The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The student news site of Aspen High School


The Death of Democracy

Oceane Jones, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

The power of the vote is one that impacts every American citizen. No matter who you are, no matter your race, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or gender identity, the impact of U.S legislation...

Protesters on September 25, 2022 in Chicago.

US Needs to Keep Promises to Iranian Students

Harper Axelman, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

Despite the cost of their protest, Iranian students have displayed incredible bravery and resolve against an extremely violent and oppressive regime. As an older anonymous Iranian man said in a recent...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Ava Cherry, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2022

As of March 15, nearly 240 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills have been proposed by state legislatures this year alone. Over 150 of these bills specifically target transgender individuals. However, this legislature does...

Two kids who wish they were in bed

Waking up on the wrong side of change

Haley Schmela, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

This school AHS has taken the idea of change a little too seriously. They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, students of AHS, you better start adding apples into your daily diet because...

AHS’ Stinky Smell

Lauren Kinney, Social Media Editor November 9, 2022

Have you ever wanted a candle that smelled like the school? Me either. My Christmas list has candles all over it, but none of them have the scent of the school septic system. When I think about AHS, my...

Why Everyone Should Go To Therapy

Stella Iverson and Madyson Ryan November 9, 2022

Therapy can look different to everyone and everyone has their own mindset on the topic. Therapy has become beneficial for people struggling with mental health. Unlike the supportive conversations you...

A screen shot of a students PowerSchool on Yom Kippur.

A Not-So-Equitable Approach to Religious Holidays at AHS

Quintessa Frisch, Opinion Editor October 4, 2022

Spending time with family, attending a religious service, or hitting the slopes are all things you may partake in during holidays such as Christmas, Easter, and New Year. Of course, not being required...

The questionable realities of zoos can make some audiences reflect on their experience, as seen on the AHS Ghostbusting Ex Ed in August.

Morality of Zoos

Quintessa Frisch, Opinion Editor October 2, 2022

Who wouldn’t want to take a photo in front of a lion, pet a stingray, and buy an overpriced bottle of water? At first glance, going to a zoo seems like a fun, educational experience, something that over...

Ex-Ed Reviews

Rylee Smith, Staff Writer September 25, 2022

For many years, the Aspen High School community has cherished Experimental Education, or "Ex Ed", and the positive impact of its challenges, triumphs, and connections. This year, our school had the privilege...

Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate

Stella Iverson, A&E Editor September 23, 2022

In today's society, we see a rise in the use of social media primarily by the teen population.: surveys by The American Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ASCAP) that ninety percent of people...

Find More Ebullient Words to Use

Find More Ebullient Words to Use

Lauren Kinney, Social Media Editor September 22, 2022
Swearing is really f**ked up. It seems that...

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...

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