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Ella Webber

Ella Webber, Staff writer

Ella Webber is a senior at Boulder High and a new member of The Owl. She’s excited to be a part of the paper and hopes to have the opportunity to share the stories of students who aren’t always heard. She hopes to learn as much as possible about the world of journalism and to improve and expand her writing style. Ella is a rower and has been on the crew team for five years and when she’s not out on the water she spends her time exploring the outdoors and all the natural wonders Colorado has to offer. She enjoys fishing and rock climbing with her friends and can be heard blasting ABBA at all hours of the day. One of Ella’s heroes is the “The Queen of Disco” Donna Summer who overcame prejudice and became a bestselling artist. As a disco queen herself, Ella loves to dance (although she’s not the best at it). She prefers the bright and flavor of green grapes.

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Are you looking for something to read this winter break? Once you pick up an Agatha Christie book, you wont be able to put it down!

The Best Agatha Christie Novels to Get Your Mystery Fix

Ella Webber, Staff writer December 20, 2020

Agatha Christie has been dubbed the “Queen of Mystery” by numerous publications across the globe. Her intricately written murder and deception stories are so well planned out that it’s nearly impossible...

Micronations: The Best Thing to Happen to Geography Since Pangaea

Ella Webber, Staff writer December 4, 2020

Currently, there are around 80 micronations dotting the globe. These are areas that claim independence but are not recognized as sovereign states by the United Nations or any other governments across the...

Denver Protests Call Into Question Tactics Used By Police and Demonstrators

Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, anarchist protesters, brought together by a post on the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists’ Twitter account, gathered at Cheeseman Park in Denver, Colorado to advocate for total police...

Madeline Miller takes greek classics to a new level in her writing.

Madeline Miller’s Fresh Take on Greek Classics

Ella Webber, Staff writer November 19, 2020

I’ve spent too many hours browsing through the shelves at Boulder Book Store to not notice how popular Madeline Miller’s novel Circe has become. Miller retells the story of the goddess Circe who was...

“The Missing Link:” A Modern Take on Prehistoric Homosexuality

Ella Webber and Luke Leiden November 4, 2020

During the month of October, our group of friends had been getting into the Halloween spirit by watching a few horror movies each week. One weekend after watching Stickman – a frightening thriller about...

As Election Day anticipation rises, voters need to carry their thoughts past the presidency.

[Photo] Yes, it's Election Day, but Here's What Really Matters

November 3, 2020

As Election Day anticipation rises, voters need to carry their thoughts past the presidency.

Grace Haislmaier sits alone in Ms. Spekls second-period geometry class.

First Week Back at BHS

Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber October 23, 2020

The return to in-person learning has many people asking what school will look like now and if going back is really even worth it. Beginning this week, freshmen were back in the walls of Boulder High, meeting...

Many students have their sights set on Ivy League schools, but are they really worth it?

Are Ivy League Schools Really the Key to Success?

Ella Webber, Staff writer October 23, 2020

It’s college application season and seniors are hard at work trying to perfect their resume and get into the best possible school. Prestigious institutions may be out of reach to most students, but are...

Voter Fraud and Suppression

Ella Webber, Staff writer October 9, 2020

After the 2016 presidential election, President Trump claims that “people who have died 10 years ago are still voting.” He referenced a study that found that 1.8 million deceased people were still...

The Cancellation of Fast Fashion

Ella Webber, Staff writer October 7, 2020

Since the documentary The True Cost premiered in 2015, fast fashion has become a topic that “woke” Instagram influencers have been spouting about to their followers. It has become such a prevalent...

During Covid-19, many of us have been staying inside, without an important part of out environment – plants.

Five Plants That Are Impossible to Kill

Ella Webber, Staff writer September 29, 2020

Due to online school, our bedrooms have become our classrooms and we’re spending more time in them than ever before. One of the best things to improve our room decoration, Zoom background and air quality,...

Skiers cruise down the slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Colorado Ski Resorts Announce Season Plans

Ella Webber, Staff writer September 22, 2020

Since the closure of resorts on March 14, 2020, ski bums across Colorado have been anxiously waiting for the slopes to reopen. In the past few weeks multiple ski areas, including Arapahoe Basin, Vail Resorts...

Girls varsity cross country team after their meet at Fairview High School on September 12th.

School Sports Are Back!

Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber September 17, 2020

After much anticipation over the summer regarding school sports, they have been allowed to continue, but on a limited scale. Many Boulder High student-athletes consider their participation in sports equally...

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