Over the last two years, a group of upper school students has traveled to Sandy Point State Park on a Thursday in late January to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge. The Polar Bear Plunge is a public event that allows people to “take the plunge”, diving into the near-freezing Chesapeake Bay in order to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Over the past several years at BL, teachers have become much more strict about their policies regarding cell phones in the classroom. When I was a freshman four years ago, there were never as many guidelines and restrictions as there are today. Sure, there were a few classes where teachers required us to put all our phones into a bin or onto a table, but it was never as widely enforced as it is today.
BL students are expected to embody the school motto everyday in everything they do, both on and off the field. “If you think about it it’s Esse Quam Videri. That’s what this is about. It’s not about athletics its just the classroom in the afternoon.” Stated Thomas.
Many students at Boys’ Latin have diverse tastes in music and various ways of finding new songs to listen to. Whether it be rap or country, hip-hop or 80’s, BL students have always been interested in a wide variety of music genres. But music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud have changed the way students find and share music as they get older.
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.