The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


ROOTS peer counselors pose in the Aspen High School Commons.

ROOTS Counseling Group Makes Positive Change in Peers’ Mental Health

Harper Axelman, News Editor June 2, 2022

High school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley are making positive changes in the mental health of their peers as trained counselors. The group trains students in dialectical behavior therapy...

The front of AHS.

PRESS RELEASE: 2022-23 Student Senate Election Results

Océane Jones, Harper Axelman, Editors-In-Chief June 2, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: On Thursday, June 2nd, Aspen High School students elected the 2022-23 Student Senate. This Student Senate Election was one for the books: with numerous outstanding candidates, it was...

Seniors pose on the boat in the AHS commons in the last few weeks before IB exams and the end of school for the class of 2022.

Seniors’ Last Month of High School

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2022

The final quarter for the class of 2022 is filled with a multitude of events and emotions. As four years of high school come to a close, it is a busy and potentially stressful time. College decisions,...

A diagram detailing the planned size and angles of the wall including the color scheme.

Facing the Struggles of AHS’ Rock Wall

Beau Toepfer, News Editor May 20, 2022

At the beginning of COVID, the Aspen climbing club was unable to continue due to lack of access to an adequate training facility, but now, students and teachers are aiming to restart the club by building...

Anxiety has especially affected teens’ mental health.

The pandemic shifted our mindsets — but we can shift them back, too

Lauren Kinney, Social Media Editor May 20, 2022

*This article originally published in the Snowmass Sun on March 16, 2022* So much of the COVID-19 conversation over the last two years has focused on mask mandates, case counts and overall deaths....

The Skier Cafe, an in-house coffee shop that serves caffeine to teachers and students alike.

Addiction in Moderation: Legal vs. Illegal Addictive Substances

Beau Toepfer, News Editor May 16, 2022

Cannabis, caffeine, and sugar are all substances that can create addiction, but how dangerous can they actually be? Why do these legal drugs all affect our brain and how can we work to stop our dependencies?...

All 11 athletes at the athlete signing.

AHS athletes sign to continue their athletic career

Stella Iverson, A&E Editor May 16, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27th, seniors at AHS signed their athletic commitments to colleges. Three of our very own journalists,, Brenon Reed, Jenny Ellis, and Kayla Tehrani were three of the 11 students to...

A winter day at Aspen School District during October 2021.

AHS Implements Delayed Start for Winter Conditions

Quintessa Frisch, News Editor May 2, 2022

When it comes to large amounts of snowfall and icy road conditions, snow days are all the Aspen School District has ever known. For the first time ever, ASD joined schools around the country in delayed...

An image of the IB characteristics poster up in all AHS classrooms.

Schools and IB credits

Beau Toepfer, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is used by some high schools internationally as an alternative to Advanced Placement (AP) classes as a harder curriculum, but colleges and universities often...

AHS students posing as unmotivated and burnt out

Students ‘Burnt Out’ From This Year’s Schedule

Cassia Bone, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

During the 2021/22 school year, students have felt overwhelmed by the new schedule. Without having Wednesdays to check in with teachers and study, they are struggling to find time to do schoolwork. Last...

Photo of Jimmys after its recent closing in downtown Aspen.

Craving For Locals

Haley Schmela, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Some of Aspen's most beloved restaurants, such as L'Hostaria, Red Onion, and Victorias, are closing their doors within the last couple of months of 2021 leading into 2022. Covid 19 has had a deep financial...

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