Signs of Spring and Where to Find Them

With the Spring Equinox on March 20th, spring has officially sprung in Massachusetts! Signs of spring are everywhere; perhaps the most obvious are the flowers appearing from under leaf litter. The first flowers to pop up are typically crocuses, which are naturalized...

Winter NEPSACs: Girls and Boys Varsity Squash

Over the second weekend of February, winter New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council competitions were held for Girls and Boys Varsity Squash. The top eight players in the two teams left early on Saturday morning to compete in their respective divisions and...

An Assembly to Demystify Organ Donation

During the assembly block on Wednesday, February 2, Ben Fleishman ’23 and president and CEO of New England Donor Services, Alex Glazier ’89 P’20 P’22, welcomed the school to a presentation on organ donation in the United States. A liver transplant recipient himself,...

Fall Dance Project Performance: Un/interrupted

After a year-and-a-half-long hiatus, the Concord Academy Dance Project made its triumphant return to the studio. Last year’s edited videos were certainly entertaining, but witnessing each dancer imbue the stage into pure emotion and visual beauty is incomparable....

A Conversation with Joan Shaw Herman Award Recipient Leslie Davidson ’66

In a school that prides itself on its tight-knit community, it is fitting that Concord Academy’s only award—the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service—is given out to those who have shown exceptional dedication to service. One of this year’s two recipients,...

The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is located on the Central Wharf in downtown Boston, right on the waterfront. With many different exhibits, this aquarium is one of the bigger tourist attractions in Boston. This popular attraction serves as a nice way for locals and Concord...

Spirit Week, Pep Rally, and Chandler Bowl

The Chandler Bowl for Changing Lives (CBCL) is an annual, charitable sporting event between Concord Academy and our rival, Pingree School. After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the CBCL made a return! The Chandler Bowl was hosted at Pingree on October 23. During...

Henry Fairfax to be CA’s 11th Head of School

At 2:59 p.m. on October 27, Concord Academy announced its new Head of School, Henry Fairfax, to all community members through email, including students, faculty, parents, and alumni. The Head of School Search Committee held a student and faculty assembly explaining...

Tatiana Schlossberg on Systematic Climate Justice

On Monday, October 23, Tatiana Schlossberg spoke in front of Concord Academy’s Environmental Symposium class to share her research in her recent book, Inconspicuous Consumption, on climate change, environmental justice, and the environmental implications of everyday...

Club Expo Review

Club Expo is one of the most popular traditions at Concord Academy. Hosted on the night of Friday, September 10th in the Stu-Fac, Club Expo showcased the various clubs that students can join. It is a time for the community to come together, and introduce the many...

Features

The Concord Academy Survival Guide

Starting at a new school is always daunting, and beginning your Concord Academy experience is no different. It’s daunting to step onto campus as a student for the first time. There are unspoken rules, traditions, and things that would have been nice for people to tell...

Junior Leadership Retreat

On Friday, March 25, 100 juniors from Concord Academy left for a one-night junior leadership retreat at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA. This 15-year annual retreat provides juniors with an opportunity to bond as a class and strengthen their...

Class of 2022 Senior Transition Seminar

On Friday, March 25, the Class of 2022 came together as a class for the annual Senior Transition Seminar. Through a variety of activities and presentations led by Alexa Holmes, Wilcox Fellow for Health and Wellness and Community and Equity team member, and Ndanu...

2022 Admissions Season

On March 10, 2022, Concord Academy’s Admissions Office released admissions decisions to prospective members of the Class of 2026. In an interview with the Centipede, Marie Myers, Director of Enrollment Management, offered insights on this year’s admissions season. Due...

News

Signs of Spring and Where to Find Them

With the Spring Equinox on March 20th, spring has officially sprung in Massachusetts! Signs of spring are everywhere; perhaps the most obvious are the flowers appearing from under leaf litter. The first flowers to pop up are typically crocuses, which are naturalized...

Semi-Formal 2022

Semi-Formal 2022 was hosted on Saturday, April 2 at Concord Academy. The dance, hosted by the junior class, was highly anticipated, as it was originally planned to take place earlier in the year, but due to COVID-19, was pushed back to allow students to have the best...

Layers of Ourselves Project

Walking down the hallway on the second floor of LABS, you may have stumbled across a brightly-colored project attached to the whiteboard. A series of maps is on display, each one covered in magnets with a prompt question written in marker above. This is John Pickle’s...

CAMUN 2022

Concord Academy Model United Nations (CAMUN) was hosted on campus on Saturday, April 2. The annual conference is known for its creative committees and professional atmosphere. This year, CA hosted 19 schools and over 200 delegates for a day of debate....

2022-23 Academic Year Course Request Assembly

On April 11, 2022, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors of Concord Academy gathered in the Performing Arts Center for an assembly on course requests for the upcoming academic year. During this event, Will Tucker and Alyse Ruiz-Selsky ’05, Director of Studies,...

Summer of Soul Screening

On March 16, UMOJA (Concord Academy’s Black Student Affinity Group) launched a two-part screening of Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), a 2021 documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Students were ushered into the PAC...

Opinions

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill

On March 8, Florida’s Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a title that has caused an uproar of backlash from LGBTQ+ rights activists and allies.  In essence, the bill bans Florida’s public schools...

My Experience on a Semester Away

Last semester, instead of beginning my junior year at Concord Academy, I drove three hours north to join the Chewonki Maine Coast Semester Program’s sixty-seventh semester. The Chewonki Foundation operates a variety of programs, including the Maine Coast Semester, on...

Should We Celebrate Presidents’ Day?

Most people know Presidents’ Day as a day off when students do not go to school and most of the professional world is shut down. Everyone enjoys a day of sleeping in and relaxation in the midst of their chaotic lives. But, the purpose of Presidents’ Day is to...

The Best Pizza in Concord

While we all know and love the food that the wonderful Stu-Fac provides for us here at Concord Academy, sometimes, you just want pizza. And in Concord, with several options, it is hard to choose where to get that pizza from. I am here to tell you where exactly the...

Arts

Movie Review: The House

The House is a cozy kind of creepy. Unlike conventional horror films, The House relies much less on cheap jump scares, rather giving you nightmares through pure psychological horror. This is no ordinary feat for a stop motion film.  Segmented into three parts,...

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood Review

Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye, published in 1988, is a novel about the experience of Elaine Risley, who goes back to her hometown Toronto and confronts (or rather, is haunted by) memories of her family, her childhood bully Cordelia, and her life as an artist. I stumbled...

Winter Dance Project: A Room With Us in It

As audience members ascended the central stairway of the Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC) Saturday, February 26, evening, warmly-lit fairy lights hovering over the balcony illuminated their presence, transforming the space into the opening stage for the...

Science and Tech

Course Spotlight: Advanced Economics

Roughly ten years ago, the dean of faculty of Concord Academy asked Mathematics Department faculty Mark Engerman to teach a new math elective on economics. Up until this current school year, Engerman has taught the ensuing course, Advanced Economics, once every...

Wait, They’re Growing Plants in the Stu-Fac?!

Since March 23, the Stu-Fac has been home to three brand-new artificial gardens which can be seen in the wall separating the freshman pit and the faculty tables. They have thus far been a modest yet intriguing addition to CA’s most central building. Designed by the...

Course Spotlight: Advanced Topics Vectors & Variables

Concord Academy’s Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses for students of different interests and backgrounds. To ensure equity, the department provides options for both advanced or introductory and passionate or indifferent students. For those who have...

Sports

Athletic Spotlight: Boys Tennis

The 2022 boys tennis team is shaping up to be one of the best in years. 33 players tried out for the team this spring, including nearly a dozen freshmen, leading to one of the deepest talent pools in a long time. With only three former varsity players not returning...

Spring Sports Preview

As the days get longer and warmer, Concord Academy prepares to begin the Spring athletic season. After the conclusion of a very successful winter season, athletics for the 2022 spring season are underway. A wide variety of programming including interscholastic team...

Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl LVI took place on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The Los Angeles Rams met the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium, the home of the Rams, although they were designated as the away team for the Superbowl. Many Concord Academy community members watched the game, in...