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The hidden culture of girls bathroom at BHS is nuanced and deep.

“No, What Are You REALLY Doing in There?”

Jane Dunbar, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Every student who uses the girls bathroom at Boulder High School has undoubtedly lived the troubling experience of getting hit in the face with the smell of cotton candy vape clouds and Pink’s “Fresh...

Boulder High is the oldest high school in Colorado.

What’s Up With the Gargoyles?

Jules Conners, News Editor January 24, 2023

The City of Boulder is an eclectic place, so it’s only fitting that the gargoyles at Boulder High are as much. These nude, gargoyle-like statues keep watch over Boulder High, yet most students don’t...

Captain Ryan Barnes helps cart the robotics team to victory.

Take a Byte of the BHS Robotics Team

Madelyn Barnes, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Mr. Zahner was a beloved teacher at Boulder High. One that was passionate about robotics and teaching his students. He was an incredible mentor who taught with enthusiasm that was reciprocated by his pupils....

Puris are small, round, flat pieces of bread made of unleavened wheat flour, deep-fried, and served with egg curry, which is made with hard-boiled eggs, onions, tomatoes, whole & ground spices, and herbs.

You’re Doing “Indian Food” Wrong

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor January 7, 2023

A popular trend that's taken over my “For-You” page recently has been Indian food virgins rating Indian food, and so far, I have not seen a single positive TikTok. It seems odd that there isn't one,...

“When it comes to subjective offenses like disturbance or disobedience vs. objective infractions like tardiness or truancy, minority students are more likely than White students to be referred for disciplinary action.”

Do the Crime, Pay the Time: Privelege and Punishment

Saisree Kumar, Features & Insights Editor November 14, 2022

In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first federal hate crimes statute that stated it was a crime “to use, or threaten to use, force to willfully interfere with any person because of race,...

Local girl tells funny joke, proves women could be funny.

Women Aren’t Funny

Sophii Sherman, Opinions Editor November 2, 2022

There has been a lot of progress in making comedy inclusive to women. With infamous comedians such as Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and the thousands that seem to sprout from TikTok every...

The tardy policy is especially difficult given how long it takes to get through the crowded hallways.

A Sinister Tardy Policy

Jonathan Stafford, Features Editor November 2, 2022

Last school year, if a student was twenty minutes late or fewer, they were marked tardy. As tardies built up for a student, they would have some disciplinary measure enacted upon them to reduce the number...

When immigrants study hard to come here for a better life on a skill-based visa that states they can do the given job better than a citizen, they never imagine how some of them may not be able to go back home for the next 20 years.

Shackled: Skill-Based Immigration is an Unfair Process

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor October 24, 2022

Forty-seven million people in the United States are foreign-born immigrants. Almost a million and a half immigrants are in the country due to their hard work and a skill-based visa. That's 1.4 million...

Local issues are known to spur tension in a community that votes fairly homogeneously in national elections.

Your Future, Your Ballot

Hannah Cohen, Editor-in-chief October 24, 2022

Even if you can’t vote, knowing what issues your community is deciding not only is important for its effect on your future but also for being a well-informed resident of Colorado. Here is a selection...

Students wait in the grueling line to enter their school.

An Identity Crisis

Jules Conners, News Editor October 12, 2022

You’ve probably sat in a class this week and witnessed about 30 students without their IDs on full display. “Disgraceful,” you think to yourself, “wow, these people are below me.” Then you look...

Fall is a time of falling leaves, Halloween spirit, and quiet contemplation.

Music for Fall

Lucca Swain, Social Media Director October 1, 2022

The Owl is back, and with it the gray skies and Jack O’Lanterns of fall, a time of melancholy and mystery and glorious displays of brightly colored leaves blanketing every square inch of the roads. And...

Open Studios doesn’t just feature traditional paintings- artists create clothing, whimsical ceramics, and photography as well.

Open Studios ’22: A Spectator’s Artistic Dream

Hannah Cohen, Editor-in-chief October 1, 2022

For 27 years, local artists have thrown open their doors to the public every October during “Open Studios." The event, now taking place for the first three weekends of the month, allows the artists to...

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