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Where do things stand in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine?
Akash's COVID Corner: Vaccine Update
Akash Woods, Staff writer • October 28, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, many companies have been working non-stop to get a vaccine produced and distributed. Initial estimates by health experts were that we would have an effective vaccine widely available between January and July of 2021. This estimate was surprisingly accurate, as at the moment we are on track to release a vaccine by mid-2021 at the latest. However, there are still many factors to consider that could drastically change the speed at which the...

The days are packed, but Boulder High
Boulder High’s New Schedule
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • October 27, 2020

In 2018, an educational earthquake shook Boulder High to its core in the form of a switch from a seven-period class schedule to an eight-period one. It took a few weeks for students to get their heads around the change, but once the school adapted to the new schedule, the prevailing opinion was that...

Halloween is fast approaching, but take the time to think through your costume in order to avoid sending the wrong message.
Halloween Costumes to Avoid
Selah Dow, Staff writer • October 27, 2020

Many people aren’t celebrating Halloween this year because of Covid-19, but if you do decide to dress up there are a few types of costumes you should avoid. In recent years many people have been called out for wearing insensitive or offensive costumes, and many celebrities have been “canceled.”...

Will being relatable make politicians more popular?
Should Politicians Be More Relatable?
Selah Dow, Staff writer • October 27, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC, became an internet sensation by playing the popular online video game Among Us for an audience of over 430,000 people on Twitch. People have been sharing videos of the game all over social media and have been delighted by the content....

Social media in all its forms often leads to heated debates with strangers.
Social Media Debates Must Stop
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • October 23, 2020

2020’s latest hobby is debating on the internet with strangers. Each day a new post is going viral, being posted on every teenager’s Instagram story, trending under hashtags and causing large heated debates in the comments. Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and even the neighborhood communication app Nextdoor...

Many students have their sights set on Ivy League schools, but are they really worth it?
Are Ivy League Schools Really the Key to Success?
Ella Webber, Staff writer • October 23, 2020

It’s college application season and seniors are hard at work trying to perfect their resume and get into the best possible school. Prestigious institutions may be out of reach to most students, but are these schools really all they’re hyped up to be? Ivy League schools such as Yale and Brown boast...

With the election imminent, President Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19.
Akash's Covid Corner: Trump, Covid and the Election
Akash Woods, Staff writer • October 16, 2020

On Friday, October 2nd, 2020, Hope Hicks, who had reportedly recently been in contact with President Trump, tested positive for Covid-19. Donald Trump immediately quarantined, and then also tested positive, along with the 1st lady Melania Trump. On the subsequent day, they both traveled via helicopter...

Emphasis on the "holistic approach" in college admissions has led many high school students to participate in resume padding.
Deception: The New Norm for College Applicants
Amelia Chapman, Staff writer • October 16, 2020

Fall is here, and with that, the beginning of college application deadlines. Seniors across the nation work around the clock to finalize essays, maintain a high GPA and perfect their resumes with extracurriculars in order to present college admissions with enough information to make a holistic decision....

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Akash's Covid Corner: Returning to School
Akash Woods, Staff writer • October 13, 2020

On March 12th, BVSD decided that it was best for the health of the students and staff to switch to online schooling after a CU staff member tested positive and the spread of the virus within Boulder County rapidly increased. Nobody knew how long it would be before we went back to in-person learning....

Everyone seems to be waiting for a Covid-19 vaccine, but is it the solution to all of our problems?
Akash's Covid Corner: Vaccines Are Not a Quick Fix
Akash Woods, Staff writer • October 13, 2020
How can we prevent the continuation of environmental impact and infringement of human rights that occurs in the fashion industry?
The Cancellation of Fast Fashion
Ella Webber, Staff writer • October 7, 2020
The two textbooks used in Boulder High
AP World History is Still Too Eurocentric
Hannah Cohen, Staff writer • October 6, 2020
Spikeball!
Spikeball!
Kai Fox, Staff writer • October 6, 2020
With masks becoming a requirement in public places, a better solution to single use masks are reusable ones. Via Pixabay.
Why You Should Wear a Reusable Mask
Amelia Chapman, Staff writer • October 1, 2020
Those attending this Trump rally on October 4, 2016, thought the signs in their hands were solely in support of Donald Trump, however, they have a different message attached to them. Via Gage Skidmore.
Are Trump Supporters Anti-Human Rights?
Alexa Dembo, Arts and Entertainment Editor • September 29, 2020
The symbol of the Punisher often used for Blue Lives Matter.
Police Have Missed the Point of The Punisher
Amaya Brooks, Staff writer • September 29, 2020
Single-use cups and other assorted trash are shown in a landfill. Via Pikrepo
Covid-19 and To-Go Containers
Aurora Lord, Staff writer • September 29, 2020
Schools are being forced to omit information about controversial historic events that are deemed "unpatriotic" due to the fear of being defunded. Photo via Snappy Goat.
“Patriotic Education” is Not Patriotic
Ruby Link, Staff writer • September 29, 2020
The usage of social media for activism is certainly a popular way to use your voice for teenagers and young adults, but is it genuine activism? Via Unsplash
Social Activism: Rigged from the Beginning
Amelie Panacicone, Staff writer • September 24, 2020
Cancel culture: effective demand for accountability or vengeful mob in digital form?
Cancel Cancel Culture?
Luke Leiden, Webmaster & Social Media Director • September 24, 2020
Schools usually don’t require a scale as part of the annual school supply pickup, but they are still used often in the classroom.
Input Your Weight Here to Get a Grade
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • September 24, 2020
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