Zebra Tales

Angus '25

Hometown: Norwich, Vermont

Groton activities: Hockey, lacrosse, a cappella, Admission tour guide, guitar

Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: From the first time I met the people and saw the notorious three quarter walls in my Third Form dorm, I was pleasantly surprised by how much the dorm would serve as a community space. I quickly found that it was one of the best places on campus to find friends and things to do, helped by the three quarter walls that allowed everyone to stay up to date on whether we were heading to dinner or out to the Schoolhouse. I spent more time there than I had ever expected to in my first year at Groton.

Favorite class: My favorite class has definitely been Dr. Ibrahim’s Third Form Sacred Texts class. I had never experienced the small class environment before and it was one of the first times I got to hear my classmates' opinions and share mine for appreciation and critique to people who were truly interested. I also have the unique way in which we studied the Abrahamic religions to thank for helping spark my further interest in philosophy and religion.

Most memorable Groton moment: Our lacrosse team’s double overtime win this past spring. With so many people watching, the intersection of community and sports was evident and gave me an unforgettable feeling, along with winning a big game for the program. 

Favorite Dining Hall food: Being a vegetarian, I love when they have fried tofu with edamame.

Favorite place to study: The wooden tables on the top floor of the Schoolhouse

List of 6 news stories.

  • Groton Hockey or Rocky Balboa?

    Each term at Groton, we prepare to face our rival St. Marks in athletics by celebrating the week before with what is called “spirit week.” Each day of spirit week we have a theme for how to dress. It’s often a topic, idea, or person to dress like, culminating in a “Groton theme” on the Saturday of the games versus St. Marks.
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  • Sunday Snow

    The Groton campus has been barren of snow for much of this winter. Despite droughts of cold and dips below freezing, we had yet to have a true New England winter coating. This all changed as I woke up this Sunday morning, groggily making my way out of the doors of my dorm. 
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  • Blue Bottles!

    Blue Bottles! In Groton tradition, each year we celebrate the school birthday with dinner, dessert, and most importantly the fifth form singing blue bottles.
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  • The greatest Groton Futsal Team

    This past week, my roommate and I were asked to dust off our soccer skills from our past years of JV soccer to play in a Saturday night futsal tournament. Afraid of missing out on our opportunity to win the prize of a trip to Chipotle, we readily accepted.
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  • Disc Golf

    Disc Golf is not my fortè. At least there was a view of the Canadian Rockies to ease the pain of going 12 over par in 12 holes.
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  • Last Days of Summer

    As the school year comes barreling towards us, I’m finally home with all my family to spend a few days catching my breath and cherishing the last days of summer.
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