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Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Recognizable by his white cowboy hat, Roy West is one of the many school bus drivers at ASD. Like all non-native Aspenites, West took a unique path to the Roaring Fork Valley before eventually becoming a driver for the school and supporter of its sports teams. West grew up in Kokomo, Indiana--an industri...

Here you go, President Trump…

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As I listen to an official meeting between A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, and President Trump, recorded in the Oval Office on January 31, I hear a cry for recognition from President Trump as he pleads for one good article written about him in the Times. Though I don’t want to draw...

Life of the Aspen lifties

Life of the Aspen lifties

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Skiing is the most popular activity for most and has been in Aspen. With it comes ensuring safety, a major part of the ski operation since Aspen’s first lift in 1937. Lifties (lift operators) in Aspen are responsible for ensuring that the lifts run safely. The lifties generally arrive at the top of t...

The new authentic learning program at AHS

The new authentic learning program at AHS

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The new Work-Based Learning Program at AHS provides students with the opportunity to learn work skills in a real-world setting while pursuing their interests. The Work-Based Learning Program is a Team Leadership initiative. It is set to become a new course in the upcoming fall semester offered du...

Chainsmokers lit the stage on fire at X Games Aspen

Chainsmokers lit the stage on fire at X Games Aspen

Bella Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The 2019 Aspen Winter X Games concerts included one of the most popular EDM (electronic dance music) artists of today, The Chainsmokers, who lit up the stage with their music, an assortment of beaming lights, and streams of smoke. Their new album called Sick Boy was prominently featured at this show...

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Are Students Addicted to their Grades?

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

PowerSchool is designed to be a resource for the district to access grades, fees, schedules, and attendance; however, parents and students have become solely obsessed with grades and GPAs. According to statistics, 485 student sign-ins average per day on the mobile app. Most students check their grades ov...

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

“Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is” exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Margaret Kilgallen exhibit currently at the Aspen Art Museum reminds people to appreciate the under-appreciated. Kilgallen’s unique style catches one's eye with her use of vivid colors, fascinating muses, and wild imagery, imitating American folk art. She accomplished this by painting unrecognized...

The real difference between club and school sports

The real difference between club and school sports

Kristen Spang, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Aspen High School has always been known for the intense enthusiasm that its students have for sports. However, some students play for the school while others are apart of club teams. In reality, there is not a huge difference between playing for a club or the school. They are both teams that hav...

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Aspen, Colorado – the mini Hollywood

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Walking down the luxurious streets of Aspen, Colorado during Christmas time will most likely result in at least one celebrity sighting. They may be on their way to an apres-ski party at Shlomo's or picking out a new Gucci belt to add to their collection. Aspen has always been known for its glamoro...

poLITical opinions with teachers and students

poLITical opinions with teachers and students

Aja Schiller, Website Manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

In today’s political environment, students have a mixed bag of opinions and prejudices that all combine within the school halls. Conversations about politics can quickly evolve into full-blown arguments, and it’s the teacher's job to regulate and hold respectful conversations within a class. However, there ...

Bad news for college applicants…

Bad news for college applicants…

Alex Engelmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Nowadays, high school students are bombarded with scholarship opportunities and SAT practice tests the second they walk through the doors. This stems from the common knowledge that college is more challenging to get into as the years go by. The reality is that the odds of getting into your first choice h...

Trouble in Paradise?

Trouble in Paradise?

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Growing up in Aspen, we are told from a young age that Aspen is a little bubble, isolating us from the chaos and turmoil of the “real world.” To really experience what life is like, local students are told to escape the bubble and travel. Evidently, Aspen is a very sheltered and safe town. There are lo...