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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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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?

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...

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

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...

What should you know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

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

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...

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?

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...

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in 2020, but how dangerous is it really?

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

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

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...

With the election imminent, President Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Akash’s COVID Corner: Trump, COVID and the Election

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,...

Theres a lot of talk about returning to in-person learning, but is it the best decision?

Akash’s COVID Corner: Returning to School

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...

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

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...

Its the million dollar medical question: when will a Covid-19 vaccine be ready?

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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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