How the homeless population is being affected by the Coronavirus(in bigger cities)

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

In an attempt to slow and stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Stay At Home Orders have been put in place in many states. According to, there are still half a million homeless people who are living on the streets. For many homeless people, shelters can be their only way of getting off th...

How Aspen Valley Hospital is responding to COVID-19

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

The Aspen Valley Hospital has taken many steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as collaborating with the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, as well as developing plans to ensure that they are well prepared in the event of a surge in patients. The Snowmass clinic, which is an outpatient branch of Aspen Valley Hospital that uses help from about 20 staff members to provide services s...

Economic suffering may lead to another great depression

Bo Melton, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Unemployment, stock market volatility, oil prices, and financial crisis, all are major reasons why the U.S has a high chance of going into another great depression. The problem is these were all issues before the COVID-19 virus even took the track. According to CNN, more than Fifty percent of the...

How Zoos are approaching Coronavirus shut down

A starved Tiger captive in Xiongsen Bear and Tiger park Guilin city, China.

Jenny Ellis, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has shut down all “nonessential” businesses since April, and the ones still open are facing challenges surviving. However, certain fun attractions like zoos, that may not be technically essential to the average person’s life, are still up and running. Despite remaining...

COVID-19 Mental Health Implications

Counselors recommend connecting virtually with others during this unceratin time.

Emily Kinney, News Editor

April 23, 2020

As people across the United States worry about contracting the COVID-19 virus, other concerns have surfaced from mental health professionals. These concerns are not in regard to the population’s physical health\; instead, they focus on the possible impact of COVID-19, and the efforts to stop its spread...

New pass/fail option at AHS

Scale for pass/fail grading in relation to traditional grades.

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

April 23, 2020

Beginning April 22nd, AHS students now have the option to switch their classes to pass/fail grading. The grading change is in response to AHS students having to do online school because of the Pitkin County COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order. This change in grading has been done in many high schools and colleges...

Many colleges change their standardized testing policy in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Schools around the country are adopting a test-optional policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-chief

April 18, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, standardized testing dates around the country have been canceled or postponed. For many current high school juniors, this means that they will struggle to get the test scores they are seeking or be able to take a standardized test at all in time for the college...

The end of a revolution: Bernie drops out of presidential race

Participants at a rally for Bernie Sanders  in Downtown Denver hold up a sign spelling his name.

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign last Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden’s path for the Democratic nomination. Immediately following an announcement he made to his campaign staff, Bernie made a press release statement. "I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the...

Perspectives all around the world during COVID-19

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

The Coronavirus is a global pandemic, meaning that it not only has impacted lives, but people all over the planet. While news stations may give overviews on current situations around the world, they often lack a personal perspective of what living in another country during these times is like. Slovakia- Natalia...

Animal adoptions peak during quarantine

Top: Juliana Nickell's new puppy Milo 
Bottom: Avery Hirsch's new puppy Roxie

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

April 16, 2020

The rush for hand sanitizer and toilet paper continues, but now, it is coupled with a rush to adopt dogs and cats too. Many people have decided to make the life-changing decision of getting a dog, cat, bunny, fish, and even chicks during the pandemic. These four-legged friends are on very high demand...

Impact of COVID-19 on juniors

Image of the homepage showing the test day changes due to COVID-19.

Mackenzi Hart, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Juniors have huge changes to make, as AHS’s doors close, issues that do not directly involve AHS arise. Specifically, ACT and SAT testing. The current AHS juniors are having to make drastic changes to their education as they prepare to apply to college. As colleges are beginning to suspend the need...

News other than COVID19

The usually-busy streets of downtown Aspen lack its rush-hour traffic.

Jenny Ellis, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Although new Coronavirus updates and information dominate the world’s news channels and papers there are still other current events around the globe. For some COVID19 seems to have stopped the world and daily activities in its tracks. But the world still turns and a new day comes with new events on...