The Centipede

How Does CA Scheduling Work?

Audrey Zhang ’22, Staff Writer

August 31, 2019

     One of the many unique aspects of CA is its daily schedule. Instead of having the same eight periods every day, CA uses block scheduling which means that each day of the week consists of a different combination of clas...

Matthew Gainsboro: Student Vice Head of School

Anna Sander ’20, Co-Editor in Chief

August 31, 2019

     Matthew Gainsboro ’20 plans to bring his history of inclusion and community building to his new role as Concord Academy’s student vice head of school. Elected in May 2019 by the student body, he was initially attracte...

What to Do on the Weekends at CA

Cynthia Jin ’22, Staff Writer

August 31, 2019

     Weekends are never boring at Concord Academy. At CA, a multitude of unique trips and events is offered every single weekend, where students have the opportunity to explore activities on and off-campus.       CA...

Vedika Sharma: Student Head of School

Darley Boit ’21, Opinion's Editor

August 31, 2019

      This past May, the student body elected Vedika Sharma ’20 as the head of school for the upcoming school year. Vedika has been quite involved in the CA community since she started her CA career as a new sophomore, m...

“Mad Dog” Mattis Resigns as Secretary of Defense

Henry Patton ’21

January 30, 2019

The Trump Administration’s Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis resigned December 20th in protest of the President’s sudden announcement that he would withdraw troops from Syria, saying “[the President has] the right to have a Secr...

Interview with Queer Affinity Group and GSA Co-heads

Henry Patton '21

November 28, 2018

The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Matthew Gainsboro, a Q2 (Queer and Questioning) and GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) co-head and Keagan Tan, a Q2 and QPOC (Queer People of Color) co-head.   W...

Big Data Club at the “2018 Teradata Analytics Conference”

Charlotte Ko ’20

November 28, 2018

In mid-October, Big Data Club went to the 2018 Teradata Analytics Universe Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two student representatives at the conference, Lucas Ewing ’19 and Haley Wixom ’20 presented their study on gun vi...

Room for Discussion: Harvard Lawsuit and Affirmative Action

Stefano Amador ’19, Helen Wu ’19

November 28, 2018

Introduction to Room For Discussion Based off of the New York Times’ Room For Debate section, Room for Discussion showcases the nuances of the multiple opinions revolving around a current controversial topic in order to en...

Faculty Profile: Karilyn Sheldon

Lisa Liu ‘22

October 19, 2018

     Karilyn Sheldon came to Concord Academy this year joining the Modern & Classical Languages department as a Latin teacher. Before coming to CA, she taught Latin and Greek to 7th-12th graders at Norfolk Academy, an indep...

The Creation of the Chapel: An Interview with Barbara Bailey ’58

Abigail Herrmann and Hannah Fine ‘22

October 19, 2018

Barbara Bailey ’58 graduated Concord Academy in 1958 before taking a larger role in the CA community as a teacher. She entered CA as a freshman boarder from Chicago in 1954 and became a teacher 10 years later. While her exper...

Faculty Profile: Emma Storbeck

Sarah Heuer ’22

October 11, 2018

     Emma Storbeck is a new history teacher at Concord Academy whose focus is Latin America. She said she adored the school as soon as she interviewed. Not only did the teachers and students make her feel welcomed during h...