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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Nutcracker

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Nutcracker

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Nutcracker is one of the most famous classic ballets, having been in production in various forms since 1892. The story includes action, romance, and most importantly beautiful dancing and scenery. The magical story centers around a young girl, named Clara, and her family's Christmas Eve celebration....

Why We Need To Redefine Hazing

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

December 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On February 3rd a 19 year old student woke up in the hospital with a lacerated spleen, traumatic brain injury, and an abdomen full of blood. After suffering extreme alcohol fueled injuries, he had been left in the basement of a fraternity house for 12 hours before any of his “brothers” called 91...

Denmark to Aspen

Denmark to Aspen

Niko Hansen

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ude godt, men hjemme bedst! (There’s no place like home) Leaving home is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The feeling of saying goodbye to something, and knowing that when you come back, it may never be the same as when you left is the hardest part of leaving. People would change, previousl...

How School’s Can Press ‘Snooze’ on the Morning Bell and Benefit Students

How School’s Can Press ‘Snooze’ on the Morning Bell and Benefit Students

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The amount of sleep a student gets is vital to their mental health and their performance in school. On average, a public high school starts at 7:59am, according to the National Sleep Foundation, but multiple studies have shown that schools should start no earlier than 8:30am. At AHS, classes sta...

Run Like a Girl: Girls on the Run 5k in Steamboat Springs

Run Like a Girl: Girls on the Run 5k in Steamboat Springs

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My heart was pounding as I felt my feet slam against the pavement. The announcer and spectators cheered us on as women from all walks of life ran in pink outfits. We were running a 5k to fight for equal pay and equal rights for all women. This race occurred on November 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorad...

The 20 Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

The 20 Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On average, each American will spend over $700 on holiday gifts and goodies, totaling more than $465 billion nationwide. That's why it’s important to spend your money wisely and get gifts your recipient will want! The holidays are a exciting time of year, but it can be hard to know what to get you...

Christopher Wheatley: The Most Noticeable Teacher at AHS

Christopher Wheatley: The Most Noticeable Teacher at AHS

Tatum Diemer, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

At AHS, students commonly consider the staff to be a group with uniform traits and values, homogeneous in almost all aspects. However social studies teacher, Christopher Wheatley, sticks out amongst the rest. Having taught at AHS for about 10 years, almost every student has had a interaction with Whea...

Plastic Pollution? Here’s the Solution!

Plastic Pollution? Here’s the Solution!

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

About 38 billion plastic water bottles are wasted annually; more than $1 billion dollars is spent on plastic per year. At Aspen High School, 16 cases of 24 water bottles are purchased on average each school week, totaling to 384 bottles. This means that roughly 88 water bottles are wasted every week. ...

#MeToo

#MeToo

Olivia Zwieg, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach. I have felt such a flare of rage that the experience I recount below was not a unique incident with me, but rather a part of a sinister pattern of behavior,” Actress and avid feminist, Lupita Nyong...

Creating a Dialogue About Cellphone Use in Class

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  While there are ways that cellphone use in a classroom environment can be quite disruptive, I truly believe there is a way to utilize cell phones in class that most teachers at AHS have yet to integrate into their curriculum. Undoubtedly, glancing at Snapchat while learning about syntax in Siddar...

How iPhones Have Made Us More Afraid

How iPhones Have Made Us More Afraid

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Shots fired off behind us, and without hesitation, we picked up our pace. I checked to make sure all eight of us were together and continued to power forward, refusing to look at the possibility of what lay behind us. Times Square was filled with desperate scared eyes and everyone around us scattere...

Racing for Equality

Racing for Equality

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 1962, Gertrude Ederle became the first women to swim the English Channel. She set a world record for swimming  35 miles in 14 hours. Ederle believed that she could do anything, especially during the era of women only doing sports that didn’t involve much physically or not playing sports at all. S...