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Hybrid Hits the Ground Running

By Joanna Lin (IV) and Ailin Sha (V) April 18, 2021

After an entire year of remote learning, Boston Latin School students, equipped with masks and hand sanitizer, returned to campus to begin hybrid learning in March. Students who have chosen to opt into...

Rena eloquently speaks about her journey through the Holocaust. (Source: Carline Jean)

Facing Flies Virtually to Eastern Europe

By Halima Mohamed (III) and Jenny Chen (IV) April 18, 2021

On March 31, Ms. Judi Freeman’s Facing History and Ourselves classes participated in a virtual field trip consisting of a screening of the film, Schindler’s List, a Q+A session with Holocaust survivor...

YouthCan has their 15th annual summit with keynote speaker Michelle Wu. (Photo by: Zoe Nagasawa (I))

YouthCAN Climate Summit Celebrates 15th Year

By Katie Rouse (II), Staff Writer April 18, 2021

On April 17, the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN) hosted its 15th Annual Summit on Climate and Sustainability, featuring presentations from a plethora of climate activists. As...

Korean Culture Club and YEE team up to host an event showcaasing the story of a North Korean defector. (Photo by: Sabrina Wei (IV))

North Korean Defector Shares Escape Story

By Mira Yu (III) and Kevin Zhong (IV) April 18, 2021

On March 26, a South Korean student shared her story of defecting from North Korea at an event hosted by the Boston Latin School Korean Culture Club (KCC) and Youth for Education Equality Club (YEE) in...

Public declaimers, led by Ruth Shiferaw (I), reenact the 1929 W.E.B. Du Bois eugenics debate on March 12. (Photo by: Ruth Shiferaw (I))

BLS Honors Voice of W.E.B. Du Bois

By Elyssa Cabey (III) and Darren Seto (III) April 18, 2021

On March 12, Topol Fellow Ruth Shiferaw (I) and Boston Latin School Facing History teacher Ms. Judi Freeman celebrated civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois through a staged reading...

Liz Case, Dr. Fouzia Shafique, and Bryan Rafanelli come together in order to address COVID-19 availability. (Photo by: Regina Chiem (II))

UNICEF Unites Against Vaccine Inequality

By Azalea Thompson (II) and Ross Wilson (VI) April 18, 2021

On April 6, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) hosted a speaker event around vaccine inequality as part of the “UNICEF Won’t Stop” Speaker Series. The Zoom webinar...

BLS Argo: Protect AAPI Lives

April 12, 2021

Hello readers! As Boston Latin School's official newspaper, The Argo would like to supply information regarding the surge of anti-Asian crimes that have occurred across the country over the past months....

AWC are suspended after COVID-19 makes learning harder for students. (Source: Kate Kelley)

BPS Suspends AWC

By Elyssa Cabey (III) and Kevin Zhong (IV) March 21, 2021

On February 3, the Boston School Committee voted to temporarily suspend the admissions test for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Advanced Work Class (AWC) program set to take place during the 2021-2022...

The first online speaker series took place February 17, with guest speaker Richard Clarke '68. (Photo by: Joanna Lin (IV))

BLSA Begins Alumni Speaker Series

By Joanna Lin (IV) and Darren Seto (III) March 21, 2021

The Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) initiated a speaker series highlighting the work of alumni as part of a broader goal to forge a strong alumni-student connection.  Ms. Nicole Dumas (‘90),...

Students must plan out a piece of land for their AP Economics class. (Photo by: John Lin (I))

Students Upgrade Elmwood in UrbanPlan Project

By Katie Rouse (II) and Azalea Thompson (II) March 21, 2021

From the beginning of February to early March, AP Economics students completed an urban planning project where they became real estate developers to revamp a neighborhood. In collaboration with the...

Mr. Chen (left), Mr. Luu (middle), and Ms. Bagdonas (right)! (Source: Steven Chen, Samson Luu, and Kelly Bagdonas)

New Faculty Members Adapt to Remote Learning

By Halima Mohamed (III) and Ross Wilson (VI) March 21, 2021

Six months into the school year, the new staff and faculty members of Boston Latin School had the unique experience of facing their official first year at BLS virtually. Classes have been held online...

There's no debating that these teams are unstoppable. (Photo by: Cinly Mo (III))

BLS Academic Clubs Collect Accolades

By Mira Yu (III) and Jenny Chen (IV) March 21, 2021

Junior Classical League Certamen: On February 27, Boston Latin School became the first school in history to sweep first place in all three levels at the national Princeton Certamen Tournament. Certamen...

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