The Circle Voice

The Chamber Orchestra performing in Sevillia, Spain on last summer's musical global education opportunity (GEO). This year, unfortunately, all GEOs have been postponed or cancelled.

Update: How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Circle

Evan Cheigh '22, Assistant News Editor March 8, 2020

Citing an “abundance of caution,” the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) program is rescheduling trips due to the surge of COVID-19. Headmaster Temba Maqubela and Groton School Physician Sophie...

Groton School Primary

March 8, 2020

As the Democratic nominee field continues to narrow, many students and teachers engage in political discussions inside and outside of the classroom. The geographical diversity of Groton’s student body...

It’s Time to Change Protected Period

Cam Nguyen '22 and Zola Sayers-Fay '22 March 7, 2020

The goal of protected period is to assess students without putting them under the enormous stress of an exam week, especially after a cold and dark term. According to Academic Dean Katherine Leggat, “Protected...

Run, Zebras, Run! Acceleration at Groton

Imagine being told that you are not allowed to accelerate academically by skipping course levels, just because other people would feel pressured to do so as well. Despite the peer pressure it might...

Runners Olivia Dillon '21, Hannah Wise '21, Cornelia Potter '21, and Anna Copeland '20 after finishing the half-marathon.

Finding the “Runner’s High” at the Hyannis Half-Marathon

Sophia Wu '21, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2020

If you happened to wander along the river, you might have wondered what the group of 30-odd, colorfully clad runners were doing sloshing through snow while the sun threatened to set behind them. You might...

Groton Swim Smashes Through Expectations at Invitational

Charlie Weisberg '23 March 7, 2020

“There have only been a few times in my coaching career that I have been speechless. I’m proud to say today was one of those days. I’m so honored to be a coach to such amazing athletes. Today,...

Chioma at her craft.

Artist of The Issue: Chioma Ilozor

Amelia Lee '22 March 7, 2020

You’ve listened to her songs on Spotify. Under the name Ai Bendr –– inspired by her middle name, Ai Bendors –– Chioma Ilozor '20 has dropped many catchy singles, such as “Stay With Me,” “blue...

A Guide to Spring Classes: Elective Highlights

  There are many exciting electives in the spring term, and we find the ones displayed particularly unique. Some electives (such as advanced readings in a modern language) are advanced, term-courses...

Athlete of the Issue: Caroline Wilcox

Athlete of the Issue: Caroline Wilcox

Michelle Kim '23 March 7, 2020

As the ball zipped across the court, she lunged for a powerful hit with her racquet. A deafening silence emptied the room as her clean cross-court died in the back left corner, leaving her opponent with...

From Our Perspective: The Winter Recital Series

Maya Gite '22 March 7, 2020

In 2000, the first Groton student recital was held with three performers. Two decades later student recitals are an integral part of our music program here on campus. Musicians at every level get the...

From left to right: Cam Nguyen '22, Emily Perez '22, Julia Trowbridge '22, Emily Li '22, Kaylie Keegan '21, Tatum Pike '20, Erin Dollard '20, Steven Pang '22.

Mock Trial Advances to “Elite 8”

Tyler Weisberg '22, Page Editor March 7, 2020

Groton’s Mock Trial team, founded and coached this year by new Physics fellow Andrew Evans, will compete at the Massachusetts state tournament later this month. The team is one of 32 teams to make it...

Sally Bliumis-Dunn leads a fourth form poetry workshop.

Poet’s Visit Echoes Across the Circle

Stanislas Robert ’22 March 7, 2020

Sally Bliumis-Dunn’s visit to the Circle impressed and inspired many Groton English students. On February 18, English teacher John Capen invited Ms. Bliumis-Dunn to spend a day at Groton to lead several...

Trump Probably Committed Treason... But I'm Glad We Acquitted Him

Trump Probably Committed Treason… But I’m Glad We Acquitted Him

Steven Pang '22 March 7, 2020

As the Democrats decide on a presidential candidate, President Donald Trump is marching through America, rallying his supporters and raising money. He wields an incredible weapon that has already generated...

The Irony of COVID-19

The Irony of COVID-19

In mid-December last year, ophthalmologist Li Wenliang warned his medical school classmates about the possibility of a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Wuhan. But on January 3, 2020,...

D&I is Inherently Political

Brooks Anderson '20, Columnist March 7, 2020

Disclosure: I am both a registered Democrat and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion group.   The Diversity and Inclusion group (D&I) is inherently political. To be clear at the outset,...

Students celebrating Holi in the Dases' backyard last spring.

Holi at Groton: A Burst of Color

Joon Whang '23 March 7, 2020

Warm weather this spring will breathe green back into the grass on the Circle and pink into the flowerbeds, but the biggest explosion of color will be in the Dases' backyard: teachers Nishad Das and Sravani...

Champions! The varsity girls and boys squash teams after winning Nationals!

Squash Wins Double National Championships

Zoe Colloredo-Mansfeld '21, Sports Editor March 6, 2020

For Groton varsity squash, their weekend at High School Squash Nationals in Hartford, Connecticut proved a fruitful one: when both teams returned to campus on Sunday night, they were division three champions.  The...

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