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The Student News Site of Boston Latin School

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The Student News Site of Boston Latin School

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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...

Children have become infatuated with skincare like Drunk Elephant. (Source: Andrew Lay(II))

GRWM for Consumerism

By Zoe Colimon (I) & Angelina Wei (III), A&E Assistant Editor and Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

With the development of major brands that can ship products out within days, humans have created an environment that normalizes and encourages purchases based on aesthetic appeal. Although a globalized...

Progress Reports are Outdated

By Stephany Zhu (III) & Ellie Fung (V), Contributing Writers February 9, 2024

Midterm week is one of the most stressful times during the school year, as tests, projects and homework all stack on top of each other. A progress report file that only restates what is on the Student...

Sophia Maldonado Werk (I) poses for her senior portrait. (Alex Le (II))

Smile for the Bill: Senior Portraits Are Expensive

By Lauren Dong (IV) & Orson Giblin (IV), Contributing Writers February 9, 2024

Senior portraits and yearbooks are of utmost importance to members of the senior class, as they are some of the best ways to wrap up one’s six years at Boston Latin School into a single, neat package....

Getting lost in comparison only worsens the mental health of students.
(Source: Andrew Lay (I))

Cutthroat Competition for What?

By Mark Snekvik (II) & Fathia Shodeyi (IV), Contributing Writers January 23, 2024

The first half of senior year is an exciting time. Fall senior athletes play their last games, musicians have their final holiday concerts and everyone enjoys the pre-Thanksgiving pep rallies. Present...

A snow-mance of students laugh together at BLS.
(Source: Vincent Liang (IV))

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Getting Cozy at BLS

By Roan Wilcox (II), Jianquan Zhao (III) & Jialiang Zhu (III), Staff Writer and Contributing Writers January 23, 2024

As winter descends upon us, the hallways of Boston Latin School are abuzz with the energy of the holiday season: eagerness for the holiday break, anxiety over term exams and... the commencement of “cuffing...

This student works on crafting the perfect resume.
(Source: Christian Le (II))

Essentials: Fear of Resume Building

By Louis Nguyen (III) & Angelina Wei (III), Contributing Writers January 22, 2024

It is not uncommon for high school students to dream of attending a specific college. In pursuit of their goals, students may participate in extracurricular activities solely to enhance their resumes....

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