By Hayleigh Criss & Kelley McQuillen, staff writers
As Thanksgiving break approached, students at Boulder High prepared for a fun week off from school, many with plans ranging from going skiing/snowboarding or laying on the beach soaking up the blazing sun to simply relaxing in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
The week off from school offers relaxation, family time and an opportunity to catch up on leisure activities that school doesn’t allow every day.
“I’m definitely going to use this time to catch up on Gossip Girl,” senior Emma Merryman said. Continue reading
By Chandler Baker, editor
The “thigh gap” is the space between the thighs, and the “gap” is what’s desirable for teenage girls across the world. The idea is the bigger the gap, the better. The thigh gap is a new body phenomenon flaunted by supermodels and yearned for by nearly every social-networking teenage girl in our nation.
To many unaware of what a thigh gap actually is, you would think of it as something anyone can have by simply spreading their legs wider than hip distance apart. Wrong. According to Online Eating Co, a thigh gap is the hollow cavity that appears at the tops of your legs when you stand with your feet together. However, it is not an attractive thing. It looks like it has been cut out by Photoshop, not to mention it is the current driving force of eating disorders. Continue reading
By Chandler Baker & Keile Kropf, editors
Coming off an 11-game winning streak, losing was seemingly unheard of for the Boulder boys soccer team. However, Pine Creek’s overtime golden goal deflection that squeezed by Boulder High goalkeeper Henry Huettel, a senior, ended what was one of the most successful seasons of Boulder High School soccer.
Last year’s championship title set the foundation for this year’s expectations. Every member, fan, student and faculty member of the BHS community had their hearts behind this team.
“It was so much fun watching them play all season. I enjoyed going to every game, and it was an honor to be a part of something that mattered so much to our school,”senior Maya Gilady said. Continue reading
By Eris Hollingshead & Zoe Dulchinos, staff writers
Members of the Boulder High staff basketball team pose for a picture before the game on Thursday. Boulder High battled Fairview in basketball, raising money for the schools’ basketball teams. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Aberton)
Last year, a group of Boulder High School and Fairview High School staff members came together to start a rival staff basketball game to raise money for the schools’ basketball teams. The game last year was at Boulder High, and Fairview won handily. The proceeds go to the school that hosts the game
The staffs played each other again Thursday at Fairview, and Boulder High was looking for payback. There were eight five-minute games, and the score reset at the end of each game, which was different than the normal basketball format that was used last year. After a rocky first-game loss to Fairview, the Boulder High staff came back strong in the second game with a sound win. In the end, Boulder won six games, tied one and lost one, winning the tournament and getting the revenge that they had been craving. Continue reading
By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer
The morning before her flight to Brazil to begin life as an exchange student, senior Eris Hollingshead has a final breakfast with her best friends. (Photo courtesy of Kit Hollingshead)
During December of 2011, my dad brought up the idea of becoming an exchange student. I had never considered leaving my home for a year to go off to an exotic place. But as I thought about it more and more, the idea seemed to be an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Why would I stay in Boulder, a place that I know like the back of my hand, and do the exact same thing that I had been doing for as long as I can remember? There seemed to be one logical answer; I completed the application for Rotary Youth Exchange and handed it in.
I, along with all of the other applicants, then had to attend the interview weekend. Each applicant had a total of three interviews, by different interviewing teams. The interviews were nerve racking and full of “what if” questions. We also had to play a game with all of the applicants that was essentially a test of how we would react in a new culture. Continue reading
By Kelley McQuillen & Jacque Szarmach, staff writers
Seniors Spencer Rafii and Ned Hooton are fashion do’s, using neutral colors with only one or two other colors. On the left, a student wears socks with sandals, a clear fashion don’t. (Photos by Jacque Szarmach)
High school is a time for expressing yourself, and one of the main ways teens do that is through clothing. However, in high school, there’s a lot of judgement about your outer appearance. Wearing what’s “in” vs. what’s “out” can make or break your reputation within the school. So here are some fashion do’s and don’t’s for girls and guys to help you survive the vicious criticism of the typical high-school teen.
First up is footwear. Ladies, sparkled Uggs are not okay, especially ones with ribbon bows in the back. Keep the color basic and neutral. No purples, pinks or teals. Also, heels in school are not appropriate or comfortable. You look ridiculous wobbling and clacking around the halls. To look high-school cute and professional, Steve Madden’s are your everyday shoe. If you can’t afford that, find a nice knockoff instead. If you’re looking for a more athletic, simple shoe, many girls have Target knockoffs of white Vans. They go with everything and are comfortable. In those cold, snowy months, Sorel snow boots and Uggs will keep you warm and fashionable, like a snow bunny. Continue reading
By Jacque Szarmach & Kelley McQuillen, staff writers
Jake Blackmer and Lindsey Cooney, both seniors, are the presidents of Teens4Oceans, a nationwide club at Boulder High that helps clean and restore oceans across the world by experimental learning and research abroad.
Past projects have included Akumal Scuba in Mexico and the Billion Oyster project in New York. Blackmer recently participated in both of these. The project in Akumal included scuba diving and tagging sea turtles. The Billion Oyster project involved restoring 1 billion oysters to the New York Harbor.
“These trips aren’t the typical study-abroad type of trip that everyone does; you’re more involved with ocean and environmental restoration,” Blackmer said. Continue reading
By Zoe Dulchinos, staff writer
Little girls in Boulder grow up hearing the stories of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. I was nine months old when she was killed, but it seems like even now, 17 years later, I can’t get away from it.
In 1999, a grand jury found enough evidence to charge both of her parents for child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a crime, including first-degree murder, but the district attorney decided that the prosecution did not have enough evidence to take the case to trial. Last week, a judge moved to have the indictments against Patsy and John Ramsey made public, but it did not reopen this cold-case, and to this day, JonBenet’s murder is no closer to being solved. Continue reading
By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor
Black Box is coming to Boulder High today through Saturday.
Unlike musicals, Black Box performances center only on students’ acting with “minimalist theatre” where actors themselves set the scene without embellishment from props or music.
“There are very few things on stage to distract from the quality of the actors themselves. The set up also makes the audience much more a part of the production itself,” sophomore Lindsey Kenyon said. Continue reading