Signs placed in Aspen's Wagner Park by AHS students Gabby Yturri, Elijah Goldman, and Lian Lilah.

Shootings are rising, but so are young activists’ voices

Hannah Smith, News Editor April 8, 2021

On April 2nd, Aspen locals awoke to find signs placed in front of Wagner Park displaying the message “Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough #GunControl”. These signs, arranged overnight by Elijah Goldman,...

A collage of teachers and staff members throughout the Aspen School District after receiving their first round of vaccinations.

AHS teachers step closer to ending COVID-19 pandemic through vaccinations

Sophie Genshaft, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Feb. 12, 2021, cars lined the streets leading up to the music tent as all of the eager “AHS” teachers patiently waited in line. Eight lanes filtering in and out with newcomers and people exiting filled...

Screenshot of Powerschool app with no grades listed for the class one month into the semester.

Timeliness of grading, a new stressor

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Grades are a common stressor for most high school students and teachers. However, in this new online learning environment, the stress and anxiety behind grades have increased. The lack of communication...

Pitkin County COVID-19 Dial showing all of the levels and risk, as well as where Pitkin County is now

Pitkin County zone switches and what they mean

Kayla Tehrani, Business Manager February 22, 2021

Since 2021 started, Aspen has been through a whirlwind of COVID-19 stages. At the beginning of the year, Pitkin County was in the orange zone. On January 17, the county switched to the red zone, but just...

AHS students prepare for their PSIA exam on the slopes.

Learning to lead: Aspen Mountain Guide School tackles the PSIA exam

Emily Kinney, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021

The Aspen Mountain Guide School (AMGS) course aims to expand on this preparation by offering students the chance to gain various certifications related to outdoor recreation. Students are currently working...

The entrance of Aspen High School taken on February 17.

New classes at AHS offer students unique learning experiences

February 17, 2021

Aspen High School offers a wide variety of classes for students to choose from thanks to the help of Jolaine Pfeifer, registrar at AHS. These classes range from an IB Lit and Lang class to a self defense...

Two manual transmission (also known as stick shift) Jeeps that are driven today

In today’s society of automatics, some still gear towards a car’s core

Hannah Smith, News Editor February 17, 2021

Within the last 10 years, the number of new cars offered in the US with a manual transmission has down-shifted by 50 percent. This 2020 statistic by Edmunds suggests a dismal reality - that stick shift...

QAnon member at a Trump rally showing his support for the movement.

QAnon, cue the conpiracies

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Recently banned on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit for promoting dangerous conspiracies, the conspiracy group QAnon has taken the internet and the media by storm with their conspiracy that the...

President Biden speaks to reporters on new policies in Washington, D.C. on 2/4/21.

Biden’s first actions as POTUS

Jenny Ellis, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Since January, and the transition of Biden in office, the US has seen various political changes. From mixed feelings of relief and anger due to the election results, to various new acts being signed, there...

Local skier going over a box with a beautiful view in the back.

The most recent snow reports for AspenSnowmass

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Despite the Aspen ski season starting off slow in inches of snow, recently there has been a large increase in snow coming in. Over the past years, like the 2019-2020 ski season, the snow reached up to...

Governor Jared Pollis and AEA president Stephanie Nixon at a Zoom meeting announcing the school staff vaccinations.

BREAKING NEWS- Colorado teachers and staff eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 8

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2021

On Monday, February 8th, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to PreK-12 educators and school employees.  On a phone call with the state’s two major teachers’ unions, the local leaders of the...

In house dining like this will not be a possibility for a while due to new Pitkin County restrictions.

Pitkin County Shuts Down

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As of 12:01 am on Sunday, January 17, 2021, Pitkin County officially shifted to red-level Coronavirus restrictions. These restrictions are intended to reduce the number of gatherings outside of one...

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