New concerns arise over allergies at AHS

A group of AHS students blissfully eating lunch in the Commons unaware of their peer's potential allergies.

Ava Cherry, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Following a recent incident at AMS, a focus has been created on the need for school-wide awareness of allergies and their severe consequences on those who have them. As well, there is a need for those without allergies to alter their behaviors and habits to safeguard those who do. Sarah Ward, the journalism...

AHS GSA partners with Gay Ski Week for first time

Aspen High School Gay-Straight Alliance club gathers around pride flags hanging in the lobby of AHS.

Kayla Tehrani, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Aspen Gay Ski Week has been an event in Aspen for 43 years, and for the first time, this year, the Gay-Straight Alliance and some administrators at Aspen High School worked with AspenOUT, to represent people 21 and under into Gay Ski Week. The Aspen High School Gay-Straight Alliance has been at AHS...

AHS IB Fair: exploring the world of IB

Junior Maggie Woodrow learns about possible IB classes at the IB Fair on Febuary 4th.

Emily Kinney, News Editor

February 13, 2020

International Baccalaureate classes seem daunting to many\; there are so many to choose from, and they often spark questions such as “which ones do I take?”, “Should I take standard level or higher level?”, and “do I sign up for the full IB diploma?” The February 4th IB Fair attempted to...

Black Forest Robotics team breaks world record

AHS robotic teams posing at States. From left to right: Samuel Vessey, Matilda (Tilly) Swanson, Storey Balko, Spencer Perley, Gavin Heil, Andrew Sebolt, Alex Appleby, Tatum Johnson, Alex Martin, Zack Small, Riley Dunn, Jack Fox, and Kyle Doolan.

Ava Cherry, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

All three of Aspen High School’s Robotics teams, Black Forest, The Robo-Yetis and Back Country Robotics, competed in states on February 8th. The Black Forest Robotics team finished the competition with a bang by qualifying for the Worlds Competition in Houston and setting a new world record by scoring...

Local Alex Ferreira takes first in X-Games

Alex Ferreira poses with his mom and sister after winning gold.

Mackenzi Hart, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

During the 2020 X-Games, Alex Ferreira took first place in Men’s Superpipe and in the hearts of locals in the Men’s Superpipe. Putting in what one would call a perfect run for the Men’s Superpipe, scoring a 92.66, with a max height of 13’ 8’’, and five hits. Alex took the gold medal after...

The Darien Gap

People crossing a river as part of the journey through the Darien Gap.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

February 13, 2020

The Darien Gap is the swampy 60-mile stretch connecting Panama to Columbia and given that the nickname of the gap is the ‘black zone,’ students should also become aware of the trauma that is demonstrated in the gap because it is a current problem happening near us. Looking at a map, one may think...

AHS’s lack of school spirit

Winter pep rally this year at AHS, where sadly only half of the senior class showed up to sport their school spirit.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

AHS’s current school spirit is lacking. At this years’ winter pep rally, less than half of the seniors showed up to support their school. The lack of school spirit makes many ponder: what causes AHS’s spirit to differ so much from other high-spirited schools? School spirit is vital, as it instills...

Coronavirus – should we panic?

Johns Hopkins CSSE number of infected by CoronaVirus in China (2/11/2020).

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) commonly known as the coronavirus, can be transmitted from person to person mainly from respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. It is unclear if the coronavirus can be transferred by an infected surface(touching infected surface then touching eyes, mouth...

Stop the Bleed programs come to schools in Pitkin County

A photo of a Basic Bleeding Control Kit, which includes devices such as a C.A.T. tourniquet and compressed gauze. These kits are a part of the Stop the Bleed program implemented in schools across the valley.

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

A program that trains high school students on how to save lives in an emergency may be coming to AHS. The program, called Stop the Bleed, consists of basic instruction courses that teach students, staff, and administration what to do in the event of serious bleeding, as well as kits that contain the...

Skimo Skier George Beck

George Beck skinning up in the latest skimo Youth Olympic Race in Switzerland, on team USA.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

January 29, 2020

Skimo; a combination of skinning and skiing. Some may say it sounds physically brutal or crazy but not all. George Beck, a junior at AHS finds it rewarding. George started skiing at the young age of three. Wanting to challenge himself more he added skins, starting skimo at age ten, not knowing that seven...

A truth mirror shattered out of conflict

A representation of “The shattered mirror of truth”, a story narrated by Scott Reed.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

The decades of complex conflict between Iran in the United States is exceedingly difficult to comprehend, and it appears that several of us are quick to make judgments and assert opinions on the absolute “truth”. AHS history teacher, Scott Reed, teaches philosophy and ethics, modern world history,...

AHS students help fight Australian wildfires

AHS sophomore Riley Rushing, shows a Google donation to wildfire relief.

Jennifer Ellis, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

Although Aspen is more than 8,000 miles away from Australia, students at AHS are finding creative ways to get involved with wildfire relief. Across the globe, many have heard about the Australian wildfires, whether it is through social media, news channels, or even being in the affected areas. Various...