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Aurora Lord

Aurora Lord, Staff writer

Aurora is a senior at Boulder High School this year. She is very passionate about social and environmental justice issues and joined The Owl as a way to find a voice for that type of activism. She is very interested in journalism as a prospective career choice. Aurora hopes to bring new perspectives to the Boulder High community and help to start difficult conversations. Aurora is also a member of NAHS, and you can find her doing various forms of art such as pottery, drawing, and painting. In her free time, you can find Aurora in a thrift store buying even more clothing to add to her overflowing closets (she has 2), working at your local coffee shop, and skateboarding (mostly falling). As a creative person, Aurora likes to get out of her comfort zone, although she is most comfortable eating green grapes.

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CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) is an immersive virtual reality everyone should experience.

CARNE y ARENA

December 26, 2020

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) is an immersive virtual reality experience created by film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu in collaboration with a few others. It allows the viewer...

Gender doesn't exist beyond our conception of it. We have created a society in which gender is important, not because it gives an explanation of our actions, but because it gives a basis for the patriarchy.

Gender as a Social Construct

December 15, 2020

Let us introduce the idea of gender as defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary: “the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.” As usual, we plan to explain...

Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 as “the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually constitutive rather than isolated and distinct.”

What is “Intersectionality?”

December 11, 2020

Often when thinking about marginalization in any sense, we think about the discrimination and issues that different groups face as almost entirely separate from one another, but that’s not the case....

Ever since the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2016, those fighting for gender equality take to the streets during the annual Women's March.

Understanding Patriarchy

December 3, 2020

Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word “patriarchy” as follows: “a social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children,...

Single-use cups and other assorted trash are shown in a landfill. Via Pikrepo

COVID-19 and To-Go Containers

September 29, 2020

In light of COVID-19, the demand for single-use plastics and other disposable goods have increased due to restrictions caused by efforts to halt the spread of the virus. In addition, coffee shops and restaurants...

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