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Reaching New Heights: The Next Chapter for Groton Track and Field

Michaela Hanson '24 January 18, 2023

For years, Groton’s Track and Field team has remained competitive, despite the majority of its practices being held at nearby middle schools and high schools. A five-minute bus drive away, Ayer High...

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Machan’s Dorm Flood

Vivan Das '23 January 18, 2023

  On the morning of Friday, September the 23rd, students on their way to chapel were surprised by the sight of fire trucks parked outside of Machan’s dorm. Due to an unfortunate series of events,...

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Two Sixth Formers Become Published Authors

Agathe Robert '24, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2022

“If you have an idea, go for it!” That is how Julie Xie ’23 and Amy Ma ’23 describe their summer’s accomplishments of publishing their first books, Sundays by the Seaside and The Seed Still Grows:...

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The Dwight Fund: Student Impact Beyond the Circle

Evan Khym '24, News Editor September 13, 2022

Starting in late February, the rigorous selection process for the coveted George H.P. Dwight 1945 Internship Fund began. Described as a project advancing “causes of economic development, community building,...

Returning Full Circle: The Revival of Groton’s Reunion

Evan Khym '24 June 5, 2022

For many students, June 10th will represent the day that a year of hard work will be repaid with a well-earned summer vacation. For the Groton community, though, it will be the return of reunion. Typically,...

Dressing To Express, Not Impress

Jessica Lee '24 June 5, 2022

Khaki pants, collared shirts, and dress shorts are no longer popular outfit choices for students. Over the course of several meetings since the fall term, eight faculty members and seven students collaborated...

A Shifting World History Curriculum: Adopting a Contemporary Lens

Agathe Robert '24 June 5, 2022

History has always been one of the staple classes. Recounting the past in school differs dramatically depending on the country one lives in, and the country’s own history and politics. History, a subject...

Prize Day 2022

Prize Day 2022

Joon Whang '23 and Sophia-Nicole Bay '23 June 5, 2022

  Memories, lessons, and friendships have been cultivated on the verdant fields of Groton; for nearly half a decade, the Circle has been home to our graduating class. On June 5th, hundreds of students,...

Admissions Without Borders: Carolyn Chica’s Outreach Initiatives

Admissions Without Borders: Carolyn Chica’s Outreach Initiatives

Evan Cheigh '22 May 28, 2022

Every year, the Admissions Office welcomes a new set of bright, motivated students to the Circle. Hailing from both local and international backgrounds, newly admitted students add vitality and diversity...

How Has the Russo-Ukrainian War Touched Our Community?

How Has the Russo-Ukrainian War Touched Our Community?

Sophia-Nicole Bay '23 May 28, 2022

When Russia began its assault on Ukraine on February 24th, Juliya Makhanov ’22 was up late completing her homework like most students. But when those explosions reverberated throughout Ukrainian cities,...

Groton Students Attend the 2022 Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Groton Students Attend the 2022 Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Vivan Das '23 and Brianna Zhang '23 May 28, 2022

As the movement to promote and understand social justice becomes increasingly critical, student leaders are continuously at the forefront of the effort. This November, Groton students Olivia Fayemi ‘23,...

2022 Senior College Survey Report

Allison Jiang '22 and Tyler Weisberg '22 February 15, 2022

Go to middle-of-nowhere rural New England, and you’ll find a collection of private boarding high schools—ones that have long held the attraction for parents and their children who desire to go to the...

Operation Revolving Door: Groton’s New Covid-19 Plan

Christina Chen '23 February 15, 2022

Since the Covid-19 situation has changed dramatically with the recent outbreak of the Omicron variant, Groton’s administration has adjusted accordingly with an updated back-to-school plan. Given the...

Demystifying the Disciplinary Committee

Joon Yeong Wang '23 February 15, 2022

"What could you have done differently?" It's a weighty question. As it lingers in the air, the student pauses. Some members on the Disciplinary Committee describe it as one of the most important moments...

Demystifying the Disciplinary Committee

Demystifying the Disciplinary Committee

Joon Whang '23, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

"What could you have done differently?"   It's a weighty question. As it lingers in the air, the student pauses. Some members on the Disciplinary Committee describe it as one of the most important...

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MLK Day Preview: Former Death Row Inmate to Address the Circle

Evan Cheigh '22 December 22, 2021

On Jan. 17, the Groton community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day with special events. MLK Day activities are planned by members of the Cultural Alliance and its faculty sponsor, Associate...

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The Long-Awaited Return of Parents’ Weekend

Alisa Gulyansky ‘24 October 30, 2021

After a year-long hiatus from accepting visitors to campus openly, Groton is finally ready to welcome families back to campus for this year’s Parents Weekend. Though some changes have been necessary...

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Groton Clubs on the Rise

Aimee Zheng '23 and Janice Darkwah '23 October 30, 2021

With Groton School’s student body and faculty becoming increasingly diverse, it should come as no surprise that the school’s array of extracurricular activities has shown similar growth and expansion....

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Sixth Form Student Qualifies for International Championship

Eric Ge '24 October 30, 2021

Standing tall and hands gesturing, Steven Pang ’22 can often be seen in the forum coaching the Groton debate team. He has won numerous awards at high school tournaments and is the co-president of the...

Exploring Underrepresented Identities in Summer Reading

Griffin Gura '24 September 25, 2021

In assigning readings for this past summer, Ms. Sen-Das said she sought to choose “compelling narratives that span the breadth of the human experience.”  Second Formers were assigned The House...

Groton Traditions in the Past and Pandemic Present

Groton Traditions in the Past and Pandemic Present

Sophia-Nicole Bay '23 September 25, 2021

Matching neon clothing, tug-of-war in a pool of mud, and board games at the headmaster’s house — traditions like ’80s Dance, Spring Fling, and Parlor were vital parts of student life before the...

Groton’s Covid-19 Plan in the Past and Present

Groton’s Covid-19 Plan in the Past and Present

Christina Chen '23 September 25, 2021

Credit to Amy Ma '23 As the new school year begins, a look back on the hard work of Groton’s faculty and staff shows the accomplishments of the past year of in-person learning.  In order to see...

A Nearly-Normal Summer For GRACE 2021

A Nearly-Normal Summer For GRACE 2021

Agathe Robert '24 September 25, 2021

Credit to Marlene Ma '24 Despite masks fogging up chemistry goggles, GRACE 2021 resembled a normal summer, preparing rising sophomores for their entry into Upper School this fall.  Accelerating...

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Prize Day 2021

Jared Gura , News Editor June 1, 2021

When asked about her thoughts on her upcoming graduation, Beatrice Agbi ’21, the student speaker elected by her form for this year’s Prize Day, responded: “There’s something magical about wearing...

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New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Evan Cheigh , News Editor June 1, 2021

In recent years, Groton’s trustees, faculty, and students alike have been united in their passion for diversity and inclusion. Responding to this collective drive, Groton outlined in an all-community...

A Fond Farewell to Departing Faculty

A Fond Farewell to Departing Faculty

A Fond Farewell: Faculty Departing the Groton Community   As the bittersweet end of our school year nears, we prepare to say goodbye to ten faculty members who have served as positive role models...

Record Breaking Admission Seasons

Record Breaking Admission Seasons

Agathe Robert '24 April 21, 2021

This year’s admission season has proven Groton’s adaptability once again. The admissions office had to host the campus tours, interviews, admissions fairs, and revisit days on online platforms. These...

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Plans for 2021 Prize Day

David Wang '23 April 21, 2021

Groton’s Prize Day has always been a monumental event for seniors and their families, marking the end of a four-year journey filled with memories, challenges, and friends. While this important ceremony...

Asian American Footsteps Conference

Emily Li '22, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2021

On Sunday, April 11, the 10th annual Asian American Footsteps Conference (AAFC) commenced. Unlike in other years, the 2021 AAFC was held online due to Covid-19. The conference invites Asian, Asian-American,...

Weekend Events this Spring

Weekend Events this Spring

Vivan Das ’23 April 21, 2021

Every spring, after a winter of being stuck inside, students return to campus looking forward to nice weather and longer days. With the new term comes beloved annual events that take advantage of the enjoyable...

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The Voices for the Voiceless: Spring Term Circle Talk

Sophia-Nicole Bay '23 April 21, 2021

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, two of America’s most celebrated journalists over the past half-century, will visit Groton on April 22nd to deliver the Spring Term Circle Talk.  Nicholas Kristof,...

“The Pandemic’s Frontlines” Circle Talk

Alisa Gulyansky '24 and Amelia Barnum '24, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The most recent Circle Talk united us on something we all have in common: the devastating ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the name, “The Pandemic’s Frontlines,” suggests, the talk featured...

Groton’s Scholastic Awards

Amelia Lee '22, Assistant News March 9, 2021

For Groton students, the Covid-19 pandemic has limited important outlets of social interaction and travel. But it has certainly not limited their artistic abilities. As students have created meaningful...

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Update on the New Schoolroom Busts

David Wang '23 and Amy Ma '23, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Walk inside the schoolroom and you’ll find a range of dignified historic men, perched on mahogany staring back at you. From Caesar to Washington, these 17 busts stood as esteemed role-models for the...

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A Fantastic Year for Debate

Steven Pang '22, Online Columnist March 9, 2021

Although most sports this year have suffered because of Covid-19, Groton’s Debating Society has had a fantastic year. Not only has Groton’s Debate team emerged as one of the top teams in our league,...

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Yet Another Major Snowstorm!

Jacques Dy '25 February 14, 2021

 Once again, another winter storm is impacting the USA in what seems to be an extremely active February for storms. Time: On Sunday and Monday, snow showers that may or may not be associated with this...

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How Groton Handled the Spanish Flu

Derek Hu '21, Editor in Chief February 8, 2021

History teaches us many lessons, and those lessons can help us deal with current circumstances, particularly, the Covid-19 pandemic. In 1918, Groton confronted the Spanish Flu, a deadly virus that killed...

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Fighting for Sustainability at Groton

Amy Ma '23, News Assistant Editor February 8, 2021

The Sustainability Committee, founded in 2018, targets environmental issues which have become increasingly prominent and urgent on our campus. Unfortunately, aesthetics, limited control, and recent Covid-19...

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Virtual MLK Day

Jiacheng Kang '22, News Editor February 8, 2021

On January 18th, students will experience an unusual MLK Day. Typically, the event begins with student performances, followed by an outside speaker, and concludes with various student-run discussion groups...

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COVID Rules at Other Schools

Alisa Gulyansky '24, News Assistant Editor February 8, 2021

“I hate the term ‘unprecedented times’ but I feel like it’s the only way to describe the fall term… unexpected, unparalleled, yet somehow, we all made it work out,” said Choate student Isabella...

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