Amendment 66

Harry Kahn, Staff Writer

November 3, 2013

On Tuesday, November 5, Colorado citizens will be asked to cast their ballots and vote on Amendment 66, which proposes a significant income tax increase to raise money for K 12 education in Colorado.   If the amendment is passed successfully, the public school system in Colorado will likely see an...

The H20 Club Filters into AHS

The Kaplans are seen with some of the children of who they are putting forth their effort to give water filters to.

Kim Sandbach, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

The H20 club claims that the mission is simple: “to get clean water to every single person who needs it.” To meet this goal, the club sells Hurley Merchandise to raise money for water filters that are distributed to developing areas with good waves for surfing. This is a brand new club that was...

AHS Implements BYOD

Harry Kahn hard at work on his history paper

Charlie Van Allen, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

In the first year of BYOD at AHS the policy has faced a copious amount of glitches and obstacles that will have to be worked out if the policy is to continue into the future. A lot of AHS students are happy about the BYOD policy, because they can finally have one computer for their personal and their...

The Flood Won’t Rain on CU’s Parade!

Some of the crawfish found in dorms at Colorado University

Jordan Cramer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Slip and slides down Farrand Feild, no classes for two days, bonding time for dorm mates, tubing in Boulder Creek! All these activities sound like a great experience but they occurred during the horrific Boulder floods. From September 11 though September 15, Boulder experienced substantial flooding....

Much More than Headboy

Ben Belinski gets ready to race in the state Nordic meet.

Mackenzie Conner, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

We all know Ben Belnski. There are many instances where we see him, whether it is in the hallways, on the football field, or leading a pep rally. This young man partakes in countless activities that consist of sports, clubs, student government, theater, and music; making him easily one of the busiest...

Perfection is not “Beautiful”

Ava Kaplan glaring at herself through the mirror.

Stella Kaplan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Everyday women walk by newsstands wishing that they could look like the models on the covers.  They buy the magazines that have “get flat abs in five minutes” written across the cover in an effort to equal what they have been taught is “beautiful”. Seniors Noelle Woods, Gigi Mottier, Juliette...

Joana Ospina Takes France

Joana Ospina smiles in front of beautiful France with her last host family.

Audrey Sichel, Editor

October 18, 2013

When it comes to France, most may think of French fries and the Eiffel tower, senior Joana Ospina will always remember it as her other home. Ospina traveled to Montauaban, France with the help of the Rotary Club last year for eleven months. Having been a local in Aspen, Ospina found it difficult to get used to the city. “It was a bit weird at first and was defi...

M&M Cooking School

Chef at the cooking school assisting with the first class.

Olivia Oksenhorn, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

For AHS students who are interested in cooking, classes have been limited to the ones that are offered in school. However, as of September 21st, there’s another option; the M&M Catering and Cooking School. The M&M Catering and Cooking School is run by Mawa McQueen and Daniel Liesener, and their ...


Tiana Perry, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Around this time of the year, students throughout the entire country are applying to college, and the SAT plays a big part in this process. But it’s never to early to prepare for college applications. In past years and again this year, our school has offered the PSAT for sophomores and juniors. This...

AHS Moves to 5.0 Scale for IB Classes

Audrey Sichel, Editor

October 14, 2013

Seniors have been confused about what to put as their GPA scale on their current college applications. On July 1st 2013, the AHS administration put International Baccalaureate classes on a 5.0 weighted system when they were previously on a 4.2 weighted system. Most schools with the IB program in Colorad...

New AHS Teacher, David Fregly

Fregly studying hard in his full library.

Stella Kaplan, Staff Writer

September 15, 2013

Aspen High School has welcomed a new character to the 2013/2014 staff who may have already read more books than you will in your entire life. Social Studies teacher David Fregly has a book collection of 5,000 books, and has read them all. As if that is not enough, he also has a collection of 1,000 rock...