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Akasha Brahmbhatt

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief

Akasha is a well-experienced veteran on the Newspaper staff who has been a member of Newspaper club since freshman year and lead the club as president her sophomore year. When she is not working on publishing a new edition of The Owl, you can find Akasha in the school auditorium, running through dress rehearsals and singing in the ensemble for Boulder High’s theater program. She is also one of the Co-Presidents of Women's Empowerment Club at BHS! This year, Akasha is looking forward to being a part of the newspaper staff again and hopes to spread more awareness around the school about the school paper and create a more significant following. She is interested in the field of journalism due to its ability to allow her to exist outside of her comfort zone when she interviews people she would not usually talk to, and to learn about world issues that she otherwise would not be exposed to. Growing up with the inspirational story of her mother's career path as a dancer, Akasha is motivated to believe in her dreams and pursue them, especially while sporting a fashionable turtleneck. And like many fellow Owlies, she prefers green grapes.

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 Prior to the sexual assault awareness and support walkout, sentences supporting survivors and reprimanding the district were spray-painted across the campus only to be haphazardly removed during the protest.

Boulder High Sexual Assault Walkout

On May 13 at 9:07 a.m., around one hundred Boulder High students and staff members walked out of their classrooms to gather on the soccer field in support of survivors of sexual assault.  Student Body...

Senior Car Parade: Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

Senior Car Parade: Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has been entirely different than any other. With online learning, no homecoming or haunted house, an unexpected sports season and many beloved traditions canceled, the class...

Aidan Atkinson’s name has been in the news a lot in the past year and a half. This is the first time that the news has seemingly been in his favor, but across the district and the county, many disagree with the verdict.

The Aidan Atkinson Trial: Found Not Guilty

Isabel Oliver and Akasha Brahmbhatt April 8, 2021

Disclaimer: This article mentions themes of sexual assault within BVSD that may be triggering for some readers. On April 7, 2021, former Fairview Quarterback Aidan Atkinson was found not guilty of sexual...

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...

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...

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

As the first semester of the 2020-21 school years comes to a close, many students have been able to reflect on their semester, mostly online this year. Other than the two short weeks back in the building...

In a time of Google Meet classes, it’s rare that every member of a class will have their cameras on; many opt to instead use the camera off feature and hide behind an icon.

Cameras On: What You Need to Know About Boulder High’s New Policy

Akasha Brahmbhatt and Isabel Oliver December 16, 2020

Since being thrown into the world of online learning, having their cameras on has been unpopular amongst many Boulder High students. The debate of whether cameras should be required to be on has been one...

In the year 2020, after almost a decade of the Saddle Shoe declining in popularity, I have decided to bring them back.

Bringing Back the Saddle Shoe

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2020

If you are anything like me and love to watch TV shows and movies set in high schools during the 1950s-1990s or the early 2000s, you have probably noticed one common shoe worn by many teenage girls: the...

“The Glorias” Review

Akasha Brahmbhatt and Isabel Oliver November 19, 2020

Do you know who Gloria Steinem is? Before we watched The Glorias, we had never heard of Steinem, the feminist icon and journalist, and we had missed out on a lot. The 2020 film, directed by Julie Taymor,...

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

I've grown up in an atmosphere of activism. I went to Pride festivals with my parents and aunts to support my queer and LGBTQIA+ family members from a young age. I have attended Women's Marches and Black...

With the results of the elections announced, many Biden/ Harris supports went down to Pearl Street Mall in celebration of a historic victory.

[Photo] Celebration and Cheer, Boulderites in Photos

Isabel Oliver, Features Editor November 12, 2020

With the results of the elections announced, many Biden/ Harris supports went down to Pearl Street Mall in celebration of a historic victory.

“Enola Holmes” Movie Review

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2020

Enola Holmes, a 2020 mystery movie, follows 16-year-old Enola, the younger sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes, on a mission to find her missing mother. Enola, the main character throughout the movie,...

First Troupe 60 Meeting of the Year

First Troupe 60 Meeting of the Year

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2020

Boulder High School's theater department, more commonly known as Troupe 60, will have their first all-theater meeting on Thursday the 24th at 4:00 p.m. Although this year looks very different in many...

Before the pandemic, I had no desire to go to Boulder High on a daily basis. Now, the only thing  I want this year is to go into the building. Via WikiMedia Commons

Is September too Early to Return to School?

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

For Boulder High students, returning to school amid a pandemic has been a haunting question that no one has the answer to. Throughout the summer, we were teased with possible solutions for returning to...

Sophomores Andres Persson Maya Ketterhagen, Natalie Hill and Erika Johnson infront of their National History Day exhibit

National History Day

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster April 27, 2020

Feb. 2nd marked the day of the annual National History Day. Many freshmen, sophomores and juniors, who are currently in a required Social Studies class at Boulder High, participated in this ‘competition.’...

The Importance of a Routine

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster April 23, 2020

During these past few weeks of quarantine, it has become increasingly more challenging to get out of bed in the morning and have a day full of productivity. Many people have been advising that “creating...

Three Boulder Police Officers arrived at the game moments after the father was escorted out of the game.

Father Escorted Out of JV Basketball Game

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster April 2, 2020

At a Boulder High School’s girls JV basketball game, the team played against Mountain Range High School. During this game a Mountain Range High School father was escorted out of the game after the referee...

Amaya Brooks, junior, Lili Stevens, Rory Mendelow Sara Proctor and Ellory Boyd, seniors, posed with pictures they colored during the first Student Alliance for Consent and Sexual Safety meeting.

The Student Alliance For Consent and Sexual Safety

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster April 2, 2020

The Student Alliance For Consent and Sexual Safety is a new program at Boulder High School started by seniors Sara Proctor, Ellory Boyd and Izzy Perez. It was an hour of discussion on Wednesday that concerned...

Thespians on the Go: Thescon

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster February 24, 2020

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Boulder High School’s theater department, Troupe 60, set off to Denver to attend the 55th annual Colorado Thespian Conference, more commonly referred to as Thescon. Anyone who is...

The eerily empty Pit, usually filled for games between male teams.

Sexism in Sports Viewing

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster February 20, 2020

As portrayed in movies, high school athletes tend to be praised in ways “average” students may never understand. Boulder High School does not fall flat in the participation of this treatment. I talked...

Sophomore Allison Lydic poses before her Americas Got Talent audition.

Boulder High’s Got Talent

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster February 18, 2020

One of our panthers is on her way to becoming a superstar! Sophomore Allison Lydic has recently auditioned for the popular talent show America’s Got Talent. Lydic has been performing since she was five...

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Olivia Meikle, and Holly Sharfoth in front of Boulder High School. Photo by Natalie Mayurama.

Feminist Talk: A Chat with Women’s Empowerment Club’s Latest Guest Speaker

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster January 25, 2020

Women’s Empowerment Club, more commonly referred to as WEC, meets on Thursdays during common lunch. WEC’s purpose is to bring together students at Boulder High School to talk about issues faced by...

Fairview Musical: Where the Rivalry Unravels

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster January 7, 2020

A large amount of Boulder High students have been programmed to compete with Fairview since they walked into this school as a freshman, with the “Beat Fairview” magnets plastered around the school...

Political cartoon created by Lillian Ruelle.

BHS Voices: Donald Trump Impeachment

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster November 21, 2019

Nowadays, the only person that seems to be in the news is Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently announced the beginning of formal impeachment procedures, a process which began when President...

A movie poster for the new film Harriet, out in theaters now. Via IMDb.

“Harriet” Movie Review

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster November 21, 2019

With a 97 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the new Harriet Tubman movie, Harriet,  is the story of young Harriet Tubman, her life in slavery and how she escaped. Cynthia Erivo, who plays Tubman,...

NASA Sends All-Female Team to Space: BHS Students Weigh In

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Staff Writer November 12, 2019
October 15, 2019 was a historic day for women! Nasa recently sent an all-female team to space without any male crewmates—the first time in history an all-female team has completed a spacewalk...

Ways to Get Involved at Boulder High

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster October 21, 2019

 Do you find high school stressful? Are you having a hard time enjoying school or finding a reason to go? Well, look no further for a solution! At Boulder High School, there are many amazing opportunities...

Cartoon by Lillian Ruelle.

Student Voices: Trump Impeachment

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Webmaster October 18, 2019

Nowadays, the only person that seems to be in the news is Donald Trump.  Recently, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of formal impeachment procedures. The procedures began when...

Highlights From The 2019 Music Showcase

Highlights From The 2019 Music Showcase

Akasha Brahmbhatt September 19, 2019

  On September 18th, 2019 Boulder High School had its annual Music Showcase. Fourteen music ensembles each performed a short piece that was about 10 minutes long, showcasing...

Still Woozy, performing popular song “Habit”

Still Woozy at CU

Akasha Brahmbhatt, Staff Writer May 9, 2019

Still Woozy, originally from Oakland, CA, has become a popular music group in a short amount of time. On April 28th, 2019, days after performing at a huge music festival, Coachella, he came to Boulder...

Boulder Citizens Protest Police Action

Boulder Citizens Protest Police Action

Akasha Brahmbhatt March 18, 2019

On March 1, 019, Zayd Atkinson, a Naropa college student, was peacefully picking trash up when a police officer approached him. A dispute between the two broke out where the officer insisted that he put...

2019 Boulder International Film Festival Youth Awards

Akasha Brahmbhatt March 13, 2019

On March 1, 2019, Boulder International Film Festival, BIFF for short, hosted their 2019 Youth Awards at the Boulder Public Library. The evening consisted of awards given to different teens about the films...

Left Back: Macy Miller, Holly Shafroth, Kira Williams, Kymera Janelle, Lainey Cave, Shriya Thapa, Lillian Ruelle, Sydney Trebus, Allison Lydic  Left Front: Akasha Brahmbhatt, Gavriel Mulligan, Delaney Helgans, Lael Burgess, Sophia Schreiner, Maya Silva, Kessiah McGoey, Natalie Maruyama, Charley Booker     Front Center: Rory Jacobs, Saranety Campos

Aria Choir Performs at CU Madrigal Festival

Akasha Brahmbhatt November 29, 2018

Boulder High School’s Aria choir attended the 2018 CU Madrigal Festival on Nov. 7. There were over 500 choir students from 24 schools who attended from all over Colorado. Every choir was given the same...

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Why I Support the Local Arts Scene

Akasha Brahmbhatt November 23, 2018

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” --Thomas Merton This school year, I have taken it upon myself to get immersed in the arts, not only at school, but in my spare...

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