Generation of Change

Emily Kinney, News Editor

December 11, 2019

Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Greta Thunberg, and Malala Yousafzai: what do all of these people have in common? Beyond being influential leaders of our time, everyone previously mentioned is a part of Generation Z. These are the most prominent leaders in our society today, creating change through initiatives...

Developments over the past decade have plowed through “Old Aspen”

Boogie's Diner, a long-time local icon, closed in 2015. Construction on the building has just begun.

Maeve McGuire, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

As December comes to an end and a new decade approaches, it is imperative that we take time to reflect on the last 10 years and address the changes that have transpired. Living in a small town like Aspen, it is uncommon for these changes to go unnoticed, but the Aspen we are living in currently differs...

“Ok Boomer”-love the sensitive snowflakes

The infamous Bob Lonsberry tweet comparing

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The relations between the younger and older generations have been becoming increasingly hostile and aggressive. Baby Boomers blame the Millennials for killing industries and giving out participation trophies, while the Millenials retaliate by criticizing the Boomers for being out of touch with the modern...

Pick up your trash, drop the BS

Students leave the commons after lunch, leaving trash and lunches behind.

Anna Coyle and Jenny Ellis

December 1, 2019

Every day after lunch, our janitors have to pick up after certain impolite members of the AHS student body. Though students may be gone; tables, unstacked chairs, and even piles of trash are left behind. The Commons is littered with wrappers and crushed food. Single-use plastics and food scraps that...

Kanye West new album review

Kanye West 2019 album cover Jesus Is King released on Oct. 25, 2019.

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Kanye West is one of the biggest names in pop culture; he has over 12 projects, including 10 solo records, that have shaped the music industry today. In the past year, West hasn’t been the most popular with the public after his May 1st interview with TMZ back in 2018, during which he talked about slavery....

The adverse effects of social media

AHS students procrastinating their school work in favor of social media.

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

In recent years, social media has begun to play a pivotal role in the lives of millions around the globe. With a variety of uses, it can appear as the ultimate tool for nearly everything from marketing, to activism, or simply meeting new people. However, the ability to connect with nearly anyone, at ...

The only place more exclusive than the boat: the hallway

Students enjoy lunch outside Commons

Anna Coyle and Jenny Ellis

November 4, 2019

Eating lunch seems like the easiest task of the school day; it’s a break in the day to relax and hang out with friends. However, at Aspen High School, lunchtime turns into a much more complicated ordeal. The lack of seating and space in the main lunchroom leads to much bigger problems than what your...

The Joker Review


Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Many different actors have brought to life their interpretation of the infamous character the Joker. From Mark Hamill in Batman: The Animated Series (1992) to Heather Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), each of these characters has the same concept of an evil clown, with green hair and a daunting smile....

Dual Teir Legal System

Tullis Burrows, Assistant Advising Editor

November 4, 2019

It’s no secret that America's Criminal Justice system is flawed. With the highest prison population in the world, routine and systemic racial abuse, and one of the highest recidivism rates in the world, we are far from achieving a just-justice system. it doesn't take long when examining the disparities...

Climate Change Effects on Tourists

Sydney Schaldach, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Aspen is suffering from climate change more than most people think. Two winters ago the town had a record amount of no snow. Many people canceled their vacation in Aspen because there weren’t going to be fireworks this year; there weren't any fireworks because it was dry from not having snow from the...

Following Finland

Finnish student thriving in their school environment (left). American student stressed out (right).

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

October 17, 2019

There is a general consensus that countries, such as the United States, are leaders in education, and provide their students with academically superior schooling. However, the supposed world leader of education performed poorly on the first Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), finishing...

Generation Z hits the voting polls

Payton Curley, an AHS senior and member of Gen Z, plans to vote for her first time during the 2020 election.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

In a little more than a year from now, the class of 2020 will embark on their first time voting: the 2020 election. From a generation that is known for their passion pertaining to pertinent social issues, the chance to voice these beliefs in the polls will allow for a new source of advocation. A dramatic...