The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Photo of Tharyn Mulberry, assistant superintendent for ASD. Photo courtesy of Aspen Daily News

Tharyn mulberry interview on lack of respect at has and the world.

Bo Melton, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Lack of Respect at AHS In my freshman year of high school, AHS underclassmen respected upper-level students, staff, and peers. Tharyn Mulberry, the Assistant Superintendent and former Principal at AHS...

Two hockey players on Snowmass Villages ice skating rink

Snowmass Ice Rink flow

Lauren Kinney, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Although Snowmass Village is known for their world class skiing, they are less known for their ice skating rinks. Throughout the pandemic people have been on the hunt for outdoor activities. ​​The...

Buffalo Child and Deanne Vitrac-Kesslerare at the Shining Mountains Film Festival in Aspen, Colorado

The Indigenous of Aspen on “walking in harmony”

Hannah Smith and Oceane Jones January 9, 2022

Although silver mining in Aspen, Colorado dates back to 1879, the people of the Indigenous Ute tribe have occupied Aspen’s mountains long before any settlers or miners.​​ Today, many local Native...

Photo of the Aspen Highlands snow stake, used to measure this years intensive, but delayed, snowfall

Aspen with climate change

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

In Aspen, most of our revenue comes from the tourists that come here to ski. As we saw earlier in this ski season snow was very scarce. While we have gotten one of the snowiest years with a 140% snow pack,...

AHS Senior, Riley Rushing, takes a jump shot during a home game against Vail on December 7, 2021.

Girls basketball culture shift

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2022

The Aspen High School girls basketball team is entering their 2021-2022 season this year under new management. A new initiative implemented by former Athletic Director, Martha Richards, two years ago saw...

School classroom curtesy of Creative Commons license.

Staff Shortage

Brenon Reed, A&E Editor December 7, 2021

*This article was originally published in the Snowmass Sun on Nov. 24. Headlines nationwide report that schools are reaching a crisis point with staffing shortages as employees take on additional responsibilities...

Photo of the design of the Skier Dome climbing wall.

New rock climbing wall in skier dome

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

A new investment is being made for a rock climbing wall that will be in the Skier Dome. Eldorado Climbing will be installing Aspen High School’s first-ever rock climbing wall during spring break. Eldorado...

Instagram and technology fries our brains

What can Students of AHS do to Protect their Mental Health

Maddie McAllister, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Social media is one of the leading causes of depression and anxiety. According to the Mclean Hospital, 81% of teens and 69% of adults in the U.S use social media. Most of the population is vulnerable...

Candidates for the ASD BOE at the 2021 candidate forum.

District election results

Harper Axelman, News Editor November 30, 2021

Christa Giezl, Stacy Weiss, and Susan Zimet are the newly elected members of the Aspen School District Board of Education as of November 2nd. Weiss headed the field with 21.9% of the vote, while Zimet...

LGBTQ Sticker on water bottle

What choices are teachers making to support and include everyone, focus on LGBTQ community

Bo Melton, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

What choices are teachers making to support and include everyone, focusing on LGBTQ community? The Association of American Universities found in a 2018 survey that out of a sample of more than 180,000...

Definition of Ecocide from the Stop Ecocide Foundation

A new international crime: Ecocide

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

After the destruction caused by Nazi Germany during World War II, Raphael Lemkin coined the term “Genocide”: “The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic...

ESPNs X Games 2022 Press Release

X Games Returns With In Person Spectators Allowed

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

On Tuesday, ESPN announced the return of X Games at Buttermilk Ski Area, and the return of in person spectators. This was an exciting announcement, as there were no spectators at the 2021 games due...

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