The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Aspens pride and joy, Aspen Mountain, is adorned with snow-dipped pines and evergreens during mid-winter of the 2019/2020 ski season.

Aspen Living: The Bubble Benefits

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

Imagine, you're walking out of your one-bedroom apartment and through the bustling streets of a huge city. The traffic is loud, important business people speed by talking to someone foreign on the phone,...

Quads and Backflips: the Amazing Feats of Surya Bonaly

Harper Axelman, News Editor May 20, 2022

While the “Quad Revolution” of women’s figure skating has recently gained momentum, one figure skater came close to landing the jump almost 30 years ago: Surya Bonaly, who also executed a backflip...

2 % Milk poured into a glass

What the Type of Milk You Drink Says About You

Peyton Thomas, Staff Writer May 14, 2022

SATIRE- Milk. A beverage many parents encouraged, and sometimes forced their children to drink when young. This beverage was made with the hopes that children would grow up tall and strong. Packed with...

Aspens beloved Main Street Bakery, a local favorite, closed down after 27 years

Start Writing a Eulogy, Because Aspen’s Culture is on its Deathbed

Hannah Smith, Editor-In-Chief May 3, 2022

Aspen’s local restaurants and shops bring the town its diversity and culture. For instance, Mawa McQueen, owner of Mawa’s kitchen, is the Ivory Coast native behind Aspen’s only black-owned restaurant....

LGBTQIA+ Pride March courteously of anonymous photographer taken on June 7th, 2017 under Creative Commons License


April 28, 2022

“Don’t Say Gay Law” in Florida leads to discrimination of LGBTQIA+ students

Oceane Jones, Opinion Editor April 28, 2022
Erasing the presence of the LGBTQIA+ community from schools implies that queer students should be ashamed of their gender identity and sexual orientation.
Expression of kindness leads to happiness in others

Happy Face, Happy Heart

Madyson Ryan, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

You never know what people are going through, and what it is that’s affecting their lives and atmospheres. So why not be kind, and show people that you care? According to Psychology Today, compassion...

Photo representing the natural cycles of food and climate

Climate Change: How Can You Help?

Cassia Bone, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

We are already seeing the effects of climate change in the Roaring Fork Valley. From raging fires to lower snow levels, the future looks grim- especially for a town with so much love for snow and skiing....

Kids Believing in the wonders of childhood

Why Childhood “Lies” Are Good For Children

Carolina Lanefelt, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

I used to think that the Tooth Fairy was real. Every time I’d lose a tooth, I thought a small, winged fairy in a cloud of fairy dust would come flying into my room, take my tooth, and place a crisp dollar...

Confiscated nicotine products that have been collected from students over a few years by the AHS administration.

Nicotine problem at AHS

Jenny Ellis, Editor in Chief March 24, 2022

Aspen, Colorado is known for its prominence of wealthy families and second home owners. Although the general culture that is created by this population is considered ‘classy’, there are a multitude...

Four Stages of Madness

March 22, 2022

Who knew that March Madness experts roamed AHS halls. Fortunately, Aspen High is filled with sports fanatics, and when March hits, it is madness. In case you didn't hear, this is the month when the most...

AHS Sophomore, Lauren Kinney, types on a computer without a mask on.

Teen Spotlight: Adapting to — and enforcing — COVID rules adds stress for students

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Aspen is a tourist town — and one where visitation has surged over the last year and a half as tourists flocked to the area for incredible views and exciting activities to do outdoors during the COVID-19...

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