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THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

The student news site of Aspen High School

THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

The student news site of Aspen High School

THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Work-Based Learning students pose while working.

Employment: Learning Outside of the Classroom

Peyton Thomas, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

As a teenager, getting a job is not always at the top of our to-do lists. Playing sports, keeping up with school, and hanging out with friends are commonly seen as far more important or simply more fun...

AHS graduates throw their caps in celebration.

The COVID Effect: How was the Class of 2022 impacted?

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

Everyone remembers the day the world was shut down by COVID. Businesses closed their doors, ski mountains closed, but nothing was more affected by COVID than schools. The senior class of 2022 graduating...

On June 2, Joe Biden delivered a speech against gun violence.

Restrictions on Gun Laws – Myth or Reality?

Carolina Lanefelt, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

The recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shook countless people to the core, many of whom are now hoping that the incident will cause stricter gun laws to be set in place - but will it actually happen? Although...

Lake Powell is quickly disappearing, water levels are at an all-time low. We can see here the water lines are sinking and exposing rocks like this one in the lake.

The Water Crisis, Affecting Us All

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

The US is experiencing a two-decade-long drought that has resulted in the driest period within the last 1,200 years. The drought has altered the lives of countless people, especially in western states...

Stephanie Drakes fourth period Freshman class reading Night by Elie Wiesel during SSR reading time.

Teacher Retention at AHS – Teen Spotlight

Beau Toepfer, News Editor June 2, 2022

*This article was originally published in The Snowmass Sun on May. 31, 2022. Aspen School District is not the only district in the country facing teacher shortages as schools across the nation are struggling...

The front of AHS.

PRESS RELEASE: 2022-23 Student Senate Election Results

Océane Jones, Harper Axelman, Editors-In-Chief June 2, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: On Thursday, June 2nd, Aspen High School students elected the 2022-23 Student Senate. This Student Senate Election was one for the books: with numerous outstanding candidates, it was...

The calm of Aspen during off season.

Aspen and Afraid

Haley Schmela, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

With the off-season switch flipping back on, I believe some things should be addressed. As we know, the town of Aspen only caters to tourists. When our favorite dining spots close for the off-season, they...

A diagram detailing the planned size and angles of the wall including the color scheme.

Facing the Struggles of AHS’ Rock Wall

Beau Toepfer, News Editor May 20, 2022

At the beginning of COVID, the Aspen climbing club was unable to continue due to lack of access to an adequate training facility, but now, students and teachers are aiming to restart the club by building...

Creamy or Crunchy? Here’s What Your Peanut Butter Preference Says About You

Creamy or Crunchy? Here’s What Your Peanut Butter Preference Says About You

Lauren Kinney, Social Media Editor May 20, 2022

Peanut butter: everybody’s favorite sandwich ingredient. This may sound like an easy and simple topic of conversation, but it can define you. Different types of nut butter were not created not to judge,...

Anxiety has especially affected teens’ mental health.

The pandemic shifted our mindsets — but we can shift them back, too

Lauren Kinney, Social Media Editor May 20, 2022

*This article originally published in the Snowmass Sun on March 16, 2022* So much of the COVID-19 conversation over the last two years has focused on mask mandates, case counts and overall deaths....

Aspen High School skier competes during the 2019 season. Alpine skiing is one of the sports affected by the protocol.

New Concussion Protocol

Stella Iverson, A&E Editor May 20, 2022

As people become more aware of the importance of brain health, AHS has introduced a new system around the academic part of concussions. There are many requirements that go into returning to sports and...

Songs to know for the ultimate summer playlist

Songs to know for the ultimate summer playlist

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

As summer approaches and artists begin to release their top new summer hits, it is officially time to create a summer playlist. Here are the top 5 songs to include in your ultimate summer playlist. "I...

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