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The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court endangers women
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...

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...

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

This article was written over the summer of 2020, yet with nearly six months past the original time, many more noteworthy actions have been taken that I felt needed to be addressed. Who do we look up to in unprecedented times? During the many challenging months of COVID-19, many adults look to...

Ski aerials are still an Olympic fixture today, but their fellow
Bring Back Ski Ballet!
Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief • January 28, 2021

George Fuehrmeier of Germany stands at the top of the ski run, his face contorted in focus, the number 119 bib stretched over his jacket, his poles grasped firmly in his red gloves.  It’s January 1985 and the Freestyle Skiing World Cup has arrived at its fourth competition venue of the season:...

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

A few years ago, my grandmother sent me an list of famous people we’re allegedly related to. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth II is my third cousin 10 times removed, so I would now like to go by “Duchess.”  I’m kidding, but in all seriousness, this supposed connection took my interest...

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

In-person learning for high school students has begun. The last time Boulder High resumed in-person learning, we lasted only 6 days before we were forced to shut down due to an excessive amount of COVID-19 cases. In total, Boulder High completed 8 days of in-person learning. Not only was it embarrassing...

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 Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, as she navigates the surprisingly thrilling world of competitive...

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
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
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
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
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