A Farewell To Farrell

Ferral enjoys a snowy morning in her office.

Olivia Oksenhorn, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

After eight successful years as AHS counselor for students with last names starting with M through Z, Emily Farrell is leaving, at least temporarily. For the rest of the school year, and all through the 2015-16 school year, Farrell will be caring for her baby who is due in April. “Next year, I will...

March Will be Filled With Madness

Finals MVP Shabazz Napier celebrates Connecticut’s 60-54 win over Kentucky in the championship game of the 2014 March Madness tournament

Ryer Gardenswartz, Staff writer

April 7, 2015

As the Nauset Ball tournament comes and goes AHS can get riled up for another major tournament: March Madness. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament that crowns the national champion is right around the corner. Last year 7th seeded Connecticut beat number 8th seeded Kentucky in the National Championsh...

Money and Position, or Ethics

Jordana Rothberg, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

Money and position may be important, but ethics should always come first. Brian Williams, “NBC Nightly News” anchor and manager, violated of one of the most important and ethical rules in journalism, honesty. Williams traveled to Iraq and returned with a harrowing story of how the helicopter in which...

Belly Up

Belly Up

Carson Friedland, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

In a small town where nightlife consists of mainly bars and clubs that do not allow those of us who are underage in, there is not much to do past 9:00 P.M. beyond going sledding or attending a small get together at someone’s house; rarely does it get any more interesting than that.  As a teenager,...

Aspen Competes in 11th Annual Hike for Hope

Alex Horn and Ian Sharp, AHS class of 2012, competed in the Hike for Hope Sunday, January 11th.

Tess Schaftel, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

On Sunday, January 11, about 250 people raced up Buttermilk Mountain in the 11th annual Hike for Hope. The goal of the Hike for Hope race is to raise funds in order to find a cure for muscular dystrophy. All the proceeds are sent directly to varying research entities. The race is put on entirely by Aspe...

Aspen Hosts 38th Annual Gay Ski Week

Every year, Aspen welcomes gay ski week with rainbow flags around town.

Tess Schaftel, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

For approximately 3% of the U.S., one week in Aspen is crowned as better than the rest: Gay Ski Week. Every year, the week of January 12 is named Gay Ski Week in Aspen where LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people pile into Aspen for a week of fun. The week includes discounted rainbow rolls...

New Resolutions for the Best New Year

AHS seniors Bentley Rager, Gaby Magana, and Marie Wolf rang in the New Year by watching fireworks in Wagner Park and spending time with good friends.

Mackenzie Conner, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

As the snow began to fall and the year quickly drew to a close, the students of AHS and the residents around town came together to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year. The town was aglow with street lights and fireworks. Tourists bustled through the streets, anxious to experience Aspen in...

Student Jobs Over Winter Break

Senior Gaby Magana poses outside Burberry after her seven hour shift over winter break.

Kim Sandbach, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

While many students at AHS took trips, skied, or just relaxed over winter break, some students decided to get a head start on experiencing the work field. Some students were able to pick up jobs at local business over the two-week winter break period, one of Aspen’s most busy times. Several students,...

Girls Hockey Dominating Once Again

Photo courtesy of Leah Moriarty

Charlie Van Allen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

The U19 Aspen Leafs girls’ hockey team has won the last six state championships in a row, but they are nowhere near tired of winning. They showed that by obliterating their fierce rivals, Steamboat, by five goals to zero in the finals of the annual Fall Face Off tournament, which took place Oct...

Flamingo Event: Go to A Go Go

Flamingo A-Go-Go will take place Friday, December 5th, at the St. Regis.

Harry Kahn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

As the first snow of winter covers the mountain tops, big plastic, pink flamingos start appearing in random locations around town.  While these birds seem slightly incongruous in Aspen in late fall, most people know that they symbolize the lead up to Flamingo A-Go-Go, the annual benefit hosted by the...

AHS Lifting Up the Valley One Can at a Time

Some of the food collected by AHS students for the holiday food drive.

Laura Wolf, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

Imagine people lined up at local soup kitchens, all waiting to receive one essential for life; food. Their faces light up, excited to be receiving a holiday meal they otherwise would not get. The AHS Outreach Service Club was founded 15 years ago; since then, it has been serving the valley.For the...

Ayla Potamkin Hits the High Notes

Potamkin at the filming of her newly released music video to her song,

Laura Wolf, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

While most teenagers’ weekends consist of sports, friends or club/ extracurricular activities, aspiring singer Ayla Potamkin of AHS spends her weekends writing songs, singing and recording songs and filming music videos in both Los Angeles and Aspen. Potamkin has been singing her whole life, but...