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Teaching Life Skills: Students Should Be Ready for More Than Just College

Students ought to learn life skills like tax filing at school. (Source: pexels.com)
December 20, 2020

“Why am I even learning this?” is a question virtually every student in the American public school system has asked themselves. While Boston Latin School students may excel in Jeopardy! and future...

No, We Should Not Get Rid of Snow Days This Year

December 20, 2020

Students and teachers alike widely enjoy snow days as temporary pauses on everyday troubles, and they have become more imperative than ever with the pandemic. Although online learning means that students...

Yes, We Should Get Rid of Snow Days This Year

December 20, 2020

This coming winter, most students and teachers in Boston Public Schools will be attending school in a virtual setting due to the pandemic. The manner in which they conduct online learning has made it possible...

The Role of Chanukah

Hanukah is often thought of as the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. (Photo by: Emily Murdoch)
December 20, 2020

As America enters the holiday season at the end of another remarkably “un-wonderful” year, a public service announcement is more necessary than ever to address a widespread myth about Chanukah. No,...

Sixies Online? Not a Recipe for Social Six-cess

7th graders experience their first year at Boston Latin virtually. (Photo Credit: Filippo Montanari/Zoom)
December 1, 2020

The simple question, “Do you mind if I sit here?” has begun numerous lifelong friendships, but this year, the question has been transformed into, “Do you mind turning on your camera?” The COVID-19...

Should BLS Have Virtual Tests?

Should BLS Have Virtual Tests?
November 30, 2020

No, BLS Should Not Have Virtual Tests

Online tests have been cutting into students' class time.
November 30, 2020

Online testing is time-consuming, stressful and encourages intolerable behavior, such as cheating. With the first quarter of the school year coming to a close, every student has likely sat through...

Yes, BLS Should Have Virtual Tests

Online tests are necessary for gauging a student's understanding of the lesson. Photo by: Hannah Stoll (V)
November 30, 2020

Over the past year, the format of learning has changed drastically as students across the globe have shifted to online schooling in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Tests, nevertheless, have endured...

Stop the Dress Code Stress

How does your apparel affect your work?
November 25, 2020

As virtual learning continues, more and more students are choosing to dress down during class. A student listening to a lecture with a hood on, for example, is not an uncommon sight. Due to the unique...

How to Relieve BLS’s Online Mental Health Crisis

How to Relieve BLS's Online Mental Health Crisis
November 25, 2020

As the U.S. approaches month eight of the COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are struggling to care for their mental health.  Social distancing and the statewide lockdown have had devastating...

The Electoral College: Admissible after All?

The Electoral College: Admissible after All?
November 25, 2020

If there is one thing about American government that, to this day, is still unclear and divides the U.S. heavily, it would be the system that selects the president every four years: the Electoral College....

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