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Due to Boulders increased rate of fentanyl-related deaths, Colorados Good Samaritan laws, which let people have some immunity from substance laws when reporting on overdoses, have never been more relevant.

Drug Education Needs a Rewrite

Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor February 13, 2022

In fifth grade, my teacher gave a standard lesson on the danger of drugs. Gathering the class around the table, she told us a scenario about standing outside the Boulder Public Library. When she asked...

I-70 continually gets backed up on the weekdays from over-congestion and the tricky mountain turns increase braking.

A 10 Year Sentence for Four Deaths

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor January 27, 2022

In 2019, 26-year old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was speeding at 85 mph in a 45 mph commercial vehicle speed zone on Interstate 70 when his truck slammed into traffic after the brakes allegedly failed, killing...

After SCOTUS heard Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization, protests sprang up around the country.

A Post Roe v. Wade Colorado

Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor January 5, 2022

Last week, the Supreme Court heard a case that has the fate of Roe v. Wade- and thereby the fate of reproductive rights in the United States -thrown into uncertainty. Fifty years ago, in 1973, the Court...

Officer Brent Biekert will be Boulder Highs last School Resource Officer as BVSD plans to discontinue the program in early 2022.

Brent Biekert: Boulder High’s Last SRO

Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2021

After eight years of policing at CU and 19 years with the City of Boulder Police Department, Officer Brent Biekert decided it was time to try something new. Being a School Resource Officer (SRO) “appealed...

Though many of us have been stuck inside with nothing to do other than scroll on social media all day long, it seems quite unfair (and irresponsible) that the influencers on the other side of the screen do not take COVID-19 as seriously as the rest of us.

Dear Influencers: Do Better

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

This article was written over the summer of 2020, yet with nearly six months past the original time, many more noteworthy actions have been taken that I felt needed to be addressed. Who do we look...

Madam First Lady: Dr. Jill Biden

Isabel Oliver, Features Editor December 20, 2020

On December 11th, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Joseph Epstein urging Dr. Jill Biden to “drop” the “Dr.” suffix in front of her name due to having a Doctorate in Education...

Pop Culture’s Problematic Portrayal of Psychopathy

Luke Leiden, Webmaster and Social Media Director November 24, 2020

In modern society, a person who blackmails, stalks, assaults, tortures, rapes, or murders their peers would not typically be someone you would want to associate with, much less sexualize and glorify. But...

One vote for the electoral college is thousands of individual voices that are drowned out and clumped together.

Colorado’s Adoption of the Popular Vote Means More Than Just a Vote

Ruby Link, Staff writer November 10, 2020

On election day, Colorado joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), passing it as a law with 52 percent of the vote. Although the compact will not be enacted until enough states join...

Boulders Chief of Police Maris Herold is new to the Boulder Police but has been an officer for over three decades.

What do the Boulder Police Think of Black Lives Matter?

Saisree Kumar, Staff writer October 23, 2020

While 2020 has been a year of reinvention for some and loss for others, we can all agree it has been a year of change. This change ranges from the little things like staying at home and wearing a mask...

The symbol of the Punisher often used for Blue Lives Matter.

Police Have Missed the Point of The Punisher

Amaya Brooks, Staff writer September 29, 2020

The Punisher, an iconic anti-hero of the Marvel Universe, has long been an unofficial symbol of the United States military. However, in more recent years, it has been adopted by the Blue Lives Matter movement...

 Prior to the sexual assault awareness and support walkout, sentences supporting survivors and reprimanding the district were spray-painted across the campus only to be haphazardly removed during the protest.

Consent: A Black and White Issue

Jac McCarty, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2020

Consent. It’s an idea that, more often than not, adheres to the time-tested saying of ‘you know it when you see it.’ Many cases are clear-cut. Black and white. A woman saying no. Powder slipped...

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