THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Pick up your trash, drop the BS

Pick up your trash, drop the BS

Anna Coyle and Jenny Ellis

December 1, 2019

Every day after lunch, our janitors have to pick up after certain impolite members of the AHS student body. Though students may be gone; tables, unstacked chairs, and even piles of trash are left behind. The Commons is littered with wrappers and crushed food. Single-use plastics and food scraps that...

Kanye West new album review

Kanye West new album review

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Kanye West is one of the biggest names in pop culture; he has over 12 projects, including 10 solo records, that have shaped the music industry today. In the past year, West hasn’t been the most popular with the public after his May 1st interview with TMZ back in 2018, during which he talked about slavery....

The adverse effects of social media

The adverse effects of social media

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

In recent years, social media has begun to play a pivotal role in the lives of millions around the globe. With a variety of uses, it can appear as the ultimate tool for nearly everything from marketing, to activism, or simply meeting new people. However, the ability to connect with nearly anyone, at ...

The only place more exclusive than the boat: the hallway

The only place more exclusive than the boat: the hallway

Anna Coyle and Jenny Ellis

November 4, 2019

Eating lunch seems like the easiest task of the school day; it’s a break in the day to relax and hang out with friends. However, at Aspen High School, lunchtime turns into a much more complicated ordeal. The lack of seating and space in the main lunchroom leads to much bigger problems than what your...

The Joker Review

The Joker Review

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Many different actors have brought to life their interpretation of the infamous character the Joker. From Mark Hamill in Batman: The Animated Series (1992) to Heather Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), each of these characters has the same concept of an evil clown, with green hair and a daunting smile....

Dual Teir Legal System

Tullis Burrows, Assistant Advising Editor

November 4, 2019

It’s no secret that America's Criminal Justice system is flawed. With the highest prison population in the world, routine and systemic racial abuse, and one of the highest recidivism rates in the world, we are far from achieving a just-justice system. it doesn't take long when examining the disparities...

Climate Change Effects on Tourists

Sydney Schaldach, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Aspen is suffering from climate change more than most people think. Two winters ago the town had a record amount of no snow. Many people canceled their vacation in Aspen because there weren’t going to be fireworks this year; there weren't any fireworks because it was dry from not having snow from the...

Following Finland

Following Finland

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

October 17, 2019

There is a general consensus that countries, such as the United States, are leaders in education, and provide their students with academically superior schooling. However, the supposed world leader of education performed poorly on the first Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), finishing...

Generation Z hits the voting polls

Generation Z hits the voting polls

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

In a little more than a year from now, the class of 2020 will embark on their first time voting: the 2020 election. From a generation that is known for their passion pertaining to pertinent social issues, the chance to voice these beliefs in the polls will allow for a new source of advocation. A dramatic...

A perspective on anxiety and the college application process

A perspective on anxiety and the college application process

Taylor Gurtman, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

“Start your college applications over the summer!” teachers, parents, and upperclassman had warned the Aspen High School class of 2020 in the spring of their junior year. The majority of them disregarded that suggestion, choosing to enjoy their summers instead. Next thing they knew, the school year...

A guide to the costs of senior year

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

As fall slowly creeps through the valley, and the Aspen leaves are changing to their famous color, many AHS seniors are scrambling to complete their college applications with deadlines approaching quickly. Although this can be a great time of excitement as AHS seniors prepare for their future, there...

Homework: The Demise of Students

Homework: The Demise of Students

Ethan Hunt, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2019

   As “the dark side of school” burdens our lovely students up and down the entirety of our valley, teachers seem to become more and more relentless when it comes to the vast amount of homework that is being assigned  every night. As the constant battle between the pleasure-seeking students o...