Education: the means not the end

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

December 3, 2018

As a senior, I am wrapping up the first half of my last full year here in Aspen, and I can firmly say I have no idea where I am going to be in a year. Not a clue. I had a better idea of what I wanted to do with my life when I was freshman four years ago. This is a little bit scary, but it has also give...

Will Gun Control Help or Hurt?

A picture of Ethan Linn's hunting rifle leaning on a tree.

Ethan Linn, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

  A large group of students chanted “Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?” as they walk out of class April 20th, 2018. They were protesting assault rifles on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Because many people are protesting guns, one would think there is ...

Youth advocates stepping up for our futures

Kristen Spang, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Young adults are being denied the opportunity to fight against climate change and make a difference in the natural world. Our Children’s Trust, a youth group, are trying to make a stand for what they believe is right and bring attention to the issues that surround climate change to provide a better life...

5 Healing Stones Every Student Needs to Get Through High School

Three dazzling crystal points on a cloudy day with snowy Aspen mountain in backround from left to right: Black Tourmaline Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Crystal Quartz.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

For thousands of years, people have used alternative medicine to cure the body, mind, and spirit. Healing stones are one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine and have recently become a huge trend. Healing crystals work by connecting to Chakras: the seven energy centers of the body, including...

Thanksgiving Break is here, but can ASD say the same about holiday equality?

St Mary's Catholic Church located next to Main Street.

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

November 17, 2018

Winter Break is always time for celebration, family time, a period to de-stress from school, and of course, Christmas festivities. But the students at AHS who celebrate Jewish holidays aren’t as lucky and only get optional time off for their major holidays. Meanwhile, students and faculty are given ...

Editorial: Go Vote!

November 8, 2018

All eligible students, teachers, parents, and community members should make an effort to participate in the upcoming midterm election on Tuesday, November 6th. Before anyone casts a ballot they need to be registered to vote. In Colorado, voters can register to vote online through the Office of the Secre...

Veganism and it’s effects on climate change

The vegetable aisle in the local grocery shop, Roxy’s.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

There’s a multitude of reasons why someone might become vegan, but a main topic of contention may be how veganism can contribute to slowing down climate change. Many people are uninformed about how veganism actually affects climate change. According to the United Nations 2014 report, one cow produces be...

Ten wonderful photos from fall in Colorado

Bauhaus sculpture at Aspen Institute with Highlands in the backround. The photo was taken on local Ex-Ed trip: 3D Art Bootcamp.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Slowly the mountains fade from their bright summer green to a warm golden sheet swallowing the mountainsides. Throughout the valley, the scenery drastically changes to fall. The air gets colder and fogs settle in, sometimes bringing snow. This fall was no disappointment in its everlasting beauty. Here...

Do yourself a favor, and go watch “A Simple Favor”

The film cover for “A Simple Favor.

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

October 15, 2018

Despite an abundance of grim and uncanny plot twists, A Simple Favor manages to incorporate a subtle and dark sense of humor into the film, making the audience ask themselves, “Should I be laughing right now?” Director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) succeeds in almost every aspect of this film; cre...

25 Mesmerizing Photos From Europe

Paris, France.
Maze garden outside of the castle we toured in Paris.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The group turned the corner of the narrow street filled with quaint cafes and fragrant bakeries. Suddenly, we saw it. A huge point of metal that seemed to pierce the clouds. People rode bikes and walked through a lush park littered with fountains surrounding it. This was it, we were finally seeing the...

Time to put Golden Goose in the caboose

One of the pre-distressed shoes released on Golden Goose.

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The high-end clothing company, Golden Goose, just released an outrageous line of shoes that appear to be completely worn out and taped back together, receiving a heavy amount of backlash. Shoes are a tremendous part of every-day life. Most people prefer to have their shoes look new or at least look...

The Supreme Court, losing sight of its ideals?

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

October 1, 2018

Do you know how a Supreme Court Justice is appointed? Or why the Supreme Court and its Justices are important? In the last several years, there have been two new appointments to the Supreme court, but it seems the traditional role of the Court is rapidly changing. Looking at the Court today, there are a...