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Don't Come Alone
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • September 16, 2021

I’m sure that many students at Boulder High are excited about Homecoming: a fun night with your friends, full of song and dance, a night to have fun. I’m sure that many will decide to come by themselves,...

Boulder, Colorado is infamous for its overwhelmingly liberal environment. But as a student and resident, I surprisingly long for discord.
Boulder is Too Liberal
Halie Leland, Staff writer • May 18, 2021

Recently I found myself in the midst of a debate on border control in America—what one might think could be a prolonged and lively discussion. To my sheer disappointment, I gained absolutely no new perspective. Everyone agreed with one another, and yet I desperately wanted to bang my head against my...

It seems like everyone is ready to move on from the pandemic, but we’ve failed to realize what it has taught us.
When the Pandemic is Over
Keegan Jack, Webmaster • April 30, 2021

The frustration, loneliness and devastation that has stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic has had us all looking toward the prospect of returning to ‘normal.’ With the ever-increasing population of vaccinated people, that return could be just around the corner. However, the collective mindset of looking...

Aidan Atkinson’s name has been in the news a lot in the past year and a half. This is the first time that the news has seemingly been in his favor, but across the district and the county, many disagree with the verdict.
The Aidan Atkinson Trial: Found Not Guilty
Isabel Oliver and Akasha Brahmbhatt April 8, 2021

Disclaimer: This article mentions themes of sexual assault within BVSD that may be triggering for some readers. On April 7, 2021, former Fairview Quarterback Aidan Atkinson was found not guilty of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault from an incident on a party bus in 2018. Atkinson was initially...

The Fate of Roe v. Wade
Alexa Dembo, Arts & Entertainment Editor • March 15, 2021

On October 26, 2020, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court following the death of beloved justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her addition to the court flipped it to a Republican majority, concerning many Democrats. Not only did then-President Trump bypass previous statements made by Republican...

Over a thousand CU Boulder students partied on 10th Street near Pennsylvania on The Hill the evening of March 6th, one year after the first positive case of the deadly COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado.
The Pandemic Isn't Over Just Because You're Over It
Akasha Brahmbhatt and Isabel Oliver March 8, 2021

Disgusted. Outraged. Embarrassed. Terrified. These are just a few words to describe the feeling that the many parties have left the Boulder community feeling during the now year-long pandemic, COVID-19.  Whether it be a party of 2,000 students or a group of just 15 people, one positive test can lead...

“Stay Positive, Test Negative” is the new motto broadcasted throughout the halls of Boulder High, encouraging students to stay safe and not lose hope in these very strange times.
Am I a Lamb to The Slaughter? Going Back to School after 11 Months of Online Learning
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • March 7, 2021

In January of 2021, as students rushed back to populate Boulder High’s halls, I published an article titled “Like Lambs to the Slaughter; Going back to In-Person learning Feels Like We’re Being Thrown to the Wolves.” In it, I questioned the district’s decision to send us back and criticized...

Masks have become a key part of daily life in a pandemic, but everyone wants to know when they can take their masks off for good.
Akash's COVID Corner: When Can We Stop Wearing Masks?
Akash Woods, Staff writer • February 16, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many people have been wondering when we will be able to stop wearing masks. Initially, many people thought that we would be maskless by 2021. Obviously, that hasn’t worked out as planned, and now new estimates are being made, ranging from a couple of months to over...

Boulder High’s yearbook, The Odaroloc, has been a staple piece of our community for decades. Every year, yearbook members participate in traditions like class photos, advice for underclass members and senior superlatives.
Senior Superlatives: The Good, The Bad and the Popularity Contest
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • February 10, 2021

Ever since the end of freshman year, I have been elated for nominating my grades’ senior superlative winners, wondering if my friends and I would receive nominations, and curious to see what my legacy would be. Now, three years later, the time has finally come. But as I started filling out the 20-question-long...

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
Ski aerials are still an Olympic fixture today, but their fellow
Bring Back Ski Ballet!
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • January 28, 2021
The British royal family is envied by millions of people world-wide, but season four of Netflix
Season Four of The Crown Taught Me Not to Be Jealous
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • January 19, 2021
The sign outside of Boulder High has remained in phase one since we shut down last semester, how can BVSD justify flipping the switch and sending us back even though COVID-19 is only getting worse?
Like Lambs to the Slaughter
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • January 19, 2021
This is a symbol of the autistic community in place of the puzzle piece ribbon that has an ableist history.
An Examination of Autism in Media
Amaya Brooks, Staff writer • December 26, 2020
Mainstream feminism has lost the true meaning of feminism.
I'm Frustrated with Mainstream Feminism
Amelie Panaccione, Staff writer • December 26, 2020
After five months of online learning, how would Boulder High students review this first semester?
A Review of Online Learning
Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief • December 20, 2020
After months of dealing with COVID-19, many of us have been longing to reopen our favorite stores and restaurants, but what will that process actually look like?
Akash’s Covid Corner: The Process of Reopening The Country
Akash Woods, Staff writer • December 17, 2020
Companies know more about you than you think.
Surveilled and Violated: Privacy in the Digital Age
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • December 16, 2020
Should you really listen to your worried parents and leave your artistic dreams behind?
Why Does Society Have a Problem With Creatives?
Cole Drozdek and Ruby Link December 15, 2020
When it comes to the political divide, there is a difference between being intolerant of another
The Difference Between Intolerance and Unkindness
Alexa Dembo, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 9, 2020
After almost ten months of dealing with Covid-19 and quarantine, the Covid-19 vaccine is on the horizon, and it needs to be safer than ever.
The Covid-19 Vaccine Needs to be Safer Than Ever
Selah Dow, Staff writer • December 5, 2020
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