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AHS Students Help Grant a Wish

AHS Students Help Grant a Wish

Chloe Brettmann, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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This November, AHS seniors Nakiri Gallagher-Cave and Kaia Vresilovic headed AHS wish week, fundraising to grant the wish of Jayke, who has spinal muscular atrophy. “Setting up the fundraisers is really fun and knowing that we are helping someone who needs it,” Vresilovic said. This effort ...

Soul Cycle Spins Its Way Into Aspen

Soul Cycle Spins Its Way Into Aspen

Paige Quist, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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ASPEN -- During the winter, SoulCycle will be pedaling its way into Aspen’s heart. From Dec. 22 to Jan. 2, Aspen locals and tourists will have a chance to be a part of this intense workout program. SoulCycle is a 45 minute full-body workout which allows people to burn anywhere from 400 to 700 calories....

Pine or Plastic?

Pine or Plastic?

Jordana Rothberg, News Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

Upon entry, the entire room smells as if a pine forest were planted into its wooden floors. Pine needles lay scattered around the trunk. The tree stands tall and proud, fully decorated in crystal snowflakes, white tulle and red and green glittering ornaments. Almost every house on the block has a tree; ...

Super Super Moon

Super Super Moon

Chelsea Moore, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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The largest super moon in 68 years rose on Nov. 13, providing stunning photos for Aspenites. The moon was the closest it has been to the Earth since January 1948, appearing 14 percent bigger, and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon. "The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon ...

Aged To Perfection

Aged To Perfection

Sophie Schulze, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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ASPEN--  Five teams will be selected by Anderson Ranch to go head-to-head in an intense 48-hour snow sculpture competition that is a part of Aspen’s annual Winterskol festivities. This years motto is “Aged To Perfection,” which suites the event perfectly considering this will be the  65th annual ...

Spreading H20 Worldwide

Spreading H20 Worldwide

Carson Friedland, Design Editor

November 15, 2016


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On Nov. 12, the H20 Club hosted a fundraising dance at Bumps at the base of Buttermilk mountain.  The theme was “white out” to help bring in the winter spirit.  The dance was held in order for the H20 Club to do their job : “get clean water to every single person who needs it.”  Overall, the...

Goodbye Vine?

Goodbye Vine?

Erika Lopez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Vine, the master of six second video loops, is now coming to an end. Say goodbye to your favorite Vines or becoming a Vine star yourself. The Vine mobile app is being discontinued sometime in the next few months, and a lot of us are a little reluctant to let go. Twitter acquired Vine in 2012 and launched i...

Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead?

Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead?

November 14, 2016


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An unusual obituary was published in Outdoor magazine on Oct. 11 about the Great Barrier Reef. Written by Rowan Jacobsen, the article stated that the Great Barrier Reef had reached the end of its 25 million year lifespan due to persistent bleachings and negative environmental changes. "The Great Barrier...

Thanksgiving: From Past to Present

Thanksgiving: From Past to Present

Chloe Brettmann, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

The pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in the fall of 1620. Throughout their first brutal winter they lost almost half of the passengers and crew to the harsh conditions. Thanksgiving, a long-standing American holiday when American families gather to give thanks for their many blessings, hasn’t always been...

High Temperatures and High Expectations

High Temperatures and High Expectations

Madison Osberger-Low, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


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ASPEN- While warm and dry conditions in October and early November have been concerning to the local ski area operators, AHS student athletes who compete in snow sports aren't letting the conditions slow them down. Local skiers and snowboarders say that they are adapting by doing more work in the gym...

Most Unusual Holiday Gifts

Chelsea Moore, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


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Not everyone gets the stereotypical clothes, candy or coal from Santa on Christmas. Aspen High School students reflect on the most unusual gifts that appeared in their stockings last year.

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Quinton O'Keeffe, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


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Winter has finally arrived in Aspen/Snowmass, and ski season is underway. Snowmass Mountain opened on Nov. 24 bringing joy to many eager skiers. Aspen Mountain later opened on Nov. 27. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are both expected to open on Dec. 10. Snow did come later than expected this year ...