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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....

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...

With its picture-perfect backdrop, decades of Boulderites have wondered why our cross-town rivals have few windows facing the mountains.

Fact or Fiction: Was Fairview Really Designed by a Prison Architect?

Sophii Sherman, Opinions Editor January 7, 2023

It’s a well-believed rumor that Fairview's plain, windowless, and, frankly, intimidating building was designed by none other than the same person who designed the Colorado Prison. A poll of Boulder High...

Local issues are known to spur tension in a community that votes fairly homogeneously in national elections.

Your Future, Your Ballot

Hannah Cohen, Editor-in-chief October 24, 2022

Even if you can’t vote, knowing what issues your community is deciding not only is important for its effect on your future but also for being a well-informed resident of Colorado. Here is a selection...

Apocalypse, situated on Pearl St., is a popular, but expensive, thrift shop in Boulder. Although it’s location is great, the price seems to be a huge turn-off.

Boulder’s Thrifting Chronicles

Madelyn Barnes, Staff Writer September 25, 2022

Thrifting is a cheap, eco-friendly and accessible way for many people to buy products, making it trendy in today's community. The appeal of thrifting, according to Juliana Park ‘24, is “how good it...

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...

Up in flames: Boulder Highs Team Rowdy censorship could be described as set ablaze.

A Little Too Rowdy?

Calvin Boykoff, Sports Editor September 19, 2022

Welcome back, class of 2023! This year is already showing signs of being one of the rowdiest of previous years and possibly one of the rowdiest to come. Entering this year, many have high hopes for the...

Red Bull is the favorite energy drink as surveyed by Caffeine Informer, with 74 mg of caffeine

Why Energy Drinks Are Ruining Your Body

Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer July 8, 2022

In the morning when you feel a little bit tired, a little lackluster, what do you do? Typically, the average teenager will grab a coffee or an energy drink and let that boost of energy carry them throughout...

Dr. Hill has been principal of Boulder high for six years and now is leaving to pursue an administrative position in BVSD.

Bidding Adieu to Dr. Hill

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor March 14, 2022

After six years of being principal of Boulder High, Dr. Hill is leaving to pursue a new position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for BVSD. He is a  Colorado Springs native, and has had...

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services,  your social ties with friends impact your mental, emotional, and even physical well being. Senior friends (Left to right) J.D Espinoza, Diego Castruita, and Eric Ivan Gonzalez give their mental health a boost during lunch.

Teens’ Mental Health

Quinn Merrill, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

In our world, little kids have endless opportunities for entertainment; they have their playgrounds and classes that engage them with art, finger painting, and other fun activities. Parents go above and...

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