The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


A night of fireworks to kick off Wintersköl 2022

No Concert for 2021-2022 Aspen X-Games?

Maddie McAllister, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners canceled the three-day music concerts that typically go along with the annual winter sporting event, X-Games, with no explanation. “There are just multiple...

Importance of hugging, photo courtesy of New York Times

The best way to support a loved one in the new year: a hug

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

The best gift to give in 2022 is not a new toy or electronic device. This gift is, not tangible and cannot be wrapped, but it is the most meaningful and beneficial. The best gift to give during the new...

Gang Starr, photo courtesy of NPR

Gang Starr’s influence on Hip Hop

Brenon Reed, A&E Editor January 17, 2022

The Origin of hip hop can be dated back to 1973 in New York City. DJ Kool Herc threw a house party in the South Bronx. Using turntables, he created a way to isolate and repeat musical breaks. These tools...

2022 image, photo courtesy of MARCA

new year new me

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

New year's resolutions: the time many say they will fix the problems going on in their life. After the two crazy years the whole world just experienced, a fresh start is something one may be looking for....

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Self Improvement

Brooke O'Sullivan, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

Every year, millions of people construct New Year's Resolutions hoping to spark positive change in their lives. Each year, the recurring themes include a more active approach to health, fitness, and improved...

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Elsa Tuller, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

As AHS is close to finishing the first semester, the timeliness of grading is often a struggle for teachers, which is resulting in stress and frustration for students. Students of AHS have completed many...

Pro-choice demonstrators march at the Texas State Capitol the day that S.B. 8 took effect.

The women’s right battle continued

Quintessa, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

Amid the women’s rights battle, the pro-choice versus pro-life argument has been going on for ages. The debate has never been more active. It seems as if we have made progress with abortion rights,...

New Year Resolution Cartoon From Google Images

No passion behind New Years resoultions

Lauren Kinney, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

Many tend to procrastinate creating new and healthy habits all year long, yet when January first comes around everyone has a sudden urge to start fresh. People enjoy the idea of wanting to better themselves....

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The Importance of Honoring MLK Day

Oceane Jones, Opinion Editor January 17, 2022

Monday, Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In many cities throughout the nation, this day is celebrated with marches and parades, as well as speeches by civil rights leaders and politicians. Individuals...

Clip art of a hand giving a gift

what to ask for for christmas

Lauren Kinney, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Christmas is right around the corner. Both online and in-person stores are low on stock and staff due to the increase of demands on goods during the pandemic. Instead of asking for something that might...

AHS focuses on the wrong issues

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

Aspen High School’s administration has to deal with disciplinary actions each day, ranging from minor infractions to major suspensions or expulsions. The line between real problem solving and unnecessary...

Empty Aspen High School Gymnasium on Jan. 6, 2022

Gym floors pose danger to students

Fiona Benvenuto, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

The AHS gym floors are becoming a concern, and a hazard for student safety. AHS’s gym floors need to be renovated or waxed regularly because they are a hazard and negatively impact the performance...

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