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What to do in Concord

What to do in Concord

Andreas Byamana, Staff writer

September 23, 2017

Though the town of Concord, Massachusetts may come off as quiet at first glance, there  is actually more to it  than one would think. Hopefully, this article will inspire you to fill your calendar with some fun activities while in Concord. If you were to ask a resident of Concord what the town is most famous for you are likely to hear something about Emerson, Thoreau or the American Revolution. Concord is a world famous tourist destination due to its historical attractions including The Old Manse ...

Kaity Goodwin Takes Office as Student Head of School

Kaity Goodwin Takes Office as Student Head of School

Stefano Amador '19, Staff writer

September 23, 2017

Kaity Goodwin ’18 is one of the most spirited members of the Concord Academy community.  Students should expect her unique leadership to bring a year of unstoppable creativity and passion. She values all of CA’s principles deeply and is committed to bettering the community. Goodwin will be the new student head of school this year, and the CA community is excited to see how she will flourish. She is from Billerica, Massachusetts where she is an active member of her church and is involved in communi...

Unveiling 2017’s Senior Projects

Elle Stetson Dibble '18 and Sofie Jones '18

July 23, 2017

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...

Commencement Speaker Profile: Maura Healey

Commencement Speaker Profile: Maura Healey

Yoon Kim '18, Arts Editor

June 3, 2017

       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...

Winterfest 2017

Ashley Kim '19, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

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 ...

10 Things to Do in Concord, MA

10 Things to Do in Concord, MA

Helen Wu, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

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...

Kevin’s First Orientation

Kevin’s First Orientation

Anika Talwar, News Editor

November 1, 2016

“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...

What I Wish I’d Known as a Freshman

What I Wish I’d Known as a Freshman

Charlotte Mines, Business Manager

November 1, 2016

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 ...

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Sarah Yeh Named Interim Dean of Students

Sarah Yeh Named Interim Dean of Students

Marina He, Staff writer

September 23, 2017 • Comments closed

Former Head of the History Department Sarah Yeh was made the interim dean of faculty for the 2017-2018 school year, following last spring’s departure of Jenny Chandler. As the interim dean, Yeh will be tasked with the supervising and hiring of faculty members, guiding new faculty, and running faculty meetings. She will also work on “professional development,” and “evaluation,” which according to Yeh, is a process in which faculty member’s evaluate a colleagues teaching. “I a...

Seniors Unveil New Peer Advisory System

Aaron Carrasco, Staff writer

September 23, 2017 • Comments closed

This fall marks the start of a new peer advisory system, designed by this year’s rising senior class. The system is meant to foster bonds between seniors and freshmen, who will be partnered up and will then meet at least every two weeks. Groups will meet and catch up so that the freshmen get to know their senior buddy better and can go to them for help navigating CA.  Freshmen are new to the school and are both nervous and excited. This is where the peer advisory system comes into play. The upperclassmen know the ins and outs of the school. They know the good places to study, all the school traditions and unspoken rules. This peer-based system is meant to supplement CA’s advisor system by...

DEMONs: Making Ideas a Reality

Ashley Kim '19, Arts Editor

July 23, 2017 • Comments closed

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...

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What I Wish I’d Known

Sofie Jones, Executive Editor

September 23, 2017

There are few things I consider myself well-versed in enough to give advice on. For example, if you want to know the best soups in the dining hall, I can help you (side note: It’s definitely the lentil). Or if you’d like a rundown on the best study spots, I will gladly recommend the Labs study room or the left side of the library. Other than that, I still don’t have very much figured out. However, there are some things I wish someone had told my fourteen-year-old self as I arrived nervous...

Looking Back at My Summer

Eugene Lee, Managing editor

September 23, 2017

The start of June marked the end of my junior year and, most importantly, the start of summer. For the past two years I have found myself immediately getting on a plane headed back home to Korea, where I would divide my time napping with my dog, becoming enthralled by F. Scott Fitzgerald books, and failing to stay off my bed. Yet, this past summer was much different. A few weeks after commencement, I found myself on a flight to Germany where I would partake in a “Sprachkurs” (Language cours...

Advice to New Sophomores and Juniors

Ashley Kim, Arts Editor

September 23, 2017

The first day of school can overwhelm anyone with excitement and nervousness, but it can be especially daunting if you’re a new sophomore or junior who’s trying to fit into an already socially-established grade. The biggest and most common concern for the many past new sophomores and juniors has been making friends and adapting to CA’s challenging academics at the same time. Many felt like they had to catch up with school and the community rather than ease into it and learn step-by-step like...

Embracing Two-Sided Conversations

Aaron Carrasco '18, Staff Writer

July 23, 2017

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...

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Students Participate in Summer Dance Performance at the ICA

Students Participate in Summer Dance Performance at the ICA

Stefano Amador, Staff writer

September 23, 2017

This July, Dorree Ndooki ‘19, along with two Concord Academy alumni, Kinaya McEady ‘17 and Maya Luckett ‘14,  performed Skeleton Architecture: The Future of our Worlds at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts, with 21 other Black and Brown female artists of different ages from Boston and New York.   Skeleton Architecture involved the recital of Audre Lorde’s essay, ...

How CA Compares to Movie High Schools

Alex Tesson, Staff writer

September 23, 2017

High School Musical, The Breakfast Club and Glee have all become staples of American movie and television culture over the past few decades. It is hard to find an American teen who hasn’t watched at least one of these modern classics. These movies and shows all share one common setting: an American high school, whose depictions are consistent: long, tiled hallways lined with monochromatic lockers, an obsession with the boys’ football team, and a strong, unbreakable, social hierarchy. Concord Academy has none of these things. Our hallways are lined with posters and art, our social groups are...

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Elle Stetson Dibble, Staff writer

September 23, 2017

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk describes the evacuation of British and allied troops from coastal Dunkerque, France, during World War II, from May 26th to June 4th, 1940. German forces had surrounded Dunkirk, leaving thousands of allied troops stranded on the beach and in need of evacuation, amidst the struggle to defend the perimeter between German and the allied troops. Nolan leaves this historical context unaddressed, though, instead choosing to focus on individual struggles for survival. Without a larger picture to rationalize the vivid violence of the war, I found myself greatly emotionally in...

Concord Academy Art: Curated By Students

Concord Academy Art: Curated By Students

Helen Wu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

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...

Cultural Section: Exploring South Korea’s Delivery Culture

Cultural Section: Exploring South Korea’s Delivery Culture

Yoon Kyoung Kim, Arts Editor

November 1, 2016

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...

What Art Class Do I Take?

What Art Class Do I Take?

Mary Craig, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

          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...

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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

November 21, 2016

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...

Welcome to CA Athletics

Welcome to CA Athletics

November 1, 2016

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