Wednesday Workshops: community through learning

AHS students and staff attending
January 15, 2021

On December 3rd, Aspen High School began virtual workshops to provide students with new learning experiences and a sense of community. Members of the community and some students have volunteered to...

Power to Pakistan’s Covid-19 masks help girls achieve their dreams

Power to Pakistan club members sew masks while socially distanced last summer.
January 12, 2021

In Pakistan, two out of three girls do not know how to read or write, and 5.6 million girls lack access to education. One club at AHS is helping students in Pakistan fulfill their dreams of attending school....

The importance of skiing during COVID

Carolyn Tanner, Gabi Echegaray, and Hannah Zack skiing and snowboarding at Snowmass Mountain while maintaining safety precautions.
January 11, 2021

As winter closes in, and the comforting heat of summer leaves us, we are finding ourselves stuck in our rooms for days on end. Usually, during the winter and holiday season, Aspen is a place of captivating...

Winter activities in Aspen: the alternative to skiing

A great skiing alternative, the Snowmass light exhibition at night. Located adjacent to the Skittles gondola on Snowmass mountain.
January 11, 2021

Aspen holds its place as one of the most popular ski resorts in the US. But contrary to popular belief, not all locals enjoy skiing during the winter months. Some even opt for different snowy or non-snowy...

TikTok songs, the Billboard Charts, and the albums they stem from

TikTok has captivated over 800 million users, including AHS freshman Lauren Kinney, and led to songs topping the Billboard charts.
January 11, 2021

TikTok is everywhere; it is in the news, in discussions of national security, and on the phones of more than 800 million users as of the end of 2020. The video production app’s influence doesn’t stop...

“I Am Greta”, a must-watch film

Greta Thunberg sits outside of the Swedish Parliament in the poster for the 2020 Hulu film I am Greta.
January 11, 2021

In 2018, a 15-year old climate activist stood alone in front of the Swedish Parliament holding a sign that read “School Strike for Climate”. In 2019, protests from over 7 million students rocked every...

Who runs the sleigh, Girls!

Staff Writer Oceane Jones, a sophomore at AHS.
January 11, 2021

Clement Clarke Moore first introduced the eight mystical chauffeurs of Santa's sleigh in his 1823 poem titled "A Visit from Saint Nicholas." Historians credit Moore with first introducing the idea of Santa's...

New pilot Robert Holton soars to great heights

AHS junior Robert Holton posing with his new Private Pilot's license by an AHS plane.
January 8, 2021

17-year-old junior, Robert Holton, is the latest AHS student to earn his Private Pilot license in the 2020-2021 school year. Three AHS students have earned their certifications through the AHS flight...

A needle away from recovery

Luke O’Callaghan, AHS graduate and current AVH Operating Room Purchasing Agent, receives his vaccine as part of the 1A group in early January.
January 8, 2021

As an enormous Covid-19 tidal wave sweeps across the United States, hope for recovery is a needle away. With two Covid-19 vaccines recently approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Association), the pandemic's...

A glance back at 2020

Local protestors marching in the streets to support Black Lives Matter.
January 8, 2021

A look back at the year of solitude and tragedy with touches of success and inspiration.   January Jan. 3 - President Donald Trump was notified of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. Jan....

AHS nordic team skates into 2021

AHS student competing in a nordic race in 2019.
January 8, 2021

   Though most locals see the weekly fresh snow as a great opportunity to hit the open mountains, the Aspen High School nordic team sees this as a chance to start their training.    All winter sports...

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