The Centipede

The Presidential Alert System

Bryan Montenegro ‘21

November 28, 2018

Filed under Science

On October 3rd, the federal government performed the first test of a nationwide alert system, sending out emergency alert messages to almost every cell phone in the country. The alert was sent out at 2:18 pm EST, which was soon ...

The Nobel Prize in Physics: The Power of Light

Lisa Liu ’22

November 28, 2018

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        Light is a part of our daily lives. Without light, we cannot see anything. Light seems to have no definite shape or form and is intangible, however, Arthur Ashkin, an optical physicist in Bell Telephone Laborat...

Plastic Found in Human Waste

Ashley Kim ’19

November 28, 2018

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On October 23rd, several news sources reported an unsettling new discovery: microplastics in human waste. Accumulation of microplastics inside human digestive systems could have detrimental effects on humans by degrading the immu...

The Dangers of JUUL

Rylie Robinson ‘21

November 28, 2018

Filed under Science

JUUL, a form of e-cigarette, has taken the nicotine market by storm. It has become exponentially more trendy among teenagers and young adults in the past few years, with entire YouTube channels and Instagram pages dedicated t...

CA Students Attend WIT Conference at Tufts

Ashley Kim ’19

October 19, 2018

Filed under Science

     On Saturday, September 22, 2018, six Concord Academy students attended Tufts University’s Women in Tech Conference. The conference, in its second year, celebrates women and non-binary individuals in the field of tec...

New Science Courses at CA

Darley Boit ’21

October 19, 2018

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     Concord Academy’s selection of science courses has significantly expanded since last year. The new course offerings include Topics in Engineering: From Virtual Model to Manufactured Piece; Topics in Engineering: Architec...

Inspire Program Encourages Science Research Opportunities

Samantha Davidson ’19

October 19, 2018

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      This past summer, a handful of soon-to-be seniors explored a topic of their choice in the science field as part of the Inspire Program at Concord Academy. These rising seniors worked with college students and professors...