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Kim Janey makes history as both the first person of color and first woman to serve as mayor. (Source: Kim Janey)

Janey Jolts History As Boston’s First Black Female Mayor

By Mira Yu (III) and Halima Mohamed (III) January 31, 2021

Acting Mayor Kim Janey will become the first Black female Mayor of Boston following the appointment of former Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor under President Joe Biden. Prior to her current...

Trump supporters storm the Capitol in attempt to create change. (Source: John Minchillo)

Facing History Group Chat Tackles Capitol Attack

By Joanna Lin (IV) and Ross Wilson (VI) January 31, 2021

In response to the attacks on the United States Capitol on January 6, Ms. Judi Freeman, teacher of Boston Latin School’s Facing History and Ourselves course, started a group chat to engage students in...

Boston Latin School Gospel Choir sings “My World Needs You” during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day E-ssembly. (Photo by: Elizabeth Choi (III))

Honoring MLK in a Virtual Way

By Elyssa Cabey (III) , Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

On January 20, Boston Latin School held the annual Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Awareness in the form of a virtual assembly and activities throughout the day. Hosted by Osasenaga Idahor (I),...

Nabayit Fassil (VI) presents her findings about the effects of garlic on microbe growth in white bread. (Photo by: Ms. Garside)

Sixies Take On Science Showcase Virtually

By Lena Thai (V) and Sarin Chaimattayompol (V) January 31, 2021

On the day before winter break, the Boston Latin School Earth Science teachers hosted a symposium showcasing a variety of research projects conducted by seventh graders. The sixie science teachers hosted...

Prospective Students Zoom Into BLS During Virtual Tours

By Kevin Zhong (IV) and Azalea Thompson (II) January 31, 2021

Recently, Boston Latin School has hosted virtual tours for prospective students and families to learn more about the school. With the pandemic still preventing in-person gatherings, they hold the tours...

Ruth Shiferaw (I) stuns the judges declaiming

The First Public Declamation of the School Year

By Darren Seto (III) and Ailin Sha (V) January 31, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs. Caroline Callum, an English 7 teacher, and Ms. Susan Harari, a Keefe Library Librarian, organized the first virtual Public Declamation of the school year last December. Instead...

 YouthCAN and other organizations lobby in order to stop incinerators like the one above. (Source: MassLive)

YouthCAN Lobbies Against Biomass Incinerators

By Mira Yu (III) and Jackson Dempsey (V) December 20, 2020

On December 1, members of the Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN) participated in a phone banking effort to oppose state legislation that would allow for the establishment of wood-burning energy plants. Boston...

GSA kicks off their new series with a presentation on LGBTQ+ history and culture in Asia.  (Photo by: Alanna Quirk-Aboujaoude (II))

GSA Increases Understanding of LGBTQ History in New Series

By Alanna Quirk-Aboujaoude (II), Staff Writer December 20, 2020

Boston Latin School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) kicked off their brand new “LGBTQ+ and History Around the World” series on December 1. The first meeting of this series centered around LGBTQ+...

BLS Desi calls students to attend a meeting on navigating the college process as children of immigrants.  (Photo by: Katie Rouse (II))

BLS Desi Chai Chat Connects Alumni and Students

By Joanna Lin (IV), Staff Writer December 20, 2020

With college applications underway, Boston Latin School’s Desi connected alumni and students with a discussion on navigating the college process as people of color and children of immigrants on November...

Online volunteering via Innerview is used to provide students chances for civic engagement in the comfort of their homes. (Photo by: Regina Chiem (II))

Students Connect with Service Organizations through Virtual Fair

By Kevin Zhong (IV) and Ailin Sha (V) December 20, 2020

On December 1, the Wolfpack Volunteers Club and Mr. Thomas Kennelly, the club’s advisor, hosted the annual school-wide community service fair, where students connected virtually with service organizations...

BLS debate shows off their awards at Ridge High School last year. (Photo by: Selina Tang (III))

Debate Team Stacks Wins in Virtual Tournament

By Katie Rouse (II) and Alex Ajouri (III) December 20, 2020

On November 21, the Boston Latin School Speech and Debate Team continued their season of success in the Lexington Fall Debate Tournament. Lasting all day and hosted on a virtual platform, the tournament...

Students Showcase School Spirit in Virtual Competition

By Azalea Thompson (II) and Rahul Bansal (VI) December 20, 2020

On December 6, the Boston Latin School Fashion Talent Club (FTC) announced the winners of their School Spirit Competition, where participants recorded TikTok-style videos of themselves showcasing their...

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