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March 26, 2020

Girls’ Track Remains United Despite Cancellations

The 4 by 800 relay - From left to right, Abdow, Kim, Everett, Jackson - finished second place at DCLs.

Shane Sullivan and Timothy McGrath

March 26, 2020

Because of rising concerns of the coronavirus, an incredible season from the girls’ track team was cut short following the cancellation of their trip to the national tournament in New York. The girls’ team was sending a relay team for the 4x800, whose members included Annie Jackon (I), Lucy Abdow (I...

Aidan Doherty’s Aspirations for American Ninja Warrior

Lucy Abdow, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

For those of you who watch the popular T.V. show American Ninja Warrior, you might be shocked to learn that a student in our school community, Aidan Doherty (IV), is training and competing just like the athletes on this show. Although he is still too young to actually appear on American Ninja Warrior,...

The Downsides of High School Specialization

Alice Han and Alice Wu

March 26, 2020

For many high school students, the ultimate goal is to be accepted into their top college. With the college application process, however, there often is an intrinsic pressure to specialize—that is, to concentrate on one specific field in order to develop a coherent narrative in one’s college application. For...

Masking the Real Problem

Alice Zhang, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

With the new pandemic arousing waves of fear and panic, everyone has many unanswered questions and concerns. Empty shelves are a common sight as more and more people stock up on items as if preparing for an apocalypse. One of the most popular responses—and undoubtedly most hotly discussed—is the...

Single-Sex Summer Programs: Showing Us the Future?

Cinly Mo, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

In recent years, single-gender camps have been increasingly popular amongst young people. Several universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University (BU) have launched all-girls programs aimed towards cultivating more girls into the STEM field. These summer programs...

BLS Scholars Dominate at Citywide Science Fair

Esther Shen and Ai-Kee Cheung

March 26, 2020

On February 29, Boston Latin School students showcased their independent research projects at Boston’s annual City Science Fair, winning 21 awards in both the middle school and high school divisions. The overall first-place prize in the Junior Division went to Islay Shilland (VI), who built her p...

Topol Fellows Team Up with Uygher Activists

Topol Fellows Team Up with Uygher Activists

Katie Rouse, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

On March 10, the Boston Latin School Topol Fellows hosted guest speakers in the Seevak Room to raise awareness about China’s ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims. The idea for the event was started by Topol Fellow John Moore (I) who came across activists that were part of the Uyghur Justice Campaig...

Cancelled Over Corona

Mira Yu, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

On March 13, Mayor Martin Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius released a joint statement announcing the closure of all Boston Public Schools (BPS) due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Although the end date may change depending on how quickly the situation improves, all schools, including Boston...

The Push For AP Graphic Arts

Rachel Roncka and Ourania Parastatidis

March 26, 2020

During the 2018-2019 school year, a few juniors and sophomores at Boston Latin School petitioned for the establishment of an AP Graphic Arts class to be available for juniors and seniors in the 2019-2020 school year. Now an important subset of visual communications, graphic arts involves developi...

BLS’ Got (Dance) Talent

BLS' Got (Dance) Talent

Irene Deng and Graciela Berman Reinhardt

March 26, 2020

In the hectic life of a Boston Latin School student, one may wonder what one might do to relieve the stress. BLS dance clubs such as Koreo, B-Boy and Desi, offer respite for some. If you stick around long enough after school on a Monday, you will undoubtedly hear strains of rap and pop music coming fro...

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

Bella Berg, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

The American debut of My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice (MLLFITI) premiered at Boston Latin School on February 27. The show, a 40-minute drama intended for the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) Festival, featured a small cast of upperclassmen. The METG Festival, referred to commonly as the...

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