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OPINION: Sleep deprivation

OPINION: Sleep deprivation

Haley Briet, Staff Editor

February 13, 2019

Four days a week, I arrive at the restaurant at 3:40 to start my shift. Four days a week, I leave the restaurant at 9:30 to go home and start my homework. With Boulder Valley School District’s adjusted high school schedule for the 2019 - 2020 school year, I won’t be able to get to work on time. At t...

OPINION: Times have changed, shouldn’t we?

OPINION: Times have changed, shouldn’t we?

Carolyn Jewett, Guest Writer

February 11, 2019

The lights are off. The room is silent. Kids huddle against each other in a corner of a room. No one daring to say anything. Somewhere in the school gunshots are echoing through the halls. Kids scream’s rip through the building. Footsteps approaching, doorknobs jiggling. Useless against the sho...

OPINION: Sticks and Stones

OPINION: Sticks and Stones

Nina Kogan, Guest Writer

January 29, 2019

Do you remember the smug glances you always made when she walked silently down the hallway to her next class? The cruel words you spoke behind her back? The vicious whispers you exchanged with your friends when she got on the bus? Those same words managed to drill themselves into her mind and poison her th...

OPINION: Enough

OPINION: Enough

Mia Schmanski, Staff Writter

September 1, 2018

A set of acrylic fingernails would be his first step to revealing who he actually was. To his mom, he was still a baby boy. To his teachers, just another student. And to his classmates, he would end up being “the gay boy.” Remarks like this, and many others that I am not comfortable saying, are th...

Democracy depends on journalists

Lincoln Roch, Podcast Editor

August 19, 2018

“Democracy Dies in Darkness.” That appears on every edition of The Washington Post, and that statement is true now more than ever. Journalists in newsrooms across the country dedicate their lives to educate and inform the people and hold truth to power. Journalists and our media are the American dem...

Don’t Let It Happen Here (The Howler Preview)

Don’t Let It Happen Here (The Howler Preview)

India Turner, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

We, as kids, have been waiting for adults and politicians to do what is supposed to be their job, protect us, but we have been left hanging, and are dying because of their refusal to act.  For so long we have stood behind and waited for politicians and leaders to put in place the laws needed in ord...

Perfection Infection

Perfection Infection

Mia Schmanski, Guest Writer

March 14, 2018

More than half of women ages 18 to 40 are unhappy with their body according to a study done by The New York Times. The author states that 80 percent of women in the whole world have said that "looking in a mirror makes them feel bad about themselves." Whether this is caused by expectations from ourselves ...

Water is Life

Water is Life

Levi Wood, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2017

Peering past the the wispy white tear gas engulfing a mass of shadowy figures, native elders and water protectors, fighting for clean water stand, burning sage and beating drums that resonate the chest with determination. The crowd of people are facing officers positioned stagnantly behind a concrete ba...

Storytelling in Hip Hop

Levi Wood, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2017

If I had a penny for how many times I have heard how modern day rap and hip-hop ain’t what they used to be, I’d be rich. Everyone is talking about it, but is it true? Is modern day rap really just a whole bunch of hubbas and huddas with an off beat trap mix in the background? Well, as quoted by Snoop ...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Lecture at University of Colorado

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Lecture at University of Colorado

Emma Wolters, Social Media Editor

September 10, 2016

If I had to describe Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture in one word, it would be enlightening. Though she only spoke for an hour, she said so many things that not only surprised me, but offered a new outlook. The lecture was on a Friday afternoon, the 2nd of September, in the Macky ...

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