saturday, April 10th, marked Concord Academy’s 17th annual CA Model United Nations (CAMUN) conference, the second in a row hosted online. Committees (i.e., groups specialized to each issue) catering to a plethora of current, semi-fictional, and historical issues had...

Body Liberation Week

Each spring, Concord Academy’s Women of Color Alliance (WoCA) and Intersectional Feminist Orgaization (IFO) jointly host Body Liberation Week (BLW), a week of workshops and discussions about body positivity and self image. This year, BLW took place from April 5-9, and...

News

On-Campus Junior Leadership Retreat

While this year’s on-campus Junior Leadership Retreat (JLR) wasn’t much of a “retreat,” it was productive nonetheless. The JLR is an annual program that invites the current junior class to spend a night at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charleston, Massachusetts....

Plan for the New School Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Concord Academy’s 2020-2021 school year dramatically. With remote learning, hybrid systems, and the new STAC schedules, the CA community has confronted constant changes and challenges in the past year. Many students are hoping to...

The COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

The first COVID-19 vaccine was authorized in December of 2020, but three months out, much of the general public is waiting to receive a shot. After enduring nearly a year of the coronavirus pandemic, many are holding out hope that herd immunity will allow life to...

Club Profile: PeCo

PeCo, the Concord Academy’s period coalition, was started by Kiran Bhat ‘22 and Lilia Kasdon ‘22 in the fall of 2019. Both coheads have previous experience working with various menstrual activism organizations such as Period, a nonprofit that fights against period...

New Clubs At CA

Since the beginning of the year, Concord Academy students have created many new clubs. One example is Star Wars Club, led by Conor Kennealy ’23, Isabella Selden ’23, and Will Gladstone ’23. Will describes the club as “a chill space to talk about Star Wars and connect...

Interview With Laura Twichell ’01

As Concord Academy moves into the final stretch of the school year – and hopefully, the final stages of the pandemic – people are more hopeful than ever about the possibility of a return to normalcy. I spoke to Laura Twichell ’01, CA’s Interim Dean of Faculty, to ask...

Opinions

Increase in Student Population on Campus

With vaccinations across the state ramping up and the possible end of COVID times on the horizon, Concord Academy, as well as many businesses and schools, see this time as an opportunity to re-open. Now offering four days a week of in-person classes and sports, the...

The Underclassmen’s Chapel Tent Experience

Prior to the pandemic, the chapel experience at Concord Academy was possibly one of the most important school traditions. Students would spend their entire CA careers looking forward to theirs and their friends, and would spend three days a week being inspired by the...

A Preview of Next Year’s Schedule

This past year, Concord Academy implemented a new schedule in order to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new schedule has allowed this academic year to function smoothly despite the state of the world. But, with vaccines becoming readily available, and the hope...

Biden’s Cabinet Confirmation

Prior to taking office on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden identified twenty-three nominees for his Cabinet, a group of senior federal officials who advise the president on the issues and activities of their respective agencies. Biden’s Cabinet is mainly composed...

Non-Essential Travel & Spring Break

With spring break rapidly approaching and the threat of COVID-19 still looming over many people’s minds, it is crucial to take into consideration how this vacation will impact the Concord Academy population in addition to the state as a whole. As of February 20th,...

Arts

Introduction to the Student Arts Council

The Student Arts Council is an official school council, with its members selected by the art department faculty from a pool of applicants. Different from the art club, which provides a space for artists to delve into various fields of visual arts, Student Arts Council...

CAFE: Evolution and New Initiatives

CAFE, Concord Academy Fashion Enthusiasts, is a club led by Carter Wood ’22 and Zoe Perlis ’22. This year, the club has produced an online magazine called Hue. The online magazine has one mini-holiday issue and two major magazine editorials, including the most recent...

Science and Tech

Self-Driving Cars

As the automotive industry enters a new decade full of rapid advancements, it is only a matter of time before self-driving vehicles fill public streets in the U.S., the town of Concord, and Concord Academy itself. Large companies are investing millions of dollars in...

COVID Vaccines: Everything You Need To Know

As Concord Academy continues to welcome back a majority of its students to fully in-person learning, more and more faculty, staff, and students are getting vaccinated against COVID-19.  First released in the U.S. on December 15, 2020, over 170 million doses of...

Vaccinations and Testing Protocols at CA

How has COVID testing helped control the spread of the virus at Concord Academy? What is the protocol for positive and inconclusive tests? Do community members still need to be tested weekly if they have been vaccinated? Students, faculty and staff members, and...

Sports

Spring Sports Preview

On April 30th, Concord Academy kicked off its spring sports season. The athletics department is excited to announce that all sports teams will practice more frequently. Furthermore, the department is hopeful that all teams will be able to compete in interscholastic...

The 2021 CA Ski Season

The coronavirus pandemic has altered Concord Academy students’ lives in myriad ways. For many student-athletes, one of the most prominent changes has come from the absence of competitive sports. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, none of CA’s fall athletic teams were...

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