Winter Sports Tryouts

Many people at Concord Academy feel that there is not enough time between sports seasons. As a member of girl’s soccer, my season ended on Wednesday, November 9, while cross-country and boys varsity soccer seasons extended through Saturday, November 12. This leaves...

Veterans Day: A Necessary Day Off

Veterans Day at Concord Academy has long been a topic of debate. Students and faculty alike discuss the question of whether or not we should take the day off. On one hand, it is a day to honor and respect veterans who have fought in wars. On the other hand, it falls...

Reckoning With The History of Thanksgiving

On November 24, the fourth Thursday of the month, millions of Americans will unite with their families to eat turkey, express gratitude, and watch football. Many will eat pie, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and most ubiquitously, a turkey; the typical...

Are Club Announcements Necessary?

Announcements have always been an essential part of Concord Academy culture. Whether it is a message from a leader of our school, a faculty member, or even a random one-off from a student, this time has rendered itself a valuable tool for clear communication for those...

The Case For Banning Books

Content warning: Mention of gun violence and pedophilia In 1997, in West Paducah Kentucky, 14-year-old Micheal Corneal opened fire into a group of high school students, killing three.  In 1996, at Moses Lake Washington, 14-year-old Barry Dale Loukatis shot and...