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Mainstream feminism has lost the true meaning of feminism.
I'm Frustrated with Mainstream Feminism
Amelie Panacicone, Staff writer • December 26, 2020

In the new age of mainstream feminism, pussycat hats are worn by individuals and body positivity posts are the norm. The typical feminist is painted as a confident powerhouse who dominates in the workplace....

Dr. Jill Biden in 2016 at the USO Gala. Biden is a military mom, an educator and the future FLOTUS of the United States.
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 (an Ed.D) rather than a medical doctorate (M.D).  Epstein opened his article by diminishing Biden, calling her “Madam First Lady – Mrs. Biden – Jill – Kiddo” and claiming that by going...

You would imagine that with COVID-19 case numbers once again peaking, airports and planes would be empty, but that isn’t the case.
Air Travel During a Pandemic
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • December 18, 2020

On December 10, the CDC updated its travel advisory stating that “Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.” But people are still traveling and I am unfortunately among them.  This past weekend I flew to Boston, MA for medical reasons. I got tested prior to flying and tested...

In a time of Google Meet classes, it’s rare that every member of a class will have their cameras on; many opt to instead use the camera off feature and hide behind an icon.
Cameras On: What You Need to Know About Boulder High's New Policy
Akasha Brahmbhatt and Isabel Oliver December 16, 2020

Since being thrown into the world of online learning, having their cameras on has been unpopular amongst many Boulder High students. The debate of whether cameras should be required to be on has been one of the most discussed during this school year. A new policy at Boulder High was brought up during a recent discussion, stating that cameras will be required to be on during the spring semester of this...

Shopping small keeps your community healthy, your friends and family happy and you feeling great about giving back this Holiday Season.
Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season
Halie Leland, Staff writer • December 16, 2020

Buying from small businesses is good for a multitude of reasons. It keeps money circulating on a local scale, it’s far more eco-friendly than fast-fashion or transnational corporations and the products are simply cooler. Shopping small helps support communities as well as individuals.  COVID-19 means that the go-to shopping method this year will be online. And while it seems like big companies...

Gender doesn
Gender as a Social Construct
Amaya Brooks and Aurora Lord December 15, 2020

Let us introduce the idea of gender as defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary: “the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.” As usual, we plan to explain this concept in more depth in the following article. Gender is a social structure not easily explained in a singular dictionary definition. As our readers may be aware, gender and sex are defined as...

Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 as “the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually constitutive rather than isolated and distinct.”
What is "Intersectionality?"
Amaya Brooks and Aurora Lord December 11, 2020

Often when thinking about marginalization in any sense, we think about the discrimination and issues that different groups face as almost entirely separate from one another, but that’s not the case. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 as “the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race and class are best understood as...

Fiction has long been depicting artificial intelligences in the form of robots, but there are many forms that it could take in the future.
Life in a Machine: The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Keegan Jack, Webmaster • December 9, 2020

When you hear the term “artificial intelligence,” what do you imagine? For many, they think of their smart assistants, such as Siri or Alexa. However, artificial intelligence has infiltrated many parts of our digital lives, from search engines to social media. The technology around artificial intelligence is rapidly developing, and there is no doubt it will be taking on an even more integral role...

While many of us have conversations about raising minimum wage, the answer is not as simple as I thought.
Minimum Wage: It's More Confusing Than We Think
Amelie Panaccione, Staff writer • December 9, 2020

Writing this article, I had hoped to show why we need to raise the minimum wage and that it’s a black and white issue. Yet, with more research, I realized my original idea lacked the proper knowledge behind it. The more I dove into the topic, the more I realized how important it is to show both sides of the argument. The history of minimum wage looks promising from where it started with the working...

The flags of various micronations.
Micronations: The Best Thing to Happen to Geography Since Pangea
Ella Webber, Staff writer • December 4, 2020
At the height of the Space Race, the Saturn V propelled 13 missions into space. Here is the Apollo 6 soon after launch.
The Space Race: A Family Story
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • December 3, 2020
Ever since the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2016, those fighting for gender equality take to the streets during the annual Women
Understanding Patriarchy
Amaya Brooks and Aurora Lord December 3, 2020
Kamala Harris (referred to lovingly as “Momala” by her step-children) is 2020’s Vice President-elect.
The Sweet and Sour of Kamala Harris’ Nomination
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • December 1, 2020
Many of us are taught a fairytale of Thanksgiving. However, the truth isn
Glorification and Oppression: The True Story of Thanksgiving
Halie Leland, Staff writer • November 25, 2020
With all the devastating events this year, it’s difficult to find things to be thankful for this thanksgiving.
Being Thankful in 2020
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • November 13, 2020
Some uninspiring college application questions have students asking "why?"
There are no Stupid Questions, but...
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • November 13, 2020
Traditional marriage appears to be on its way out. But whether it’s truly dying or simply transforming remains to be seen.
The Precarious Future of Marriage
Luke Leiden, Webmaster & Social Media Director • November 13, 2020
With the results of the elections announced, many Biden/ Harris supports went down to Pearl Street Mall in celebration of a historic victory.
Celebration and Cheer, Boulderites in Photos
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • November 12, 2020
Chautauqua open space and hiking trails offer many Boulderites a perfect location for forest bathing!
Forest Bathing: a New Approach to the Outdoors
Amelia Chapman, Staff writer • November 10, 2020
Teachers have had to change many aspects of how they teach due to COVID-19, especially with a lot fewer people. At Boulder High, this means teaching in person and virtually at the same time.
What Makes a Great Teacher?
Kai Fox, Staff writer • November 5, 2020
Online school has led to many students losing their primary way to play music with others.
BHS Music Classes in the Time of COVID-19
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • November 5, 2020
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