The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Gang Starr, photo courtesy of NPR

Gang Starr’s influence on Hip Hop

Brenon Reed, A&E Editor January 17, 2022

The Origin of hip hop can be dated back to 1973 in New York City. DJ Kool Herc threw a house party in the South Bronx. Using turntables, he created a way to isolate and repeat musical breaks. These tools...

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The Importance of Honoring MLK Day

Oceane Jones, Opinion Editor January 17, 2022

Monday, Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In many cities throughout the nation, this day is celebrated with marches and parades, as well as speeches by civil rights leaders and politicians. Individuals...

AHS focuses on the wrong issues

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

Aspen High School’s administration has to deal with disciplinary actions each day, ranging from minor infractions to major suspensions or expulsions. The line between real problem solving and unnecessary...

Buffalo Child and Deanne Vitrac-Kesslerare at the Shining Mountains Film Festival in Aspen, Colorado

The Indigenous of Aspen on “walking in harmony”

Hannah Smith and Oceane Jones January 9, 2022

Although silver mining in Aspen, Colorado dates back to 1879, the people of the Indigenous Ute tribe have occupied Aspen’s mountains long before any settlers or miners.​​ Today, many local Native...

Photo of the Aspen Highlands snow stake, used to measure this years intensive, but delayed, snowfall

Aspen with climate change

Stella Iverson, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

In Aspen, most of our revenue comes from the tourists that come here to ski. As we saw earlier in this ski season snow was very scarce. While we have gotten one of the snowiest years with a 140% snow pack,...

Empty Aspen High School Gymnasium on Jan. 6, 2022

Gym floors pose danger to students

Fiona Benvenuto, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

The AHS gym floors are becoming a concern, and a hazard for student safety. AHS’s gym floors need to be renovated or waxed regularly because they are a hazard and negatively impact the performance...

A screenshot from the docuseries showing Paul, John, George, and Ringo performing a rooftop concert on the Apple Corps building on January 30, 1969.

‘Get Back’ Review

Quintessa Frisch, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

In a recent three-part docuseries titled: The Beatles: Get Back, streaming on Disney+, viewers have the opportunity to indulge in the process behind making the album Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back documents...

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“Period Poverty” must come to an end in schools

Hannah Smith , Editor-In-Chief January 5, 2022

Recently, Ann Arbour Michigan stated that it would require all public restrooms in the city to carry free menstrual products under a new ordinance that took effect on Jan. 1. Ann Arbour is one of the few...

AHS Senior, Riley Rushing, takes a jump shot during a home game against Vail on December 7, 2021.

Girls basketball culture shift

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2022

The Aspen High School girls basketball team is entering their 2021-2022 season this year under new management. A new initiative implemented by former Athletic Director, Martha Richards, two years ago saw...

New Year New Me?
A photo from stock images about New Years Resolutions

Why we don’t need a “new year” for a “new me”

Taylor Lewis, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

January 2022 is right around the corner, and as the new year approaches, many people reflect upon the last year and what aspects of their life they want to improve upon. Many people waste a whole year’s...

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