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Pua Aki (right) and Faith Gowan counterprotested BVSD Recalls petition gathering attempts at the Farmers Market on November 6th.
The BVSD Recall is No Joke
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • November 19, 2021

Eighteen months into Boulder Valley School District navigating a global pandemic & a federal government that initially was completely unprepared to handle education, a group called BVSD Recall is now...

Rethinking theory can offer insight on societal issues.
Rethinking Theory
Leah Frankel, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021

It becomes easy, especially as a young person, to underestimate one's perception of complicated topics when discussing theory or literature. How are we expected to discuss political and class theory when the words are simply in-digestible? The process of dismantling power systems is only attainable if...

Caption: The college application process can be extremely stressful and daunting.
Should Boulder High Move Senior Week?
Kate Schwab, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021

As many high school seniors will tell you, the college app grind is no joke. On its own, the skeleton of the Common Application entails many arduous hours of self-reflection, stress, and thesaurus searches just to create a personal statement that is a genuine representation of the applicant. However,...

Schools teach students to sit still looking at the front of the classroom with both feet firmly on the ground and no fidgeting at all. The system should not be this way.
Education is Failing All of Us
Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief • November 18, 2021

Personally, the education system has failed me. I cannot take a test without blanking on everything I have learned; however, I can recite almost every single thing about the unit and give a comprehensive presentation, just cannot take a test on it. Education has to be multifaceted- right now, it’s...

This ice cold bottle of coke costs much more in Boulder than it does in all places across the United States.
Boulder's Sugar Tax: Back to 1773
Jonathan Stafford, Staff Writer • November 5, 2021

 I went to Safeway on 28th and Iris in Boulder. Craving a soda, I went to aisle six, the soft drink aisle, for a 12-pack of Coca-Cola. What did I find? Outlandish prices for that 12 pack, each can holding just 12 ounces. Although I still bought the soda, it leaves me a bit annoyed. I asked myself, why...

Pictured is the decline of US corporate taxes over the past 60 years. This decline has coincided with a 2900% increase in the GDP per capita.
Corporate Taxes: What Level Should They Be?
Charlie Martin, Business Manager • November 2, 2021

On Monday, September 13th, Democrats in the House of Representatives released their plans to increase the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5%, along with a capital gains tax increase and an increase on ultra-high earners. This brings up the question: what should the corporate tax rate be?  Before...

“‘She turned me into a newt!’ ‘A newt?’ ‘Well I got better’” - Monty Python
The Legend, the Witch & the Women
Hannah Cohen, Opinion Editor • November 1, 2021

Readers, please note: This article addresses the archetype of “the witch” in history and media, and does not group people who practice witchcraft into this category. Every Halloween, one beloved character comes flying into movies, costume shops and whimsical decorations. The witch is just as much...

The stands at the homecoming game were tightly packed, making the spread of germs easy.
An Indoor Mask Mandate is Not Enough
Annika Bjorklund, Editor-in-chief • November 1, 2021

As the Boulder High homecoming game began, students filed into the stands and crammed within inches of each other. Along with their spirit, the Panthers brought all of their germs and happily spewed them everywhere as they chanted and cheered. The stands at Recht Field are COVID breeding grounds that...

The Advanced Placement Program is an intentional suffocation of creativity
Do AP Language Arts Classes Stifle Creativity?
Tia Wagner, Staff Writer • October 4, 2021

With the exaggerated significance of AP tests, there has been a new trend of standardization sweeping through advanced English classes. A five on the exam can save thousands of dollars in college fees. After setting down nearly a hundred bucks to participate, it becomes even more imperative to pass;...

Cartoon by Norrie Boyd
Women: the "Forbidden Fruit"
Alexa Dembo, Editor in Chief • October 3, 2021
If freedom is the piece de resistance of the Republican argument, then social liberties are the glaring bright red elephants in the room. Cartoon by Norrie Boyd.
DeSantis & the Concept of “Freedom”
Hannah Cohen, Opinion Editor • October 3, 2021
The total cost of the SAT adds up to almost $840 for a single college applicant
Dethroning the College Board
Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer • October 2, 2021
Capitalism Has Led to the Exploitation of Women
Capitalism Has Led to the Exploitation of Women
Amelie Panaccione, Junior Editor in Chief • October 1, 2021
Boulder Highs Homecoming is on September 18th, and coming by yourself is not recommended.
Don't Come Alone
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • September 16, 2021
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
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
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
The Fate of Roe v. Wade
Alexa Dembo, Arts & Entertainment Editor • March 15, 2021
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
“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
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
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