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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...

10 ways to get the most out of the college fair

10 ways to get the most out of the college fair

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

October 3, 2019

Every year Aspen High School hosts a massive college fair that helps students find their path after high school. The fair was created by Kathy Klug and is now the biggest college fair on the Western Slope. Over 246 colleges attend, as well as students from all over Colorado. The fair also includes 30 infor...

Enjoy Highschool

Maeve McGuire, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Friday Night- the bleachers swell over, full of the AHS student body chanting the dance team’s new mantras. The next day, students spend their downtime hanging out with friends, representing AHS in their respective sport, or -maybe not so much anymore- in someone's busy basement, socializing covertly....

The hottest yoga studio in Aspen

The hottest yoga studio in Aspen

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

Arjuna is a local hot yoga studio that celebrates the working of the body and offers a variety of different types of yoga to various skill levels. Located on East Hopkins Avenue, Arjuna offers four different classes: Bikram, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Inferno Hot Pilates. Each class challenges various...

Stress Reduction at AHS

Ethan Hunt, Editor-in-chief

September 22, 2019

As the student body at AHS readily jumps back into the mandatory struggle of the dreaded school year, a tide of panic and stress is seemingly on the rise. Students showing signs of confusion and bafflement can be seen around every corner of the building while teachers urgently attempt to calm down their...

Anna Akana might need to take an ‘Intervention’ from music

Anna Akana might need to take an ‘Intervention’ from music

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

May 28, 2019

Anna Akana, a Youtube influencer best known for her videos directed at helping young women, released a song about drugs and alcohol abuse called “Intervention”. The song tells a story about Akana and her struggle with people telling her she needs an intervention. Akana has a lot to boast about: she...

Finals should be abolished

Finals should be abolished

Ava Thornely, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Finals: having students memorize all topics from each subject, and cramming that knowledge into a two-hour test. Finals look different for everyone. Most students spend finals week stress eating, missing sleep, and crying a lot. The end of the year shouldn’t be this stressful for students; I belie...

Abortion: it’s more pro-life than you think

Abortion: it’s more pro-life than you think

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

It’s just like every other day, but today you are pregnant. At the doctor’s office you are given three options: either keep your child, set up a planned adoption during the pregnancy, or give it to a foster care system after the child is born . Suddenly, your state representative, a 59-year-old part-time bus...