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Cello Quartet comes to Groton

Daisy Fey '18, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

On Sunday, January 8, the widely renowned Boston Cello Quartet came to Groton to give a concert, much to the delight of Groton residents who had come to see the performance. Director of Instrumental Music Mary Ann Lanier worked tirelessly to bring this performance to Groton; she booked the group two...

Honoring MLK Day

Honoring MLK Day

Marianne Lu '19, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

Every year, Martin Luther King Jr. and his rich legacy are celebrated at Groton with a weekend of activities that reflect his vision of social justice and equality. This year, community workshops, a keynote address from a distinguished speaker on social justice, and a one-act play on racial biases immers...

Groton joins Boston Women’s March

Groton joins Boston Women’s March

Lily Cratsley '19, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

In President Trump’s inauguration speech he stated, “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another… but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American people.” The following day, January 21st, fifty one students and faculty f...

Community explores spirituality at Thursday compline

Community explores spirituality at Thursday compline

Alexandra Kogler ‘19

December 14, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

It is with silence, rather than noise, that the service of Compline begins. Succeeded by a hymn and ending with a short prayer, the service spans only fifteen minutes. Despite the brevity of the service, those who attend are immersed in space and time for relaxation and contemplation. “The compli...

Trinity and tradition: Pyne speaker visits Circle

Trinity and tradition: Pyne speaker visits Circle

Eunice Cho ‘20

December 14, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

Every year, Groton hosts a Percy and Eben Pyne Speaker, a tradition that started in 1999 in order to bring guest speakers to Groton who exemplify moral courage, concern for humanity, and living conscience. The lecture is named after Percy R. Pyne and Eben W. Pyne, who were both graduates of Groton a...

Dr. Kriner Gives a Circle Talk

Dr. Kriner Gives a Circle Talk

Lilias Kim '18

October 21, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

In this of all years, it’s difficult to find an academic understanding of political campaigns and voter behavior –– the overwhelming majority of pundits have been proven wrong time and time again in both the primaries and the presidential race. And too often the mainstream media bases most of ...

Filmmaker Holly Gordon ‘89 revisits campus

Filmmaker Holly Gordon ‘89 revisits campus

Marianne Lu '19

October 20, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News, Uncategorized

As the train horn sounded and the steel wheels came to a halt, Holly Gordon ‘89 listened to David, a Chinese government-sanctioned tour guide, share his truth. His truth was the story of Communist China, and Ms, Gordon listened “with [her] whole heart and [her] whole being.” While he talked about...

Cindy Pierce Visits The Circle

Cindy Pierce Visits The Circle

Paul Michaud '18

October 20, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

On Tuesday, October 18, Ms. Cindy Pierce, a speaker, author, and educator, visited the Circle to speak to the entire student body on the topic of social pressure regarding sexuality and technology. Ms. Pierce, a self-described “social sexuality educator,” hopes, in her own words, to “relieve th...

Prize Day 2016

Prize Day 2016

Aly Manjee '18, Reporter

June 5, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News, Showcase

Prize Day--a day that the Seniors have been looking forward to since the start of their Groton careers. After a gruesome Fall filled with college applications, a cold and dark Winter, and Spring filled with relief and fans everywhere. Their final days on the Circle as students encroach the final push w...

Top Journalists Visit the Circle

Top Journalists Visit the Circle

May 13, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

As Obama pointed out at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, journalism is a “dogged pursuit”— a job that aims to disclose transparent information to the public. It’s also a business: a business that, as Obama said, at times “incentivizes speed over depth, and when controversy...

Upcoming Day of Service

Upcoming Day of Service

May 13, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

Grotonians will soon have another chance to exemplify our school motto. The first Community Day of Service in 2016 will take place on Saturday, May 14. The Day of Service, as usual, will be organized by the Groton Community Engagement (GCE) and will be an all-school event. Although the community has...

2016 REJOICE Gospelfest Held at Groton

2016 REJOICE Gospelfest Held at Groton

Rohan Varkey '18

April 22, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

On April 2, Groton hosted the 15th Annual REJOICE Gospelfest, welcoming gospel choirs from the Greater Boston area for gospel workshops that culminate in a concert. Since the event’s inception in 2002 at Concord Academy, many different schools have hosted it. The Groton Gospel Choir and the six other...

Wes Moore Visits the Circle

Wes Moore Visits the Circle

Lilias Kim '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

In 2013, author Wes Moore introduced himself to the Groton community through his bestselling book The Other Wes Moore, the 2013 allschool read. In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, Groton invited Moore to the Circle, where he reiterated his heartfelt message of empowerment and the ...

MLK Day Activities

Nina Norton '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Groton community spent the weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his mission. On Monday morning, two outside speakers visited our campus. In chapel, Kenyan scholar and preacher Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi spoke about students having responsibilities to...

When Dr. King Visited the Circle

Zara Ali '18 and Min Shin '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

"America is essentially a dream. A dream yet unfulfilled."

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Speeches and Spring Rolls: Global Education Day at Groton

Speeches and Spring Rolls: Global Education Day at Groton

Christian Carson '18 and Roselle Lovell-Smith '18

October 31, 2015


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

On Tuesday, October 15th, Groton celebrated its second annual Global Education Day. The first day (in the 2014 to 2015 school year), was originally created as a way to promote cultural awareness and expose students to the opportunities for travel and service available to them. The day began with a...

Understanding the Middle East

Understanding the Middle East

Macy Lipkin '18

October 31, 2015


Filed under Lectures and Events, News

In the first week of October, Victoria Wahba ‘17 sent out an all-school email inviting students and faculty to come to the Forum to hear “the President of the American University of Cairo . . . speak about Democracy in the Middle East.” On Thursday, October 8, Lisa Anderson—former dean of...