Aspenites’ reaction to Bernie Sanders dropping out of the primary election

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden having a conversation.

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

April 15, 2020

On April 8, 2020, Senator and Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders, informed the United States that he was withdrawing himself from the presidential candidacy. His decision makes Joseph Biden, former Vice president, the Democratic nominee running against President Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential...

The new principal hiring process

AHS's current principal and ASD's new Assistant Superintendent, Tharyn Mulberry.

Kayla Tehrani, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Now that AHS Principal, Tharyn Mulberry, has taken the new position of Assistant Superintendent for the ASD, the administration must go through the process of hiring a new principal for AHS. In the process of hiring a new principal, the first step is for the administration to hire a search firm. The...

Impacts of COVID-19 on Asian-Americans

Members of the Asian-American Commission on the steps of the Massachusetts State House protesting the racism toward Asian-Americans as a result of COVID-19.

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

April 13, 2020

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Asian-Americans are forced to grapple with growing racism and xenophobia, coupled with the threat of verbal and physical assault. Many Americans associate COVID-19 with China and other parts of Asia, blaming them for the outbreak and spread of the virus. As...

How will COVID- 19 affect AHS graduation

AHS class of 2018, celebrating their graduation at the Aspen Music Tent.

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-chief

April 13, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, high school seniors around the world are struggling with the cancellation of their final semester of high school and the many events that are involved, including the possible cancellation of graduation. Following the widespread closure of schools throughout Colorado...

Outdoor Activities

Biking is a great way to spend your down time during quarantine.

Hannah Popish, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

All four ski mountains in Aspen have been closed, restricting the public and locals of the slopes to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Locals have been forced to find other ways to get exercise and still be a part of the Colorado outdoors. On March 26th, Aspen Skiing Co stated the mountains will be closed to the public until April 19th...

Cancellation of IB Exams

Visit for more information regarding the cancellation of  IB exams.

Stef Wojcik, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Due to the increase of regulations regarding school shutdowns, International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams have been canceled. Seniors in their second year of IB classes and juniors taking one year IB classes were supposed to have final exams in early to mid-May to conclude their one to two years of rigorous...

COVID-19? More like neverending quarantine!

The class of SYA (School Year  Abroad) 2020 posing in front of the Hanging Monastery in Pingyao Gucheng, Shanxi.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

One of the most important Chinese holidays is Chun Jie (春节), a holiday when families go back to their hometowns and reconnect with loved ones to spend Chinese New Year together. Chun Jie is focused around the Lunar New Year and families take two weeks off school and work to celebrate. This year,...

Social Media Spread of Misinformation During Covid-19

Many people have turned to social media amidst the corona virus to read news, although sometimes inaccurate.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

As the majority of our recent days are spent cycling our social media: Instagram, Twiter, Tik Tok, Facebook, etc; we are sure to have stumbled upon the conversation of COVID-19. It seems as though all anyone will talk about is the global pandemic that has consumed our lives. It is hard not to talk about...

Communication with students

Aspen High School announcements located on the website. AS of April 7th.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus has caused Aspen High School to close until April 30th but due to the powerful technology of the 21st-century students are able to have a semi-normal day by doing online learning. Kim Zimmer, the Tech Integrationist and broadcast teacher at AHS, has been working with the technology team...

A global pandemic brings environmental healing

After the closure of all four ski mountains in the Aspen area due to the coronavirus, people are finding other ways to get outdoors and enjoy the snow.

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Pollution and fossil fuel levels have dropped dramatically, as countries are trying to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus. In less than a few months, the world has already transformed. In the city of Wuhan, China, where the virus began, strict lockdowns have been implemented for months. Citizens...

Seniors trying to push back decision day

Students at AHS have been posting this photo in attempts to spread the word about their efforts to push back college decision day.

Stef Wojcik, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The developments of mass closures due to COVID-19 are making high school seniors question how to gain information about prospective colleges with the May 1st decision day quickly approaching. Nervous and frustrated seniors have not gotten the opportunity to visit their potential schools and are struggling...

No parking checks in AMS lot

Jennifer Ellis, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

This 2019-2020 school year AMS lot parking checks have become inconsistent, to say the least. Most years Seniors are the only students allowed to park in the lot as a last year privilege. But this year the parking lot is full of students who shouldn’t really be there. Half of the parking spots are...