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Gavriel Mulligan

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief

Gavriel's interest in The Owl this year stems from her belief that, in this day and age, the pursuit of minimally-biased news is more critical than ever, and she intends to bring this passion for honest reporting to the paper this year as Editor-in-Chief. One of her biggest hopes is to lead the paper to greater heights of journalistic accomplishment and to support each staff member in honing their craft. Her vision is to bring stories to the school paper that truly resonate with the readers and sing the unsung tales of Boulder High. She is inspired most by the people around her, who motivate her to connect with the community and inspire her to improve herself both as a journalist and a human being. In her free time, Gavriel does her best to find beauty in the world, dabbling in painting and immersing herself in nature as much as possible. She also adores her many wonderful friends, but gets tired very easily and has been known to frequently tell little white lies to escape social activities and go home early to sleep. As for her opinion on the green versus purple grapes controversy, Gavriel would like to spread the gospel that cotton candy grapes are actually the most superior strain of grape. Their sweet and mild flavor is a delight to the palate that should be experienced by everyone at least once, in her humble opinion.

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6th period LOYO dancers flaunt their skills as photographed from the audience packed into the Pit.

The Rise, Ruin and Restoration of the LOYO Rally

Gavriel Mulligan, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

Living on your own! It’s a challenge that looms in all our futures, and the fantastically popular course offered to seniors at Boulder High designed to prepare them for the challenges of the adult world...

The famed commUNITY t-shirt, as modeled by an OWL writer.

SLA: A New Plan for a New Semester

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor in Chief February 18, 2020

You may have been hearing more buzz around the shiny, new Student Leadership Alliance in the past few months. Perhaps you’ve seen the dazzling PTV advertisements for the first few events of the week:...

The team hoists the Lynn Daker Trophy triumphantly after their victory over Fairview.

Wrestling Team Wrecks Fairview

Gavriel Mulligan, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

Jan. 17: Boulder’s boys wrestling team took on cross-town rial Fairview under the dramatic spotlights in the Pit, absolutely crushing at the dual meet with a score of 63-13. The energy in the small,...

An aerial shot of the vast and underpopulated Pit during the winter informal dance.

The Winter Informal: A Flop yet a Bop

Gavriel Mulligan, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

Saturday, Jan. 25, the date of the widely-unanticipated school informal dance. While I was aware on some level that informals are consistently less popular than their more glamorous counterparts, prom...

The controversial meme in question, proclaiming Atkinson to be career-a-gon. Via @skothers on Instagram.

We Need to Talk About This: Memes and the #MeToo Movement

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

We cannot launch into this coverage until we first extend our condolences to the Fairview community for the period of tumult they are experiencing and to victims of sexual harassment and assault who we...

Her Side of the Story

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2020

According to statistics provided by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center from 2010, one in five women and one in seventy-one men will be the victim of rape at some point in their lives. These statistics...

Boulder Highs wildly talented Jazz 3 band, who recently had the opportunity to play live on air during a field trip. Via Boulder High music page.

Jazz 3 Plays on KUVO

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 10th, members of the wildly talented Jazz 3 ensemble at Boulder High travelled down to Denver to play live on the KUVO Jazz station 89.3 at 4:15 pm. The student instrumentalists, 24 in...

Freshmen and sophomores may not remember a time before the blank white walls of the math wing, but those of us with a couple more years under our belts certainly do. Back in the day, murals were a staple of the math wing commute. The change to blank white walls came as a shock to many, and left others wondering why they were painted over in the first place.

Bring Back the Murals

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor in Chief January 10, 2020

The more aged among us can recall a time nearly lost to the recesses of sophomore and freshman year memory, a time where color and design reigned supreme in the hallways, before deafening, oppressive white...

SLA: The Student Leadership Alliance

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor in Chief November 22, 2019

For the ever-involved and engaged Boulder High student body, there exists a myriad of wonderful clubs and organizations that exist solely to help the community. Student Council, Panther Pride, National...

Panthers at Pridefest

Panthers at Pridefest

Gavriel Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2019

On September 8th, 2019, over 7,000 attendees flocked to Boulder's Pridefest 2019 in Downtown's Central Park, according to numbers from Out Boulder County. The balmy Sunday provided the perfect backdrop...

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