The Circle Voice

Artist of the Issue: Emma Rimmer ’16

Artist of the Issue: Emma Rimmer ’16

Claudette Ramos '16, Assistant Arts Editor & Columnist

April 22, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

From channeling the glamorous Glinda in this winter’s theater production of “The Wiz” to sweetly serenading the student body in her clear, ringing soprano during a Lessons and Carols solo, Emma Rimmer ‘16 has left a considerable effect on the Groton arts scene. Since Second Form, she has participated...

Zootopia: A Review

Candace Tong-Li '16, Arts Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

From the start, this year’s Disney blockbuster was bound to be a hit. From playful marketing to adorable character design, “Zootopia” drew people of all ages into cinemas the moment it hit the screen. It’s not surprising, seeing as most Disney and Pixar movies rise to the top of the box office...

Artist in Residence: Luke Pontifell

Artist in Residence: Luke Pontifell

Ella Capen '17

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Visual Arts

Each year, Groton invites an artist from outside the community to share his or her artwork with the school. The visiting artists are honored as Mudge Fellows, or people brought to the school by a fellowship in name of the Mudge family. The program is designed to introduce the Groton community to inspirational...

Music for Your Mid-Teen Crisis

Music for Your Mid-Teen Crisis

Roselle Lovell-Smith '18 and Becky Zhang '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

You’re walking alone around the wintry Circle. All your friends have early practice, but you have late. The Dining Hall is serving root beer pork for dinner. The world has never been more desolate. You turn to your Walkman for some smooth tunes, but all you have is Kidz Bop. What do you do? The...

Artist of the Issue: Allie Banks ’16

Artist of the Issue: Allie Banks ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Allie Banks ’16, a photography and singing tour de force, brings a distinct energy and passion to this issue’s artist feature. An excellent conversationalist and interviewee, Allie is prominently featured on the Circle, from her eye-catching photo on the cover of “The Grotonian” last spring and...

Bowie’s Swan Song, Song by Song

Bowie’s Swan Song, Song by Song

Michael Senko '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

David Bowie’s 26th and final studio album, “Blackstar,” was released just two days before his untimely passing. In that short period of time, the album was heralded as one of his best, reinvigorating Bowie in a new light as he drifted towards his last. And, when all was revealed, “Blackstar”...

Spooktober Cinema

Spooktober Cinema

Michael Senko '18

October 31, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The kids don their white bed sheets. The pumpkins morph into Jack-o’-lanterns with the flick of a lighter. The candy bowl is on the porch, and the arbitrary “only take one” sign is ducktaped to the door. A creepy, maniacal aura fills the air. There are ghouls and mummies and goblins and a helluva...

Holy Guacamole: The Art Prefects Take Instagram

Holy Guacamole: The Art Prefects Take Instagram

Becky Zhang '18, Copy Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Arts, Visual Arts

Most are aware of the new and raging Instagram page that is “This is GUAC.” GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club (cleverly named by Suzy Kuczynski ’16 and Echo Zhuge ’16), features artworks ranging from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and Snapchat drawings. After gaining...

Artist of the Issue: Libby Llanso ’16

Artist of the Issue: Libby Llanso ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Libby Llanso is a force to be reckoned with on the Groton arts scene. She’s hard to miss in the sea of seniors, and her bright personality and bold sartorial choices make her a standout. Even from seeing her from afar, it is clear to the onlooker that Libby is a huge presence in Groton’s arts department....