The Circle Voice

Summertime Swagness

Summertime Swagness

Aisling O'Connell '21, Zoe Park '21, Samuel Quigley '21, Humor Editors

May 31, 2020

John Donovan’s Lasting Imprint 

Michael Lu ’24

May 31, 2020

John Donovan ’20 is a gifted and passionate artist with talents ranging from stagecraft to painting to drawing. Adding to his many artistic accomplishments, John has recently won this year’s Groton Library bookplate competition with his block print chapel design. Mr. Melchior decided to start this c...

“Prize Day” 2020

Courtesy of Amy Ma '23

Isabel Cai '21, News Editor

May 31, 2020

In light of the pandemic, Prize Day has been postponed to a future time on the circle when it is safe for the Form of 2020 and their families to return to campus. However, an Awarding of Prizes and Diplomas will happen virtually at the end of the school year. The ceremony will consist of the same proced...

The Uncertainty of Sports Leagues Returning

Courtesy of Hannah Wise '21

Tyler Weisberg '22, Sports Editor

May 31, 2020

Groton students are consumers of sports entertainment like millions of other people around the world. Due to the coronavirus, many sports leagues globally have either “shutdown,” “paused,” or “delayed” their seasons. This includes the National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball A...

Why Numbers Matter

Leah Pothel '21, Opinions Editor

May 31, 2020

When the coronavirus ramped up, schools across the country had no choice but to shut down. They did, however, face an important and contentious decision about how students would be assessed for spring term. Schools could either choose to switch to a pass/fail system or continue to assign a specific numbe...

A Letter from Your Former Editor

Cara Chang '20

May 31, 2020

To our community:  Re the Fiftieth Volume of The Circle Voice, 2019-20: I write, first and foremost, to congratulate the new Board on their first issue together. I am happy to see familiar and new faces take the reins and I look forward to reading more of The Circle Voice. I'm so excited for you. ...

Senior Prefects Pass the Torch

Christina Oelhafen ’21 and Sophia Wu ’21, Features Editors

May 31, 2020

Grace Mastroianni ’20 and Lwazi Bululu ’20 led the school through one of the toughest times in recent years. The virus threw unimaginable challenges at them – as Grace said, “planning a virtual ‘prize day’ when we knew that no matter what our form was going to be unhappy”. Yet, they l...

Synchronous Classes: When Less is More

Zoe Colloredo-Mansfeld ’21, Editor in Chief

May 31, 2020

When Mr. Anderson dedicated his chapel talk to the interesting history of time zones across the world, nobody seated in the chapel that morning could have predicted that those very time zones would come to dictate our spring term schooling. As students left Groton and scattered across the globe, Gro...

The Show Must Go Online

Allison Jiang ’22, Arts Editor

May 31, 2020

    In the midst of theatre shutdowns and a myriad of empty stages, artists all over the world have been locked out of their performance spaces during quarantine. Though confined, they have persevered by transforming their homes into performing spaces, working to create for an audience wit...

Online APs: The Wrong Enemy

Evan Cheigh '22 and Jiacheng Kang '22

May 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the nature of the Advanced Placement (AP) exams had to change — the alternative being the entire cancellation of the program. In a survey conducted by the College Board (CB) in early spring, 91% of students expressed a desire to take the tests. As a result, the CB created a new, f...