The Decade of School Shootings

A memorial was held the Friday after the shooting at Saugus High School to honor those who's lives were taken.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

On November 15th, two victims, a 16-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old boy died following a school shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA. The suspect, Nathaniel Berhow, was said to have pulled a pistol out of his backpack on Thursday morning, shooting five classmates and himself (CNN). Throughout...

AHS Junior Kelley Francis commits to D1 school for soccer

Kelley Francis, pictured above, has committed to Bucknell University to play D1 soccer.

Kayla Tehrani, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

AHS junior Kelley Francis committed to a Division 1 school for soccer in mid-January. Francis will be attending Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Francis had been looking at schools with high-level soccer, with an excellent liberal arts program. She was also looking for a beautiful campus and a...

Reaching awareness in the Roaring Fork Valley

The flyer that was given out to promote attending the Mental Hygiene conference.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 12, a Mental Hygiene conference was hosted at the Inn at Aspen to discuss youth anxiety, depression, and suicide rates in the Roaring Fork Valley. The goal of this conference was to prompt a discussion over youth mental health and to address the issues facing the youth in Roaring Fork Valley. The...

AHS Basketball Senior Night

AHS senior, Sloan Hamill, is accompanied by his mother during the senior night celebrations.

Lauren Fox, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

At the end of each sports season, the seniors are celebrated for their four-year commitment to their sport during Senior Night. As the winter sports season comes to an end, the seniors cherish their last weeks of games and practices. Basketball Senior Night, which took place on Thursday the 20th at the...

AHS GSA partners with Gay Ski Week for first time

Aspen High School Gay-Straight Alliance club gathers around pride flags hanging in the lobby of AHS.

Kayla Tehrani, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Aspen Gay Ski Week has been an event in Aspen for 43 years, and for the first time, this year, the Gay-Straight Alliance and some administrators at Aspen High School worked with AspenOUT, to represent people 21 and under into Gay Ski Week. The Aspen High School Gay-Straight Alliance has been at AHS...

AHS IB Fair: exploring the world of IB

Junior Maggie Woodrow learns about possible IB classes at the IB Fair on Febuary 4th.

Emily Kinney, News Editor

February 13, 2020

International Baccalaureate classes seem daunting to many\; there are so many to choose from, and they often spark questions such as “which ones do I take?”, “Should I take standard level or higher level?”, and “do I sign up for the full IB diploma?” The February 4th IB Fair attempted to...

Black Forest Robotics team breaks world record

AHS robotic teams posing at States. From left to right: Samuel Vessey, Matilda (Tilly) Swanson, Storey Balko, Spencer Perley, Gavin Heil, Andrew Sebolt, Alex Appleby, Tatum Johnson, Alex Martin, Zack Small, Riley Dunn, Jack Fox, and Kyle Doolan.

Ava Cherry, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

All three of Aspen High School’s Robotics teams, Black Forest, The Robo-Yetis and Back Country Robotics, competed in states on February 8th. The Black Forest Robotics team finished the competition with a bang by qualifying for the Worlds Competition in Houston and setting a new world record by scoring...

Billie Eilish: a statement

Coverage of Billie Eilish as a young aspiring fashion icon and musician.

Stefani Wojcik, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Billie Eilish is the new face of Gen Z and has become a global impact on teenagers and young adults. Through her fashion approach, musical successes, and musical style Eilish has advocated for change against global controversies. Similar to Greta Thunberg, Eilish uses her age and passions to advocate for the issues s...

AHS girls swimming team heads to Western Slope Championships

AHS swimmers practice at the Aspen Recreation Center on a recent afternoon.

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The AHS girls swim team is heading to the Western Slope Championships this week before competing the following week in the state championship. The class 3A Western Slope Championships will take place on Friday in Grand Junction. The swimmers will compete against teams such as Gunnison and Moffat County...

Coronavirus – should we panic?

Johns Hopkins CSSE number of infected by CoronaVirus in China (2/11/2020).

Brenon Reed, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) commonly known as the coronavirus, can be transmitted from person to person mainly from respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. It is unclear if the coronavirus can be transferred by an infected surface(touching infected surface then touching eyes, mouth...

Bernie Sanders: The quest for a better future

Tullis Burrows, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

With the first caucuses of 2020 kicking off just last week, and the first ballots from Colorado already being cast, many first time voters are looking for guidance. Well, look no further. If you are a young person living in today's society, I posit that it is your responsibility to vote for one Mr....

Stop the Bleed programs come to schools in Pitkin County

A photo of a Basic Bleeding Control Kit, which includes devices such as a C.A.T. tourniquet and compressed gauze. These kits are a part of the Stop the Bleed program implemented in schools across the valley.

Harper Axelman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

A program that trains high school students on how to save lives in an emergency may be coming to AHS. The program, called Stop the Bleed, consists of basic instruction courses that teach students, staff, and administration what to do in the event of serious bleeding, as well as kits that contain the...