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Boulder High Shuts Down In-Person Learning
Halie Leland, Staff writer • October 29, 2020

Boulder High will be returning to remote learning for all students from Thursday, October 29, 2020, to Thursday, November 12, 2020, a recent email from Dr. James Hill states. This halt comes after four confirmed COVID-19 cases at Boulder High in the two weeks since students began returning to school in-person on Tuesday, October 20. According to the latest email update, “The decision to move to remote learning is to ensure that we can continue instruction with the limited staff we have available.”...

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

After only one week of in-person learning, two individuals in the Boulder High Community have tested positive for COVID-19. While we don’t know who the individuals are, freshman and staff members were the main people in the building during the first week of in-person learning.  An email sent to...

Grace Haislmaier sits alone in Ms. Spekl
First Week Back at BHS
Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber October 23, 2020

The return to in-person learning has many people asking what school will look like now and if going back is really even worth it. Beginning this week, freshmen were back in the walls of Boulder High meeting teachers for the first time face to face and we got the inside scoop on whether returning is going...

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

On Saturday, Oct. 17 a wildfire broke out in northwest Boulder County. The Cal-Wood Fire, named for its proximity to the Cal-Wood Education Center, has grown to nearly 9,000 acres and is 15 percent contained as of Monday morning. Despite being near the blaze, Cal-Wood Education Center’s buildings remain...

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

The Class of 2021 will be applying to college within the next few months. While the college application process takes a lot of time and energy, Colorado universities are doing everything they can to make the process easier. Colorado Free Application Day is a day when all Colorado students can apply...

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

On Saturday, September 26th, President Trump announced that the United States Court of Appeals Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, would be his pick for the replacement of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With many of us still mourning the death of Ginsburg, a feminist icon and only the second...

The return to in-person learning is approaching rapidly.
BVSD Accelerates Back To School Plan
Halie Leland, Staff writer • October 9, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020, the BVSD Board of Education updated their reintroduction plan to in-person learning. Students in 10th-12th grade are now returning to school on Tuesday, October 27 and will attend school one day a week in cohorts to limit class sizes. Remote learning will continue four days...

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

After the first Trump-Biden presidential debate, organizers have said that they will make format changes for upcoming events.  Opinions on the recent debate vary. However, many viewers would agree that the interruptions and petty commentary significantly reduced any enjoyment one might have gotten...

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

The National Merit Scholarship Competition has just announced this year’s Semifinalists in the 2021 competition. Of the 270 total qualifying students in Colorado, 14 (roughly 5%) are from Boulder High School, an accomplishment particularly amplified by the fact that Boulder High is only one of 641...

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
Though the Stay-At-Home Order is for all 18-22 year-olds in Boulder County, the order pertains mostly to CU students currently on campus. Via Unsplash "University of Colorado - Boulder" by jiannone is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Boulder County Stay-At-Home Order
Saisree Kumar, Staff writer • October 2, 2020
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The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Akash Woods, Staff writer • October 1, 2020
Is this the new normal?
Is This The New Normal?
Selah Dow, Staff writer • September 30, 2020
First Troupe 60 Meeting of the Year
First Troupe 60 Meeting of the Year
Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief • September 24, 2020
The Wolf Law Building, like the rest of CU Boulder
CU Boulder Goes Online
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • September 23, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) pictured beside fellow justice Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor was the first female judge appointed to the Supreme Court.
What She Left Behind
Keegan Jack, Webmaster & Social Media Director • September 22, 2020
Skiers cruise down the slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Colorado Ski Resorts Announce Season Plans
Ella Webber, Staff writer • September 22, 2020
The iconic Flatirons typically look this frozen in December. Boulder residents are marveling at this sight early this year.
Summer Snowfall
Halie Leland, Staff writer • September 11, 2020
The coronavirus, as a pandemic, has changed our lives in so many ways. However, this isn
Coronavirus History
Sydney Trebus, Business Manager • May 4, 2020
Sophomores Andres Persson Maya Ketterhagen, Natalie Hill and Erika Johnson infront of their National History Day exhibit
National History Day
Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster • April 27, 2020
With quarantine in full effect and nearly all schools moved to an online format, many businesses have had to make a few changes; College Board is no exception. In-person tests may be a no-go, but that doesn
AP Updates
Lara Spijkerman, News Editor • April 21, 2020
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