The Owl

The hidden culture of girls bathroom at BHS is nuanced and deep.

“No, What Are You REALLY Doing in There?”

Jane Dunbar, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Every student who uses the girls bathroom at Boulder High School has undoubtedly lived the troubling experience of getting hit in the face with the smell of cotton candy vape clouds and Pink’s “Fresh...

Boulder High is the oldest high school in Colorado.

What’s Up With the Gargoyles?

Jules Conners, News Editor January 24, 2023

The City of Boulder is an eclectic place, so it’s only fitting that the gargoyles at Boulder High are as much. These nude, gargoyle-like statues keep watch over Boulder High, yet most students don’t...

Captain Ryan Barnes helps cart the robotics team to victory.

Take a Byte of the BHS Robotics Team

Madelyn Barnes, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Mr. Zahner was a beloved teacher at Boulder High. One that was passionate about robotics and teaching his students. He was an incredible mentor who taught with enthusiasm that was reciprocated by his pupils....

Varsity Softball, minutes before playing for their League Championship win. Photo by Samantha Green.

The Crack of the Bat

Jules Conners, News Editor January 9, 2023

Let me take you back to 1997, Bill Clinton was president, chokers were fashionable and it was the last time Boulder High Girls softball won the title of League Champions. The last time, that is, until...

Osvaldo Garcia Barron, wholl always offer a smile in the hallway, is involved in numerous leadership programs.

Student Spotlight: Osvaldo Garcia Barron

Jules Conners, News Editor January 7, 2023

Every day, the students of Boulder High accomplish amazing things. Here at The Owl, we have chosen to recognize these specific students through a segment called “Student Spotlight." This month we will...

BHS students awaiting the start of the Homecoming pep rally on Thursday, September 8th.

The Great Downfall of Pep

Jules Conners, News Editor January 7, 2023

The pep rally: an awkward, problematic waste of time at Boulder High. We lose valuable class time to accommodate these long rallies. Are they worth it?  The fundamental idea of the pep rally is truly...

What we could’ve learned from schools online era

Why You Should Go to School With COVID

Sophia Sherman, Editorial Editor, Media Director November 14, 2022

Ever since school fully came back in person in the fall of 2021, flu season isn’t the only sickness to worry about spreading.  It’s no secret online school was difficult for many people. Teachers...

The tardy policy is especially difficult given how long it takes to get through the crowded hallways.

A Sinister Tardy Policy

Jonathan Stafford, Features Editor November 2, 2022

Last school year, if a student was twenty minutes late or fewer, they were marked tardy. As tardies built up for a student, they would have some disciplinary measure enacted upon them to reduce the number...

Students wait in the grueling line to enter their school.

An Identity Crisis

Jules Conners, News Editor October 12, 2022

You’ve probably sat in a class this week and witnessed about 30 students without their IDs on full display. “Disgraceful,” you think to yourself, “wow, these people are below me.” Then you look...

Boulder Highs sports teams often get more attention than other programs.

School Spirit: More Harm Than Good?

Sophii Sherman, Opinions Editor October 1, 2022

During the most turbulent time of the school year, when class expectations and school year norms are still being solidified, when people are trying to settle into the academic year and prepare themselves...

With the chances of a shooter having an ID, is this policy effective, or merely security theater?

Psst… the Doors Aren’t the Problem

Hannah Cohen and Leah Frankel September 20, 2022

A 9:30 bell shrieks as the class clambers to the dusty rows of the auditorium. Five hundred-plus students sit down for what is a new year of high school — a particular forte full of "hey over here!"...

Teachers can view your screens and open tabs even after class hours.

Go, Go, GO Guardian

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor September 20, 2022

There are two things every BVSD student should know. One is that the school nachos are absolutely delightful. The other is that the district has installed what might be described as spyware onto all student's...

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