• State track meet June 1st. Good luck to all our athletes.
  • District baseball and softball games at CHS on 5/31.
  • Food trucks coming out on May 30th for the Maymester.
  • Exams are on June 3rd through the 6th.
  • June 6th, the last day of school, is a 1/2 day.
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Staying focused and overcoming the last stretch of the school year
Connor Stevens, Staff Writer • May 29, 2024

The end of the school year is approaching quickly, and many students around Concord hope to finish the year strong with their academics. As we...

Seniors during the ceremony
Baseball: Senior Night
Riley Aiken, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

The atmosphere was electric at Concord High School's baseball field as the community gathered to honor the senior players in their final home...

Softball: Senior Night
Softball: Senior Night
Jenell Alvarez, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

On Thursday, May 24, the softball team played against Michigan Center. The girls cheered on their teammates, almost being heard from a mile away! Despite...

Book Review: The Woman They Could Not Silence

Lucy Otto

Being locked away, with promises of getting released, Elizabeth Packard seeks to speak the truth that the asylum walls hide. The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore is based on a true story about Elizabeth Packard, who lived during the 1860s. 

Packard was a strong feminist activist who fought asylum laws. Back then, women with voices were considered insane and were punished. In fact, asylums contained more women than men. Some women were put into an asylum by their husbands, which is what happened to Elizabeth. Her husband managed to convince a few men to sign a petition declaring Elizabeth’s insanity.

Throughout the story, Elizabeth meets many people, including new acquaintances, vile people who desire to keep her quiet, and troubled women within the asylum walls. Although she faces many challenges, she holds true to herself and her beliefs. She even goes out of her way to share her views with the trapped women within the asylum.

The woman of the hour; Elizabeth Packard! (Lucy Otto )

For students struggling to find an AP book to read, look no further. “ AP language is a biography, non-fiction memoir, or creative nonfiction,” Mrs.Couling our AP Lang teacher explains. “The Woman They Could Not Silence is considered an AP language selection.” 

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If you are into reading about a strong feminist who fights for women’s rights, history empowered by a woman, or injustice being put in its place, then this book is right for you. If you want to see an interview with the author about the book, here is a link.  

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Lucy Otto
Lucy Otto, Staff Writer
Lucy Otto is a bibliophile. She is also into art, writing, and playing volleyball. She is taking multi-media to improve her writing skills. If you ask her to talk about books, you will wish you never asked. Her goals are to be more confident in herself and what she does. She is proud of her poems and short stories.

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