The Owl

Fall is a time of falling leaves, Halloween spirit, and quiet contemplation.
Music for Fall
Lucca Swain, Social Media Director • October 1, 2022

The Owl is back, and with it the gray skies and Jack O’Lanterns of fall, a time of melancholy and mystery and glorious displays of brightly colored leaves blanketing every square inch of the roads. And...

Open Studios doesn’t just feature traditional paintings- artists create clothing, whimsical ceramics, and photography as well.
Open Studios '22: A Spectator's Artistic Dream
Hannah Cohen, Editor-in-chief • October 1, 2022

For 27 years, local artists have thrown open their doors to the public every October during “Open Studios." The event, now taking place for the first three weekends of the month, allows the artists to connect with the community at large—both by selling their individual creations and by forming a larger space for Boulder to celebrate local visual arts.  Open Studios has worked for the past few...

The fables in Princess Mononoke, another Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece, are the perfect antidote to Septembers routines.
Cinema of the Season: September
Leah Frankel, Arts and Entertainment Editor • September 19, 2022

As time passes and changes, so does our media. It is so easy to get caught in the web of mass-produced shows and filler noise — which distract from the intricacies of the world. With that, here are some films offering nuggets of wisdom reflecting on art and why, above all, it is the greatest teacher. Princess Mononoke - Hayao Miyazaki Through a foreboding deep forest and up a fortress-like...

With its strong characters and eerie predictions, this secular novel contains sufficient wisdom that qualify it to be the new hotel room staple.
Your Next Apocalyptic Late Summer Read
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • August 15, 2022

Summer is unequivocally the best time to read. Winter can be pleasant, yes, with its blankets and tea, but spend one too many afternoons with a book while it’s snowing and you’ll get an awful case of cabin fever. Reading in the summer is an invitation for wandering, for taking your paperback and winding up in a hammock or a shady spot off-trail or with your feet in the sand.  Maybe, then, I...

Summer is one of the most wide-ranging seasons when it comes to moods and music.
Music for Summer
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • August 15, 2022

Sometimes, music comes to encapsulate a mood or season. This could be due to the sound, lyrics, or because of our association of it with a certain memory. And seeing as spring is in full force and summer is upon us, what better time is there to share seasonal music than now?    Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You by Big Thief The latest from prolific indie rock outfit Big Thief...

Members from the Refuge cast answer questions from Boulder High Students.
BIFF's Standout Showing of 2022
Jonathan Stafford, Staff Writer • August 15, 2022

How can a single, unlikely friendship transform a man from being a hateful, white supremacist to an empathetic person with a better understanding of alternative ethnicities? This was one of the main themes in Refuge, which was featured in the Boulder International Film Festival, which holds an annual celebration of the art of cinema. The festival presents movies/documentaries and brings in producers...

Mid-Air Thief is an anonymous Korean musician who enthralled indie fans with their 2018 album Crumbling.
Mid Air Thief’s "Crumbling," and The Beauty Of Music
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • August 15, 2022

What is music, if not just sound manipulated and meticulously arranged in a way that makes sense to the human brain? When you listen to a song, why does your brain conjure up emotion and create vivid images in your head to match the music? Though one could answer these questions scientifically, with facts and figures and studies outlining every little detail of the processes that cause our enjoyment...

The chorus of Sweeney Todd during the musical number The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.
The Demon Barber on Arapahoe Avenue
Saisree Kumar, Features Editor • August 15, 2022
Betty White stealing the spotlight on the red carpet at the 1988 Emmy Awards, where she was a nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series for The Golden Girls.
You Wish You Were Betty White
Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer • May 9, 2022
Arcane premiered on Netflix in November to extreme amounts of praise, which is shocking considering the negative reputation that League Of Legends, the game that acts as the shows source material, has.
Arcane: The First Great Video Game Adaptation
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • May 9, 2022
Subterranean horror, neon-lit cities and hidden dreamworlds are all what make up this months edition of Cinema of the Season.
Cinema of the Season - February
Leah Frankel, Staff Writer • March 13, 2022
The intersection of racism and horror runs deep, finding the roots of an evolving genre.
Racism & Horror
Leah Frankel, Staff Writer • February 3, 2022
Nina Dawallu 23 plays in the competition that is the latest in a long history of Boulder High’s musical excellence.
Concerto Competition a Resounding Success
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • February 1, 2022
Little Simz made waves in 2021 with her fourth studio album.
The Best Album of 2021
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • February 1, 2022
Moments after Boulder High’s moving 1812 Overture.
Boulder High’s Orchestra Concert: Musical Melodies for the Masses
Kate Schwab, Staff Writer • January 7, 2022
With November brings winter comfort movies and excellent cinematography skills from directors.
Cinema of The Season: November
Leah Frankel, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021
Dune brings the desert alive through out of this world cinematic skills
Dune The Newest Oscar Worthy Sci-Fi Movie
Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief • November 19, 2021
       Music that makes one feel sorrowful or downcast is popular among the youth of today.
Why You Like Sad Music
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021
The End Of The F***ing World handles teenage love and angst better than most of its contemporaries
"The End Of The F***ing World" is a Beautiful Tragedy, and One of the Best Teen Dramas Out There
Lucca Swain, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021
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