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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

I recently finished watching the new (and overwhelmingly popular) Netflix original The Queen’s Gambit, which I highly recommend if you haven’t already seen it. The show follows the life of chess prodigy...

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

As the first semester of the 2020-21 school years comes to a close, many students have been able to reflect on their semester, mostly online this year. Other than the two short weeks back in the building in the middle of October, students have had to navigate the world of online learning, with many students...

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

Now that 2 very effective vaccines are close to being released in the USA, we have to look ahead at the process of reopening the country. With such a major change in daily life, it won't be easy to get the country back to where it was before and there are many steps that we must take to make this process...

Companies know more about you than you think.
Surveilled and Violated: Privacy in the Digital Age
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • December 16, 2020

First Name, Last Name, Birthday, Gender. That already feels like a lot of information to give to connect on a widely popular social media app, but Facebook and other tech companies learn much more about their users than the few things they ask for when creating an account.  Our generation has become...

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

While taking the SAT, I came across an article that attempted to dissuade parents from steering their children away from artistic passions and careers. The article explained the negative stereotypes surrounding artists—that they can’t make any money or struggle to find work. What intrigued me most...

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

Recently, a friend of mine recommended an article to me from his school newspaper in Michigan. The article had a title regarding being kind to others, so I was expecting another cliché piece about being a “bucket filler” and spreading kindness. However, I was surprised to find that the article was...

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

On November 20th, Boulder and several other Colorado counties moved the level red due to the drastically increasing number of Covid-19 cases. This moves us to the second-highest level on the state dial, meaning we are at severe risk in terms of the virus. This comes with several changes, including most...

Our childhood heroes are even more impactful now.
How Kids Movies are Helping Me Go to College
Keeton Hanzlik-Green, News Editor & Copy Editor • December 3, 2020

The traditional college experience and dream have been shattered. But I’m starting to ask myself if I would’ve ever been ready. If colleges were business as usual throughout the school year, would I be able to cope with the idea of leaving home? I sat with my family the other day in my living...

Anti-heroes are often misjudged by audiences, who believe them to be heroes instead.
The Problem with Idolizing Toxic Male Characters in Media
Stella Hofferman, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 3, 2020

Some of my favorite TV shows and movies are those that feature the anti-hero: an unconventional and unheroic protagonist. This character is intended to be enjoyed, but not necessarily rooted for by the audience. But what happens when the intentions of these characters are misinterpreted? What happens...

Getting tested for COVID-19 is a painful process many have experienced during 2020, but how should we really be getting tested?
Akash's COVID Corner: How Should we be Testing for COVID-19?
Akash Woods, Staff writer • November 20, 2020
 In the midst of another Covid-19 surge, Boulder High has been getting a slacker
Redeeming Boulder High
Halie Leland, Staff writer • November 19, 2020
With Oregon passing Measure 110 during the election, many people have been asking: should more states decriminalize hard drugs?
Decriminalization vs. Legalization of Drugs
Selah Dow, Staff writer • November 18, 2020
The political spectrum can lead to many conversations, especially with those on the complete opposite sides, but how can those conversations be productive instead of leading to a screaming match?
Productive Political Conversations
Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2020
One vote for the electoral college is thousands of individual voices that are drowned out and clumped together.
Colorado’s Adoption of the Popular Vote Means More Than Just a Vote
Ruby Link, Staff writer • November 10, 2020
The ground on which George Floyd was pinned in Minneapolis, Minnesota gave flight to a predictably short-lived revolution.
Get Angry Again
Halie Leland, Staff writer • November 5, 2020
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in 2020, but how dangerous is it really?
Akash's COVID Corner: How Dangerous is COVID-19?
Akash Woods, Staff writer • November 5, 2020
With Covid-19 affecting schools nation-wide, BVSD students have felt the impact of online learning, especially during the first month of school.
Online School: Necessary but Damaging
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • November 4, 2020
Depop is a dream for flea market lovers, but it has its faults.
Depop: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Stella Hofferman, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 3, 2020
As Election Day anticipation rises, voters need to carry their thoughts past the presidency.
Yes, it's Election Day, but Here's What Really Matters
Clara Fraser, Opinions Editor • November 3, 2020
Does the artist taint the art?
Can You Separate the Art from the Artist?
Selah Dow, Staff writer • November 3, 2020
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Blue Light Glasses: Real Relief or Simply Style?
Ruby Link, Staff writer • November 3, 2020
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