Ski Season has come to an end, what do we do now?

Olivia Zwieg, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

The closing of the ski slopes seems to annually leave Aspen’s youth with way too much time on their hands. Teenage adrenaline junkies don’t seem to embrace all four seasons of Aspen as they could, and we would like to think it’s because of their oblivion to what their backyards have to offer t...

The year of lasts

The last year of preschool in 2005 at Wildwood.

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

May 6, 2018

As school roars to a finish, seniors begin to reflect on their high school experience as well as their best moments in their hometown of Aspen. The realization is upon us that activities and traditions, our last sporting games, last prom and last weeks of being home, will never be the same again.   ...

Generation Z: The Most Impatient Generation

Toddler playing with iPhone.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

May 5, 2018

In today’s world everything is fast, accurate, and in more quantity. Smartphones send texts within seconds, the internet provides millions of answers and resources, and people have more ways to achieve their goals. Generation Z (people born since 2000), are the biggest generation so far, and with the...

Big city culture in a small mountain town

Sam Kahn, News Editor

May 1, 2018

We all dread when tourists descend upon Aspen for summer vacation. Our community is a mecca for visiting mountain bikers and hikers--but also for the most sophisticated music and culture aficionados who come here to sample the cultural smorgasbord Aspen offers. Instead of hiding from the visiting hoa...

A tribute to Aspen

The view from the Aspen Mountain Sundeck this winter.

Jordan Fox, Editor-In-Chief

April 18, 2018

Recently I went down a rabbit hole of reminiscing that involved going through all the old photos and letters in my room. In addition to bringing back a flood of old memories, it reminded me how close I am to finally graduating and how far we have all come. After 13 years of new adventures, the class...

The March for Our Lives and for our rights

Marchers outside of the Capital taking a stand for their rights and lives.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

The matter of raising the regulations for gun control in the United States is a controversial topic. Some people will do anything to protect their rights to the second amendment, while others are saying that we should be taking a stand in making our society better. When I heard about how much people a...

Travel Guide to Saquarema,Brazil: an Unforgettable Experience

Bella Hoffman sits on the beach in Buzios, Brazil.

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Have you ever considered traveling to Brazil? This past Spring Break, I traveled for the second time to Saquarema Brazil.  My uncle lives in this beautiful country and that includes its perks. This includes no hotel, free food, and perfect beach access made this trip even more affordable. Brazil is...

The Top 10 Spring Fashion Trends 2018

Dolce and Gabbana Spring Fashion Week 2018.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

Runway fashion is one of the most influential acts in pop culture, and spring runways are always pushing the boundaries. However, these trends often seem too elaborate and difficult to incorporate into everyday life. Here are the top ten trends are seen on the runway this spring and tips for how to incorporate...

Celebrity take over

Nate Lowman: Before and After exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum

Olivia Zwieg, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The phenomenon of famous people being primary influences on young men and women has existed since before the 20th century. However, back then the public figures of the world used their platforms for propaganda purposes. If they weren’t famous for a talent or their appearance, then they would draw attention ...

Parental Influence; Helpful or Destructive

Empty playground.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

In 2012, I was in fourth grade and Barack Obama was running against Mitt Romney for president. Our school held a fake election where all the elementary students submitted a vote for a candidate. I voted Mitt Romney. My teacher asked me why I voted for Romney, and I replied, “Because my Dad talks about...

What it’s Like to be a Ski Racer

Annika Nichols and Kaelyn Kroeger pose for a picture during training.

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

When I slide into the start gate on my long skis and tight boots, it’s a terrifying feeling. Ski racing is a practice that goes under-acknowledged in the world of skiing and snowboarding. Not many people really know the level of hardship and dedication one needs to give in order to compete in the spor...

The Seven Resturant Wonders of Aspen

Pine Creek Cookhouse at night.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Aspen has many delicious restaurants, but many are off the most popular streets and worth a visit. While Aspen locals tend to know the best restaurants, many find themselves going to the same popular restaurants in Aspen over and over. These unique locations hide some of the tastiest restaurants in Aspen,...