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The new authentic learning program at AHS

The new authentic learning program at AHS

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The new Work-Based Learning Program at AHS provides students with the opportunity to learn work skills in a real-world setting while pursuing their interests. The Work-Based Learning Program is a Team Leadership initiative. It is set to become a new course in the upcoming fall semester offered du...

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

PowerSchool is designed to be a resource for the district to access grades, fees, schedules, and attendance; however, parents and students have become solely obsessed with grades and GPAs. According to statistics, 485 student sign-ins average per day on the mobile app. Most students check their grades ov...

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Margaret Kilgallen exhibit currently at the Aspen Art Museum reminds people to appreciate the under-appreciated. Kilgallen’s unique style catches one's eye with her use of vivid colors, fascinating muses, and wild imagery, imitating American folk art. She accomplished this by painting unrecognized...

The real difference between club and school sports

The real difference between club and school sports

Kristen Spang, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Aspen High School has always been known for the intense enthusiasm that its students have for sports. However, some students play for the school while others are apart of club teams. In reality, there is not a huge difference between playing for a club or the school. They are both teams that hav...

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Walking down the luxurious streets of Aspen, Colorado during Christmas time will most likely result in at least one celebrity sighting. They may be on their way to an apres-ski party at Shlomo's or picking out a new Gucci belt to add to their collection. Aspen has always been known for its glamoro...

poLITical opinions with teachers and students

poLITical opinions with teachers and students

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

In today’s political environment, students have a mixed bag of opinions and prejudices that all combine within the school halls. Conversations about politics can quickly evolve into full-blown arguments, and it’s the teacher's job to regulate and hold respectful conversations within a class. However, there ...

Bad news for college applicants…

Bad news for college applicants…

Alex Engelmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Nowadays, high school students are bombarded with scholarship opportunities and SAT practice tests the second they walk through the doors. This stems from the common knowledge that college is more challenging to get into as the years go by. The reality is that the odds of getting into your first choice h...

Balancing Intensive Athletics and Vigorous Academics during the Spring Sports Season

Balancing Intensive Athletics and Vigorous Academics during the Spring Sports Season

Stef Wojcik, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The combination of  IB classes and intensive sports is difficult for AHS students to balance and is even harder to maintain when important dates interfere with each other. Throughout the seasons’ training and game schedules, students learn to prioritize. However, by the end of the season, IB ex...

Varsity Letter Motivation at AHS

Varsity Letter Motivation at AHS

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

80% of the Aspen High School student body participates in sports, but the reasons are unknown whether or not they truly enjoy the sport or are using it as a boost for their college applications. AHS Athletic Department Administrative Assistant and girls lacrosse coach Amanda Trendell believes that...

Aspen High’s secretive hazing history

Aspen High’s secretive hazing history

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Many know Aspen High School as a competitive, highly achieving public school, but few know the history of the malicious hazing that hides behind its academic achievements. In 1983, there was a huge hazing scandal. Lorenzo Semple, only a freshman at this time, walked into AHS’s skier dome on the first...

An inside look at homelessness in Aspen

An inside look at homelessness in Aspen

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The room was filled to the brim. People sat on old couches packed together like cans of sardines. Some were slumped over softly snoring as others carried out animated conversations. The House manager burst through the door holding large bags of hat and socks. Everyone jumped to their feet bustling t...

Social media star by day, federal inmate by night

Social media star by day, federal inmate by night

Sophie Schlosser, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A social media celebrity joins the list of online stars who’ve been taken into custody after he allegedly punched a man in the face on Dec. 29 at an Aspen hotel. Cameron Dallas, 24, was at the Hyatt Grand Aspen when he lost his temper and supposedly attacked a man after he made unwelcome sexua...