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Luke Leiden

Luke Leiden, Social Media Director

Luke Leiden is a senior at Boulder High School and a new recruit to the BHS Owl team. Although Luke enjoys a variety of subjects and disciplines of knowledge, there is a special place in his heart for journalism and the power that it holds in modern society. Luke hopes to grow a lot as a writer and team player during his time in the newspaper, while also refining additional leadership and professional skills. In his free time, Luke enjoys torturing his body through long runs and sprint workouts, reading novels about post-apocalyptic societies, and sleeping through Netflix Originals. He also loves spending time with friends and family in the rain, ideally while hiking or attempting to construct a tent, and imagining he attends private school in Spain. Most importantly, Luke adores music of all varieties and works tirelessly to cultivate his Spotify feed, but unfortunately, due to his preference for lit hypo bangerz, is rarely given aux. Luke hasn’t eaten a grape in several years but seems to remember a particular affinity for those of the green variety.

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While some may proudly flaunt their Tyler-topped Wrapped on social media, others with less-refined taste are forced to take more drastic measures.

Spotify Wrapped: a Blessing or a Curse?

December 11, 2020

It’s that time of year again: Spotify Wrapped 2020. The music streaming service’s interactive recap that highlights users’ top artists and songs for the year has finally arrived. While a select few...

Joffrey Baratheon, Nate Jacobs, Amy Dunne, Joe Goldberg, and Sherlock Holmes are some of the many characters problematically glorified in modern pop culture.

Pop Culture’s Problematic Portrayal of Psychopathy

November 24, 2020

In modern society, a person who blackmails, stalks, assaults, tortures, rapes, or murders their peers would not typically be someone you would want to associate with, much less sexualize and glorify. But...

Traditional marriage appears to be on its way out. But whether it’s truly dying or simply transforming remains to be seen.

The Precarious Future of Marriage

November 13, 2020

Picture this: it’s your wedding day. You slowly walk down the aisle, your singular soulmate of the opposite sex smiling at you the whole way. You exchange vows. You promise to be true, to always be there,...

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

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...

Historical catastrophes such as the Black Death and the 1918 flu pandemic may provide answers to how the COVID-19 pandemic will conclude.

How Does a Pandemic End?

October 29, 2020

In 1854, one of the world’s earliest epidemics was effectively ended when London resident John Snow removed the handle from the city’s public water pump, preventing the spread of cholera through germ...

Virtual concerts quickly took hold this summer as tours worldwide were canceled and rescheduled. But just how big of an impact did these new forms of entertainment have?

Are Virtual Concerts Here to Stay?

October 13, 2020

Over the course of the pandemic, virtual concerts experienced an unprecedented uptake in support and profitability, as singers and fans alike were forced to turn to alternative methods to connect over...

The National Merit Scholarship Competition contributes over $35 million in scholarships and national recognition to 7,600 graduating seniors each year. Image via Unsplash

Boulder High’s National Merit Semifinalists

October 6, 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Competition has just announced this year’s Semifinalists in the 2021 competition. Of the 270 total qualifying students in Colorado, 14 (roughly 5%) are from Boulder High...

Ragers and global pandemics coexisting? Not as difficult as it may seem.

How to Party During a Pandemic

September 29, 2020

In the midst of one of the largest health crises to hit the United States in several decades, many college and high school students are finding themselves faced with the same profound question: is a life...

Cancel culture: effective demand for accountability or vengeful mob in digital form?

Cancel Cancel Culture?

September 24, 2020

I’m sorry to say that everyone at Boulder High has been canceled. Not officially, of course, given the lack of public notoriety necessary to truly experience cancelation, but I have no doubt that if...

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