Winter Is Here

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.

Schools open to early

As more in-depth studies have come out pointing towards students needing more sleep, schools have begun to push back their opening time into later hours of the morning. Students have long complained about having to wake up too early for school. In a recent study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, it is stated that students need to “regularly sleep 8 to 10 hours per day for good health.” According to the study, side effects from not getting enough sleep range from a poor performance in school to depression. These studies have set up a lot of evidence in favor of having school start later to give students more sleep, however, there are more parties involved in this change.

Senior Privileges

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.