Aspen High School seniors Ava Thornely (left) and Stef Wojcik (right)

Teen Spotlight: With the International Baccalaureate program, is no stress better than no credit?

Stef Wojcik and Ava Thornely April 8, 2021

*Originally published on the Snowmass Sun* The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is one of the many qualities that make Aspen High School the esteemed public school it is. To earn...

Editorial: the U.S. education system's failure to teach Black History

Editorial: the U.S. education system’s failure to teach Black History

February 26, 2021

The idea to recognize Black History in the month of February came from the father of Black history himself, Carter G. Woodson in 1926. However, the recognition of February as Black History Month did not...

Student feeling stressed out from a crowded inbox and email overload.

The death of emails

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

The inbox. An overwhelming sea of schedules, announcements, reminders, questions, answers, newsletters, and promotions that is inefficient and old fashioned. Emails are only 7% as effective as talking,...

AHS students gathered at Paepcke park in 2019 after school walkout to protest climate change.

Privilege and performative activism: the intricticies of being a good ally

Tessa Guthrie, Editor-in-chief February 5, 2021

Performative activism is defined as “activism done to increase one's social capital rather than because of one's devotion to a cause.” According to Wikipedia, “it is often associated with surface-level...

Students working through assignments at Aspen High School.

Taking breaks during online learning

Maya Leshem, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

With a new and unfamiliar way of learning, teachers, staff, students, and parents face the ongoing challenge of figuring out and master online education. Virtually teaching can be  an impossible task,...

2020 warped our conception of time

2020 warped our conception of time

In a virtual world, the pandemic is warping our conception of time. A number of psychological factors involved, psychology teacher says
Hannah Smith, News Editor January 22, 2021

This article was originally published in the Snowmass Sun. Time seemed to be an unchanged and universal concept that governs our daily lives. This construct has remained unquestioned — that is, until...

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

How can one moment define America?

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer 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....

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

The importance of skiing during COVID

Maya Leshem, Staff Writer 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...

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

Netflix makes controversial changes to their popular platform

Kaelyn Kroeger, Writing Editor 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...

Staff Writer Oceane Jones, a sophomore at AHS.

Who runs the sleigh, Girls!

Oceane Jones, Staff Writer 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...

Maile Penna, english teacher, directing class on a Wednesday.

Wacky Wednesdays at AHS: confusion over schedules

Ava Thornely, Social Media Editor 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 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.

CREW: Creating Relationships Everyone Wastes

Aja Schiller, News Editor 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...

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