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

Why I Prefer In-Person Learning

Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

After living through a year of online school, I can confidently say that it was the worst year of my high school experience. I’d log onto a class on Google Meet, listen to a teacher’s lesson, and they’d...

On Nov. 6, Boulder County will move into Level 3: Safer at Home.

Boulder Moves Into Level Three: Safer at Home

Gracie Lee, Staff writer November 12, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 6, Boulder County will move into Level Orange: Safer at Home. The transition comes after health officials saw a large surge in COVID-19 cases in October.  Safer At Home, the third of...

A sight many school-goers had hoped theyd left in the past.

Boulder High Shuts Down In-Person Learning

Halie Leland, Staff writer October 29, 2020

Boulder High will be returning to remote learning for all students from Thursday, October 29, 2020, to Thursday, November 12, 2020, a recent email from Dr. James Hill states. This halt comes after four...

When COVID-19 lockdowns took effect in the spring, many acquired new pets as a way to fill their time.

Pandemic Pets!

Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2020

At the beginning of March, junior Clara Hassan’s family adopted Rosie, a black lab mix. Just a few weeks later, COVID-19 lockdowns took effect in Boulder. “We had no idea that we would be quarantining,...

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?

Luke Leiden, Webmaster & Social Media Director 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...

The days are packed, but Boulder Highs new schedule makes everything easier to manage.

Boulder High’s New Schedule

Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2020

In 2018, an educational earthquake shook Boulder High to its core in the form of a switch from a seven-period class schedule to an eight-period one. It took a few weeks for students to get their heads...

Grace Haislmaier sits alone in Ms. Spekls second-period geometry class.

First Week Back at BHS

Amelia Chapman and Ella Webber October 23, 2020

The return to in-person learning has many people asking what school will look like now and if going back is really even worth it. Beginning this week, freshmen were back in the walls of Boulder High, meeting...

With the election imminent, President Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Akash’s COVID Corner: Trump, COVID and the Election

Akash Woods, Staff writer October 16, 2020

On Friday, October 2nd, 2020, Hope Hicks, who had reportedly recently been in contact with President Trump, tested positive for COVID-19. Donald Trump immediately quarantined, and then also tested positive,...

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?

Luke Leiden, Webmaster and Social Media Director 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...

Trump announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 early on Friday, Oct. 2.

President Trump has COVID-19

Keegan Jack, Webmaster & Social Media Director October 3, 2020

President Trump tweeted early on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, that he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement, which was released around 1:00 a.m., has come with lots of speculation and mystery, so here...

Its the million dollar medical question: when will a Covid-19 vaccine be ready?

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Akash Woods, Staff writer October 1, 2020

There are currently 11 COVID-19 vaccines being tested for large-scale efficacy across the world. For most governments, there is one big question: are these vaccines safe? The answer is not yet known and...

Single-use cups and other assorted trash are shown in a landfill. Via Pikrepo

COVID-19 and To-Go Containers

Aurora Lord, Staff writer September 29, 2020

In light of COVID-19, the demand for single-use plastics and other disposable goods have increased due to restrictions caused by efforts to halt the spread of the virus. In addition, coffee shops and restaurants...

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