The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


Mifepristone: Vital for Reproductive Rights

Andie Sherman, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

Mifepristone, a medication used to induce abortion, has been at the forefront of reproductive rights debates for decades. The drug, also known as RU-486, is essential for ensuring access to safe, effective...

Recidivism Rates: Homelessness, Treatment, Lack of Rehabilitation

Quintessa Frisch, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2023

There are over 600,000 people released from prisons and roughly 7 million people released from jail in the United States each year alone; a considerably high number of those same people circulate back...

America’s Flawed Test-Taking System

Emily Jacobson, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Almost every student across the US has gone through the stress of taking a standardized test, but are they truly beneficial? Schools should be a place for creativity and learning, not stress. High-stake...

Too Much Fluff, Too Little Substance

Beau Toepfer and Quintessa Frisch March 6, 2023

Fluff pieces have become more prevalent; important events are receiving less coverage due in part to desensitization to tragedy and the necessity requirement to hold readers’ attention. In some cases,...

What Happened to Adam Sandler?

What Happened to Adam Sandler?

Haley Schmela, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Adam Sandler, a man who once brought utter happiness into the lives of anyone with a good sense of humor. His movies, being incredibly stupid, seem to have taught me more life lessons than any bump in...

Life-Changing Literacy

Greta Holton, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

Today in America, there are frightening low levels of literacy affecting the population’s ability to participate in and contribute to the world around them. Literacy can be a great equalizer, leveling...

Editorial: Multicultural Failures in America

Editorial: Multicultural Failures in America

February 14, 2023

Since its inception, America has been built on the back of oppression, with our economy and infrastructure gained from generations of exploiting African Americans and other minorities for forced and underpaid...

Junior, Clementine Neral Robertson browses the widespread gap year travel opportunities

Gap Year: Extended time, So Beneficial It Is a Crime

Rylee Smith, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

To many, college may seem like the obvious and inexplicably clear choice following our foundational years of education. College holds an abundance of both academic and extracurricular opportunities that...

Student completing work.

The Homework Haul

Addy Christensen, Staff Writer January 2, 2023

After 8 hours of school, two hours of sports practice, and what seems like a million hours of driving to get home, you're exhausted. It's been a long day. On the way home, you were planning on maybe watching...

A student at Aspen High watching an interesting true crime documentary on Netflix.

The Reality of True Crime

Quintessa Frisch, Opinion Editor January 2, 2023

“Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" has taken over the charts - with 701.37 million hours watched in its initial release. It is Netflix's second most popular English-language series. These...

AHS Gun Violence Solutions Club recruits members at the club fair on Sept. 23.

No More Apologies

Stella Iverson, A&E Editor January 2, 2023

Shootings have become a norm in this country. The average American wakes up to the same news every day: a new shooting. Each year since the first mass school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999,...

Looking up to a brighter, and hopefully still cold, future.

Climate Change and You

Beau Toepfer, News Editor December 16, 2022

The obvious effects of climate change–heat waves, storms, and coral bleaching–overshadow an equally important, but less prominent impact: mental health. While correlations have been drawn between...

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