Zebra Tales

Lloxci '21

Hometown: South Windsor, Connecticut

Groton activities: Diversity and Inclusion Committee, varsity swimming, Sustainability Committee, JV soccer, Groton Feminists

Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: How welcoming the community was. I was a bit nervous coming in as a new Fifth Former because I thought that by then everyone had already formed their friend groups. However, everyone came to greet me and I made friends quickly! Not only did I form connections with students across all forms, but I became close with faculty members!

Favorite classes: Fifth Form English with Ms. Sen-Das and Comparative Religion with Dr. Ibrahim. In Fifth Form English, we analyzed hidden themes, such as family dynamics and romanticism, in classics like Frankenstein and Hamlet. I loved how this class was discussion-based. It was a stimulating experience to listen to peers while being able to contribute ideas. In Comparative Religion, we learned about the major religions in the world and their fundamentals. I even got to visit a Hindu temple!

Most memorable Groton moment: Fall Jam. Every fall, Groton hosts the Fall Jam, a series of events including but not limited to: a cookout, inflatables, a movie on the Circle, and club showcases. This was the first time I ever tried a hamburger ( I always assumed that I disliked hamburgers). Turns out, I do enjoy them, and this one meal transformed my culinary tastes. I now await the rare days the Dining Hall makes hamburgers! I also learned about the many clubs Groton had to offer and signed up for a few. I met a lot of people that day, and to end that perfect day, I watched the sunset with my newfound friends on the Circle. As simple as it was, I wouldn’t end that remarkable day any other way.

Favorite Dining Hall food: Cuban sandwiches and banana bread

Favorite place to study: The McCormick Library. It’s a fun space to do work and hang out with friends.

List of 5 news stories.

  • Speak with Impact!

    I was so excited to arrive back on campus! Despite the ongoing pandemic, Groton still manages to impress me with the adaptability. This term, I get to do both swimming and select chamber orchestra一two hobbies I hold dear! 
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  • Farewell (for now), my Paradise

    Two months … Well, 65 days to be exact is the time I spent on campus. It was a long ride but we made it to the end of the fall term! Woohoo! So many things have happened in such a short time.
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  • A nice day on the Circle for dinner with Zoe’21, Tai’21, Harriet’21, and Zoe’21!

    A Whole New World

    Waking up on September 7, I had a jittery feeling. It was a good kind of jitters, though. After months of staying at home with my family in quarantine, I was finally able to come back to campus–a place I’ve made a second home. On the morning of my departure, I quickly finished any last-minute packing and hopped into the car with my dad to embark on a 2-hour journey.
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  • Intersectionality

    With the changes in how our world operates due to the ongoing global pandemic, it was a bit hard imagining what I would be doing over the summer. With solemn thoughts, I firmly believed that this summer was bound to be an assortment of greys and glooms. What I did not know was that I would be participating in a recently changed program that would open my eyes to a new passion and ignite many more.
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  • Together at the Dinner Table

    After spending a good deal of time at home with my family, I have a greater appreciation for the time we spend together at the dinner table. Initially, it was a bit strange. I hadn’t spent much time with my family—especially at the dinner table—since I attended my previous school.
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