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Americans are stubbornly attached to their daily showers at somewhat detrimental effects.

You Don’t Need to Shower Every Day

Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer July 6, 2022

Either after a long day or before a long day begins, most people like to enjoy a warm shower to wash off their fatigue. Those who shower every day, though, may be doing more harm than good to both their...

The most popular alcohol, according to students, is beer.

Teenage Drinking: Driving Forces

Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer March 14, 2022

Going to any high school party there is a high chance of alcohol being on the table, so it’s no surprise that many teenagers have indulged in drinking. After talking to students around Boulder High,...

Governor Polis signing into law a plastic bag ban. This ban fails to take into account the economic inequality of renewable bags being costlier, and broadening the gap between rich and poor.

The Climate Change Movement Needs a Reboot

Amelie Panaccione, Jr. Editor in Chief March 14, 2022

Growing up, I was the typical Boulder kid who was always outdoors, so when I had the opportunity to get involved in climate change I jumped at it. It seemed like the perfect mix of helping the world and...

NFL players look intently to the ground to see the result of the coin toss.

The Problem with O.T.

Jonathan Stafford, Staff Writer March 14, 2022

On January 23, 2022, there were several great quarter-final playoff football games. All of them came down to just one score, but the game that caught my eye the most was the Chiefs vs. Bills game, which...

Daylight savings time has existed for over a century- but does it actually serve anyone?

Daylight Savings Should Not Exist

Quinn Merrill, Staff Writer March 13, 2022

Every year, on or around March 13th and then again on or around November 6th, the time changes. In November, we set our clocks back an hour, and then, in March, we jump ahead an hour. This is used to save...

While women may have many IUD options to chose from, theres no side-effect opt out.

Men Have Everything (Except Birth Control)

Alexa Dembo, Editor-in-chief March 11, 2022

Upon the recent public debut of a new form of male birth control (the “ballcuzzi”) by German designer Rebecca Weiss, birth control equity has come back into the spotlight. Birth control has been traditionally...

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...

Due to Boulders increased rate of fentanyl-related deaths, Colorados Good Samaritan laws, which let people have some immunity from substance laws when reporting on overdoses, have never been more relevant.

Drug Education Needs a Rewrite

Hannah Cohen, Opinions Editor February 13, 2022

In fifth grade, my teacher gave a standard lesson on the danger of drugs. Gathering the class around the table, she told us a scenario about standing outside the Boulder Public Library. When she asked...

Some of the stress factors high school seniors feel like they need on a college resume to impress the institution.

Colleges’ Absurd Expectations

Caitlin Rogers, Staff Writer February 13, 2022

Colleges look for good grades, hard classes, and a range of extracurriculars in their prospective students. Though some of these expectations are doable, high schoolers don’t have enough time to do all...

Little Simz made waves in 2021 with her fourth studio album.

The Best Album of 2021

Lucca Swain, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

The week of August 29th was monumental for music in 2021. For one, both Drake and Ye (formerly Kanye West), two of the biggest artists in music, released albums. But Ye’s Donda and Drake’s Certified...

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was originally sentenced to 110 years in jail after a traumatic truck accident which left four people dead.

A 10 Year Sentence for Four Deaths

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor January 27, 2022

In 2019, 26-year old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was speeding at 85 mph in a 45 mph commercial vehicle speed zone on Interstate 70 when his truck slammed into traffic after the brakes allegedly failed, killing...

A quote from the wall of a physics classroom speaks for itself.

Is AP Physics the Hardest Class?

Norrie Boyd, Business Manager & Cartoonist January 21, 2022

I’ve recently been wondering what is the hardest class you can take at Boulder High. Is Mr. Trinkner's AP Macroeconomics class the most challenging? What about Calc BC with its ability to bring even...

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