The Centipede

Book Review: Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion

Luka Willett ’20

April 9, 2019

Starting with an arguably pugnacious title, University of Oxford’s Richard Dawkins makes his intentions clear from the very beginning of his book that he will thoroughly contend a supernatural being does not exist. With his ...

We Need To Talk About Ariana Grande

Meera Singh ’19

April 9, 2019

We all know Ariana Grande, one of the world’s biggest pop stars at the moment. She hasn’t left the spotlight since 2013, when she began a solo music career after the cancellation of Nickelodeon’s Victorious, in which she played...

The Makings of a CA Dance Show

Charlotte Ko ’20

April 9, 2019

On March 1st, the CA Dance Project held a show, Uprise, in the SHAC, centering around the concept of protest movement. As a dancer who performed in both the Fall show Colour Theory as well as Uprise, I can safely say that the...

Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

Marina He’20

April 9, 2019

On the morning of February 19th, my phone sounded with an alert. Karl Lagerfeld had passed away at the age of 85. I could not believe it at first. The iconic designer and fashion photographer, with his signature white pon...

Book Review: Viet Nguyen’s The Sympathizer

Luka Willett ’20

January 17, 2019

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 17, 2019

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 17, 2019

“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

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

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

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

“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

     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...