THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

The hardships and triumphs of owning a business in Aspen, Colorado

The hardships and triumphs of owning a business in Aspen, Colorado

Annika Nichols, Emily Kinney, Hannah Yeary, and Kaelyn Kroeger

June 4, 2019

Business owners face various challenges with owning companies in Aspen, Colorado that are not found in other cities. While businesses outside of the Roaring Fork Valley can count on having the opportunity to make a steady income throughout the entire year and their employees having places to live, business...

The plus-side of positivity

The plus-side of positivity

Aja Schiller and Katelyn O'Callaghan

June 4, 2019

Aspen High School prides itself on cultivating high functioning athletic teams as well as esteemed performances that bring recognition to the school, but it’s what makes a team great that AHS truly prides itself on. Whether it be the Swim Team or the Ski Team, positivity and good attitudes shape the wa...

ASD new enrollment lottery for 2019-2020 school year

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

June 4, 2019

PRESS RELEASE— The Aspen School District will be accepting enrollments through lottery from out-of-district students next fall for the 2019-2020 school year. The district is accepting 25 students, who are limited to enrolling in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th grade. The are also seeking 11th g...

Anna Akana might need to take an ‘Intervention’ from music

Anna Akana might need to take an ‘Intervention’ from music

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

May 28, 2019

Anna Akana, a Youtube influencer best known for her videos directed at helping young women, released a song about drugs and alcohol abuse called “Intervention”. The song tells a story about Akana and her struggle with people telling her she needs an intervention. Akana has a lot to boast about: she...

Finals should be abolished

Finals should be abolished

Ava Thornely, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Finals: having students memorize all topics from each subject, and cramming that knowledge into a two-hour test. Finals look different for everyone. Most students spend finals week stress eating, missing sleep, and crying a lot. The end of the year shouldn’t be this stressful for students; I belie...

Abortion: it’s more pro-life than you think

Abortion: it’s more pro-life than you think

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

It’s just like every other day, but today you are pregnant. At the doctor’s office you are given three options: either keep your child, set up a planned adoption during the pregnancy, or give it to a foster care system after the child is born . Suddenly, your state representative, a 59-year-old part-time bus...

Cool Kids in Town

Cool Kids in Town

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

AHS Skier Scribbler here, your one and only source into the (not so) scandalous lives of Aspen’s elite. The summer of 2019 is coming up quickly and this year's seniors have quite some plans for the future.   Colt Whitley - The legend A local Nordic prodigy and outdoor enthusiast, Whitl...

Breaking Down Walls: The El Paso Border Immersion Program

Breaking Down Walls: The El Paso Border Immersion Program

Emily Kinney, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Student activists from all over the Roaring Fork Valley are about to embark on a trip designed to broaden horizons and create awareness about the conditions in a location prevalent in today’s politics and society: the US-Mexico Border. After the conclusion of school in early June, students from Glen...

Wasteful ways at AHS

Wasteful ways at AHS

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

May 14, 2019

It happens every day. Students walk up to the composting, trash, and recycling bins with a bundle of assorted materials. Their eyes glint with confusion as they contemplate which item goes where. In a blur of frustration and desperation, the student throws everything into the trash bin, not realizing...

AHS club picks up trash to sponsor Guatemalan student

AHS club picks up trash to sponsor Guatemalan student

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

May 11, 2019

Trash that Aspen High School students are collecting this spring from underneath ski lifts and on the side of area roads will help support the education of a Guatemalan teenager. When the snow melts in spring, trash that was previously hidden suddenly appears in large amounts. Over two weekends in April a...

Getting ready for Beach Days at AHS

Getting ready for Beach Days at AHS

Annika Nichols, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

The grand re-opening of the AHS beach happened April 22, and now that the snow is melting it shore is fun to sit out on the beach during lunch. Since students are still stuck inside all day for classes, most choose to sit outside and enjoy the sunny blue skies and soak up some rays. Students can enjoy spi...

Prom Expectation Vs. Reality: How was your Prom?

Prom Expectation Vs. Reality: How was your Prom?

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Ideally, prom should be the most spectacular night of a girl’s high school experience. However, for it to go perfectly, the spray tan needs to be finished with at least eight hours set aside for drying, the restaurant needs to be reserved - hopefully by the date - the rides need to be secured, the d...