The Centennial Chapel Challenge

The history of the Chapel began in the 1700s, long before it found its home at Concord Academy. During the summer of 1956, the Chapel, previously known as First Freewill Baptist Church of Snakerty Brook, NH, was taken apart and moved to CA. Shortly after, it was...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2022

On September 30, the Prison Justice Project (PJP) club hosted Concord Academy’s fourth annual Wrongful Conviction Day Assembly. Each Wrongful Conviction Day, exonerees, loved ones, advocates, and community members gather to lift their voices against injustice in...

Family Weekend Changes

In many ways, Family Weekend this year was the same as last year. Just like last year, it fell on a Friday morning at that perfect time of fall in New England when the leaves have turned red, yellow, and orange. A similar herd of name-tagged parents descended on the...

Affinity Group Spotlight: East Asian Students Association

With the frenzy of Club Expo still fresh in student's minds, it is the perfect time to learn more about the clubs and affinity groups whose names sounded unfamiliar until the club heads shouted it out in the Stu-Fac to attract prospective members. The East Asian...

Club Expo Overview

Club Expo is a place for the community to discover and dive into new and old passions together, and it is an annual tradition at Concord Academy. This year’s event took place on Friday, September 9. Clubs and affinity groups lined the Stu-Fac with tables, with a few...

A New Era: Convocation Marks the Start of Concord Academy’s 100th Academic Year

The Concord Academy community - 402 students, in addition to faculty and staff - entered the Chapel on the morning of August 29th for Convocation. This event would bring CA into its second century, which will surely be different than the first. But many of its...

Get to Know Jay Talwar: Student Head of School

One of the greatest luxuries that the Concord Academy community has heading into the 2022-2023 academic year is our student council. With the responsibility to hear and make decisions with student voices in mind, the council's role is integral to student leadership at...

Katie Tran: Student Vice Head of School Profile

The 2022-2023 school year is guaranteed to be full of surprises. Given the number of dean and faculty position changes, students will be looking to ground themselves in what they know and understand best— their peers. Two new students are coming into crucial...

Debut of Will Liu: The Happiness Incident

In the final months leading up to summer of 2022, Will Liu ’24 made a spectacular entrance into the realm of experimental rock. “The Happiness Incident,” Will’s debut album containing nine meticulously crafted songs, is available across major music platforms. “I have...

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...

Features

Club Profile: Model UN

Nuclear wars, Game of Thrones, cyber security—there is no better space at Concord Academy to debate pressing issues than Model United Nations. One minute delegates are arguing about how to distribute vaccines to ensure equitable access, and the next minute intense...

Medical Club Vaccination Campaign

On Friday, September 30, 2022, Concord Academy’s Medical Club held a vaccination campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The club Co-Heads Joanne Oh ’23, Akira Trivisvavet ’25, and Shahin Aliabadi ’23 diligently planned this campaign. Shahin said, “[We did it] so that we...

Senior Spotlight: Eric Lin

Frequent visitors of Bradford House are familiar with Eric Lin ’23, an affable figure in the common room. Eric is regularly spotted lounging on a sofa, feasting on a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Those who visit Bradford on a weekend could find Eric among the crowd...

Fall Mainstage Preview: She Kills Monsters

On October 28 and 29, the Concord Academy theater program presented the play “She Kills Monsters” for the 2022 Fall Mainstage.  “She Kills Monsters” is a play set in the 1990s about two sisters: Agnes—the older sibling, a stereotypical teenage girl who obsesses...

News

Family Weekend Changes

In many ways, Family Weekend this year was the same as last year. Just like last year, it fell on a Friday morning at that perfect time of fall in New England when the leaves have turned red, yellow, and orange. A similar herd of name-tagged parents descended on the...

The Centennial Chapel Challenge

The history of the Chapel began in the 1700s, long before it found its home at Concord Academy. During the summer of 1956, the Chapel, previously known as First Freewill Baptist Church of Snakerty Brook, NH, was taken apart and moved to CA. Shortly after, it was...

The Nord Stream Pipeline Leaks

On September 26, 2022, Nord Stream pipelines 1 and 2 began to leak within hours of each other. The European Union has deemed it sabotage, based on the low probability of both pipelines leaking within such a short time. Additionally, blasts were detected by the Danish...

Upcoming Events at Concord Academy

There is a lot to look forward to this coming month at Concord Academy, from sports events to performing arts projects, as well as several significant holidays. This November is fully packed with ways to get involved in the community. In fact, the first notable event...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2022

On September 30, the Prison Justice Project (PJP) club hosted Concord Academy’s fourth annual Wrongful Conviction Day Assembly. Each Wrongful Conviction Day, exonerees, loved ones, advocates, and community members gather to lift their voices against injustice in...

Family Weekend Changes

In many ways, Family Weekend this year was the same as last year. Just like last year, it fell on a Friday morning at that perfect time of fall in New England when the leaves have turned red, yellow, and orange. A similar herd of name-tagged parents descended on the...

Opinions

The Great Concord Pumpkin Spice-Off

Here in Concord, we are lucky enough to have a multitude of cafés to choose from to get our caffeine fix, and this fall I set out on a mission to discover which Concord café produces the best PSL. At every store, I ordered the smallest size of their hot pumpkin spice...

The International Student Experience

There is a quietness that exists here that I do not get in Saigon.  I hear constantly the small hum of a quiet suburbia, a town riddled with stillness and quietness and not much else. Existing in this white town, limited to only the reaches of Extended Campus, is...

The Media Matter

I hate to be one of those people who goes on a semester away and then continues to talk about it for the next half of their time on Earth, but my time away has awakened me to a realization. It seems that the increasingly prevalent the ways in which we procrastinate...

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen is dead. She was the latest iteration of queenship: a ceremonial position that through existing should have helped her nation hold itself together by giving it a common identity. Now not only the Commonwealth nations will need to grapple with her passing,...

Should Clubs Move to Schoology?

Have you ever felt that clubs at CA are a little too disorganized? I’ve often felt that there are too many clubs that are super disorganized or rarely meet. Clubs, especially the more serious ones, should use Schoology to increase commitment and communicate with their...

Arts

New Gallery Spaces in the Main Building

The new gallery spaces are about to open up for students and faculty members across the hallways in the main building. A variety of visual art forms such as photography, painting, drawing will be displayed. The 2022–2023 Student Arts Council, which consists of three...

A Generational Story of Suffering: Pachinko Book Review

“History has failed us, but no matter.” Min Jin Lee opens Pachinko with a puzzlingly simple statement that ultimately encapsulates the powerful five-generation saga that unfolds within the book’s pages. Set in 20th-century Korea and Japan, the book follows Sunja, the...

The Martyr of Japanese Cinema: Juzo Itami

Trigger Warning: Suicide is mentioned in this article. How does an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, hailed once as “the heir of Kurosawa”, fall into the abyss of obsolescence? Japanese director Juzo Itami’s films are celebrated in the West, but Itami himself...

Science and Tech

NASA Tests Planetary Defense

Protecting Earth from an asteroid strike is common in science fiction, but it is also a concern for real scientists.  On September 26, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) crashed a spaceship into an asteroid in order to alter its course. The...

Ripples From Hurricane Ian Make Their Way Up to CA

Hurricane season is in full force, and one of the strongest storms so far was Hurricane Ian. This Category Four tropical storm initially made landfall on September 27 in Pinar de Rico, Cuba. It also impacted the Artemisa, Mayabeque, and Havana provinces, prompting the...

Sports

Fall Athletics Spotlight: Girls Varsity Volleyball

Girls Varsity Volleyball is the heart of fall athletics at Concord Academy. Competitive, tight-knit, and driven, the team is as motivated as ever to improve. Under the leadership of coaches Darren Emery and Peter Boskey and Co-Captains Madison McCaslin ’23, Isabella...

2022 MLB Playoffs

The 2022 Major League Baseball playoffs are well underway, with a third of the field already eliminated as of October 13. The new playoff format solidified under the new collective bargaining agreement expands the playoff field to 12 teams, eight of which play in an...

The 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Champions League and Copa Libertadores are undoubtedly some of the biggest football competitions in the world. But they all live in the shadow of the king- the FIFA World Cup. Every footballer’s biggest dream is making it to the World Cup, and it is believed to...