Category: National

Topics from around the country.

BL Remembers 9/11 With Assembly, Personal Recollections

On September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked in the worst terrorist attack on American soil ever. 3,000 people lost their lives on that day. Every year for the past 17 years, BL has recognized 9/11, known now as Patriot Day, with some type of assembly. Every year the assembly has had a different  theme. The theme for this year’s Patriot Day assembly was service, and it was coordinated by Upper School Librarian Mrs. Ricci.

OPINION: Let’s Keep Talking About the National Anthem Protests

Last month Nike teamed up with Colin Kaepernick to make a 30th anniversary commercial that would air on the NFL’s  opening night, September 6. Kaepernick made national headlines in 2016 when he started protesting police brutality against the black community by kneeling during the National Anthem. His actions sparked a national debate about the proper way to respect the flag, a discussion that  has been reignited by Nike’s latest commercial, which was presented to be inspirational to young people, motivating them be the best person they can be.