Why being single on V-Day is secretly awesome

Sophie Schlosser, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

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

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?

A wooden sign hangs above the bright window, Aspen Mountain illuminated in the background. The sign reads,

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

January 28, 2019

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

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

A test on the top of the pile for recent Chemistry quiz.

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

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

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

An ACT book.

Tatum Diemer, Design Editor

December 20, 2018

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

  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...

Commercialization has increased greediness at Christmas

A comic depicting the commercialism of Christmas and how it has affected our society.

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

As Thanksgiving food babies are covered up in cozy Christmas sweaters and red, green, and white decorations are hung all around, it’s interesting to think about how much money we spend over the holidays. Endless wish lists and Jingle Bells playing in stores immediately after Halloween can make us...

America: the land of the imprisoned

The cover from the Netflix documentary about the prison system called

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

America is said to be the land of the free, yet the United States holds 5% of the world’s population and has nearly 25% of the world's prisoners. Convicts in the US are thrown into jail cells without the proper physical or mental care. Under the current administration, government officials such a...

Why finals should be before winter break

Pictured above is junior Jaelin Nakagawa completing some pre-exams busy work in the library.

Sophie Schlosser, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Picture this: It was Friday, December 14, 2017, at Millbrook boarding school. The insidious and anxiety-driven week of ceaseless studying, sleepless nights, and caffeine-induced meltdowns was finally coming to an end. I could see the finish line as I scribbled the final words of my essay into the blue...

Mishandling local current events within ASD

The counselors offices during a rare occasion when there's not students waiting outside.

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

December 17, 2018

Recent events at Aspen High School have left the student body reeling with gossip and rumors about multiple incidents involving students. There has been an ongoing sexual assault court case with students in our valley, along with a car crash that was covered in the Aspen newspapers, yet not spoken abou...