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Sarah Strassburger is the new AHS principal

Sarah Strassburger, the new AHS principal.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

June 17, 2020

On June 15, 2020, a district press was released explaining that the Board of Education at Aspen School District unanimously approved the hiring of Sarah Strassburger​ as the newly appointed Aspen High School principal. Strassburger received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Colorado...

Dust on snow

Elsie Weiss

June 4, 2020

Every year, skiers flock to places like the top of Independence Pass to enjoy skiing on snow after the ski mountains have closed. But, because of climate change and irresponsible recreation in deserts, dust blows in on the wind and collects on the snow. In most cases the dust is so small you cannot...

Locals protest in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Local protestors marching in the streets to support Black Lives Matter.

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

“Black lives matter....say their names...I can’t breathe,” chanted protestors while marching the streets of Aspen to protest police brutality and support the Black Lives Matter Movement. On June 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm, Aspen locals gathered at Wagner Park to protest police brutality and to...

For the mind, online

Poster for the

Hannah Smith, News Editor

May 29, 2020

As school’s shift their educational approaches from traditional to online learning, students are also adapting and finding new ways to accomplish things online. AHS juniors, Emily Kinney, Jack Blocker, and Hannah Yeary, focused their CAS IB Diploma project on reducing the stigma around mental health...

Retirement Profile: Gretchen Calhoun

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Gretchen Calhoun, AHS Geography and History teacher of 12 years, recently decided to retire from her position. Calhoun started working at AHS in 2008 as a Geography teacher. Before coming to AHS, she worked for the National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz. Then, in 2000, she began her teaching...

Covid-19 may have circulated around Colorado as early as January, some health officials say

Harper Axelman

May 18, 2020

Covid-19 may have circulated around Colorado as early as January, some health officials say In the middle of January, many members of the Aspen community noticed that some sort of virus was spreading around the valley, causing people to stay home with flu-like symptoms. Now, some believe that this sickness...

Vince Lahey profile on COVID-19

A post from Vince Lahey's facebook.

Kaelyn Kroeger, Writing Editor

May 15, 2020

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many members of the community have taken to developing their own opinions, be it strong, moderate, or indifferent regarding strict isolation and social-distancing related regulations. Many have chosen to express opinions of the subject using social media platforms. Aspen...

Strong Women Strong World club hosts virtual 6k race

Members of the Strong Women Strong World club at past function.

Tessa Guthrie, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

On May 16th, the members of the Strong Women Strong World club are encouraging people to participate in the World Vision Global 6k for Water. Participates in the run will give a flexible donation fee that will go directly to building water wells in Zambia. The length of the race is the average distance...

The Honey bee and the big bad Hornet

One bee hive in a thousand that Derrick takes care of every year

Bo Melton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Every day, Derrick Maness, a 38-year-old man in Silt, Colorado, wakes up at sunrise and begins work at his various honey farms. Maness takes care of over 45,000,000 bees a day. He is the boss, the workers, and the happiest when he’s working. Maness’s bee farms have around 4,000 hives. In the summer...

Dogs vs. owners, sharing the house all day

Karen Galvan holds her Yorkie Terrier, Mango, in her house during quarentine.

Jenny Ellis, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

After a long day, most people want to go home and unwind, for many this means going home to their dogs. Whether it’s a Poodle or a Great Dane, dogs and humans have a special bond. This one-of-a-kind mutualist relationship has been deeply embedded into each species brains since before modern technology....

Dr. David Baugh is ready to get to work

Dr. Baugh during an April 17th Interview with the Skier Scribbler.

Emily Kinney, News Editor

May 8, 2020

Dr. David Baugh will be at the helm of Aspen School District as the new superintendent starting July 1st, and is bringing a lifelong love of learning and collaboration to the district. Baugh will be moving to the valley from Pennsylvania, where he previously worked as a superintendent in the Centennial...