To study abroad or not?

A statue of an animal guardian standing outside of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Sophomores heading into junior year have a lot to consider. IB courses, upcoming college applications, and course selections are just a few big decisions that rising juniors need to think about. Another significant life choice that mostly rising juniors and seniors should consider is applying to is studying...

How To Support Local Businesses

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are staying in to protect themselves, their families, and others from getting infected. However, this does mean that restaurants and other local businesses do not have any foot traffic and have little business. Hence, it is important to support local businesses...

Covid-19 induced hysteria

Photo of empty shelves at the Clark's grocery store

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is spreading at a rapid pace across the globe. This pandemic is unnerving, and the hysteria it is causing is almost as daunting as the virus itself. Being prepared in times like these is in no way a bad thing. Taking measures such as social distancing, washing...

Social distancing rule breakers delay normal life

Many cars sit in the Tiehack parking lot.

Jenny Ellis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

The streets of Aspen seem abandoned, and the eerie emptiness of town is discomforting. There is no 5 o’clock traffic and no tourists strolling through the mall. Aspen looks as if the whole town has gone on vacation. But it is quite the opposite, as most are at home. Although unusual, the emptiness...

Class of 2020

AHS Class of 2020 celebrating spirit week.

Taylor Gurtman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has stolen senior year from the class of 2020. Not knowing if senior prom, Senior Ditch Day, graduation, Project Graduation, or walking down the halls of AHS for the last time will happen adds to the disappointment and sadness many seniors might be feeling. However, despite everything that is...

AHS teachers and their celebrity look alikes

AHS Counsellor Josh Berro and his celebrity look-a-like, Tom Hanks.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

The phenomenon of doppelgangers is definitely a fascinating topic, and at AHS, there are some teacher-celebrity look-alikes that will startle you. One shocking celeb-look alike is AHS french teacher, Eric Lamb, and the popular YouTuber, Pewdipie. The resemblance is uncanny! Pewdiepie is on the right,...

First semester vs. second semester

Jennifer Ellis, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

When summer comes to a close and AHS once again opens it’s doors to students for another school year it can be bittersweet. The habits and day to day of students change dramatically. Not only do they get into their daily school routine of sports and homework, but students’ behavior can also vary...

Life under the draft

Max Merritt, drafted soldier, 1967

Stella McAniff, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

On Jan 3 Trump ordered the murder of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and tension continues to rise between the two countries, leaving young 18-year-olds to wonder whether the draft could happen again. The draft has been used plenty of times in US history, most recently the Vietnam war. Many baby boomers...

The Decade of School Shootings

A memorial was held the Friday after the shooting at Saugus High School to honor those who's lives were taken.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

On November 15th, two victims, a 16-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old boy died following a school shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA. The suspect, Nathaniel Berhow, was said to have pulled a pistol out of his backpack on Thursday morning, shooting five classmates and himself (CNN). Throughout...

The Cult of Bachelor Nation

Contestants on this season of the Bachelor pose with bachelor Peter.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Every Monday night, nearly five million people tune into ABC for two hours in excitement, drama, and heartbreak. This is not just any regular tv show, football game or the occasional episode of Game of Thrones: this is The Bachelor. This broadcasted social experiment follows one man as he dates multiple...

Billie Eilish: a statement

Coverage of Billie Eilish as a young aspiring fashion icon and musician.

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Billie Eilish is the new face of Gen Z and has become a global impact on teenagers and young adults. Through her fashion approach, musical successes, and musical style Eilish has advocated for change against global controversies. Similar to Greta Thunberg, Eilish uses her age and passions to advocate for the issues s...

Bernie Sanders: The quest for a better future

Tullis Burrows, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

With the first caucuses of 2020 kicking off just last week, and the first ballots from Colorado already being cast, many first time voters are looking for guidance. Well, look no further. If you are a young person living in today's society, I posit that it is your responsibility to vote for one Mr....