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Boulder Tightens Restrictions, College Board Reschedules Tests, BVSD Announces Plan for Online Classes
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 19, 2020

Superintendent Rob Anderson announced in an email to families and staff that BVSD is preparing to implement their home learning plan in the event that school is closed past March 29th.

Grades 6-12 are…

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Volunteers Distribute Food to Families Across the District
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 19, 2020

Across the district on Tuesday, volunteers handed out bags of food to those who came by a series of pre-determined locations.

Boulder Valley School District announced their plans to provide meal supplies…

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BVSD and Boulder Health Hold Press Conference, Students Collect Personal Items from Fairview
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 17, 2020

On March 13th, Superintendent Dr. Rob Anderson from Boulder Valley School District and Dr. Don Haddad from Saint Vrain School District addressed the public in a conference about the closure of schools…

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BVSD Just Closed Schools, Now Teachers and Students are Preparing to Move Online
Coronavirus

Ava Svolos | March 16, 2020

After BVSD released their plans for a possible school closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and just closed schools until the end of spring break, students and staff are preparing for what that means…

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BVSD Outlines Plans for Potential Closures, CHSAA Bans Spectators from Basketball Finals
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 12, 2020

As of Wednesday Evening, CHSAA(The Colorado High School Activities Association) outlined a plan to limit attendance at the state basketball finals set for Friday.

The Fairview men’s team was scheduled…

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BVSD Addresses Some Concerns About COVID-19, CU Boulder Closes Campus
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 12, 2020

On March 11th, CU Boulder announced that they would be moving all their classes online, starting next week. The move comes just 24 hours after Governor Polis’ emergency declaration.

Colleges and universities…

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Meaningless Values – How Students Manipulate Volunteer Opportunities to Appeal to Colleges
Features

Max Eaton | March 12, 2020

The education system is becoming increasingly competitive over the years, rendering clubs and volunteer hours a mandate in order for ambitious students to be considered for top-tier schools. In an environment…

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Gov. Declares State of Emergency Over COVID-19, Fairview Lacks Enough Cleaning Supplies
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 11, 2020

Tuesday, March 10th, Governor Jared Polis announced he was declaring a state of emergency to combat the novel coronavirus.

Colorado now has a total of 19 presumptive positive cases of the disease, according…

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Despite District Claims, Fairview Has Not Recevied BVSD Supplies to Combat Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Henry Larson | March 10, 2020

With the first cases of coronavirus presumptively positive in Colorado, BVSD officials have been putting together a pandemic plan, meant to curb the impacts of an infectious disease like COVID-19.

On…

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Colorado Finds Two Cases of Coronavirus, BVSD Officials Try to Prepare
Coronavirus

Maia Penuel | March 9, 2020

The Denver Post first reported that Colorado has identified its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. A visitor to Summit County was tested positive by the Colorado Department of Public Health and…

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Absent – Latin American Students are Underrepresented in Advanced Classes
Features

Morgan Hunt | March 9, 2020

“Freshman year, I got put in a group with a bunch of white people, they wouldn’t say a word to me… I felt disrespect[ed],” said a student in the Adelante class, an academic support class for Latinx…

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Live Coverage: 2020 Primary Election
News

Sara George | March 4, 2020

Welcome to live coverage of the 2020 Presidential Primaries.
Check back on this page for updates from our reporters and analysts. 
The polls closed at 7:00PM, March 3rd.

Data updates every…

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“They Belong In This Democracy Too” – Students March to the Polls
News

Lindsay Cox | March 4, 2020

We are only days away from Super Tuesday, which falls on March 3rd. On that date, 14 states will be voting to nominate a presidential primary candidate. While the Republican primary is more simple because…

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Eight – Our First Journey to the Moon
Audio

Henry Larson | December 30, 2019

On the morning of December 21st, 1968, three astronauts launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The tremendous power of their Saturn V rocket pushed them out of Earth’s atmosphere and into the black…

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“It’s Not an Easy Situation” – Former Interventionist’s Arrest Leaves Unanswered Questions
News

Henry Larson | December 19, 2019

On the evening of Tuesday, December 3rd, Principal Stensrud held an “Evening with the Principal” meeting in the College and Career Center. The majority of the evening was spent discussing the recent…

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“We’re A Very Pressure Driven Student Body” – How Cheating Is Interpreted As Acceptable
News

Anna Wenzel | December 17, 2019

Almost every student fears having cheating on their record, whether it be for a small infraction, like copying homework, or something more serious, like cheating on a test. Despite that, students can find…

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Fake It Till You Make It – Despite What School Officials Say, Fake IDs Still Exist
News

Morgan Hunt | December 16, 2019

“The only text I get from her is ‘the cops are coming.’”
On homecoming night, two students, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of further legal action, were out buying alcohol….

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Part Four: Nobody Talks About It
Opinions

Ava Svolos | December 11, 2019

In my sophomore year, a fellow student told me that he had seen a popular student steal my jacket from my locker. After my parents emailed the Dean of Students, I was pulled out of my geometry class to…

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Part Two: He Took Everything From Me
Features

Henry Larson | December 11, 2019

This article has content that may be disturbing to readers.
In order to protect the identity of this student, her story is being published anonymously. The Royal Banner has confirmed some details of her…

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“It’ll Be Difficult, For Sure” – IB Diploma’s Effect on College Acceptance
News

Anna Wenzel | December 5, 2019

Out of the school’s over two thousand students, only about sixty completed the IB diploma program last year, and many students are unsure if it is beneficial. The International Baccalaureate Diploma,…

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Part One: Reporting and Investigation
News

Ava Svolos | November 19, 2019

The reason why sexual assault is uncomfortable to talk about is the exact same reason why we need to talk about it.

When we don’t talk about it, misinformation and uneasy feelings spread and make…

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The Knight Show Episode 19: Nonviolent Civilized Dissent
Audio

Henry Larson | October 30, 2019

This week we take a look at the Socialist Club, a radically different organization from anything else at Fairview.

Who are they? What do they want to change? Why do they want to change it?

We…

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“It’s Not Worth It, People Are Going To Get Hurt.” No District-Wide Closure Prompts Student and Faculty Concern
News

Henry Larson | October 30, 2019

After a predicted eight inches of snow caused hazardous driving conditions and low visibility, Boulder Valley School District officials opted to keep schools open for normal operating hours, while cancelling…

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Ride Along – Administration Considers Giving P.E. Credits for Biking to School
News

Max Eaton | October 24, 2019

Students are very familiar with the following picture: the senior lot, full; the streets leading up to the school, full; the lot at the South Boulder rec center, full; and the lot at the church, full….

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“It’s the Thing that Keeps Me Up at Night.” – BVSD Revisits Security and Vendor Contracts After Breach
News

Henry Larson | September 24, 2019

65,000 Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Students were affected by a data breach which released their personal information this past November. Students, both graduated and still enrolled in BVSD, had…

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A House Divided Cannot Stand – Two Cities Reflect America’s Changing Political Culture
Opinions

Henry Larson | September 18, 2019

This summer, I set out to paint a portrait of American democracy; I wanted to understand the influence that the 2020 election is having on different parts of this country. Twenty Democractic candidates…

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Transportation by RTD Buses
Features

Tessa Moskoff | October 9, 2018

At 3:20 p.m. sharp every day, students stream out of the building, many turning to the public bus stop for their transportation. They fill the buses, oftentimes standing in the aisles because there aren’t…

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