Category Archives: Features

Review: ‘Neighbors’ short on plot points

By Chandler Baker, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer From the get go, Neighbors had the audience weak with its witty jokes and funny scenarios. Starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, the film is very entertaining, much like Efron’s abs. … Continue reading

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Matt Moniz: Dispatches from the top of the world

By Matt Moniz, special to The Owl (Editor’s Note: Boulder High School sophomore Matt Moniz is currently on an expedition to climb several peaks, including Mt. Everest. He will periodically provide updates about his progress.) Upon arriving in Katmandu after 29 … Continue reading

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Boulder High athletes work hard to balance schoolwork with team activities

By Zoe Dulchinos, staff writer Students learn early in their high-school careers that time management is crucial if they want to succeed in their classes. Many teens participate in extracurricular activities that take up time outside of school. One of … Continue reading

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Spring weather constant threat to schedules of Boulder High athletic teams

By Zoe Dulchinos, staff writer Spring weather in Colorado is notoriously unpredictable. Seventy-degree weather can be followed immediately by snowstorms, sometimes all in one day. In fact, Boulder on average receives more snowfall in March than any other month of … Continue reading

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Oscar Sunday serves up big surprises, including record-breaking selfie on Twitter

By Kelley McQuillen, staff writer This year’s 86th Academy Awards aired on March 2 and brought laughter, tears and surprises to the millions of people who watched. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the year’s best movies were celebrated in Hollywood at … Continue reading

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Four-day weekend allows students to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a variety of fun, relaxing ways

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer Students at Boulder High were lucky enough to not only have Valentine’s Day off of school on Feb. 14, but also a much-needed four-day weekend to spend with their special someone, friends or family. Many … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ride Along’ appeals mostly to teens rather than adults

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The movie Ride Along came out in theaters on Jan. 17, making a total of $92.7 million so far. This movie stars comedian Kevin Hart (Ben) and rapper Ice Cube (James), who is a policeman … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Frozen’ receives widespread praise, tops charts, warms hearts while highlighting serious issues

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer Disney’s newest heartwarming animated film is called Frozen. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. It is beautifully animated and full of … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ an entertaining depiction of excesses during late ‘80s

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The Wolf of Wall Street came out in theaters with a big bang in late December, sitting in eighth place at the box office. Having been in theaters for six weeks now, the movie has … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Captain Phillips’ is notable for its authentic portrayals of men in desperate situations

By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer “Listen up, we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don’t. Stick together and we’ll be all right. Good luck,” Captain Phillips announces to the ship … Continue reading

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