The Centipede


As Concord Academy’s official student newspaper, The Centipede is published monthly and seeks to provide a platform to discuss current events and debate issues facing the school. Within the pages of each edition, you’ll likely find articles on school events, local art exhibits, winning sports teams, and interviews with faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. We also print commentary written by CA students about personal experiences, politics, and more.

Our 2019-20 Editorial Board is made up of about 25 students who work as editors and staff writers. Each member contributes ideas, writing, and edits to every issue. Those on staff also attend weekly meetings, where we work to plan upcoming issues, sharpen our journalistic skills, and train new writers.

Although we are extremely lucky to be guided and helped by our wonderful faculty advisor, Alison Lobron, The Centipede is a student-run organization that distinctly reflects the CA student body. Members of the staff are involved in every stage of the paper’s production, pitching article ideas, interviewing sources, photographing events, and perfecting the layout.

Though we recently launched a website where you can stay up-to-date with The Centipede online, our print edition remains the newspaper’s flagship. Free copies of each issue are distributed to students and faculty, but you can sign up to receive our monthly paper in the mail by emailing Renee Coburn ([email protected]org) in the Student Life Office. We hope that these editions keep you informed about not only what is occurring on campus, but also about what CA students are discussing with friends in the dining hall and debating in classrooms.