The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Mount Sopris, as seen from the CRMS farm on Monday, November 1st, 2022.

The Abstract Culture of Carbondale

Beau Toepfer, News Editor November 18, 2022

Carbondale, Colorado, sits smack in the middle of the Roaring Fork Valley and hosts some of the best small-town community and most interesting culture the valley has to offer. Carbondale’s rich culture...

A group of junior and senior students gather around a first aid demonstration during Aspen Mountain Guide School training, led by Brent Maiolo.

Unique Aspects of Education in Aspen

Elsa Tullar, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

*Originally published in the Snowmass Sun on November 16* From avalanche safety training to receiving a ski instructor certification, Aspen High School students are provided with many incredible...

SET Passes which students can use during the 45-minute period to create goals and meet with their teachers.

New schedule at AHS…Will This One Finally Stick?

Deena Tehrani and Kellar Leach November 9, 2022

The 2022-23 school year at AHS began with a new schedule that includes SET and 80-minute classes. The past four years have seen four new schedules, influenced by Covid restrictions and changes. This...

Bente Doolan walks around her bus at the end of her route.

The Struggle is Real at the ASD Transportation Department

Chelsea Doolan, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Since 2019, there has been a shortage of driver staff in the transportation department. With the two different release times for the elementary, middle, and high school, ASD has developed two different...

The Great Pumpkin Project

The Great Pumpkin Project

Stella Iverson and Madyson Ryan November 8, 2022

Junior and Senior IB Business students have been channeling their inner artists and creativity to make painted pumpkins that will add seasonal decorations to local businesses around Aspen. Students...

The Importance of a Distant War

The Importance of a Distant War

Beau Toepfer, News Editor October 25, 2022

Rocket bombs sail over the heads of Ukrainian civilians all over Kiev and other major Ukranian cities. Farmers and people living in the Donbas region of Ukraine continue to toil in the fields while the...

Gray wolf roaming in the early morning in Yellowstone National Park.

Gray Wolves Are Coming Home

Elsa Tullar, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

By December 2023, gray wolves are coming home to the Western Slope after 82 years. The gray wolf is one of nature's most powerful and active predators. With strong jaws and sharp canine teeth - reaching...

The AHS football field on the night of August 26, 2022, during the home match against Gunnison.

One Big Skier Family

Rylee Smith and Addy Christensen October 6, 2022

Look out, Skiers! A spirit overflow is coming down on Aspen High School this 2022-2023 school year. There are higher student turnouts to pep rallies, football games, and other school supported events....

AHS student wearing a Patagonia fleece vest.


Elsa Tullar, Staff Writer September 25, 2022

After founding the outdoor apparel brand almost a half-century ago, the owner of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, sells his company to take a stance on the climate crisis and express his lifelong love for the...

Image created by Beau Toepfer. Hot topics destroy the news industry.

The Attention Span of the News

Beau Toepfer, News Editor September 22, 2022

News outlets quickly jump on the opportunity to report on hot topics. Smaller outlets dominate social media feeds with the latest events, but it's up to bigger outlets to keep these problems in the public...

ROOTS peer counselors pose in the Aspen High School Commons.

ROOTS Counseling Group Makes Positive Change in Peers’ Mental Health

Harper Axelman, News Editor June 2, 2022

High school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley are making positive changes in the mental health of their peers as trained counselors. The group trains students in dialectical behavior therapy...

The front of AHS.

PRESS RELEASE: 2022-23 Student Senate Election Results

Océane Jones, Harper Axelman, Editors-In-Chief June 2, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: On Thursday, June 2nd, Aspen High School students elected the 2022-23 Student Senate. This Student Senate Election was one for the books: with numerous outstanding candidates, it was...

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