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Jojo Siwa: High Ponies and Wholesomeness

Jojo Siwa: High Ponies and Wholesomeness

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

Jojo Siwa, most commonly known for her two seasons on the television show Dance Moms, is now worth $8 million for selling hair bows. She is 15. Although Jojo Siwa's time on Dance Moms was short, she became known for her unique, youthful wardrobe and the huge hair bows she wore every day. After leaving...

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: a beautiful disaster

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: a beautiful disaster

Kristen Spang, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

With its dazzling scenery and mystical characters, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a must-see for kids and parents. The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston, takes on a unique perspective of the traditional ballet and incorporates an imaginative outlook on the characters. Mac...

Professional development at AHS

Professional development at AHS
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Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Compared to other districts, the Aspen School District (ASD) exceeds the set expectations of Professional development through unique opportunities and a highly motivated staff. Professional development is a way for teachers to augment their craft and learn new teaching techniques to accommodate e...

The Bass Drops and the Weekends Pop

The Bass Drops and the Weekends Pop

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Projects

Everyone loves Friday’s but AHS has taken lunch in the commons to a new level with students, and staff, freely dancing and singing along to a weekly music playlist. Music Fridays have become an AHS weekly occurrence during lunch. This event is run by the student senate and has given students the lux...

Amanda Trendell: a backstory

Amanda Trendell: a backstory

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

One of the most beloved staff members in the Aspen High School has worked here for less than a year. Since starting work at AHS, Athletics Department Administrative Assistant Amanda Trendell has been appreciated and adored by the girls' lacrosse players, ex-ed students, and colleagues. She moved t...

Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

Alex Engelmann, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized as a form of depression that affects people mainly in the fall and winter months. A change in the seasons triggers SAD, and there are many different theories as to why this occurs.    Some experts believe that a change in the seasons disrupts ...

French exchange students come to town

French exchange students come to town

Tatum Diemer, Layout and Online Digital Media Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students and faculty at AHS take pride in the school’s international outreach, with the latest sample arriving in the form of the French Exchange Program. Every other year students from the Nelson Mandela school in Nantes, France come and spend two weeks with an AHS student, and the year after tho...

ASD Board of Education Controversy

ASD Board of Education Controversy

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News

During the first quarter of the 2018/19 school year, there was significant tension between Aspen School District (ASD) leadership and community members who challenged the quality of school climate and culture. Board meetings on September 17th and October 1st, which are open to the public, were packed...

A Sadie Hawkins homecoming for AHS

A Sadie Hawkins homecoming for AHS

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Sadie Hawkins dances were originally invented as a joke, but recently they have become a catalyst for girls and women’s empowerment. The dance was inspired by a “hillbilly” cartoon called Li’l Abner, from the 1950s, where an unattractive girl, named Sadie Hawkins, chased down a man she admired...

Sexual assault: how it’s impacting the community

Sexual assault: how it’s impacting the community

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, but only 12,000 cases are reported each year. In the midst of the #Metoo and the #WhyIDidntReport movements, once admired public figures are being held accountable for sexual assault allegations. Communities across the nation are facing questions abo...

New York National Debate

New York National Debate

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

The Bronx School of Science recently hosted a national debate tournament for students and teachers across the country. Three students and a teacher from Aspen High School returned with a new perspective on debate after competing against competitive and experienced schools from across the country. The...

The AHS Gay/Straight Alliance Renovations

The AHS Gay/Straight Alliance Renovations

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Aspen High School has been a club at AHS for years, and like any other club, they have gone through their ups and downs, but this year, Aiden Krause, and AHS junior, and Chamberlain Peacock are in charge, and they’re restructuring the club around raising awareness a...