The mission of the Centipede is to inform, spark curiosity, and generate discussion within the community and beyond. The majority of the content relates to school issues, events, and news, but occasionally writers voice their opinions on politics, sports, and other contentious topics.

Please send Letters to the Editors: Mandy Adams & Smile Jiang. Concord Academy, 166 Main StreetConcord. MA 01742.
Alternatively, you may send letters electronically to: mandy.adams@concordacademy.org & smile.jiang@concordacademy.org.

Who are we?

The Centipede is a student-run journalism publication that distinctly reflects the CA student body. We are comprised of several student writers, editors, and layout staff.

23-24 Editorial Board

Our 2023-24 Editorial Board is made up of about 20 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.

What do we write about?

Within each publication, you’ll likely encounter articles on school events, local art exhibits, winning sports teams, and interviews with faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. We also publish commentary written by CA students about personal experiences, politics, and more.

How do we create our publications?

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.

Co-Editors in Chief: Mandy Adams '24 and Smile Jiang '24
Features Editors:
Simon Glassenburg '24 and Kelly Kong '24
News Editors:
Cecily Monahan '26 and Daniel Xu '25
Opinions Editors:
Jason Mao '24 and Willow Simon '24
Arts Editor:
Elspeth Yeh '24
Sports Editor:
William Kim '24
Science and Technology Editors:
Jasper Perlis '24 and Eva Tutin '24
Backpage Editor:
Evan Griffith-Ebrahimi '26
Head Media Editor/Web Editor:
Nick Brady '24
Assistant Web Editor:
Alan Wei '25
Photo Editors:
Irene Zheng '24 and Maya Lin '25
Layout Editor:
Chloe Park '26
Staff Writers:
Quincy Adams '25, Connor Gandel '24, Aurora Hao '25, Lucy Koerner '24, Averie Lee '26, Lila Rhee '26, Amity Shao '26, Ritika Sinha '24, Lucy Targum '26, Chen Ye '26, Ryan Zhao '26, MayZheng '26, Sophia Zhou '26

The Centipede is the official student newspaper of Concord Academy. The paper encourages comments from its readers in the form of Letters to the Editor. No anonymous letters will be printed. The Centipede reserves the right to edit all articles for length and content.