The Argo

BLS celebrates Lunar New Year in the dining hall with a lion dance. (Photo Credit: Vivian Nguyen (I))

A Holiday of All Work and No Play

By Mark Snekvik (III) and Ruby Dai (IV) February 6, 2023

The New Year is associated with relaxation, spending time with family and fresh beginnings. Boston grants everyone a week-long vacation to celebrate New Years with their loved ones and be free from school...

A United Nations hunger campaign displays this image of an affected child. (Photo Credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran)

Humanizing Humanitarian Aid Organizations

By Hannah Stoll (III) and Kassidi Thompson (I) February 6, 2023

Advertisements of humanitarian aid organizations, such as the Red Cross or the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), often present a particular image: a person struggling,...

Celebrities Take on the Beauty Industry

Celebrities Take on the Beauty Industry

By Ariel Mura (III) and Tessa Reidy (III) February 6, 2023

erging at a dizzying rate. There is Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez, about-face by Halsey, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Pleasing by Harry Styles, Barker Wellness by Travis Barker and so many more. Celebrity beauty...

Cleo Barowsky (V) listens to music while doing homework. (Photo Credit: Lauren Dong (V))

No Lows to Lo-fi

By Neil Jin (II) and Angelina Wei (IV) February 6, 2023

Today, searching “study playlist” on YouTube or Spotify will yield hundreds of results in less than a second, with many playlists amassing millions of views. High school students should develop study...

College With a Sprinkle of Classism

By Dennis Cunniffe (II) and Luke Joseph (II) February 6, 2023

Early Decision (ED) admissions programs are not only unnecessary, but also present a barrier to college applicants who do not come from wealthy backgrounds. ED is an application process utilized by many...

Chase Your Dream, Not a Job

By Fiona Yuan (II) and Brandon Flores (IV) February 6, 2023

Children are often told to “follow their dreams.” For impressionable youth, this phrase once represented an excitement to venture into the infinite expanse of career possibilities. For middle- and...

No, Breaks Shouldn’t Be Longer and Less Frequent

By Mia White (II), Contributing Writer February 6, 2023

Breaks from school are a universal joy that every student looks forward to. These periods provide a chance to step back from work and, more importantly, to cherish time with family and friends. Fortunately,...

Yes, Breaks Should Be Longer and Less Frequent

By Benjamin Jacobson (III), Contributing Writer February 6, 2023

Students often complain about school breaks being too short. In Massachusetts, there is a requirement of 180 school days per year. With the summer vacation, weekends and holidays, that leaves only a few...

The picture-perfect “movie moment” doesn’t always exist. (Source: Mary Bosch (I))

Ten Things I Hate About Teen Portrayal in Media

By Cinly Mo (I), Jessie Wang (II), and Michelle Wang (III) November 25, 2022

Art both imitates and informs life. Films and shows have the ability to impact viewers’ mindsets significantly, especially those of impressionable teenagers. High school is a transformative era, when...

Elon Musk updates his Twitter bio upon buying the platform. (Source: Esther Rosi-Kessel (I))

Does Elon Musk Have Any Business As “Chief Twit”?

By Dennis Cunniffe (II) and Luke Joseph (II) November 25, 2022

democracy, Elon Musk’s recent purchase of social media platform Twitter is merely another publicity stunt by the billionaire industrialist. Capitalists today have an insatiable hunger for media attention...

In 2020, the U.S. was equally divided into red and blue states. (Source: Oleksii Arseniuk/Shutterstock)

Banish Binary Beliefs

By Roan Wilcox (III) and Brandon Flores (IV) November 24, 2022

Across the United States, extremism and a decline in public trust of political institutions have led many to believe that the government is inneffective and corrupted. This trend must be combated to preserve...

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