The Owl

The hidden culture of girls bathroom at BHS is nuanced and deep.
"No, What Are You REALLY Doing in There?"
Jane Dunbar, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

Every student who uses the girls bathroom at Boulder High School has undoubtedly lived the troubling experience of getting hit in the face with the smell of cotton candy vape clouds and Pink’s “Fresh...

Captain Ryan Barnes helps cart the robotics team to victory.
Take a Byte of the BHS Robotics Team
Madelyn Barnes, Staff Writer • January 17, 2023

Mr. Zahner was a beloved teacher at Boulder High. One that was passionate about robotics and teaching his students. He was an incredible mentor who taught with enthusiasm that was reciprocated by his pupils. His love for robotics eventually led to the development of the primarily student-run Robotics Team, which has been competing in MATE robotic competitions for three years now. Sadly, Mr. Zahner's...

This incident came in the first year that gun violence was the number one cause of death of children in the United States.
Fairview's Social Media Threat Poses More Questions Than Answers
Amelie Panaccione, Editor-in-chief • January 9, 2023

On Wednesday, October 19th, a past student of Fairview High School posted a harrowing image of him inciting violence against several current Fairview students on Instagram. Many parents subsequently raised questions about the response of Boulder Valley School District and the administration at Fairview. The response to this event paves the way to a larger issue of not only telltale signs of student...

Osvaldo Garcia Barron, wholl always offer a smile in the hallway, is involved in numerous leadership programs.
Student Spotlight: Osvaldo Garcia Barron
Jules Conners, News Editor • January 7, 2023

Every day, the students of Boulder High accomplish amazing things. Here at The Owl, we have chosen to recognize these specific students through a segment called “Student Spotlight." This month we will begin by recognizing Boulder High student Osvaldo Garcia Barron ‘23 for his outstanding achievements in and out of school. Osvaldo not only has an exceptional academic track record, but he is...

With its picture-perfect backdrop, decades of Boulderites have wondered why our cross-town rivals have few windows facing the mountains.
Fact or Fiction: Was Fairview Really Designed by a Prison Architect?
Sophii Sherman, Opinions Editor • January 7, 2023

It’s a well-believed rumor that Fairview's plain, windowless, and, frankly, intimidating building was designed by none other than the same person who designed the Colorado Prison. A poll of Boulder High and Fairview students found that over 80% of the polled students believed there was some substance to the speculation. So, is the rumor true? Fairview’s architect, Hobart Wagener, is credited...

Local issues are known to spur tension in a community that votes fairly homogeneously in national elections.
Your Future, Your Ballot
Hannah Cohen, Editor-in-chief • October 24, 2022

Even if you can’t vote, knowing what issues your community is deciding not only is important for its effect on your future but also for being a well-informed resident of Colorado. Here is a selection of various issues (not candidates) from State and Local (comprising county, school district, town, and other location-determined measures) issues on the ballot this year. Election day is November 8th. - Issues...

Students wait in the grueling line to enter their school.
An Identity Crisis
Jules Conners, News Editor • October 12, 2022

You’ve probably sat in a class this week and witnessed about 30 students without their IDs on full display. “Disgraceful,” you think to yourself, “wow, these people are below me.” Then you look down and see that you, in fact, are not sporting one either.  The ID policy is a mandate at Boulder High that says students need to wear their IDs on their person throughout the day. Yet, one would...

Apocalypse, situated on Pearl St., is a popular, but expensive, thrift shop in Boulder. Although it’s location is great, the price seems to be a huge turn-off.
Boulder's Thrifting Chronicles
Madelyn Barnes, Staff Writer • September 25, 2022

Thrifting is a cheap, eco-friendly and accessible way for many people to buy products, making it trendy in today's community. The appeal of thrifting, according to Juliana Park ‘24, is “how good it is for the environment. It’s cheap, which is obviously nice, but it also is less detrimental for the ecosystem. I can shop without feeling guilty.”  A popular store on Pearl, Apocalypse was surprisingly...

Teachers can view your screens and open tabs even after class hours.
Go, Go, GO Guardian
Saisree Kumar, Features Editor • September 20, 2022

There are two things every BVSD student should know. One is that the school nachos are absolutely delightful. The other is that the district has installed what might be described as spyware onto all student's school accounts- spyware that lets teachers see and change, in real-time, what students are doing online. GoGuardian is a program that BVSD introduced to the district primarily during the pandemic...

Up in flames: Boulder Highs Team Rowdy censorship could be described as set ablaze.
A Little Too Rowdy?
Calvin Boykoff, Sports Editor • September 19, 2022
Cryptocurrency Encourages Economic Equality
Amelie Panaccione, Editor in Chief • September 14, 2022
Red Bull is the favorite energy drink as surveyed by Caffeine Informer, with 74 mg of caffeine
Why Energy Drinks Are Ruining Your Body
Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer • July 8, 2022
Tate Franz 23 hack squatting 270 pounds in order to get legs like C-bum.
Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer • May 18, 2022
Dr. Morales is especially interested in working for Boulder High given the schools rich history.
A Vision and Mission of Trust and Respect
Hannah Cohen and Amelie Panaccione May 9, 2022
Banned books offer insight into the topics that shape America.
Book Banning is More Sinister than “Protecting the Children”
Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief • March 22, 2022
Dr. Hill has been principal of Boulder high for six years and now is leaving to pursue an administrative position in BVSD.
Bidding Adieu to Dr. Hill
Saisree Kumar, Features Editor • March 14, 2022
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services,  your social ties with friends impact your mental, emotional, and even physical well being. Senior friends (Left to right) J.D Espinoza, Diego Castruita, and Eric Ivan Gonzalez give their mental health a boost during lunch.
Teens' Mental Health
Quinn Merrill, Staff Writer • March 1, 2022
Patagonia and Allbirds are two corporations attempting sustainibility.
Invest in a Green Future
Kate Schwab, Staff Writer • March 1, 2022
Months before the election, Boulder residents prominently displayed their support for City Council Candidates.
Local Elections '21
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • February 3, 2022
Boulder High librarian Becky Vancura proudly displays the many brand new Chromebooks that are still waiting to be picked up by BHS ninth graders.
1:Web @ BHS
Norrie Boyd, Business Manager & Cartoonist • February 3, 2022
I-70 continually gets backed up on the weekdays from over-congestion and the tricky mountain turns increase braking.
A Deep Dive on Traffic
Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief • February 3, 2022
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