The Centipede

Book Review: Viet Nguyen’s The Sympathizer

Luka Willett ’20

January 16, 2019

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If you are looking for a relaxing, light book to soak up your spare time between classes or before bed, look elsewhere. Nguyen’s first novel, The Sympathizer, is one of beautiful prose coupled with intensity. Set as one continual fl...

Mid90s: Not Just Nostalgia

Alex Tesson ‘19

January 16, 2019

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My grade is the first to almost entirely be born in the 21st century. CA seniors are mostly 2000s babies, the start of a generation of students cut off from the now nostalgia-ridden decade that is the 1990s. I was therefore a...

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Life of Freddie Mercury

Ashley Kim ’19

January 16, 2019

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“We’re four misfits who don’t belong together. We're playing for other misfits. And the outcasts right in the back of the room, we're pretty sure they don't belong either. We belong to them.” answered Freddie Mercury, when ...

Book Review: John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Luka Willett ‘20

November 30, 2018

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John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning book The Grapes of Wrath is a literary masterpiece of which I have found no equal. Set in Oklahoma during the Great Depression, the narrative focuses on the Joads, a f...

Review: Fall Play The Laramie Project

Lily Gray ’20 and Vedika Sharma ’20

November 30, 2018

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On November 2nd and 3rd, Concord Academy’s Performing Arts Department staged its Fall Mainstage Production, The Laramie Project. It is a play from 2000 about the reaction of Laramie, a struggling town in Wyoming when two members of their...

“Going, Going, Gone…” Banksy’s Most Recent Masterpiece

Marina He ‘20

November 30, 2018

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On October 5th, 2018, crowds in Sotheby's, an international art dealer in London, gasped in shock as they watched anonymous English artist Banksy’s piece, Girl with the Balloon, slide down its frame, shredding into strips before thei...

The Hate U Give Review and Reflection

Casey Bakarani ‘22

November 30, 2018

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“The Hate U Give Little Infants F--ks Everybody; meaning what you feed us as seeds grow and blow up in your face. That’s THUG LIFE.” The movie is centralized around racially sensitive topics and this quote is a reflection ...

New Music Genre To Look Out For

Meera Singh ’19

October 19, 2018

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     Over the last year, young self-made musicians, known as “bedroom pop” artists, have taken the internet by storm. The artists and their fans occupy a very specific yet widely popular corner of the internet. You’v...

70th Annual Emmy Awards

Vedika Sharma ’20

October 19, 2018

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     September 17th was television’s biggest night of the year: the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost. TV giants such as Netflix, Amazon, and HBO came together in the Micros...

Crazy Rich Asians Review

October 19, 2018

Boston Fashion Week 2017

Vedika Sharma ’20

December 12, 2017

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Boston may be known for its incredible food and world-renowned educational institutes, but it has also become a vibrant fashion hub. One of many ways the fashion industry has started to flourish in this city was the 2017 Bosto...