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THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Swim Team Wins First State Championship

Swim Team Wins First State Championship

Jordan Fox, Online Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Most people believe that is strength in numbers, but the AHS Girls Swim Team proved that victory can still be accomplished without the masses. For the first time in Aspen High School history, the girls swim team won the state championships as well as ended the season with many first place individual fin...

Owen Ramberg: Excelling in and Out of School

Owen Ramberg: Excelling in and Out of School

Jordan Fox, Online Editor

February 8, 2017


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For high school students, there is a lot of pressure to do it all, and while most find that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, AHS junior Owen Ramberg has come pretty close to accomplishing that goal. Ramberg moved to Aspen in 2015 as a sophomore, and immediately began taking two IB classes: I...

No Wifi, No Social Media

Zoe Cramer, Junior Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under News

The world thrives off of wifi and social media. It’s not uncommon for people to ask cafes, stores, and even restaurants what their wifi password is to access the universe of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. However, what happens you can’t access these applications through wifi? A few weeks a...

Homework Survey Follow-Up

Madison Thomsen, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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When students at AHS voice their opinions, the school listens. In January, The Skier Scribbler printed a story that looked at homework conceptions at AHS.  The data has since been compiled and was presented to staff at the end of January. The homework survey was taken by students in all grades, and was...

School on a Mountain

School on a Mountain

Olivia Oksenhorn, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In a forward thinking town, Aspen High School is often admired for its progressive views and cutting edge practices. Students call teachers by their first names, and once a year, students take a week learning anywhere from the Grand Tetons to the Bronx in the Experiential Education program. However, tea...

Mid-Year Schedule Check

Viann, Varghese

February 7, 2017


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Last year, the schedule consisted of an AB Block schedule.  Classes alternated every other day.  This year, students have all of their classes every day of the week, excluding Wednesday and Thursday, for 50 minutes. On Wednesdays students have periods one through three, and on Thursdays students have ...

Racing to the finish at Ski Cooper

Racing to the finish at Ski Cooper

Madison Osberger-Low, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Heavy snow greeted AHS Alpine skiers during their race on Feb. 2 at Ski Cooper. According to coach Jennifer Morandi-Benson, there were seven girls who finished in the top 20 and three boys in the top 15. Morandi-Benson said the new student athletes are diving right into the sport of ski racing. “...

Jesse Hoffman Photographs His Way Through Life

Jesse Hoffman Photographs His Way Through Life

Chloe Brettmann, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Jesse Hoffman, and AHS alum from class of 2010, has spent his post-grad years exploring the outdoors and pursuing his passion for photography. While "living the dream," he has turned his passion into a career. Now a professional photographer, Hoffman recently spent time in Antarctica, and last week, h...

Valentine’s Day: A History

Valentine’s Day: A History

Chelsea Moore, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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Every February 14, couples across the United States splurge on fancy dinners and exchange overpriced jewelry to celebrate St. Valentine., But who is this Saint and where did these rituals come from? The most popular legend goes like this: Valentine’s Day derives from both Christian and ancient R...

The Final Bow

The Final Bow

Madison Osberger-Low, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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ASPEN- After more than 100 years of thrilling audiences across the country, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bows. The circus with its animals and acrobats, trapeze artists and clowns, recently announced that it would permanently fold its tent. According to...

Powder Reports for Ski Enthusiasts

Powder Reports for Ski Enthusiasts

Olivia Clauss, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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ASPEN—The past weeks have been nothing less of a miracle for skiers. Nearly every day, there has been snowfall to some extent: usually quite a lot. Local skiers think that they have hit the jackpot at the four mountains—Highlands and Ajax especially—but amongst the twenty-plus ski resorts in Colorado,...

Lyon Hamill Takes Home Scholarship

Carson Friedland, Design Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under News

On Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 a group of AHS students attended the annual Colorado Thescon (Theater Conference) in Denver, Colorado, where the AHS senior Lyon Hamill was awarded with a $1,000 Senior Thescon Scholarship.  In order to win, Lyon auditioned in front of eighty different theater university re...