AHS Graduates throw their caps at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony on June 5, 2021.

Memorable Moments at AHS

Lauren Kinney, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

On May 27, 2021, the ASD watched our seniors graduate. As 129 students enter life beyond high school they are filled with knowledge and high hopes for the future.  Hannah Yeary, a graduate from AHS...

The senior class poses in Paepcke Park, a long standing tradition at AHS.

Canon-ball into Project Graduation 2021

Tessa Guilander May 28, 2021

On June 5th, the seniors at AHS are graduating and are then encouraged to attend Project Graduation, an annual event that takes place the night of the senior class’s graduation. With the devastating...

IB Exam sign outside of AHS Skier Dome where most IB Exams took place

IB exams: the before and the after

May 21, 2021

The four weeks of IB exams held in May are some of the busiest times for seniors, and some juniors, during the second semester. Unlike typical semester finals, IB exams are an opportunity for students...

Maya Shindel, a student at Aspen High School, receives her Covid-19 vaccine.

Aspen students optimistic as vaccination increases

May 21, 2021

As of Monday, May 10, any Coloradan age 12 or older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and with many students at Aspen High School fully vaccinated, the end of the pandemic appears to be in sight. In...

Tigist Peshek sits down to watch the Netflix film

The effects of Technology: a good thing or bad thing?

Kaelyn Kroeger, Opinion Editor May 21, 2021

The prevalence of Social media’s negative impact on the world’s younger generations. Due to the CDC’s push for “social distancing” during COVID-19, interacting with people in-person pre-vaccine...

AHS students grapple with their mental health, not only during a global pandemic but in an area plagued by the Paradise Paradox. The AHS counseling department has made efforts to support students and developed plans to improve mental health at AHS.

Vulnerability: the key to our inner tranquility

How the AHS counseling department is helping students with their mental health
Katelyn O'Callaghan and Aja Schiller May 7, 2021

As Mental Health Awareness month begins, it's essential to introspectively reflect on mental health culture and where there may be a need for more support. Specifically, in Aspen, the Paradise Paradox [1] [2]...

Photo of Schultz Health and Human Services where Response Aspen is located.

Child abuse prevention month

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

April is a month to bring awareness to child abuse. The month was first created in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. This month, many are looking to use their voices and show people how important April is...

BREAKING NEWS- Derek Chauvin found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. Today many feel a range of emotions as the long...

Time lapse photo of starry night sky over Maroon Bells in Aspen. Because there is little light pollution at the Bells, stars are very visible.

AHS sophomores sponsor Lights Out Aspen project to help reduce light pollution and observe an astronomical event

Tessa Guthrie, Editor-in-chief April 19, 2021

On April 22nd, the City of Aspen and its residents will participate in the Lights Out event, organized by the Astronomy Club and AHS freshman Tessa Guilander and Brooke O’Sullivan. The event is an observation...

Kindergarten sustainable setting field trip in 2017.

Three ASD teachers announce plans to retire by 2022

Tessa Guthrie, Editor-in-chief April 19, 2021

Recently three notable teachers announced their plans to retire: Lisa Dimento, Kali Zohar, and Tana Rinaldi. All three women have made a significant impact on their student's lives through a combined total...

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