THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Changing with the times

Changing with the times

Ava Thornely, Staff Writter

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the freshmen depart lunch 10 minutes early to get to their classes on time, the whole school is now following in their footsteps; they too must look at their schedule, wondering which class is next and where did third period go. Marc Whitley, AHS science teacher and member of the leadership team express...

AHS teachers plans for retirement

AHS teachers plans for retirement

Annika Nichols, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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From experiments that don’t always go according to plan in Andre Willie’s chemistry class, to trying to actually win a debate with Chris Wheatley, these two teachers have challenged their students to overcome hurdles. Over the years, these two teachers have distilled their passion for their subject...

Evaluation of school safety conducted, followed by upcoming changes

Evaluation of school safety conducted, followed by upcoming changes

Emily Kinney, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018, a group of ASD  parents mobilized to ensure that students in the district are as safe as possible. This movement led to a safety evaluation, conducted by an architect with 15 years of experience conducting these audits. Sa...

Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

February 14, 2019


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Recognizable by his white cowboy hat, Roy West is one of the many school bus drivers at ASD. Like all non-native Aspenites, West took a unique path to the Roaring Fork Valley before eventually becoming a driver for the school and supporter of its sports teams. West grew up in Kokomo, Indiana--an industri...

AHS Graduates Panel

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

February 11, 2019


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Leaving the nest- or the mountains for AHS students- is an intimidating feat for any high school senior. Luckily, recent AHS graduates were able to share their college experiences and wisdom with a crowd of AHS students and parents during the Graduate’s Panel on January 9 in the seminar room. One ...

Life of the Aspen lifties

Life of the Aspen lifties

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Skiing is the most popular activity for most and has been in Aspen. With it comes ensuring safety, a major part of the ski operation since Aspen’s first lift in 1937. Lifties (lift operators) in Aspen are responsible for ensuring that the lifts run safely. The lifties generally arrive at the top of t...

Well-versed Special Education teacher, Allison Shade, joins AHS faculty

Well-versed Special Education teacher, Allison Shade, joins AHS faculty

Hannah Yeary, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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From Pennsylvania to Africa to Colorado, Allison Shade is bringing new perspectives and experience to Aspen High School’s Special Education department. In recent weeks, Aspen High School’s faculty welcomed Shade, a new Special Education teacher who works in a learning support classroom to help ki...

The new authentic learning program at AHS

The new authentic learning program at AHS

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


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The new Work-Based Learning Program at AHS provides students with the opportunity to learn work skills in a real-world setting while pursuing their interests. The Work-Based Learning Program is a Team Leadership initiative. It is set to become a new course in the upcoming fall semester offered du...

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

PowerSchool is designed to be a resource for the district to access grades, fees, schedules, and attendance; however, parents and students have become solely obsessed with grades and GPAs. According to statistics, 485 student sign-ins average per day on the mobile app. Most students check their grades ov...

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Margaret Kilgallen exhibit currently at the Aspen Art Museum reminds people to appreciate the under-appreciated. Kilgallen’s unique style catches one's eye with her use of vivid colors, fascinating muses, and wild imagery, imitating American folk art. She accomplished this by painting unrecognized...

The real difference between club and school sports

The real difference between club and school sports

Kristen Spang, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Aspen High School has always been known for the intense enthusiasm that its students have for sports. However, some students play for the school while others are apart of club teams. In reality, there is not a huge difference between playing for a club or the school. They are both teams that hav...

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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Walking down the luxurious streets of Aspen, Colorado during Christmas time will most likely result in at least one celebrity sighting. They may be on their way to an apres-ski party at Shlomo's or picking out a new Gucci belt to add to their collection. Aspen has always been known for its glamoro...