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How fashion shapes our identity

How fashion shapes our identity

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Fashion shapes identity in a multitude of different ways; from the colors we pick, to the stores we frequent, who we are is ingrained in our style. Anything we wear, from hair dye to tattoos, is apart of our style. Our individual personalities influence whether we want to dye our hair or get a new pi...

I dered go to Germany, and I’ll be bach!

I dered go to Germany, and I’ll be bach!

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Over spring break, a group of AHS students, including myself, traveled overseas to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. We traveled to Germany through Sister Cities, a program that allows students to exchange with a student of similar interest from one of Aspen’s sister cities. Southern Germany, includ...

Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave Exhibit at the AAM

Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave Exhibit at the AAM

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave art exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) conveys the themes of confusion and disarray though intriguing sculptures and a unique layout. Rico uses mediums such as ceramics and taxidermy to set his work apart and create an exhibit unlike any other. Ric...

Here you go, President Trump…

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As I listen to an official meeting between A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, and President Trump, recorded in the Oval Office on January 31, I hear a cry for recognition from President Trump as he pleads for one good article written about him in the Times. Though I don’t want to draw...

Why being single on V-Day is secretly awesome

Sophie Schlosser, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Cupid’s arrow just struck all 7.53 billion people on earth simultaneously – brace yourselves single people: Valentine's Day is upon us. If you’re currently consciously uncoupled, today might seem like the world is conspiring against you and your single status. Take a deep breath (or a “mindf...

AHS limits students’ passions

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When the senior class graduates AHS in June, so will any remembrance of the old, 8-period AB schedule that ended after the 2015/2016 school year. The Junior class and remaining underclassmen will never know about the way things could’ve been. Now, as the sophomores begin consideration of the IB Diploma...

Trouble in Paradise?

Trouble in Paradise?

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Growing up in Aspen, we are told from a young age that Aspen is a little bubble, isolating us from the chaos and turmoil of the “real world.” To really experience what life is like, local students are told to escape the bubble and travel. Evidently, Aspen is a very sheltered and safe town. There are lo...

A Quest to Find Poetry in Music

Sam Kahn, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

In an age when music is dominated by pop princesses and fame-driven rappers, I often find myself diving deeply into my musical archives to rediscover songs that are refreshingly complicated, meaningful, and full of poetry. I was first introduced to poetry through the lyrical ingenuity of some of my...

Grades: the well worn road to (under)achieving

Grades: the well worn road to (under)achieving

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Grades have been a fundamental aspect of education for centuries. Since 1785 students have been assigned a letter and percentage that measures their level of achievement in every class. They are meant to be a progress report to communicate to parents how their child is doing academically. However, th...

Not as entitled as we seem

Davy Brown, Staff Writer

December 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Aspen High School students are often stereotyped as entitled rich kids who lack manners, but the  AHS speaks otherwise about their students. Though the perceptions and stereotypes of AHS students may not be solidifying, faculty and administration overall reflect positively on the character of the ...

The truth behind the ACT/SAT

The truth behind the ACT/SAT

Tatum Diemer, Design Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Throughout my high school career, the inevitability of taking the ACT has always loomed in the distance, with no immediate threat to my mental well being. However, as the holiday season approaches, what used to be a well-deserved break from school has turned into a ‘work-week’ for upcoming testing dates. St...

Dress Codes: Do They Body Shame Girls?

Dress Codes: Do They Body Shame Girls?

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  In schools across the country, female students are protesting sexist dress codes to make social change nationwide. When it comes to clothing for girls, there are several examples of how schools are shaming their students for wearing shorts and crop tops. Short skirts and form-fitting tops fr...