NCP Latin featured in school newspaper

NCP Latin today received the highest recognition awarded at Northside: a spoof article in the HoofBeat’s April Fools’ Day edition.

The article, entitled “Northside Latin Challenges Vatican,” outlines the Latin program’s plans to restore Classical Latin to its rightful place as the lingua franca of the Vatican, and of the entire world, for that matter. Written by NCP Latin’s own Maria Flores, Block IV, the article features a Latin quotation, elegantly interpreted by Magister Nifong:

“As Cicero cautioned more than two millennia ago, ‘Vita sine litteris mors est.’ In sooth, we may infer, without peril of contradiction, that Cicero also believed, ‘Vita sine optima arte grammatica linguae Latinae damnatio est.’”

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