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VOTE: A Student-Led Forum

“The United States is coming up on one of the most contentious elections in history—and not just because the candidates support very different policies. In order to address why this election is so unique, I’m going to explain the details of how a presidential election works in the United States.” Thus began senior Ben Crawford, […]

Eighteen Roxbury Latin Boys Recognized in National Merit Scholar Competition

The National Merit Scholarship Program recently announced the names of students in the Class of 2021, across the country, earning recognition for their academic achievement. This year, 18 Roxbury Latin boys have been recognized—five named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, and 13 others earning commendations from program officials. In this 66th annual National Merit Scholarship competition, […]

Stories, to Kick Off the Annual Fund

What we’re experiencing on campus this year feels in some ways unprecedented, and uniquely challenging. However, thanks to its longevity and resilience, Roxbury Latin has withstood numerous challenges to its survival, and certainly to its ability to honor a rare mission. Thanks to the school’s generous donors, over many years, Roxbury Latin’s mission has persisted […]

Derek Ho ’92, David Pozen ’98, and Dave Friedman P’21’25 on the Supreme Court

Decisions of the Supreme Court can be indicators of our nation’s values, culture, and changing demographics. They can illuminate, or even move, our country’s compass. In an increasingly polarized and politicized climate, the reliability of this venerable institution is ever more important. And in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, discussion of the […]

A Student-Led Honoring of the Jewish High Holy Days

In seeking to develop boys’ spiritual growth and exploration, Roxbury Latin celebrates annually significant moments in the calendars of various faith traditions represented in our community. As Headmaster Brennan began in virtual Hall on September 24, “I believe that each of us, regardless of our age, gender, race, or place of origin, are forever questing […]

Student’s Documentary Film Wins Award at New England Film Festival

Senior Miguel Rincon has been playing soccer since he can remember: his father is a coach, and the sport is big in Colombia, where his family is originally from. Miguel lives in East Boston, home of LoPresti Park—the focus of a short documentary film Miguel produced that won a People’s Choice Award this year at […]

Dr. Galit Alter on Immunity, Vaccines, and Hope

On September 17, Dr. Galit Alter presented a Hall—a Part II, of sorts, on the COVID-19 pandemic—focused, this time, on how we might emerge from our current situation. Dr. Alter’s work focuses on the development of biological tools that help individuals develop immunity against infectious diseases. She is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical […]

Beaver Brook—A Sixie Tradition—Reimagined

A Sixie’s first year at Roxbury Latin doesn’t officially begin until his trip to Beaver Brook. For decades, the annual excursion has taken Class VI north to Hollis, New Hampshire, with homeroom advisors, senior leaders, and new faculty for 24 hours of uninterrupted team-building and RL immersion. This year, COVID-19 forced the school to bring […]

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Infectious Disease Specialist, on COVID-19

What is a virus? How do viruses behave? Why is this one—which has disrupted life on a global scale—so pernicious? How, exactly, is this microscopic, infectious agent causing a pandemic the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in 100 years? And how do we stop it? On September 10, Roxbury Latin virtually welcomed Dr. […]

Roxbury Latin Opens Its 376th School Year Amidst a Pandemic

After months of planning and preparing, Roxbury Latin opened the fall term of the school’s 376th school year on Monday, August 31. This year’s opening was not typical: Headmaster Brennan delivered his address to a largely empty Rousmaniere Hall. There was no all-school handshake—only hope for one in the future. No boys infused the hallways […]