Students produce The Tripod, the School newspaper, published five times each year; Forum, a magazine of literature and the arts, published twice each year; and the Yearbook.
Under the leadership of senior editors, students from all classes gather news, take photographs, and write articles for The Tripod. The editors are responsible for content and layout. The student-designed and edited Forum includes short fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork by students. At the end of each year, the senior class publishes a Yearbook, whose contents include pictures and articles of both the year’s highlights and the saga of the class’s career at Roxbury Latin. These publications reflect the spirited camaraderie, vital creative energy, and warm humor characteristic of our students.
Typically, in addition to their extensive publications duties, editors are varsity athletes, members of the Glee Club and Model UN, and lead actors in school plays. The three publications depend upon and enjoy the widespread support of students and draw strength from the editors’ broadened perspectives.
In addition to gaining journalistic experience, boys develop skills in electronic design, layout, and digital photography. All three student publications are produced using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign software. No prior knowledge of these programs is required or expected; students learn on the job.