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BLS Budget Breaks Bank

By Ross Wilson (III) & Abrielle Huang (VI), Staff Writer and Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

The School Site Council voted on January 24 to approve the Boston Latin School budget for the fiscal year of 2025. The operating budget will be less than 20 million dollars, approximately 900 thousand...

Students have easy access to ChatGPT, Grammarly and Quizlet. (Source: ChatGPT, Quizlet, Grammarly)

Grammarly Can(’t) Help!

By Brandon Flores (III) & Zihang Zhou (III), Contributing Writers February 9, 2024

Technology has never advanced so quickly in human history before. With the introduction of grammar and writing assistance powered by artificial intelligence (AI), most notably Grammarly, the way the world...

Students write New Year’s resolutions to welcome 2024. (Source: Ben Choi-Harris(II))

New Year, Same Old You

By Ariel Mura (II) & Harry Dinh (V), Staff Writer and Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all heard of them. We’ve all made them. But are they actually helpful? They have existed as practice for thousands of years, and people continue to make them as a way...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a press conference in 1964. (Source: Dick DeMarsico, Library of Congress)

The Spirit of MLK: More than a Dream

By Mark Snekvik (II), Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” - MLK, “Beyond Vietnam,” 1967 A few weeks ago,...

Analysis: 2024 Presidential Election

Analysis: 2024 Presidential Election

By Roan Wilcox (II), Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Well, it’s the result no one wanted, but the one we will likely receive: Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump in another head-to-head match-up for the presidency. Despite both Biden and Trump sporting national...

Special Education Expands at BLS

By Gabrielle Jang (V), Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

Boston Latin School’s special education department is currently expanding with many goals in mind, ultimately hoping to better serve the many middle and high school students who use its programs. The...

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The Argo Asks: Boston Youth Poet Laureate Parker-Vincent Alva (III)

By Ross Wilson (III), Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Q: What is the job of the Youth Poet Laureate? A: The Youth Poet Laureate as it is described to me is a ceremonial position within the City of Boston’s government to elevate the status of poetry in...

Students struggle to meet FAFSA deadlines because of the delay. (Source: Uyen Nguyen (I))

FAFSA Delays Frustrate Students

By Hashi Abdulle (III) & David Wang (V), Contributing Writers February 9, 2024

The new simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form was released late for the 2024-2025 academic year, causing difficulties for seniors and other graduates applying for financial aid...

Students read survivor accounts and The Lemon Tree. (Source: Andrew Lay (I))

Israel-Palestine Course Engages Students

By Olivia Chen (IV) & Amanda Ajdini (II), Staff Writer and Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

Starting in late December, several students in Classes I to III have been participating in the W block elective course concerning the history of Israel and Palestine, taught by former Boston Latin School...

Simmons’s Next-Door Demolishment

By Constance Fang (V), Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

In spring of 2019, Boston Latin School’s neighboring Simmons University announced their three-phase project to merge their two campuses to enhance their students’ learning experience. For now, the...

Celina Qi (’15) (second from left) smiles wih her co-founders. (Source: Forbes)

The Argo Asks: Celina Qi (’15)

By Ross Wilson (III), Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Celina Qi (‘15) is a co-founder of Juniper Behavioral Health, a company aiming to make mental healthcare more affordable by providing administrative work. She was recently featured in the Class of 2024...

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