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Ted Cruz Filibustered an Amendment to Obama Care by Reading Green Eggs and Ham for Nearly 24 Hours.
Does the Filibuster Benefit Our Government?
Charlie Martin, Business Manager • May 9, 2022

In 1806, the US Senate Filibuster was accidentally introduced as a way to require more than just a simple majority to end debate. To end debate on a topic once a filibuster has been enacted, there needs...

Many have briefly learned about Cecil Rhodes in their history class, but few are aware of the extent of his influence, as well as the source of his wealth and fame.
The Racist History of the Rhodes Scholarship
Clara Thomas , Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 9, 2022

Nearly every student has heard of the Rhodes Scholarship, a prestigious international award that, according to the Rhodes House, “supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship.” While the criteria is broad,...

Providing a Google Meet option for advisory would make it easier to catch up / Proveer una opción de Google Meet para advisory lo haría más fácil ponerse al día
Ableism at BHS
Tia Wagner, Staff Writer • May 9, 2022

For years, disabled and chronically ill people have been asking for online options. Not all teachers post their daily work on Schoology or Google Classroom, so when a sick student is absent for months at a time, they have few resources to help them catch up. The system, therefore, discriminated against...

The day before prom, Student Council passed out bracelets imploring students to avoid drinking and driving.
PROMulgating Safety
Kate Schwab, Staff Writer • April 20, 2022

Prom is a milestone in the life of nearly every American teen. While this is supposed to be one of the happiest nights of high school, for some it can be anything but. Drugs, alcohol and traditions of unsupervised parties can result in embarrassment, risky behavior, MIPs, police custody, and even death....

The most popular alcohol, according to students, is beer.
Teenage Drinking: Driving Forces
Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer • March 14, 2022

Going to any high school party there is a high chance of alcohol being on the table, so it’s no surprise that many teenagers have indulged in drinking. After talking to students around Boulder High, most students seemed to consume alcohol due to being curious about the effects it has, Boulder having...

Governor Polis signing into law a plastic bag ban. This ban fails to take into account the economic inequality of renewable bags being costlier, and broadening the gap between rich and poor.
The Climate Change Movement Needs a Reboot
Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief • March 14, 2022

Growing up, I was the typical Boulder kid who was always outdoors, so when I had the opportunity to get involved in climate change I jumped at it. It seemed like the perfect mix of helping the world and preserving the outdoors. Unfortunately, I found the dark side of this “blissful” movement- there...

Daylight savings time has existed for over a century- but does it actually serve anyone?
Daylight Savings Should Not Exist
Quinn Merrill, Staff Writer • March 13, 2022

Every year, on or around March 13th and then again on or around November 6th, the time changes. In November, we set our clocks back an hour, and then, in March, we jump ahead an hour. This is used to save energy and make better use of daylight, according to time and date.com. But does daylight savings...

While women may have many IUD options to chose from, theres no side-effect opt out.
Men Have Everything (Except Birth Control)
Alexa Dembo, Editor-in-chief • March 11, 2022

Upon the recent public debut of a new form of male birth control (the “ballcuzzi”) by German designer Rebecca Weiss, birth control equity has come back into the spotlight. Birth control has been traditionally seen as a woman’s duty. In American society, it is typically popularized that women should...

Due to Boulders increased rate of fentanyl-related deaths, Colorados Good Samaritan laws, which let people have some immunity from substance laws when reporting on overdoses, have never been more relevant.
Drug Education Needs a Rewrite
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • February 13, 2022

In fifth grade, my teacher gave a standard lesson on the danger of drugs. Gathering the class around the table, she told us a scenario about standing outside the Boulder Public Library. When she asked us what we would do if a stranger came up to us and offered us a cigarette, my classmate said something...

Some of the stress factors high school seniors feel like they need on a college resume to impress the institution.
Colleges' Absurd Expectations
Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer • February 13, 2022
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was originally sentenced to 110 years in jail after a traumatic truck accident which left four people dead.
A 10 Year Sentence for Four Deaths
Saisree Kumar, Features Editor • January 27, 2022
Discussion is a quintessential part of life, so to not simply discuss a given topic is ridiculous.
Discussion is Dying
Cody McConnell, Sports Editor • January 21, 2022
After SCOTUS heard Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization, protests sprang up around the country.
A Post Roe v. Wade Colorado
Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor • January 5, 2022
Another common tradition surrounding the evil eye is to have it hang over entryways, supposedly preventing evil from entering the space.
Appropriation & Spirituality
Alexa Dembo, Editor-in-chief • January 5, 2022
Expressing yourself can be both a blessing and a curse.
Perspectives From a Man Bun-er
Cody McConnell, Sports Editor • January 5, 2022
Students’ level mental health got worse as the pandemic forced schools to go online.
Why I Prefer In-Person Learning
Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer • January 5, 2022
Traditional prestige is commonly seen as a gateway to success.
Does How Well You Do in High School Matter?
Charlie Martin, Business Manager & Media Director • January 5, 2022
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
Rethinking theory can offer insight on societal issues by making it more accessible to those who can use it most.
Rethinking Theory
Leah Frankel, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021
Caption: The college application process can be extremely stressful and daunting.
Should Boulder High Move Senior Week?
Kate Schwab, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021
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
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