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Our Stories: Stefano Amador

Stefano Amador ‘19

December 12, 2017

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“Our Stories” is a new Community and Equity column in the Centipede. Monthly submissions are managed by Opinions Editor, Yoon Kim. Trayvon Martin first introduced me to social justice. In 2012, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Z...

A Guide To Being Green at CA

Elle Stetson Dibble ‘18

November 28, 2017

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The ocean is a boiling acid pool filled with micro plastics, hurricanes are ripping up infrastructure left and right, and Donald Trump (still) doesn’t believe in climate change. As we’re swimming in this absolute cesspool of pr...

Thoughts Behind the Great Firewall of China

Helen Wu '19

November 28, 2017

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Although Chinese citizens gained permanent Internet access in 1994, they have never truly been able to browse all contents on the web, including material that is against China’s political values, sexually explicit, violent, or ...

What I Wish I’d Known

Sofie Jones, Executive Editor

September 23, 2017

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There are few things I consider myself well-versed in enough to give advice on. For example, if you want to know the best soups in the dining hall, I can help you (side note: It’s definitely the lentil). Or if you’d like a r...

Looking Back at My Summer

Eugene Lee, Managing editor

September 23, 2017

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The start of June marked the end of my junior year and, most importantly, the start of summer. For the past two years I have found myself immediately getting on a plane headed back home to Korea, where I would divide my time na...

Advice to New Sophomores and Juniors

Ashley Kim, Arts Editor

September 23, 2017

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The first day of school can overwhelm anyone with excitement and nervousness, but it can be especially daunting if you’re a new sophomore or junior who’s trying to fit into an already socially-established grade. The biggest and most ...

Embracing Two-Sided Conversations

Aaron Carrasco '18, Staff Writer

July 23, 2017

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Clashing views are what make conversations. If everyone shares the same opinions and outlooks, there is no opportunity to move forward mentally, emotionally, and intellectually. Concord Academy is widely known for being a ...

CA Must Introduce Core Values at Orientation

Samantha Davidson, Staff Writer

July 23, 2017

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In the Concord Academy handbook and mission statement, an ethos of  “common trust” is outlined. This is a principle that many feel has been violated this year, and needs to be addressed. Although the meaning behind common trust...

Finals Advice

Eugene Lee '18

June 6, 2017

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“This is it, guys! It’s our final stretch!” remarked my teacher. At the time I was sitting in math class, checking the classroom clock every five minutes to see if the block was ending soon. This sense of restlessness beco...

Are Affinity Groups Exclusive?

Yoon Kyoung Kim and Izzy Charles

May 24, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

With the re-opening of the Diversity Office (DO), there has been some controversy and even displeasure among the Concord Academy student body about its launching. The DO (pronounced \ˈdō\) is a physical space for students of...

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