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AHS’s 2014 Annual Halloween Costume Contest

AHS’s 2014 Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Kim Sandbach, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


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Aspen High School’s annual Halloween costume contest took place during lunch on Friday, October 31st, and was hosted by Head Boy Ryer Gardenswartz and Head Girl Gaby Magana. "My favorite part about the contest was just seeing how creative people were with their costumes. It was really fun to wat...

Chloe Breen,Pageant Queen

Chloe Breen,Pageant Queen

Madison Osberger-low, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014


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Aspen High School student Chloe Breen finished sixth among 64 contestants at the Miss Colorado Teen USA Pageant. The winner was Taylor Kelly from Castle Rock; she was crowned on October 26 in Greeley. Freshman Breen won a $30,000 scholarship and a trophy for her efforts.  She represented Aspen in...

Nigerian Icon Florence Ozor Speaks AHS Students

Nigerian Icon Florence Ozor Speaks AHS Students

Tess Schaftel, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014


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On Friday, October 17, national icon Florence Ozor made Aspen High School a stop on her #BringBackOurGirls campaign, to raise awareness for the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls that were kidnapped. Ozor created the #BringBackOurGirls campaign out of frustration with the lack of response from the Nigerian government...

Flying High with Aspen Aeronautics

Flying High with Aspen Aeronautics

Charlie Van Allen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014


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At AHS, students can learn how to solve a trigonometry problem, construct a pair of skis, debate effectively and play guitar. Now, they can also learn how to build and fly an airplane. The Aspen Aeronautics program was created last year by Greg Roark, whose love of flying -- and teaching young students...

AES New Language Program

AES New Language Program

Jordana Rothberg, Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


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Aspen Elementary School has implemented a new language program designed to improve language efficiency from a young age. After completing the first grade, students are required to choose either French or Spanish. Upon the beginning of the second grade students will continue upon the course and remain...

Finishing School Before the Sun Goes Down

Madison Osberger-Low, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014


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Growing teens need a minimum of 8.5 hours of sleep to function at high levels during the day. In order to satisfy this need, some schools are starting classes later so the kids can get enough sleep. That’s the point of an August 2014 article from Time magazine, “School Should Start Later So Teens...

Not Your Average Guy

Not Your Average Guy

Olivia Oksenhorn, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014


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Although there are many things that freshman Demian Detweiler is, an average high school student is not one of them. He is something that seems to be fairly rare these days – someone who doesn’t shy away from his or her quirks, and is satisfied with being himself. His hobbies and even his physical...

Saved By the… When is the Bell?

Saved By the… When is the Bell?

Mackenzie Conner, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


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This year, many students at AHS were surprised when they found out that the framework of last year’s class schedule has been changed. Instead of having four periods in a day, there are now nine; with classes 45 minutes long, instead of the 90 students and staff were used to. This system, however, is...

Ukraine Issue: “Russia has launched a great war”

Romain Mollicchi, Staff Writter

September 23, 2014


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Earlier in March, Russia acted in a imperialist manner that has alarmed western powers and reminded its neighbors of the old USSR. Russian armed forces invaded the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, and have been creeping north over disputed territory ever since. Due to its strategic location, Crimea has...

H20 Club Surfs into Indonesia

H20 Club Surfs into Indonesia

Kim Sandbach, Staff Writer

September 23, 2014


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With a mission in mind, nine students from Aspen and three chaperones traveled to Indonesia for seventeen days last summer. Their mission was to use money they raised in AHS’s H2O club to put water filters in towns with good surf. While they were there, they visited two clinics, eight schools, and...

Leaders of AHS

Caroline DeRosa, Editor

September 23, 2014


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This school year, AHS introduced a Leadership class to give the student body an opportunity to have a say in what goes on in the school, the community, and throughout the valley. This elective was created and is taught by the new IB coordinator, ExEd coordinator, and AHS history teacher Tameira Wilson....

Aspen Yik Yak Getting Under Control

Aspen Yik Yak Getting Under Control

Jordana Rothberg, Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


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Yik Yak, the new anonymous social media, has become wildly popular in Aspen. After downloading Yik Yak, anyone can write an anonymous comment that is posted for all other “Yakkers” in that area code to see. If one were to travel to Basalt, or even the small distance to Snowmass, the Yaks in the areas...