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Alexa Dembo

Alexa Dembo, Editor-in-chief

Lex Dembo is beginning her third year as a part of The Owl’s staff as Editor in Chief. Last school year she was the editor of the arts and entertainment section, and this year she is excited to take on a higher leadership role. Lex is a passionate writer and is looking to pursue journalism outside of her high school career. Having been a part of the staff for so long, she hopes to make a lasting impact on the publication before she graduates. She is a member of the varsity swim team and Troupe 60 and enjoys being involved in extracurriculars where she gets together with her peers. In addition to being interested in school activities, she is also very passionate about politics and current events. Writing controversial and impactful pieces is one of her favorite parts of journalism, and she hopes to tackle a lot of prominent social issues at Boulder high. Aside from school-related interests, Lex loves cooking and Minecraft. Lex is excited to see what this year holds for The Owl.

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Men Have Everything (Except Birth Control)

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...

Another common tradition surrounding the evil eye is to have it hang over entryways, supposedly preventing evil from entering the space.

Appropriation & Spirituality

January 5, 2022

Since the pandemic began, spirituality has observed a massive increase in popularity. People from all age demographics have found themselves drawn into the world of crystals, incense, and guardian deities....

Horseball players must be adept in riding without holding the reins.

Five Sports You Probably Didn’t Know About

December 16, 2021

There are certainly a couple of sports that an average American either knows about or is dedicated to. American football, soccer, and basketball are three of the most popular ones, for example. What about...

Cramfest

Cramfest

December 9, 2021

Boulder High’s annual Cramest is happening next week on Thursday, December 9th. Cramfest is an opportunity for freshmen to study, ask teachers questions and get help from their peers in preparation for...

The original Minecraft caves were dull with limited generation variety.

Minecraft’s Comeback

November 2, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, it seemed as if Minecraft had made a vicious comeback. With everyone seemingly having more free time on their hands, many turned back to the game they loved so much when they were...

Although this room spray was sitting at the bottom of the display shelves, it definitely deserves a spot at the top.

Trader Joe’s Fall Food Reviews

November 2, 2021

Autumn soup I had high hopes for this festive soup.With a tomato base, as well as pumpkin and butternut squash, how could I not fall in love with this soup? After trying to open the soup jar for about...

Cartoon by Norrie Boyd

Women: the “Forbidden Fruit”

October 3, 2021

In this day and age, feminism, body positivity, and de-sexualization have become more frequently and aggressively advocated by third-wave feminists. Social media and feminists encourage women to appreciate...

The Fate of Roe v. Wade

March 15, 2021

On October 26, 2020, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court following the death of beloved justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her addition to the court flipped it to a Republican majority, concerning...

When it comes to the political divide, there is a difference between being intolerant of anothers beliefs and being unkind.

The Difference Between Intolerance and Unkindness

December 9, 2020

Recently, a friend of mine recommended an article to me from his school newspaper in Michigan. The article had a title regarding being kind to others, so I was expecting another cliché piece about being...

The colorful characters of Among Us that many of us have seen while patiently waiting for the game to begin during quarantine.

Among Us and AOC

November 17, 2020

Despite being released on mobile and PC platforms in 2018, the video game, Among Us, has recently experienced a massive popularity boom. With its user-friendly interface and simple concept, it's an easily...

Cast photo from the Spring 2019 production of Les Miserables at Boulder High.

What Does COVID-19 Mean for Troupe 60?

October 13, 2020

The onslaught of a new school year riddled with COVID-19 related difficulties has resulted in complications for extracurriculars. Boulder High’s Troupe 60 recently had a meeting discussing the new board...

Mulan: A Dumpster Fire of a Film

Mulan: A Dumpster Fire of a Film

October 2, 2020

On Sept. 4th, 2020, Disney released the live-action Mulan film; however, it was not the release that fans were hoping for. With a hefty viewing price of 30 dollars on top of a Disney+ subscription,...

Those attending this Trump rally on October 4, 2016, thought the signs in their hands were solely in support of Donald Trump, however, they have a different message attached to them. Via Gage Skidmore.

Are Trump Supporters Anti-Human Rights?

September 29, 2020

As the political climate grows increasingly hostile by the day due to the upcoming presidential election, the parties are more polarized than ever. Teens are getting into political debates via social media,...

Sugar cookies are a snap to make, plus its satisfying and relaxing to make your own snacks. Photo of sugar cookie by Ser Amantio di Nicolao on wikimedia commons.

Quarantine Baking

May 4, 2020

With coronavirus keeping everyone cooped up within their homes with little to do, many people seem to have taken up cooking as a sort of temporary hobby to pass the time. However, due to the current scarcity...

With the now-out Sonic the Hedgehog movie fading from relevance, one OWL reporter took it upon herself to make a commemorative cake in his honor. This is her story.

Cooking with Lex: My Experience Baking a Sonic the Hedgehog Cake

April 15, 2020

My Experience With Making a Sonic The Hedgehog Cake A couple months ago, my friend Ella Johnson and I decided to take on a difficult task. We were going to make a massive Sonic the Hedgehog cake to...

Gun violence affects communities across America daily, so why are policymakers so slow to affect change?

Let’s Talk About Gun Control

February 13, 2020

This past year had a melancholy beginning when a school shooting occurred only seven days into the new year. On January 7th, a 17-year-old student was killed outside their high school in Belmont, California....

The front of our often aggravating yet lovable school. Via Wikimedia Commons by Lady_Arwyn.

When All Hope Is Lost: The Reality of the High School Experience

November 21, 2019

High school—the stage of life surrounded by mystery, excitement, and disappointment. Every demographic tends to have its own perspective on what they believe high school is genuinely like. This ranges...

In dire straits over this issue of employment? Look no further for some possible career paths available to you. Job Openings by rustybrick via Creative Commons

What Jobs Could Be For Me?

November 7, 2019

Students’ career options after finishing high school or college are both plentiful and hard to sort through. Finding a decent job that suits the degree you just received is often an extremely difficult...

The ever-popular and iconic Halloween costume, a ghost. Via flickr

Ten of the Lowest Effort Costumes Possible for Halloween

October 30, 2019

A werewolf on a moonless night: This is an absolutely zero-effort costume for those of you who wish to do the absolute least. Throw on a normal day-to-day outfit and call it good. Identity thief:...

Mario Kart Tour: a Game-Changer or a Game in Need of Change?

Mario Kart Tour: a Game-Changer or a Game in Need of Change?

October 15, 2019

Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour has swept the globe with its recent release and popularity. The new mobile game even beat out Pokemon Go’s first-day downloads with a grand total of around 20 million downloads...

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The Lawful Return of Mom Jeans

September 13, 2019

From crop tops and scrunchies to mom jeans and Dr. Martens, all the trends we thought would never return have seemingly risen from the dead. With the trends of the ‘80s and ‘90s responsible for most...

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