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Six Letters I Can’t Escape

Alisa Gulyansky '24 January 27, 2024

Throughout winter break, a startlingly trivial question came to dominate my mind: whether or not to keep the title “Groton” in my social media bio after I graduate. It feels so silly, entirely insignificant,...

Continuing Grotons Episcopal Tradition

Continuing Groton’s Episcopal Tradition

Samuel Lu '27 January 27, 2024

Nestled cozily in the heart of Groton School, St. John’s Chapel stands as a testament to our enduring affiliation with the Episcopal tradition, which began with the founding of Groton nearly 150 years...

Finding Light in the Darkest Time of Year

Finding Light in the Darkest Time of Year

Lena Aloise '27 January 24, 2024

During winter term at Groton, many students find themselves walking to sports practices in the dark, feeling too tired to socialize or work after school, and struggling to adjust to the brutally frigid ...

Gen Z’s Minority Mythology

Gen Z’s Minority Mythology

Joy Cao '24 December 13, 2023

“Dude, that smells nasty!”   In one episode of Fresh Off the Boat, the first ever U.S. sitcom focused on Asian Americans, we watch as Eddie Huang goes through the quintessential ethnic minority...

It’s Time to Leave Exams Behind

It’s Time to Leave Exams Behind

Daniel Mao '26 December 13, 2023

Exam week is arguably the most stressful time at Groton. With exams ranging from 20% to 33% of a student’s term grade, their performance in the Schoolroom is often the most crucial factor in measuring...

Birds of Doom

Joy Cao '24 October 31, 2023

(Written September 2023) On my last day of Fifth Form, I discovered that the Hundred House is haunted.  It was exam week, and my English paper was due on Wednesday, but I had a flight to catch that...

A Case Against National Pride

Joy Cao '24 October 31, 2023

(Written May 2022) Since the beginning of the pandemic, China has attempted to one-up the West with its grandiose interventions: city-wide, ghost-town-esque lockdowns. As the pandemic progresses, however,...

The Phone Policy is Our Friend, Not Enemy

The Phone Policy is Our Friend, Not Enemy

Anna Duggan '25 and Gabriela Gil '25 October 29, 2023

Last week as I was walking through the Schoolhouse, checking my schedule, I looked up to find Headmaster Temba Maqubela with his hand outstretched, reaching for my phone. I scrambled as I tried to explain...

The Case for Community Gatherings

The Case for Community Gatherings

Ella Farahnakian '25 October 29, 2023

At Groton, we preach that our small student body allows us to form meaningful and personal relationships. However, is Groton’s community actually tightly woven? Do students venture outside of their friend...

Propaganductivity

Propaganductivity

Joy Cao '24 October 29, 2023

  In the summer of 2023, amidst hectic political coverage and abominable branding choices (X??), an unsuspecting headline rose to fame: LK-99. Like Chat-GPT, the fabled discovery of LK-99–a superconductor...

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