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The Cultural Alliance, Their Initiatives, and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Ella Farahnakian '25 August 14, 2023

Groton’s Cultural Alliance, which was initially established as an affinity group for Black students in the seventies, has evolved over the past few decades to become a more diverse student initiative...

Students and Faculty Call for Reform of Speakers Committee

Alisa Gulyansky '24 August 14, 2023

When the Speakers Committee originated in 2005, Circle Talks were known as All-School Lectures, infrequent lectures designed to expose students to a high level of cross-disciplinary expertise they would...

The Source of Dining Hall Frivolity: How Jerry Brooks Makes the Winter Bread

Arthur Murray '26 August 14, 2023

As a large baguette arrives at the table, twelve hungry mouths water in anticipation of what is to come: around the horn. As the delicious bread jumps around the table, students savor the soft yet crunchy...

Crew Talk Midterm Elections

Christina Chen '23 August 14, 2023

While Rowen Hildreth ’23 and Henry Haskell ’23 row together as teammates in the Sweeney Taylor, on the Circle, they are citizens. As respective heads of the Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs,...

Fall Term FSAs: Student-led Afternoon Activities at Groton

Liv Ding '26 and Brittany Deng '24 August 14, 2023

In keeping with the self-drive mindset here at Groton, many students are pursuing activities of their own choosing. FSAs are afternoon activities sponsored by faculty and a great way for students to advance...

New Faculty Midori Ishizuka: Teaching History Through the Lens of Activism

Ella Farahnakian '25 August 14, 2023

Ms. Ishizuka is stepping onto the Circle for the first time, but this is not her first boarding school experience. Born in New York City, Ms. Ishizuka moved to Tokyo when she was in first grade. She...

Sharing Fist Bumps and Smiles: Campus Security Guard Irmin “Irm” L. Pierce

Chloe Han '25 August 14, 2023

Commonly addressed by his nickname “Irm,” Irmin L. Pierce is one of five security guards who ensure the safety of students on the Circle. Irm grew up with five sisters and currently resides near campus...

The Return of Student-Led Tours

Sophie Zhu '25 August 14, 2023

One of the most unique experiences Groton offers applicants is the student-led tour, when a Groton student guides families around campus, introducing the campus facilities and sharing their own Groton...

Black @ Groton, Two Years Later

Arjun Ray '24, Assistant Opinions Editor & Opinions Columnist May 19, 2023

On the morning of June 4th, 2020, thousands of Groton alumni received an invitation from the Alumni Office to participate in various workshops organized as part of a “Virtual Food and Beverage Weekend.”...

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Forgotten Stories and Lost Traditions: the Groton School Archives

Eric Ge '24, Features Editor December 15, 2022

In a small, locked room below Hundred House are the Groton School archives, a collection of artifacts dating back over a century. Hundreds of faded blue boxes with historical Groton administrative records...

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