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...

Status of Vaccinations at CA

By the first week of June this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be close to reaching its vaccination goal of 4.1 million residents, and as all COVID-19 guidelines expire on May 29, Concord Academy is in a unique position as it transitions back into a sense...

Spring Sports Recap

Although it was a long year of social distancing, switching between in-person and virtual learning, and various other COVID-19 mitigations, CA athletics concluded the last few weeks of the spring season with a much more normal feel than during fall and winter seasons....

CA Artists Showcase Their Works in Virtual Spring Music Concert

On May 7, following students’ first week of STAC 6, the Concord Academy community was treated with a virtual music concert, showcasing the diverse range of works that students in the Performing Arts Department have been rehearsing for during these past few months. The...

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...

Features

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Learning

For those of us who are fortunate enough to have been vaccinated, the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly starting to feel over. After receiving my second shot on Saturday, May 15, I felt awash with relief and a sense of finality that I had not felt in quite some time. There...

A Fond Farewell from Laura Twichell

After ten years as a faculty member in the Concord Academy community, Laura Twichell ’01 is leaving to become Head of Upper School at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island. At CA she has held many positions: current Interim Dean of Faculty, co-chair of the...

Senior Project Profile: Angie Minichello

Angie Minichello ’21 is passionate about fashion design, painting, history, and gender studies. She was able to dive into all of these fields and more while working on her senior project centered around fashion trends during the Victorian era. “My project is...

Imani Perry Profile

This year, Concord Academy is thrilled to be welcoming Imani Perry ’90. Currently she is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with their Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies...

Challenges of Remote Teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way students study, by making them go to classes virtually or in a hybrid mode. Teachers at Concord Academy and around the world have experienced similar struggles,having had to adapt new strategies of teaching and find...

News

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...

All-School Council Elected

Over the last two weeks, Concord Academy has elected most of its all-school council members other than class presidents and representatives for the 2021-22 school year. Hannah Wixom ’22 and Zachary Tung ’22 stood out among the many competent candidates for head and...

2021 Springfest Review

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Winterfest, the annual CA event, was canceled and reimagined in this year’s Springfest. On Saturday, May 8th, students were invited to campus for music, games, Club Expo, treats, a raffle, and a CA tradition known as “Senior...

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...

Opinions

Sexual Assault Awareness at CA

As a senior girl at Concord Academy, I have heard numerous friends’ stories of sexual harassment, groping, and unwanted physical contact, by peers both on and off of CA campus. At least every couple weeks, I hear different stories about someone, generally girls, being...

Are We Mismanaging Writer’s Block?

The Western public largely accepts that writer’s block exists, that it exists for many people, and that it has existed and will continue existing for a very long time. Unfortunately, the reductive attitude Concord Academy holds toward writer’s block—fueled by mass...

Looking Back on a Year of Virtual Learning

While COVID-19 arguably changed every single aspect of our lives, one of the biggest upheavals that we experienced was the shift to virtual learning. Over the last year, we have gone from a fully online format, where we only met once a week for each course, to a...

Arts

Nomadland Review

My first encounter with Nomadland was a case of total serendipity. Scrolling through the news while trapped in the Concord Academy tents, I caught a glimpse of a BBC headline about the film’s director, producer, and screenwriter: Chloe Zhao. At the time, she had just...

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...

Science and Tech

Changes in Science Courses for Next Year

Concord Academy’s Science Department has decided to shift their advanced science electives from year courses to semester ones. The department initiated this change with the hope to reflect the nature of CA’s program for upperclassmen overall, which is centered around...

The Repercussions of COVID-19 on Climate Change

Throughout the pandemic, many have observed a significant reduction in the number of individuals traveling. Whether it be opting to drive instead of flying or choosing to eliminate travel from one’s annual routine, many community members have drastically shifted their...

A Brief Overview of India’s COVID-19 Crisis

On January 7, 2020, the first known case of COVID-19 in India appeared. Now, the country is home to over twenty-three million cases, second in the world to the United States, and the suffering is immense due to shortages of vaccines and oxygen.  The first wave of...

Sports

Spring Sports Recap

Although it was a long year of social distancing, switching between in-person and virtual learning, and various other COVID-19 mitigations, CA athletics concluded the last few weeks of the spring season with a much more normal feel than during fall and winter seasons....

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