The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


A group of junior and senior students gather around a first aid demonstration during Aspen Mountain Guide School training, led by Brent Maiolo.

Unique Aspects of Education in Aspen

Elsa Tullar, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

*Originally published in the Snowmass Sun on November 16* From avalanche safety training to receiving a ski instructor certification, Aspen High School students are provided with many incredible...

SET Passes which students can use during the 45-minute period to create goals and meet with their teachers.

New schedule at AHS…Will This One Finally Stick?

Deena Tehrani and Kellar Leach November 9, 2022

The 2022-23 school year at AHS began with a new schedule that includes SET and 80-minute classes. The past four years have seen four new schedules, influenced by Covid restrictions and changes. This...

Bente Doolan walks around her bus at the end of her route.

The Struggle is Real at the ASD Transportation Department

Chelsea Doolan, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Since 2019, there has been a shortage of driver staff in the transportation department. With the two different release times for the elementary, middle, and high school, ASD has developed two different...

The Great Pumpkin Project

The Great Pumpkin Project

Stella Iverson and Madyson Ryan November 8, 2022

Junior and Senior IB Business students have been channeling their inner artists and creativity to make painted pumpkins that will add seasonal decorations to local businesses around Aspen. Students...

The Importance of a Distant War

The Importance of a Distant War

Beau Toepfer, News Editor October 25, 2022

Rocket bombs sail over the heads of Ukrainian civilians all over Kiev and other major Ukranian cities. Farmers and people living in the Donbas region of Ukraine continue to toil in the fields while the...

AHS student wearing a Patagonia fleece vest.


Elsa Tullar, Staff Writer September 25, 2022

After founding the outdoor apparel brand almost a half-century ago, the owner of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, sells his company to take a stance on the climate crisis and express his lifelong love for the...

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,...

Image created by Beau Toepfer. Hot topics destroy the news industry.

The Attention Span of the News

Beau Toepfer, News Editor September 22, 2022

News outlets quickly jump on the opportunity to report on hot topics. Smaller outlets dominate social media feeds with the latest events, but it's up to bigger outlets to keep these problems in the public...

ROOTS peer counselors pose in the Aspen High School Commons.

ROOTS Counseling Group Makes Positive Change in Peers’ Mental Health

Harper Axelman, News Editor June 2, 2022

High school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley are making positive changes in the mental health of their peers as trained counselors. The group trains students in dialectical behavior therapy...

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...

Seniors pose on the boat in the AHS commons in the last few weeks before IB exams and the end of school for the class of 2022.

Seniors’ Last Month of High School

Jenny Ellis, Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2022

The final quarter for the class of 2022 is filled with a multitude of events and emotions. As four years of high school come to a close, it is a busy and potentially stressful time. College decisions,...

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...

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