September Suicide Prevention Month

Photo of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo

Ava Cherry, Writing Editor

September 25, 2020

Trigger Warning: discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation September, National Suicide Prevention month, sheds light on the leading cause of death for Coloradans aged 10 to 24 according to the Colorado Sun. From 2016 to 2019 teen suicides in Colorado increased by 58% according to Colorado Public...

ICE nurse alleges forced sterilization in Irwin County detention center

Dawn Wooten speaking at a news conference on September 15th in Atlanta

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Editor-in- Chief

September 23, 2020

On September 14th, ICE nurse, Dawn Wooten, filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the Irwin County Detention Center performed hysterectomies on several women detained in the center without their consent. Wooten provided a detailed account of the center’s forced sterilization...

Hybrid learning, a success at AES and ACS

Students at Aspen Community School learning outside on campus as part of the Hybrid Learning Model that has been implemented at ACS and AES.

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

The Aspen Elementary School and Community School implemented the Hybrid Learning Model at the beginning of the school year, and the experience has been positive, according to teachers, students, and school leaders. The Hybrid Learning Model at both schools, which includes in-person instruction in...

Trump takes action to ban WeChat and TikTok

The social media app, TikTok, and the communication app, WeChat on an iPhone homescreen.

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

On Friday, September 18, the Trump administration stated that they would be banning the United States from using the social media app TikTok and the communication app WeChat demanding that these apps be taken off all Google and Apple app storefronts. According to the Washington Post, the ban on WeChat and Tik Tok was set to start on Sunday, September 20...

Inappropriate behavior in Zooms

Students acting appropriately while remaining on task in a Zoom breakout room.

Ava Cherry, Writing Editor

September 23, 2020

During the second week of online learning, Zoom bombing and the use of hate-speech and images in class prompted stricter security measures and guidelines for Zoom calls. In the preceding weeks, a few AHS students, predominantly underclassmen, decided to air inappropriate and distasteful background...

The impact of recently deceased Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, who died of Stage IV Colon Cancer on August 28, 2020.

Sophia Greiper, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, 2020 after suffering from stage 3 and 4 colon cancer since 2016. While Boseman has acted in many shows and movies, such as 42 and Get On Up, he is most known for his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. Boseman's role in Black Panther has inspired many, as his...

Editorial: a tribute to RBG

Nicknamed the Notorious RBG, Ginsburg was renowned for her work in gender equality.

Emily Kinney, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

She was a champion of creating gender equality; the United States could not retain the title “The Land of the Free'' without the work of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In order to repay RBG for her years of effort in creating “free-er” America, the American people must fight to make...

Tony Hawk video game review

Flipped skateboard featuring unique graphics.

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

   Skateboarding has been around for decades, and the most recognized skateboarder is Tony Hawk. Hawk founded his own skateboard company, Birdhouse, in 1992. Hawk was the first to complete the “900” (two and a half rotation spin) during the 1999 summer X Games. On top of pushing the sport forwar...

Tyler Ward and Charlie Williams alter plans for football recruitment in response to Covid-19

Charlie Williams playing football at AHS in 2019.

Kayla Tehrani, News Editor

September 22, 2020

COVID-19 has affected many high school athletes by causing cancelations in sports events, restrictions to playing at all, and most importantly, college recruitments. Former AHS students Charlie Williams and Tyler Ward were especially influenced by this because of their football careers. Charlie Williams,...

Best Zoom backgrounds

Members of the Journalism class uses backgrounds in their Zoom call.

Kaelyn Kroeger, Writing Editor

September 22, 2020

In the age of digital classes, adding a little zest to your daily Zooms can be a little spark of entertainment both for yourself and your classmates. Zoom is an app that has become one of the most popular amidst a pandemic. The application has artfully and generously included the option to change your...

Apps and actions to ditch distractions during online learning

Student using Flora, a app where users can grow a virtual garden, to prevent distractions on their phone during online learning.

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Before March of 2020, the atmosphere at AHS was one that supported learning through talking and listening in person. In this environment, phones were in pockets, teachers peered over students’ shoulders to make sure they were focused, and there was no temptation to do anything but listen and learn....