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...

How Athletes Are Preparing for The Spring Semester

The COVID-19 pandemic has left most of our days indoors has replaced fun outdoor activities such as playing sports with teammates. Nevertheless, the various obstacles caused by the pandemic did not sap Concord Academy athletes’ enthusiasm, who have been staying in...

Tom Brady and His Tenth Super Bowl

Tom Brady just went to his Super Bowl, but to the ire of many New England sports fans, this time it was not with the Patriots. For those of us who have grown up in New England, Super Bowl LV was an exciting watch.   Brady joined the NFL in 2001 as the 199th...

COVID-19 & The College Process: a Brutal Combo?

COVID-19 has had a myriad of effects on the social, economic, and political climate of the world in the year it has ravaged the globe. But for the class who will graduate college in 2025, COVID’s effects hit closer to home. After the presence of the virus was duly...

MLK Day 2021 Recap

In past years, Concord Academy has honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day) with a day dedicated to student and faculty-led workshops, community discussions, and all-school programming organized by the C&E Office. The schedule would feature a keynote speaker...

President Biden’s Clean Energy Revolution

Across the U.S. and throughout the world, climate change poses one of the most imminently dire  threats to all of mankind. To address this pressing issue, President Joe Biden has started a clean energy revolution. If he is successful in most of his bold and...

Features

The Stores Surrounding Concord: Haute Coffee

Students at Concord Academy have been granted the privilege of an extended campus, beyond the confines for a regular schoolyard. Concord center offers a variety of shops in which students can peruse antiques, shop for groceries, or grab a quick bite to eat when covid...

Online College Counseling for Juniors

As students who are going to apply to colleges and universities in their next school year, juniors at CA would usually be introduced to the college process toward the start of their second semester. Besides meeting their college counselors and having one-on-one talks...

Spirit Week 2021

The Concord Academy community celebrated Spirit Week from February 15th to 19th 2021! Council presented themes for the week via all school FYI. Students were encouraged to participate, get in the spirit for the week, and be creative. Posters with chameleon drawings...

News

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...

Coronavirus Mutations

When the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) burst upon the world last winter, scientists were not anticipating the virus to mutate frequently. The new coronavirus is an RNA virus: a collection of genetic material packed inside a protein shell. Once an RNA virus comes...

Opinions

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,...

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...

2021 AP Exams: How the Pandemic Has Changed the Tests

AP exams are typically administered once in May and are two to three hours long. Due to the pandemic, these tests looked very different last spring. The exams were given digitally and were forty-five minutes long. Students had access to their notes, and the questions...

Arts

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...

Pretend It’s a City Review

“Do I look welcoming to you?” This is how Fran Lebowitz would respond to you if you are a tourist who’s standing on the street, holding a map, and asking her the directions to Times Square. The brilliant humorist is featured as the main subject in Pretend It’s a City,...

Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream

You may have already heard the title Friday Night Lights before. After all, it is the title of both a movie and an NBC television series that ran from the mid to late 2000s. But both projects took their name from, and were inspired by, the book Friday Night Lights: A...

Science and Tech

Dr. Liesching’s COVID-19 Talk

During lunch on Friday, February 19th, Concord Academy’s Science Club and Medical Club invited Dr. Timothy Liesching to speak to the community about COVID-19 and its impact on the healthcare system.  Dr. Timothy Liesching is the Chief Medical Officer at Lahey...

Pandemic Pollution

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many have hoped that a silver lining of worldwide lockdowns will be a significant decrease in pollution. This has proved to be the case, as the Rhodium Group reported in early January this year that greenhouse gas emissions in the...

Mental Health During COVID at Concord Academy

The air is frigid; snow is caked onto the sidewalk; the sun still retreats below the horizon before 5:00 PM. Winter is in full swing, and, for many, this seasonal change brings about a significant decrease in mental wellbeing. Combined with the stress of the COVID-19...

Sports

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...

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...

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