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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,...

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Performative Activism May be the Hero We Never Knew Was Needed

Alisa Gulyansky '24, Online Columnist September 13, 2020

Since the start of the summer and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, you may have seen classmates, friends, and family taking to social media to express their support for various...

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A Modified Return

Brendan Pelikh '22, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

It’s been 175 days since March 7th, 2020, the last day of the 2019-2020 school year’s Winter Term. More importantly, that was the time any of us experienced a normal school day at Groton. Now, with...

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Affirmative Action isn’t Actually Harming your Chances at College

Leah Pothel '21, Opinions Editor September 13, 2020

With the lawsuit against Harvard as well as the recent report filed by the Department of Justice claiming that Yale discriminates against Asian Americans and white students in its admissions process, affirmative...

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Politicians Need to Stay out of Science

Joon Yeon Whang '23, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2020

Wearing a mask to protect from Covid-19 is consensus among medical professionals around the world. Yet, in America, wearing a mask is political. According to a Pew Research Center survey 86% of Democrats...

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Let’s Not Forget What it Means to Honor Someone

Jiacheng Kang '22, Assistant Opinions Editor September 13, 2020

In the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, protesters have placed a heightened emphasis on symbolism. The exigent demand is apparent: remove the names...

D&I is Inherently Political

Brooks Anderson '20, Columnist March 7, 2020

Disclosure: I am both a registered Democrat and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion group.   The Diversity and Inclusion group (D&I) is inherently political. To be clear at the outset,...

Embrace the Groton Grind

Embrace the Groton Grind

Garrett Johnson '20 February 12, 2020

During one of the first Chapel Talks I heard at Groton, Headmaster Temba Maqubela spoke about redefining the infamous “Groton grind” as the “Groton embrace.” The words did little to disguise the...

Trump’s Shot at Reelection

Trump’s Shot at Reelection

Brooks Anderson '20, Columnist December 20, 2019

Donald Trump will likely be re-elected in 2020. The economy is strong, the Democratic candidates are weak, and impeachment is a colossal liability. That’s not even to mention the fierce popularity Trump...

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