HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones has finally returned for its final season after a two-year waiting period. GOT first aired on April 17, 2011 and has since gained millions of followers. Both faculty and students at Boys’ Latin follow the show, and predictions and theories about the newest season have been talked about since 2017. Students and faculty often participate in “watch parties”, where somebody will host a viewing of the new episode and have his/her friends, classmates, co-workers, or family over to watch the new episode.
Due to the lack of rule following, senior dean Mr. Dagenais, along with the the faculty at Boys’ Latin, decided to take away the privileges of the seniors in early March. Senior privileges include off-campus lunch, and coming into and leaving school early when an individual has a free period at the beginning or end of the day. Every year at Boys’ latin, seniors are granted privileges which can be given and taken by the administration based on the seniors behavior.
Throughout history, people have made new year’s resolutions, which include specific goals that they hope to accomplish in the new year. Within the Boys’ Latin community, students and faculty have taken the initiative of setting their own new year’s resolutions. Given that 2019 is under way, new year’s resolutions are now in full effect. Resolutions may vary from being healthier, saving money, and using less screen time, but they didn’t start out that way.
Going into the 2018-2019 school year, many changes were made to the way which clubs were presented to the student body. Rather than selecting one study hall to have a club fair, clubs were presented during lunch to the entire student body over the course of one week.
Going into Boys’ Latin’s 2018-19 school year, as well as the 175th anniversary, you may see some new faces in the classroom. Joining the Upper school this year are Mr. Voso, Mr. Shepherd, and Ms. Berkstresser.