Category: Opinion & Review

Hear the opinions of our writers on important issues.

Taking Phones Away Hurts Students In the Long Run

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.

Music Streaming Services Popular Among Students

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.

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.