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Miller Dunbar

Miller Dunbar, Editorials Editor

Miller Dunbar, a staff writer on The Owl this year, is really interested in international relations and political science and thinks that journalism would be a fascinating career path. This year, she hopes to be a leader in the Opinion section and to improve the quality and variety of her writing. In her free time, Miller enjoys playing volleyball, fishing with her little brother, biking (specifically on a tandem), and watching Spanish Netflix. She regularly listens to podcasts, her favorite being Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History, an inspiration in her life because he is a brilliant writer and a "straight-up genius." Fluent in Spanish, Miller worked this past summer as an English teacher at a camp in Granada, Spain. She is also a very expressive talker, sometimes using her hands instead of her words (usually not in a violent way). While her hand gestures work perfectly when communicating with her adorable dog Dusty, her peers are often not as intuitive. Luckily, Miller has been accepted by her peers because of her preference for the superior, dominant, and omnipotent fruit -- green grapes.

 

 

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As school rigor has been increasing over the past few decades, adolescent stress levels have followed them, according to the American Psychological Association. As a result of the increasing pressure for kids to succeed - and under no circumstances to fall behind - in school, students are coming in no matter how terrible they feel--something that can prove to be quite an issue during an international pandemic.

COVID + Toxic Culture

April 15, 2020

The virus COVID-19, known colloquially as the Coronavirus, is continuing to spread across the U.S. rapidly. According to the New York Times, there are 1297 confirmed cases in 44 states and Washington,...

The ninth Democratic debate was one of the fiestiest debates yet, at least according to one debate specialist. With Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer absent, focus fell on primaries newcomer Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City.

A Recap of the Ninth Democratic Debate

February 23, 2020

The ninth Democratic presidential debate took place on Wednesday, February 19th, just four days before the Nevada caucuses. This debate saw six participants, while the previous had eight. Andrew Yang,...

Swim team captains and seniors Olivia Normandeau, Ella Johnson, and Emilia Culberson smile for a photo after a successful meet.

Girls Swim is SUPER

February 18, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Boulder High Girls Swim Team had a home meet against the Rocky Mountain Lobos. They walked away with a 97-89 win against their Fort Collins opponent on senior night. I took the...

Photo of the Space Theatre, where the performance of Twelfth Night was put on.

Twelfth Night at the DCPA

February 10, 2020

Last Thursday, Dec. 5, three Boulder High Language Arts classes attended a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The show was about two and a half hours...

Cramfest has been a staple of freshman study-time for years now--but is it actually helpful or is it just another sham?

Cramfest is a Sham

January 26, 2020

Cramfest is Boulder High’s annual tradition of gathering the Panther Pride leaders, teachers and freshmen together to better prepare students for their first semester finals. This seems like a pretty...

Campus Beautification a Roaring Success

January 26, 2020

Every year, Boulder High’s chapter of the National Honor Society carries out group volunteer projects to help the community. This year, NHS project managers Natalie Bruhweiler and Jack McConnell chose...

The extravagant, lustrous pinata from  the FET Fiesta. Photo by Grace Schwab.

La Posada: FET Fiesta

January 24, 2020

On Dec. 13, Boulder High’s Latino families collaborated with FET (Families and Educators Together) to put on the very first BHS Posada celebration. A Posada is a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration....

The House of Representatives has begun the impeachment proceedings to determine whether President Trump should be removed from office.

Impeachment Proceedings

January 7, 2020

The United States House of Representatives has begun the process of impeachment proceedings. They are trying to determine whether or not President Trump’s conduct and dealings with foreign powers merit...

Changes in the World of AP

November 21, 2019

If you’re taking an AP class this year, you may have noticed some differences from last year’s timeframe. College Board has rolled out a variety of changes that they believe will improve performance...

Black Box 2019 Review

Black Box 2019 Review

November 15, 2019
I came to this year’s Black Box performance with high expectations. I was blown away by last year’s, and I wasn’t even sitting on the stage. The performances last Friday certainly didn’t disappoint...
The Importance of Consistency: Snow Days

The Importance of Consistency: Snow Days

October 29, 2019

This morning on Tuesday, October 29th as I woke up to my alarm at 6:45 am, I knew in my heart that we wouldn’t have a snow day. I was pretty certain we wouldn’t have another delayed start, either....

Advisory cutbacks this school year have caused many inconveniences. A student studies via Creative Commons.

The Trouble With Advisory

October 24, 2019

Having dedicated time within school hours to meet with teachers, make up work, and study is a very valuable asset for a high school student. Whether you missed a class and need to take a quiz or you just...

Boulder High’s Coolest New Club

Boulder High’s Coolest New Club

September 25, 2019

As we get closer and closer to the beginning of the ski and snowboard season, people are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Boulder High, with its close proximity to the mountains, is...

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