How can one moment define America?

A Snowmass Village local, Zena Rashford, watches as President Joseph R. Biden is inaugurated.
January 20, 2021

On January 6, 2021, we experienced a moment in history we will never forget. Across the nation, people watched as  “protesters” broke into the capitol building with little to no immediate consequences....

The importance of skiing during COVID

Carolyn Tanner, Gabi Echegaray, and Hannah Zack skiing and snowboarding at Snowmass Mountain while maintaining safety precautions.
January 11, 2021

As winter closes in, and the comforting heat of summer leaves us, we are finding ourselves stuck in our rooms for days on end. Usually, during the winter and holiday season, Aspen is a place of captivating...

Netflix makes controversial changes to their popular platform

Emily Kinney, senior, smiling as Netflix opens on her computer.
January 11, 2021

Netflix is one of the largest streaming services in North America and has approximately 195.15 million subscribers worldwide. Despite their often genius marketing strategies, wide audience of users, and...

Who runs the sleigh, Girls!

Staff Writer Oceane Jones, a sophomore at AHS.
January 11, 2021

Clement Clarke Moore first introduced the eight mystical chauffeurs of Santa's sleigh in his 1823 poem titled "A Visit from Saint Nicholas." Historians credit Moore with first introducing the idea of Santa's...

Wacky Wednesdays at AHS: confusion over schedules

Maile Penna, english teacher, directing class on a Wednesday.
January 8, 2021

This year not only were we online, but Wednesdays are now used for office hours. During the Senior coffee talk on November 18th there was a long discussion about the Wednesday schedule. During which, Jake...

CREW: Creating Relationships Everyone Wastes

CREW had a lot of potential for students and teachers to create a community during the pandemic, but many CREW classes fall short and instead serve as just another mandatory course.
January 6, 2021

Aspen High School began it’s 2020-2021 school year, like all other schools, in the midst of a pandemic. Students and teachers alike were uncertain about the upcoming year and if schools would go back...

Teen Spotlight: Young adults struggling with mental health amid pandemic

January 5, 2021

*Originally published on the Snowmass Sun* There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a decline in mental health and well-being. Although the crisis has impacted mental health for all...

Finals after winter break: the optimal option

Alexis Tarumianz (left) and Tigist Peshek enjoy skiing with each other over the holiday season.
January 5, 2021

From the start of the semester in August to the end in January, new lessons are taught, experiences are gained, and friendships are cultivated. Like most schools around the US, at the end of the fall semester,...

Pros and cons of the first week of skiing

Shrubs poke out of the bits of snow on opening ski week, but the sun shines bright.
December 18, 2020

After being shut down in the spring, the opening of Snowmass and Ajax during Thanksgiving week was much anticipated by the locals and tourists. But was the experience worth the wait? For me, even with...

Symbols of hate: the monuments preventing a pivot to forgiveness

Artist Dustin Klein projects an image of George Floyd onto the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. June 18, 2020.
December 15, 2020

Confederacy monuments may appear to be statues of fallen civil war soldiers, however, they represent deeply rooted, systemic hate and racism. There are over 1,700 of these monuments still standing in the...

Amy Coney Barrett: the threat to human rights

Amy Coney Barrett, the judge replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
November 22, 2020

Amy Coney Barret, the new Supreme Court justice replacing late Justice Ginsburg poses a threat to American democracy and civil liberties. Barrett’s past rulings indicate that she cannot be an inclusive...

Ski vs. surf culture

Hanalei, Kauai
November 17, 2020

Ski and surf culture align as a result of the laid-back yet passionate culture that fosters stoke and radiates positive vibes. There are a few distinct parallels between Aspen, Colorado and Hanalei,...

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