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Eleven Seniors Inducted into Cum Laude Society

“This year, given our distinctive challenges, I think it appropriate to consider anew the reality of smart people,” began Headmaster Brennan in virtual Hall on April 23. The morning’s Hall was dedicated to the invocation of eleven Class I boys into the Roxbury Latin chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Smart people, Mr. Brennan continued, […]

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Esther Duflo, On Tackling Poverty

In celebration of Roxbury Latin’s 375th anniversary, the school has welcomed a series of esteemed speakers who have brought to light some of the challenges and potential solutions related to homelessness and poverty. This focus is consistent with RL’s long-held mission characterized by concern for others. While the COVID-19 pandemic has required that we stop […]

Dr. Stephen Berk on Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Moving Toward a Hopeful Future

On April 16, Roxbury Latin students, faculty, and staff welcomed Dr. Stephen Berk as one of the spring’s virtual Hall presenters. Dr. Berk is the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College. He has earned an international reputation for his teaching, writing, and research surrounding Russian and Soviet Jewish […]

Honors Bio Students Tackle Life Science Questions, With Help From the Pros

Does boiling garlic affect its antibiotic properties? Can Daphnia magna become habituated to caffeine? How well do ants detect nutrients in water sources? Should I eat my food after I drop it? Over the last couple of months, the Honors Biology students in Dr. Peter Hyde’s class were answering these ques­tions and more, with help […]

Scot Landry Presents a Memorable, Virtual Holy Week Hall

As people around the world stay in their homes this month to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is perhaps fitting that Christians have been observing Lent—a time when it is commonplace to “give something up,” to sacrifice, and to prioritize reflection. The time we are living through is unprecedented and unspeakably difficult for so […]

What Can We Learn From This? Mr. Brennan Delivers the Opening of Spring Term Hall Remotely

This morning’s Hall felt and sounded quite different from Roxbury Latin’s usual “welcome back” address. Rousmaniere Hall—typically bursting with energy, song, and the creaking of wooden chairs—had only two occupants: Headmaster Kerry Brennan, and Director of Digital and Graphic Design, Marcus Miller. Mr. Miller filmed Headmaster Brennan as he delivered RL’s first ever virtual Hall, […]

Senior Reid Corless Earns National Silver Key Award For Writing

Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, along with more than 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country, accept submissions from teens in grades 7-12 for their Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hundreds of thousands of writing submissions across 11 categories are judged based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence […]

Exelauno Day Brings the Classics to Enchanting Life Each Year

On March 4, Roxbury Latin students and masters celebrated a tradition that is distinctly RL: Exelauno Day dates back more than 130 years, when Classics master Clarence Willard Gleason inaugurated a celebration of the Classics, in which Greek students would be exempted from homework. Today, the event allows for the singular annual pleasure of hearing […]

Dr. Joan Salge Blake Talks Balance and Nutrition

On February 20, students and faculty welcomed Dr. Joan Salge Blake to the Smith Theater for a presentation on nutrition. Part of Roxbury Latin’s continuing Health and Wellness series, Dr. Salge Blake—a clinical professor of nutrition at Boston University’s Department of Health Sciences—spoke about the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life. Her […]

Roxbury Latin Earns the Googins Cup for the Fifth Consecutive Year

On February 9, four Roxbury Latin students traveled to West Hartford, Connecticut, to compete in the Kingswood Oxford School’s annual public speaking competition. For the fifth year in a row, RL’s contingent returned with the Googins Cup, awarded to the team that places first overall in four categories of competition: Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, […]