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OPINION: How Our Society Defines “Average”

The difference between society's so called

Cara Racenstein, Section Editor

March 17, 2019

Today’s society has transformed the formerly adequate word, “average”, into something that pierces straight into the chest. It is not a word that will attract praise. The word is shamed upon by most. It is humiliating, unsatisfactory.   According to the Oxford Dictionary, “average” is “an amoun...

OPINION: More Motivation

OPINION: More Motivation

India Turner, MOHI Media Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

It isn’t about the amount of sleep, but when that sleep happens. This is what the new schedule is helping address. Unless the amount of school time or homework is reduced, students are still going to sleep the same amount that they do now. However, what the new schedule does do is try and change what ...

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?

DENVER, CO - MARCH 24: Protesters had up 17th Ave for the March for Our Lives to end gun violence March 24, 2018. The student-led rally and march is one of more than 400 sister demonstrations taking place across the country March 24 in partnership with the Washington DC march that is organized by the student survivors of the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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, KYOT Producer

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)

Illustration by Mandy Matteson

India Turner, MOHI Media 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

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...

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