The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Transgender athletes in sports has become a much talked about controversy after transgender Penn swimmer Lia Thomas won a NCAA Division I national championship in women’s freestyle.

Equality for Transgender Athletes

Araya Thompson, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

Issues involvingThere have always been issues with discrimination against the transsex community have long been present in society, especially in athletics. On April 6, 2023, The United States Education...

AHS Skier turf during the first round of Girls soccer playoffs.

2023-24 Spring Sports Season: The Review

Addy Chrisensen, News and Sports Editor May 31, 2023

Spring sports have officially come to a close. Girls’ soccer, tennis, golf, boys' lacrosse, and baseball have all ended their respective seasons this month. Teams worked incredibly hard for their achievements...

Addy Chrisensen taking a selfie with Olivia Ferrera, Kristine Hvolbaek, Zala Smalls, and Charlie Laube at the ski Cooper race.

AHS Ski Race Newcomers and their Season

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

“5, 4,” the starter counts down and a shiver runs down your spine, “3, 2,”, you breathe in and out suddenly aware of everyone who's watching you, “1.” And you're off. You use your poles to...

Sallinen Makes X-Games Debut as This Year’s Youngest Superpipe Athlete

Lexi Munro, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Jon Sallinen, a Finnish half pipe skier and alumni of the Colorado Rocky Mounrtain School (CRMS) in Carbondale, received his first invitation to the 2023 X-Games, and will compete this Friday, January...

Gender Inequality in Sports

Araya Thompson, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

Between high school and professional sports, men and women continue to see inequalities, not just with pay but opportunities. According to Alia Wong, “We’ve seen this for a long time now … not...

Boys Basketball walking onto the court in the basketball season of 2021-2022.

Boys and Girls’ Basketball Inequality

Araya Thompson, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

The basketball opportunities at AHS vary drastically between boys' and girls' teams. In 2016, the boys club basketball team started a travel team led by coach Alex Schrempf. In 2019, the Amateur Athletic...

The Challenge Aspen Team for 2022, Aspen teachers Adam Cheney and Megan Noonan are pictured in the middle.

AHS’ Noonan and Cheney Compete in Challenge Aspen Race in Italy

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

On your mark, get set, GO! Boom, the gun goes off at the starting line. Hundreds of racers from all over the world have trained tirelessly for this exact moment: running over 20 miles in the Italian Alps,...

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...

Quads and Backflips: the Amazing Feats of Surya Bonaly

Harper Axelman, News Editor May 20, 2022

While the “Quad Revolution” of women’s figure skating has recently gained momentum, one figure skater came close to landing the jump almost 30 years ago: Surya Bonaly, who also executed a backflip...

All 11 athletes at the athlete signing.

AHS athletes sign to continue their athletic career

Stella Iverson, A&E Editor May 16, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27th, seniors at AHS signed their athletic commitments to colleges. Three of our very own journalists,, Brenon Reed, Jenny Ellis, and Kayla Tehrani were three of the 11 students to...

Aspen High School lacrosse faces off in a recent home game.

AHS Athletes’ View on Snowfall Impacting Spring Sports

Quintessa Frisch, Opinion Editor May 5, 2022

*This article was originally published in the Snowmass Sun on April 27, 2022* In Aspen, where snow usually falls between September and June, winter sports are the hub of activity for the longest season...

Four Stages of Madness

Haley Schmela, Staff Writer March 22, 2022

Who knew that March Madness experts roamed AHS halls. Fortunately, Aspen High is filled with sports fanatics, and when March hits, it is madness. In case you didn't hear, this is the month when the most...

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