The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


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...

A piece of art supporting the School Kills Artists movement created by year 2 IB art student, Lily Louise Sanders.

‘School Kills Artists’ movement comes to AHS

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2021

The first years of one's school career with finger painting, drawing, and playing games. But as individuals progress through their school career, the emphasis on creativity decreases.. Riley Rushing,...

AHS students on field day

Homecoming Week review

Lauren Kinney, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

The week of October 4th, Aspen High School Students participated in homecoming week for the first time since 2019 due to the school being closed because of COVID-19. Grades 9 through 12 showed their school...

Pictured is Maria Ressa, Filipino journalist  and co-founder of the investigative journalism platform Rappler

Maria Ressa battles for truth amid legal allegations

Hannah Smith, Editor-in-chief October 28, 2021

2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa continuously braves the wrath of powerful figures in the Philippines in an effort to protect free speech. Maria Ressa and her investigative journalism platform,...

A screenshot of the Firestarters for Jesus youtube homepage.

‘Firestarters for Jesus’ podcast sparks LGBTQ+ controversy

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021

A “Firestarters for Jesus” podcast produced by several Aspen High School students has prompted criticism from the LGBTQ+ community and questions about the balance between free speech and support for...

AES kids playing at their outdoor recess

Aspen Elementary and their unvaccinated kids.

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

According to the CDC, By March 2021, 80% of staff at schools nationwide had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, some schools are requiring vaccination for students and employees. At...

Gia Galindo Bartley and Areysi Galvan, freshmen at Aspen High School in Aspen Colo., working in class while wearing face masks on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Next steps for ASD mask mandate

Quintessa Frisch, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

In accordance with the Pitkin County Board of Health’s mandates students and staff of the Aspen School District (ASD) are currently required to wear masks while inside school property. In October...

Screenshot of AHS daily class schedule

Seniors struggle with constant schedule changes

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

Class of 2022 has had an interesting and everchanging four years of high school, especially when it comes to their schedules. During the 2018/2019 in-person school year, students attended seven classes...

City council member and Pandoras expansion opposer John Doyle pointing out the Northstar nature preserve in his studio in aspen

Mixed Opinions About the Pandora Expansion

Shelby Grueter and Gabriel Ponthieu October 14, 2021

The Pandora Expansion Project will be adding approximately 153 acres of new ski terrain to Aspen mountain, along with new lift to services to the expanded terrain. The potential effects of Pandora on local...

Aspen Marchs Instagram promoting the nation-wide peaceful rally to protect abortion rights

TODAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2021- Participate in Aspen’s peaceful rally for abortion justice

Hannah Smith, Editor In Chief October 1, 2021

Today on Saturday, October 2nd, Aspen Colorado will be participating in one of over 650 marches occurring across the nation to advocate women’s reproductive rights. The march will start at 11 am and...

One of the displays created by Cares, who will also be showcasing new titles during Banned Book Week on September 26th to October 2nd.

The librarian who Cares: a new age for AHS library

Harper Axelman, News Editor September 30, 2021

With more than 120 books on the way, Caroline Cares is breathing new life into the Aspen High School library as AHS’ first librarian in four years. The library is now open from 8:00am to 3:45 pm,...

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