Animal adoptions peak during quarantine

Top: Juliana Nickell's new puppy Milo 
Bottom: Avery Hirsch's new puppy Roxie

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

April 16, 2020

The rush for hand sanitizer and toilet paper continues, but now, it is coupled with a rush to adopt dogs and cats too. Many people have decided to make the life-changing decision of getting a dog, cat, bunny, fish, and even chicks during the pandemic. These four-legged friends are on very high demand...

To study abroad or not?

A statue of an animal guardian standing outside of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Sophomores heading into junior year have a lot to consider. IB courses, upcoming college applications, and course selections are just a few big decisions that rising juniors need to think about. Another significant life choice that mostly rising juniors and seniors should consider is applying to is studying...

Aspenites’ reaction to Bernie Sanders dropping out of the primary election

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden having a conversation.

Tessa Guthrie, Design Editor

April 15, 2020

On April 8, 2020, Senator and Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders, informed the United States that he was withdrawing himself from the presidential candidacy. His decision makes Joseph Biden, former Vice president, the Democratic nominee running against President Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential...

Impacts of COVID-19 on Asian-Americans

Members of the Asian-American Commission on the steps of the Massachusetts State House protesting the racism toward Asian-Americans as a result of COVID-19.

Katelyn O'Callaghan, News Editor

April 13, 2020

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Asian-Americans are forced to grapple with growing racism and xenophobia, coupled with the threat of verbal and physical assault. Many Americans associate COVID-19 with China and other parts of Asia, blaming them for the outbreak and spread of the virus. As...

How will COVID- 19 affect AHS graduation

AHS class of 2018, celebrating their graduation at the Aspen Music Tent.

Tatum Diemer, Editor-in-chief

April 13, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, high school seniors around the world are struggling with the cancellation of their final semester of high school and the many events that are involved, including the possible cancellation of graduation. Following the widespread closure of schools throughout Colorado...

Tiger King Review

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Ava Cherry, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” is a recent staple of pop-culture and connection for those confined at home. The show mainly follows the feuds between two exotic animal park owners, Joseph Maldonado, better known as Joe Exotic and Carole Baskins. Within the first episode, the...

Cancellation of IB Exams

Visit for more information regarding the cancellation of  IB exams.

Stef Wojcik, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Due to the increase of regulations regarding school shutdowns, International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams have been canceled. Seniors in their second year of IB classes and juniors taking one year IB classes were supposed to have final exams in early to mid-May to conclude their one to two years of rigorous...

COVID-19? More like neverending quarantine!

The class of SYA (School Year  Abroad) 2020 posing in front of the Hanging Monastery in Pingyao Gucheng, Shanxi.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

One of the most important Chinese holidays is Chun Jie (春节), a holiday when families go back to their hometowns and reconnect with loved ones to spend Chinese New Year together. Chun Jie is focused around the Lunar New Year and families take two weeks off school and work to celebrate. This year,...

Social Media Spread of Misinformation During Covid-19

Many people have turned to social media amidst the corona virus to read news, although sometimes inaccurate.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

As the majority of our recent days are spent cycling our social media: Instagram, Twiter, Tik Tok, Facebook, etc; we are sure to have stumbled upon the conversation of COVID-19. It seems as though all anyone will talk about is the global pandemic that has consumed our lives. It is hard not to talk about...

Communication with students

Aspen High School announcements located on the website. AS of April 7th.

Ava Thornely, Social Media Specialist

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus has caused Aspen High School to close until April 30th but due to the powerful technology of the 21st-century students are able to have a semi-normal day by doing online learning. Kim Zimmer, the Tech Integrationist and broadcast teacher at AHS, has been working with the technology team...