The Circle Voice

Spring FSAs: Training and Translating

The Groton Rugby Association.

Millie Kim '17, Assistant News Editor

May 13, 2016

Tackling the Fields: Rugby FSA Groton’s Rugby Team, formed three years ago, has returned to the fields this year with new players—Dowey Tran ‘17, Ben Cardinal ‘18, Sammy Malhotra ’18, Owen Duggan ‘17, George Altshuler ‘18, and Rohan Varkey ’18— with original players Marco McGavick ...

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...

A GRACEful Summer Experience

Promotional image for GRACE

Victor Liu '17

April 22, 2016

This upcoming summer, Groton’s administration will launch the Groton Accelerate Challenge Enrich (GRACE) Scholars pilot program, a new initiative started in the hopes of creating new academic opportunity for students. Set to run this summer from July 3 to July 30, GRACE was established to prepare...


Victoria Wahba ‘17 stands with Mike Morrell after his lecture.

Lilias Kim '18

April 22, 2016

As he walked into the Sackett Forum, silence hung in the air. In front of the students stood a man who once breathed the same air as Al-Qaeda. Victoria Wahba ’17 invited Mike Morell as the third speaker in her lecture series, “Understanding the Middle East.” Mr. Morell, worked within the Centeral...

Paul Barrett Triggers Thoughtful Discussion on Gun Control

Students gather around Paul Barrett to discuss U.S. gun policy.

Jack McLaughlin '17, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2016

Paul M. Barrett, author of “New York Times” bestseller “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun,” led a discussion January 10 on the use and control of guns in America. The event was hosted by Groton’s Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs. Barrett last visited the Circle in 2013, when...

Sports Supplements: Get Swole

Eunice Cho '20

February 9, 2016

A sports drink may technically be a supplement, as are multi-vitamins. Drinks such as Monster, Red Bull, and NOS are also used as supplements. However, Mr. Cheeks suggests consuming supplements through healthy eating. Here are some of the best ones and where you can find them: 1. Protein – Protein is t...

Scudder’s Reopens After Extended Closure

Since January, business at Scudder's has been booming.

Victor Liu '17, Assistant News and Online Editor

February 9, 2016

During the first half of this school year, a longtime fixture on the Circle was missing: Scudder’s Grill. Over the years, students have spent countless nights in the popular grill filled with the sounds of music, chatter, and laughter. Scudder’s offers a wide array of food options, ranging from...

The Saudi Executions

Street art depicting the Saudi Arabian Executions.

Aly Manjee '18

February 9, 2016

On January 2nd of 2016, while people around the country were enjoying the last few days of holidays, on the other corner of the world Saudi Arabia carried out the largest mass execution in the country since 1980. According to the Saudi state, the 47 people executed were all convicted on terrorism charges...

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...

Behind the Scenes of the DC

Rohan Varkey '18

February 9, 2016

It’s probably best to know about Groton’s Disciplinary Committee, or DC, as a student here, but many people do not know exactly how it works. Mr. O’Donnell, dean of students, explained that if a student commits an infraction that warrants a form of punishment, the infraction is sent to the deans....

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...

The Perfect Pronoun

Speaker Jeff Perrotti

Anna Reilly '16, Assistant Features Editor

October 31, 2015

As seniors poured out of the forum, minds racing from writing college essays and Juniors stumbled out of the Athletic Center, brains aching from taking the PSAT, every student was ready to relax. However, the members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee had the opportunity to attend a workshop...

Renegade Reverend

Renegade Reverend

Zizi Kendall '17, Assistant Features Editor

October 31, 2015

Most of us know all about Groton. We know when the Dining Hall is open, and how late you can get up while still making breakfast. But for all we know about our school, we don’t know much about its founder, Endicott Peabody. And although we now see him as very straight laced and maybe even a little...

The Peanut Butter Petition

The Peanut Butter Petition

Olivia Potter '18

October 31, 2015

Macy Lipkin ’18 recently submitted a petition to the Dining Hall for the addition of natural peanut butter to the Skippy Creamy selection currently being offered. According to the student, “natural peanut butter is Skippy’s healthier, more sophisticated older brother.” Although the petition...

Blue Bottles: A Tradition

Dan Moriarty leads the singing of Blue Bottles.

Annie Colloredo-Mansfeld '18, Copy Editor

October 31, 2015

Last Monday, we celebrated Groton’s 131st birthday at sit down dinner. After a meal of mashed potatoes and steak, the Dining Hall was slowly filled as students from the Webb Marshall Room filed in around the tables in anticipation of the famous “Blue Bottles.” The sixth form then stood up in the...