How Covid Has Affected Chapels

Nearly every aspect of Concord Academy has been affected by the pandemic, and chapels are no different. Chapels are often the highlight of the year for students, as they provide the senior class with the opportunity to open up the community and pass on wisdom that...

Halloween: Scary or Safe?

Spooky season is officially upon us. But what does that mean during the time of COVID-19? Zoom Halloween Parties? Socially Distanced Trick-or-Treating? Virtual Haunted Houses? In this article, we’ll discuss it all, from expert and student opinions to crazy...

Club Expo Review

Club Expo is one of the most popular events at Concord Academy, providing opportunities for new students to learn about the clubs at CA and for the whole community to socialize. This school year, however, Club Expo had to be adapted into an online model due to the...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2020

Wrongful Conviction Day, which officially falls on October 2nd, is a day dedicated to people who have been sentenced to time in prison for crimes that they did not commit. Innocence organizations established this day to share anecdotes and educate people that wrongful...

Current Travel Bans

Starting in March, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder and harder for many people to travel. Due to limited flights and the tedious testing process, both domestic and international travel has become too inconvenient. While the U.S. statewide travel bans are...

The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman and the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court, passed away on September 18th, 2020, at age eighty-seven. Born on March 15th, 1933, to Celia and Nathan Bader, she grew up in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood. Ginsburg...

The First Presidential Debate

On September 29th, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate of 2020. However, many people are skeptical as to whether or not what occurred can even be called a debate. Full of interruptions, child-like...

Voting by Mail

This year has exhibited numerous firsts both worldwide and in the US, but as we began this new decade none of us could have ever expected what new experiences were headed our way. As we head into one of the most crucial elections in the history of U.S. democracy, we...

In-Person Sports at Concord Academy

Athletics play an important role at Concord Academy for athletes and fans alike. With recent restrictions due to COVID-19,  it’s almost impossible to facilitate organized sports. However, in-person sports are still taking place on campus. To ensure the safety of...

Who Are We?

The Centipede is a student-run journalism publication that distinctly reflects the CA student body. We are comprised of several student writers, editors, and layout staff.

What do we do?

Our 2020-21 Editorial Board is made up of about 20 students who work as editors and staff writers. Each member contributes ideas, writing, and edits to every issue. Those on staff also attend weekly meetings, where we work to plan upcoming issues, sharpen our journalistic skills, and train new writers.

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What do we write about?

Within each publication, you’ll likely encounter articles on school events, local art exhibits, winning sports teams, and interviews with faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. We also publish commentary written by CA students about personal experiences, politics, and more.

How do we create our publications?

Members of the staff are involved in every stage of the paper’s production, pitching article ideas, interviewing sources, photographing events, and perfecting the layout.

Though we recently launched this website where you can stay up-to-date with The Centipede online, our print edition remains the newspaper’s flagship. Free copies of each issue are distributed to students and faculty, but you can sign up to receive our monthly paper in the mail by emailing Renee Coburn (Renee_Coburn@concordacademy.org) in the Student Life Office. We hope that these editions keep you informed about not only what is occurring on campus, but also about what CA students are discussing with friends in the dining hall and debating in classrooms.