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Akash Woods

Akash Woods, Staff writer

Akash Woods decided to join the Owl to learn what it’s like to be a journalist. He wanted to learn how to write an engaging story with a headline that pulled people in. He also wanted to improve his research skills as well as his interview skills. Akash enjoys many sports, including basketball, tennis, and biking. You can often find him engaging in one of these activities, usually with friends. He is not a very big fan of winter sports, however, due to an unfortunate history with both skiing and sledding. This means during the winter you are more likely to find him inside, with a mug of hot chocolate and his favorite food: purple grapes.

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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...

Akash’s Covid Corner: The Process of Reopening The Country

Akash Woods, Staff writer December 17, 2020

Now that 2 very effective vaccines are close to being released in the USA, we have to look ahead at the process of reopening the country. With such a major change in daily life, it won't be easy to get...

Akash’s COVID Corner: Everything You Should Know About the New COVID Vaccines

Akash Woods, Staff writer December 11, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, everybody has been waiting for a vaccine to come out so we can start returning to our normal lives. Since the start of November, three vaccines have started seeking approval...

Akash’s COVID Corner: How Should we be Testing for COVID-19?

Akash Woods, Staff writer November 20, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020, countries worldwide have been trying to produce and distribute as many tests as possible. Most people accept that these tests are the best...

Akash’s COVID Corner: How Dangerous is COVID-19?

Akash Woods, Staff writer November 5, 2020

For most people, it probably seems like every week a new death rate is released for COVID-19. Most of them come with some kind of additional information, like death rate with underlying conditions or based...

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...

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,...

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...

Akash’s COVID Corner: Vaccines Are Not a Quick Fix

Akash Woods, Staff writer October 13, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 became a mainstream issue, news networks everywhere have been covering it almost non-stop. Whether you heard it on the news or from a friend, you have probably heard something along...

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Akash Woods, Staff writer October 1, 2020

There are currently 11 COVID-19 vaccines being tested for large-scale efficacy across the world. For most governments, there is one big question: are these vaccines safe? The answer is not yet known and...

The Quarter System Should Stay

The Quarter System Should Stay

Akash Woods, Staff writer September 19, 2020

When COVID-19 hit America in March of 2020, it was inevitable that schools would no longer be able to conduct in-person learning. District officials scrambled to create a temporary solution for the...

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