The Centipede

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...

Literature Outside the Classroom: Students meet Gish Jen

Yoon Kim '18

December 12, 2017

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Gish Jen, the acclaimed author of six published books and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, visited the Concord Public Library on Thursday, October 26, to speak at the Concord Festival of Authors. Standin...

Learning the Culture of France Through Movies

Alex Tesson '19

November 28, 2017

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It is difficult to fully define a culture and its language through one medium; its literature provides only an academic standpoint on a culture, while its music usually doesn’t touch on every aspect of it. Film, however, is...

Warcross By Marie Lu Book Review

Shreya Patel '21

November 28, 2017

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Warcross by Marie Lu, a wonderfully diverse and stunningly written novel, hooks readers instantly. The level of detail in every moment is remarkable and right off the bat I found myself visualizing every scene. The imagery is ...