Magnus ’21

Hometown: Harvard, Massachusetts

Groton Activities: Varsity football, varsity lacrosse, winter running, Investing Club, Color Guard, Film Club

Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: When I first stepped foot on the Groton campus, I noticed how friendly and accepting everyone on the Circle was. I was embraced with open arms and kind hearts. I went in expecting it to  be like my last school, which was very clique-based, but I haven’t experienced any of that here, which has been quite refreshing.

Favorite class: World and the West with Mrs. Spring. I loved this class due to the combination of the interesting content the class covered—which ranged from eighth century Mongols to the end of the Cold War—and the fantastic teaching. Together, these two elements created a fun and interesting class atmosphere.

Most memorable Groton moment: Meeting my senior advisor, Jake Kissel. We met during preseason for football and became closer each and every day, to the point that I now consider him a brother.

Favorite Dining Hall food: The taco bar that the Dining Hall has quite often; you get to build your own taco with all the toppings you want. I also really love the soft-serve ice cream machine on Tuesdays. To me, nothing beats tacos and ice cream.

Favorite place to study: The “bubbles” on the top floor of the Schoolhouse and on the Circle. The bubbles overlook the Forum: they are in the middle of all the action, but secluded enough to help you focus. The Circle is even better, especially if it is a beautiful day outside. There is nothing like soaking up some rays while getting work done.