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A Survivor and Soldier: Luka Bakic ’15

A Survivor and Soldier: Luka Bakic ’15

Michelle Kim '23, Amber Gumira '23, and Zhining Zhao '23

October 11, 2019

Luka Bakic, a current Ensign in the US Navy and Groton graduate of 2015, bears a unique, war-ridden history. Born in the late 1990s in Belgrade, Serbia, Luka and his family were caught in the Kosovo War (1998-99). The Bakics eventually fled the city once the NATO began bombing Serbia in 1999 to end S...

Alumni Spotlight on Elizabeth Dickson ’15

Elizabeth (center) in Under the Big Top

Grace Oh '21

February 5, 2019

Elizabeth Dickson ’15 was a small girl with big dreams growing up in New Jersey. As a child, she was fortunate enough to go to see Broadway plays such as The Lion King, and “sat in awe” watching the actors perform on stage. Hoping to become an actress herself, she  performed whenever she had the chance, put...

Alumna of the Issue: Ellen Boiselle ‘85

Alumna of the Issue: Ellen Boiselle ‘85

Daisy Fey '18

October 7, 2016

Ellen Boiselle graduated from Groton in 1985. After leaving the circle, she attended Yale where she majored in English. Throughout college, she was never sure what she would choose as a career path, but found that she had always had a fascination with psychology. However, toward the end of her time at...

From Soul Sauce to Seoul

Henry Bloomfield during the Kiss A Kumiho music video

June 5, 2016

There is one question that plagues us all from the ages of five to twenty five: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For most little kids the answer happens to be an astronaut, ballerina, or rock star. While these career paths rarely pan out, things have gone according to plan in the most unexpect...

From Boarding School to Baywatch

Alexandra Paul’s senior yearbook photo.

May 13, 2016

Not many Grotonians know that along with FDR ‘00 and Candace Nelson ‘91, one of Groton’s better-known alumni is Alexandra Paul, one of the stars of the original “Baywatch” series. Born in New York, Paul arrived at Groton as a Third Former and graduated in ‘81. Although she would later...

Flapjacks and Followers

A series of Walker-Jacks’s food Instagrams.

Marianne Lu '19 and Karla Sanford '19

May 13, 2016

5,774. This is the number of followers Catherine Walker-Jacks ‘13 has managed to amass in just four months. Driven by her passion for cooking and photography, she decided to start an Instagram account in January to showcase her breakfast recipes. With a biography that reads “poach eggs, not elephants,”...

The Blame of Pigs

Richard M. Bissell poses alongside John f. Kennedy

Jack McLaughlin '17, Assistant Features Editor

April 22, 2016

President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba last month marks the latest step in a plan to normalize diplomatic relations with our small island neighbor to the south. What many Groton students and faculty might not know, however, is that two Groton alumni were there when it all began. Richard M. Bissell...

Firsts at Groton

Alyce Jones Lee '77 working for Village in Focus.

Hadley Callaway '17, Assistant News Editor

February 9, 2016

FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN Roscoe Lewis III ’56, Amherst ’60 Hailing from Washington, D.C., Roscoe Lewis III was the first African-American applicant to be accepted to Groton. He joined Groton’s Third Form in the fall of 1952. From there, he joined the Debating Society, was a part of the school...

Unfinished Business: Cui Servire in Mongolia

Atkinson '16 and Thomson '06 during an interview.

Nena Atkinson '16, Humor Editor

October 31, 2015

On October 11th hundreds of women and girls gathered at the United Nations in New York City to celebrate the 4th annual International Day of the Girl which was established in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly to bring attention to gender inequality issues worldwide and advocate for the rights...