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Chef Hugh Acheson teaches middle school students how to cook. (Source: Rinne Allen)

Bring Home Home Economics

By Mark Snekvik (III), Contributing Writer June 23, 2023

If you ask most members of the Boston Latin School graduating class to find the derivative of arcsin[ln(6x^2)] or to identify the chiasmus in a line of Cicero’s In Catilinam, many will answer with ease....

Florida students walk out of schools to protest the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. (Source: Octavio Jones)

Pride in 2023: Accentuating Action and Advocacy

By Ariel Mura (III), Staff Writer June 23, 2023

Pride was first conceptualized after the Stonewall riots of 1969, when the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club, and sparked widespread protest. This event served as a catalyst for...

No, BLS Should Not Have Finals.

By Roan Wilcox (III), Staff Writer June 23, 2023

As the saying goes, “short-term pain for long-term gain.” Final exams at Boston Latin School, however, counter this philosophy by exchanging short-term gain for long-term pain and rewarding last-minute...

Yes, BLS Should Have Finals.

By Brandon Flores (IV), Contributing Writer June 23, 2023

Are you still upset that you didn’t get the grade you wanted on your sixie Latin final? Probably not, but back then, you were so worried about it, as if your entire future counted on it. But it didn’t,...

Student stu-DYING for finals.  (Source: Christian Le (III))

The Impact of “No Impact”

By Annie Dai (IV), Assistant Editor June 23, 2023

“Don’t worry, it’s just one grade!” Every student has heard their teacher tell them not to worry about individual assignments or assessments, but in reality, such words discredit students’ efforts...

BLS student falls asleep during  aclass period.  (Source: Alex Le (IV))

Snoozing: The Key to Cruising Through High School

By Louis Nguyen (IV), Contributing Writer June 23, 2023

In the fast-paced world of Boston Latin School, where academic demands, extracurricular activities and social commitments collide, students often find themselves needing a nap. It is common to see students...

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. (Source: Mela Xides)

Long Distance Creates Long-Lasting Relationships

By Angelina Wei (IV), Contributing Writer June 23, 2023

As graduation approaches for seniors, many prepare to embark on a new chapter in their lives, which may lead them to different locations around the globe. With this transition, many young couples must...

Biden and McCarthy have different views on the debt ceiling problem. (Source: Alex Wong/Anna Moneymaker)

America’s Debt Ceiling

By Denis Cunniffe (II), Staff Writer June 23, 2023

For the past 60 years, American citizens and residents have enjoyed a luxury that many of them do not even recognize. This luxury is known as “dollar supremacy,” a collection of the countless benefits...

A student uses online databases as resources for school projects.  (Source: Christian Le (III))

The Internet Made Us Dumber

By Hannah Yu (III), Contributing Writer June 22, 2023

Many students vouch for the positive impacts of technology, but they often overlook their own dependency. Retaining information and strengthening one’s independent knowledge no longer seems relevant...

Students can take an MBTI test to determine their personality type. (Source: Ben Choi-Harris (III))

MBTI: A Personality Test, Not a Trait

By Roan Wilcox (III), Contributing Writer May 10, 2023

In just 15 minutes, you can discover what many spend their entire life trying to figure out: who you are and what makes you tick. At least, that is the supposed promise of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator...

People dig through bins filled with clothes at Goodwill. (Source: Nicole Craine)

Good-will Good Clothes

By Fiona Yuan (II) and Mindy Luong (II) May 10, 2023

Oh, spring — the time of year to trade in fleece-lined sweatshirts for loose T-shirts and shorts. As seasonal sales embellished with sensational buzzwords make their way onto Instagram feeds, everyone...

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