The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Freshman Avila Jennings and junior Julia Diaz run their way to the finish line on Aspen’s home track.

AHS Track and Field Team Sprints Ahead This Spring Sports Season

Eleanor Carroll, Staff Writer June 6, 2024

The 2024 spring sports season at Aspen High School has come to an end with seven spring sports teams participating in a large assortment of games and events. The track and field team has one of the largest...

A page from the 1961 issue of the Silver Queen yearbook

History of AHS

Greta Holton, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

Tucked away in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Aspen High School isn’t just a place where we come to learn. It’s a part of our town’s story. As it is tradition for freshmen to be obsessed with...

A Pro-Palestinian encampment set up at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by students in front of the Memorial Library.

Navigating College Applications: A Jewish Perspective

Quintessa Frisch, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2024

I am planning on applying to college next year. As a Jew, I am scared. Growing up Jewish, I have always been part of a minority. Although I have missed school for Jewish holidays, noticed swastikas on...

The student body gathers alongside one another to cheer with excitement at the 2023 homecoming football game, showcasing one of the many precious moments of high school.

The Last Days of High School: Sentiments and Teachings

Rylee Smith, News Editor May 13, 2024

Walking through the halls of Aspen High School, they seem to have shrunken from their once intimidating and vast facade. The classrooms, which once held remote material and people, are now navigable. The...

A stream runs under a bridge in the summer weather at Maroon Creek Golf Course.

Come for the Winter, Stay for the Summer

Bobby Ruiz, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Cabin Fever is an issue many people face during winter. Just look at the Donner Party; after getting stuck in the winter for five months, they ate each other. You are much less likely to see people eating...

Kelly Donnelly hiking in her free time.

Kelly Donnelly’s Future Plans After Moving on from AHS

Marley Rich, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Many students and parents learned via email on February 16 that Aspen High School Counselor, Kelly Donnelly, is resigning on March 22. Donnelly will move on to pursue a position within the State of Colorado...

The Snowmass Master Development Plan seen in a map of the mountain.

Ski Resort Changes to Expect for Next Season

Elsa Tullar, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2024

In the Summer of 2024, expansions to the Snowmass ski area will begin. These new additions will aim to maximize skiing time for visitors and reduce long lift lines. High-speed ski lifts are a positive...

Gia Galindo Bartley and her younger sister Tsahai Bartley Galindo enjoying their time at JAS Aspen

Cultural Vibrancy Fellowship Program

Sara Michelin, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Gia Galindo Bartley is a Junior at AHS, pursuing International Baccalaureate (IB) Art. She was a part of the first-ever 2023 Cultural Vibrancy Fellowship Program, in which local artists are provided funding...

Best Buddie Participants play with slime during a Monday meeting.

Aspen Middle School Joins The Best Buddie Program

Marley Rich, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

This school year, the international ‘Best Buddy Program’ has made its way to Aspen Middle School. Best Buddies is a nonprofit, with the mission of creating friendships, inclusive living, integrated...

The Marriott-branded St. Regis hotel lit up on Dean Street in Aspen

A Look Inside Marriott International

Greta Holton, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Living in a resort town like Aspen, hotel lodging plays a large part in the local economy. Everyone knows that most hotels are high-end brands with luxurious amenities. However, not everyone knows that...

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort seen from the Aspen School District Campus.

Statistically, How Dangerous is it to ski Vail and Aspen Highlands?

Owen Cruz-Abrams, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Every day, thousands of skiers test their mettle on some of the steepest slopes at Vail and Aspen Highlands. Thanks to the efforts of Ski Patrol on both mountains, in-bounds avalanches are rare. However,...

AHS food services staff.

Love Letter to AHS Food Service

Olivia Cook, Opinion and A&E Editor February 7, 2024

In light of Valentine’s Day, our food service and staff are highlighted and appreciated for the continuous effort and love put into our food at AHS. As a school, we are beyond lucky to have such healthy...

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