Shining Stars

2020 Shining Stars and Volunteers

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

April 1, 2020

Shining Stars is a local nonprofit founded in 2001 and provides a trip to Aspen for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Throughout the week the Stars participate in many different activities such as skiing, snowboarding, mono skiing, dancing,...

Same Tharyn, different position.

Current AHS Principal and future Assistant Superintendent Tharyn Mulberry poses at his desk.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

March 31, 2020

PRESS RELEASE - Today, March 31, 2020, at 2:00 pm there was a virtual BOE meeting to announce that the Superintendent for Aspen School District will be David Baugh and our very own AHS principal Tharyn Mulberry will be the Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Tom Heald will continue to serve as the Interim...

Coronavirus changes travel

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The recent outbreak of COVID-19, a highly contagious virus that has affected approximately 109,967 people globally as of March 9th, 2020, has forced many community changes to be made and has caused many events and future trips to be canceled. This new and fast-spreading sickness has made a lasting...

Four highlights from New York Fashion Week

Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford - a famous model from the 90s -  walks for the Marc Jacobs show during New York Fashion Week.

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

On February 3rd, 2020, the infamous New York Fashion week began, showcasing hundreds of talented designers. Most of the designers we’re not high-end brands. These new names in fashion sent social media into a frenzy. Stars from the new Netflix show “Cheer” gave the models their famous “mat-talk”...

Flight accident

Flight accident

Hannah Popish, Writer

March 6, 2020

On January 27, a small Cirrus SR22 made a forced landing four miles from the Aspen airport\; near Woody Creek. After pulling the aircraft’s parachute, the pilots and passengers walked away unharmed and were eventually found by the local Mountain Rescue team two hours later. The passengers were a...

The new superintendent

Lily Citron, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The Board of Education at the Aspen School District has been searching for a new superintendent to begin in August 2020. In December they hired a national firm called Hazard Young, and Attea to help guarantee the right decision is made for the Aspen School District. The firm gathered information from...

Press Release: Glen X

The Glen X Career Expo will take place on Thursday, March 5th at Glenwood High School

Emily Kinney, News Editor

March 4, 2020

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO: The 2020 Spring Glen X Career Fair is taking place on March 5, 2020, at Glenwood Springs High School. Six high schools from Aspen to Parachute will be in attendance and will have the chance to talk to more than 150 businesses and professionals about career paths and summer opportunities....

Who was Kobe?

Kobe Bryant hugs his daughter Gianna during a Los Angeles Lakers game on Nov. 17, 2019.

Stella McAniff, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The man, the myth, the legend, Kobe Bryant, was killed on January 26th in a helicopter crash, which also took the lives of eight others, including his daughter, Giana. Bryant was a cultural icon in life as well as death. His death left the world in shock. Bryant was one of the most famous basketball...

Earth Group takes next step making school Earth-friendly

Compost receptacle in the commons shown

Kayla Tehrani, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Aspen High School’s Earth Group is taking the initiative to start a district-wide composting project. Travis Moore, the AHS biology teacher, as well as a multitude of AHS students are working with custodial staff to implement a more eco-friendly waste management system. The Earth Group’s composting...

China’s History of Organ Harvesting

An undated file photo of Uighurs being held at a detention center in Xinjiang, China.

Stella McAniff, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

China has been harvesting organs from prisoners (typically Uighur and Feng Sung) - some even still alive - according to an international tribunal that took place in London in June. Currently, the transplant industry is worth more than 1 billion dollars, and China has been cashing in for decades. The...

AHS implements student SEE committee alongside existing SEE committee

Students in the student SEE committee during a meeting with AHS assistant principal, Sarah Strassburger.

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The student SEE committee is comprised of AHS students in all different grade levels. Megan Noonan, a math teacher at AHS, primarily organized the student committee. The committee recently met on Tuesday, February 25. According to Stef Wojcik, a member of the student SEE committee, the committee was...

Reaching awareness in the Roaring Fork Valley

The flyer that was given out to promote attending the Mental Hygiene conference.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 12, a Mental Hygiene conference was hosted at the Inn at Aspen to discuss youth anxiety, depression, and suicide rates in the Roaring Fork Valley. The goal of this conference was to prompt a discussion over youth mental health and to address the issues facing the youth in Roaring Fork Valley. The...