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Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor

Hannah Cohen is a junior and is ecstatic to start her second year on staff at the Owl! Her love for words has taken many forms- from journalism to fiction to poetry, and now to editing, leading her to serve on the Editorial Board for jGirls Magazine. She also spends her time stumbling through sheet music, shouting “decorum delegates!” as an officer for Model UN, or elbow-deep in flour for her latest baking concoction. Otherwise, she enjoys being outdoors, whether with company (including her lovely labradoodle), skis, a tent, or simply a good piece of fiction and a slice of shade. Although Hannah is slightly preferential to the sweeter, more robust taste of red grapes, she knows that the bliss of biting into a crunchy grape transcends color.

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Biden’s Back, Babey!

May 9, 2022

Good news politics junkies, drama enthusiasts and people with too much time on their hands. The President Biden we know and tolerate is back!  On the campaign trail, Biden played into the current political...

Dr. Morales is especially interested in working for Boulder High given the schools rich history.

A Vision and Mission of Trust and Respect

May 9, 2022

Next school year, Dr. Alana Morales will assume the principalship at Boulder High. Dr. Morales brings her passion for education and drive for connection, along with two decades of teaching and three years...

Due to Boulders increased rate of fentanyl-related deaths, Colorados Good Samaritan laws, which let people have some immunity from substance laws when reporting on overdoses, have never been more relevant.

Drug Education Needs a Rewrite

February 13, 2022

In fifth grade, my teacher gave a standard lesson on the danger of drugs. Gathering the class around the table, she told us a scenario about standing outside the Boulder Public Library. When she asked...

Months before the election, Boulder residents prominently displayed their support for City Council Candidates.

Local Elections ’21

February 3, 2022

Local elections are often the most forgotten exercises of democracy, especially when they occur in off-years, and require a good understanding of ballot language to read. However, they are perhaps more...

Nina Dawallu 23 plays in the competition that is the latest in a long history of Boulder High’s musical excellence.

Concerto Competition a Resounding Success

February 1, 2022

On Friday, December 10th, three of Boulder High’s musicians competed in the annual school Concerto Competition. While usually written for soloists accompanied by an orchestra, the students performed...

After SCOTUS heard Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization, protests sprang up around the country.

A Post Roe v. Wade Colorado

January 5, 2022

Last week, the Supreme Court heard a case that has the fate of Roe v. Wade- and thereby the fate of reproductive rights in the United States -thrown into uncertainty. Fifty years ago, in 1973, the Court...

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

[Photo] Appropriation & Spirituality

January 5, 2022

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

Students’ level mental health got worse as the pandemic forced schools to go online.

[Photo] Why I Prefer In-Person Learning

January 5, 2022

Students’ level mental health got worse as the pandemic forced schools to go online.

Pua Aki (right) and Faith Gowan counterprotested BVSD Recalls petition gathering attempts at the Farmers Market on November 6th.

The BVSD Recall is No Joke

November 19, 2021

Eighteen months into Boulder Valley School District navigating a global pandemic & a federal government that initially was completely unprepared to handle education, a group called BVSD Recall is now...

“‘She turned me into a newt!’ ‘A newt?’ ‘Well I got better’” - Monty Python

The Legend, the Witch & the Women

November 1, 2021

Readers, please note: This article addresses the archetype of “the witch” in history and media, and does not group people who practice witchcraft into this category. Every Halloween, one beloved...

Open Studios doesn’t just feature traditional paintings- artists create clothing, whimsical ceramics, and photography as well.

Open Studios 2021: Local Art & Why You Should Care

October 8, 2021

Starting in 1995, Open Studios, an organization that hosts an annual community art event the first three weekends of October, has let artists open their creative spaces to the public. It’s a delightful...

If freedom is the piece de resistance of the Republican argument, then social liberties are the glaring bright red elephants in the room. Cartoon by Norrie Boyd.

DeSantis & the Concept of “Freedom”

October 3, 2021

On August 27th, a Florida state judge ruled against Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide ban against schools imposing mask mandates. This is only the latest development in a series of national debates on...

The Earth Guy!

The Earth Guy!

October 1, 2021

As Boulder has grown as a community, there have been numerous people who have made their mark upon the town we live in currently. Whether that may be a family dog walker, protestors you’ve seen around...

The audience for former Panther Derek Dames Ohls set was rapt.

PorchFest 2021

September 21, 2021

On Sunday, September 19th, neighbors and visitors flooded the streets of the Mapleton Hill neighborhood to enjoy the annual “PorchFest” event, where local musicians played sets on resident’s porches. Bands...

The states losing seats after the 2020 Census are largely clustered in the Midwest and Tristate area.

The 2020 Census and Colorado’s Redistricting

May 12, 2021

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Census Bureau released the results from the prolonged 2020 Census. Among the redistribution in the House of Representatives, Colorado gained a seat, which will be distributed...

From threatrophones to radios to smartphones, radio dramas have taken a variety of formats.

The Rise of Fiction Podcasts

December 16, 2020

Fiction podcasts, at first encounter, are quite peculiar. A mix between radio, TV show, and play, they prove to be a perhaps ingenious way of consuming media. This medium’s origin is no less noble–it...

A display of pottery along with hand sanitizer in Willi Eggermans studio.

How Local Artists are Taking 2020 in Stride

November 10, 2020

Open Studios, the annual fall event where local artists open their studios to the public, has fallen victim to 2020. The loss of this major money-making and publicity occasion has forced artists to think...

There are 19 candidates on the Colorado ballot.

A Look at Some Third Party Candidates

October 27, 2020

The 2020 presidential election has turned, for some, into a consideration of “who do I hate the least?” as they consider President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Others have gone...

The two textbooks used in Boulder Highs AP World History class.

AP World History is Still Too Eurocentric

October 6, 2020

Since the creation of the U.S. public school system, American children have been learning history through a European lens. The push for schools to feature history from different perspectives has started...

Presidential candidate Joe Biden had a lot to say to President Trump on Tuesday nights debate.

Biden’s Retorts, Rated

October 1, 2020

The first presidential debate between former Vice President Biden and President Trump last night was full of interruptions and false statements. Trump is known for his abrasive style and he stayed true...

KKK rallies were seen by some members as social events and would bring their families.

When Colorado was Kolorado

October 1, 2020

Boulder is known throughout the American West as an incredibly liberal city. Stories of hippies frolicking through the foothills picking herbs for Celestial Seasonings tea tend to surface in tales of Boulder’s...

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