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The states losing seats after the 2020 Census are largely clustered in the Midwest and Tristate area.
The 2020 Census and Colorado's Redistricting
Hannah Cohen, Staff writer • May 12, 2021

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Census Bureau released the results from the prolonged 2020 Census. Among the redistribution in the House of Representatives, Colorado gained a seat, which will be distributed...

Senior Car Parade: Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m.
Senior Car Parade: Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m.
Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief • May 5, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has been entirely different than any other. With online learning, no homecoming or haunted house, an unexpected sports season and many beloved traditions canceled, the class of 2021 has had a very different final year of high school than expected.  Though there have been...

With up to three feet of snow falling in Boulder over the weekend and more in the forecast for Tuesday, BVSD has announced a snow day for March 16.
BVSD Announces Snow Day on Tuesday, March 16
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • March 15, 2021

After a much-anticipated storm has left Boulder County covered in up to three feet of snow, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) announced on Monday night that Tuesday, March 16, will be a snow day for all students. There will be no remote learning.  All BVSD schools and facilities will be closed...

Centaurus High School is located just a short distance from downtown Lafayette.
Centaurus High School on Lockdown, Police Determine False Alarm
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • March 3, 2021

Late this morning, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Colorado, went on lockdown after a teacher reported hearing what sounded like gunshots. Students attending hybrid learning followed lockdown protocol. Lafayette Police, Swat and the FBI quickly came to sweep the building. An...

Black Box will be live-streamed on Friday, January 15th. Drawings are done by Leo Serveter, Graphic via Rachel Zaring.
Black Box is Back and Better Than Ever
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • January 10, 2021

Virtual Black Box will be premiered LIVE at 6:00 pm MST on Friday, January 15th, at the Troupe60 Boulder youtube channel. The show is free and a great way to support Boulder High students, actors, directors and performers. Many beloved traditions have fallen through the cracks with various COVID-19...

The U.S. Capitol Building was breached in an attempt to stop the certification of 2020 election results.
What on Earth Just Happened?
Halie Leland, Staff writer • January 7, 2021

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, following President Donald Trump’s speech in retaliation of the congressional vote to certify the 2020 election results. Three confirmed deaths have been reported from the insurrection...

What should you know about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Akash’s COVID Corner: Everything You Should Know About the New COVID Vaccines
Akash Woods, Staff writer • December 11, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, everybody has been waiting for a vaccine to come out so we can start returning to our normal lives. Since the start of November, three vaccines have started seeking approval for release. News stations often throw around numbers about these vaccines, like how effective...

After a long and uncertain election day Coloradans took to the streets to protest the current government and law enforcement systems.
Denver Protests Call Into Question Tactics Used By Police and Demonstrators
Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, anarchist protesters, brought together by a post on the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists’ Twitter account, gathered at Cheeseman Park in Denver, Colorado to advocate for total police and government abolition.  Making an appearance ourselves to support the Black Lives Matter...

BVSD seems to finally be listening to students calling for change when it comes to sexual violence prevention and support.
BVSD Updates Title IX Policy
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • November 19, 2020

If you’re a consistent subscriber to The Owl, you may have already heard of district-wide movements like BVSD Survivors and Redefine Title IX that have been calling for BVSD to make changes to their Title IX Policy and the way they handle sexual assault cases. If you haven’t, what you need to know...

On Nov. 6, Boulder County will move into Level 3: Safer at Home.
Boulder Moves Into Level Three: Safer at Home
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • November 12, 2020
The 2020 election has been a crazy one...heres a breakdown.
Election Breakdown
Keegan Jack, Webmaster and Social Media Director • November 4, 2020
A sight many school-goers had hoped theyd left in the past.
Boulder High Shuts Down In-Person Learning
Halie Leland, Staff writer • October 29, 2020
BVSD is monitoring all active cases and school-related exposure on their website.
COVID-19 at Boulder High
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • October 28, 2020
Grace Haislmaier sits alone in Ms. Spekls second-period geometry class.
First Week Back at BHS
Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber October 23, 2020
A slurry bomber drops fire retardant on the Lefthand Canyon Fire.
Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires Break Out in Boulder County
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • October 19, 2020
The Common App is one of the most popular ways to apply to colleges.
Colorado Free Application Day
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • October 12, 2020
President Trump with his Supreme Court Justice pick, Amy Coney Barret, who will replace the late Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Amy Coney Barrett
Selah Dow, Staff writer • October 10, 2020
The return to in-person learning is approaching rapidly.
BVSD Accelerates Back To School Plan
Halie Leland, Staff writer • October 9, 2020
After the first presidential debate was deemed a disaster, the event is looking at a new format for the future.
After Disastrous Debate, Event Changes Format
Amaya Brooks, Staff writer • October 8, 2020
The National Merit Scholarship Competition contributes over $35 million in scholarships and national recognition to 7,600 graduating seniors each year. Image via Unsplash
Boulder High's National Merit Semifinalists
Luke Leiden, Webmaster and Social Media Director • October 6, 2020
Trump announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 early on Friday, Oct. 2.
President Trump has COVID-19
Keegan Jack, Webmaster & Social Media Director • October 3, 2020
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