Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Is the expense of prom worth it or not?

By Kelley McQuillen & Jacque Szarmach, staff writers As prom approaches this weekend, everyone’s wallets slowly get thinner. Although students are excited for prom, the costs that come along with it can put a damper on the night. A new … Continue reading

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Opinion: Tropical spring break do’s and don’t’s

By Kelley McQuillen & Jacque Szarmach, staff writers With Spring Break coming up at the end of the week, students at Boulder High are getting very excited for the much anticipated week of relaxation. Many students travel, whether it’s to … Continue reading

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Opinion: The bittersweet splendors of senior year

By Chandler Baker & Keile Kropf, editors More than halfway through our last semester of high school, it has been a year of lasts for everything. Realizing that we have played our last seconds on the basketball court, risked getting … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why I plan to take the reins of the ‘Owl’ next year

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor As a current co-editor and next year’s editor-in-chief of The Owl, I’m happy to say that I’ve learned things you can best gain from spending a year and a half sharing four computers with several upperclassmen … Continue reading

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Opinion: Body Awareness Week encourages students to nurture positive views of themselves

By Chandler Baker & Keile Kropf, editors Coming from such a healthy living environment, many students growing up in Boulder are brought up to carefully consider their health and body awareness. With salad bars and gluten-free options at almost every … Continue reading

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Opinion: Reflecting on school violence in the wake of tragedy at Standley Lake High School

By Zoe Dulchinos, staff writer As a high school student, tragedies in schools always hit home pretty hard. Whenever there is a school shooting, I think about what I would have done if it had happened at Boulder High. What … Continue reading

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Opinion: Arapahoe High School shooting reminds us of the challenges we face as a society

By Chandler Baker, editor To think, this time Friday we were all complaining about how early it was and how much homework we were getting the week before finals. We were all worried about our grades, our own personal agendas. … Continue reading

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Opinion: Technology doesn’t necessarily enhance reporting

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor In the last two months, natural disasters have bombarded the Philippines, and the country, comprised of clusters of islands, is going through a massive undertaking to recover after the recent super typhoon and earthquakes. Although technology … Continue reading

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Opinion: It’s time to put an end to ‘thigh gap’ phenomenon

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 … Continue reading

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Opinion: My journey as an exchange student in Brazil begins

By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer 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 … Continue reading

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