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The Circle Voice

The Student Newspaper of Groton School

The Circle Voice

The Student Newspaper of Groton School

The Circle Voice

Celebrating MLK Day: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a Real American

Celebrating MLK Day: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a Real American

Gracie Mumford '21 February 14, 2020

On January 20, the Groton community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. Rather than attending classes, students had the opportunity to watch student performances and listen to Julie Lythcott-Haims,...

Andrew Yang speaking at a rally in Iowa.

“Freedom Dividend:” Not Feasible in the Land of the Free

Alisa Gulyansky '24 and Eleanor Taggart '24 February 12, 2020

As we advance into a new era of American politics, the prospect of moving toward a socialist or social-democratic style of government is becoming more mainstream. With candidates like Elizabeth Warren,...

Embrace the Groton Grind

Embrace the Groton Grind

Garrett Johnson '20 February 12, 2020

During one of the first Chapel Talks I heard at Groton, Headmaster Temba Maqubela spoke about redefining the infamous “Groton grind” as the “Groton embrace.” The words did little to disguise the...

New to the Circle: Composers Concert

Christina Chen '23 February 12, 2020

Coming up on March 2 is an exciting new opportunity: the Composers Concert, an idea conceptualized and now realized by music prefects (Josh Guo ’20, Alex Schade ’20 and Chioma Illozor ’20), student...

Soul Sauce, the Groton School Jazz Ensemble, playing as Jazz Director Kenji Kikuchi solos.

Jazz at the Hard Rock Cafe

Joon Whang '23 February 12, 2020

Covered in neon lights and rock’ n’ roll memorabilia, the Hard Rock Café and its high energy vibe make it an amazing venue for live music. On January 26 Soul Sauce (the Groton School Jazz Band) took...

Maineland: Film Insight into Boarding School

Emily Li '22 and Annie Pei '22 February 12, 2020

Imagine traveling across the world into an unknown culture during the most rapidly changing time of your life. More specifically, imagine going from mainland China to Maine. In the documentary Maineland,...

Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Andrew Evans (far right) supervising a regular practice session. 

Coach Evans: Revamping Basketball Defense

Tyler Weisberg '22, Assistant Sports Editor February 12, 2020

Head Coach Harold Francis appointed him as the team’s defensive coordinator. With that mandate, Coach Evans is working hard to improve the team’s defensive consistency, which, after reviewing game...

Inside Look into the Speakers’ Committee

Annabel Kocks '20, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2020

The Groton community welcomes speakers for one circle talk each term, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, and Global Education Day. For each occasion, speakers typically are selected by either the Speakers'...

Opinion: Wait On A Pool

Jiacheng Kang '22, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

As the Groton Swim team expands each year, there is a growing sentiment among the swimmers that the current pool does not adequately accommodate the full team. Gaining official recognition as a varsity...

Looking to Finish the Season Strong: Team Updates

Charlie Weisberg '23 February 12, 2020

Boys Varsity Basketball:    In the last month alone, Boys Varsity Basketball has won more games than in their entire 2018-2019 season.  “The boys had a very big win against BB&N recently....

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