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AWC are suspended after COVID-19 makes learning harder for students. (Source: Kate Kelley)

BPS Suspends AWC

By Elyssa Cabey (III) and Kevin Zhong (IV) March 21, 2021

On February 3, the Boston School Committee voted to temporarily suspend the admissions test for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Advanced Work Class (AWC) program set to take place during the 2021-2022...

The first online speaker series took place February 17, with guest speaker Richard Clarke '68. (Photo by: Joanna Lin (IV))

BLSA Begins Alumni Speaker Series

By Joanna Lin (IV) and Darren Seto (III) March 21, 2021

The Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) initiated a speaker series highlighting the work of alumni as part of a broader goal to forge a strong alumni-student connection.  Ms. Nicole Dumas (‘90),...

Students must plan out a piece of land for their AP Economics class. (Photo by: John Lin (I))

Students Upgrade Elmwood in UrbanPlan Project

By Katie Rouse (II) and Azalea Thompson (II) March 21, 2021

From the beginning of February to early March, AP Economics students completed an urban planning project where they became real estate developers to revamp a neighborhood. In collaboration with the...

Mr. Chen (left), Mr. Luu (middle), and Ms. Bagdonas (right)! (Source: Steven Chen, Samson Luu, and Kelly Bagdonas)

New Faculty Members Adapt to Remote Learning

By Halima Mohamed (III) and Ross Wilson (VI) March 21, 2021

Six months into the school year, the new staff and faculty members of Boston Latin School had the unique experience of facing their official first year at BLS virtually. Classes have been held online...

There's no debating that these teams are unstoppable. (Photo by: Cinly Mo (III))

BLS Academic Clubs Collect Accolades

By Mira Yu (III) and Jenny Chen (IV) March 21, 2021

Junior Classical League Certamen: On February 27, Boston Latin School became the first school in history to sweep first place in all three levels at the national Princeton Certamen Tournament. Certamen...

Students gather virtually in order to raise awareness on social justice issues. (Photo by: Ashley Tran (I))

Topol Fellows Host Virtual Human Rights Day

On February 8, the Boston Latin School Topol Fellows for Peace and Nonviolence hosted their first-ever virtual Human Rights Day. The Topol Fellows are a small collection of seniors who spread awareness...

Olivia Santoro speaks on civil liberties issues and current state and federal legislation pending on privacy issues. (Photo by: Louisa Hemr (III))

BLSJCL Speaker Event: Press Pause on Face Surveillance

By Sarin Chaimattayompol (V) and Lena Thai (V) March 21, 2021

On March 3, the Boston Latin School Junior Classical League (BLSJCL) hosted a service event featuring Olivia Santoro, a speaker from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who discussed concerns regarding...

Kim Janey makes history as both the first person of color and first woman to serve as mayor. (Source: Kim Janey)

Janey Jolts History As Boston’s First Black Female Mayor

By Mira Yu (III) and Halima Mohamed (III) January 31, 2021

Acting Mayor Kim Janey will become the first Black female Mayor of Boston following the appointment of former Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor under President Joe Biden. Prior to her current...

Trump supporters storm the Capitol in attempt to create change. (Source: John Minchillo)

Facing History Group Chat Tackles Capitol Attack

By Joanna Lin (IV) and Ross Wilson (VI) January 31, 2021

In response to the attacks on the United States Capitol on January 6, Ms. Judi Freeman, teacher of Boston Latin School’s Facing History and Ourselves course, started a group chat to engage students in...

Boston Latin School Gospel Choir sings “My World Needs You” during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day E-ssembly. (Photo by: Elizabeth Choi (III))

Honoring MLK in a Virtual Way

By Elyssa Cabey (III) , Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

On January 20, Boston Latin School held the annual Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Awareness in the form of a virtual assembly and activities throughout the day. Hosted by Osasenaga Idahor (I),...

Nabayit Fassil (VI) presents her findings about the effects of garlic on microbe growth in white bread. (Photo by: Ms. Garside)

Sixies Take On Science Showcase Virtually

By Lena Thai (V) and Sarin Chaimattayompol (V) January 31, 2021

On the day before winter break, the Boston Latin School Earth Science teachers hosted a symposium showcasing a variety of research projects conducted by seventh graders. The sixie science teachers hosted...

Prospective Students Zoom Into BLS During Virtual Tours

By Kevin Zhong (IV) and Azalea Thompson (II) January 31, 2021

Recently, Boston Latin School has hosted virtual tours for prospective students and families to learn more about the school. With the pandemic still preventing in-person gatherings, they hold the tours...

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