Glenwood Springs High School

Students Respond to Election and Capitol Riots

Jan 11, 2021

This year’s election has been say the least. With a violent insurrection on the capitol last week amidst a surging pandemic, this election feels very out of the ordinary. But for a few million voters, it’s the only election they’ve ever participated in. High school seniors across the country have been turning 18, filing their voter registrations, and casting their ballots for the first time ever. Listen here for some of their perspectives.


In this month's Healthy is the New Happy, Natasha Lucer0-Conklin and Brianda Cervantes spoke with Fernanda Gomez Landa and Miguel Rosales Tejada from Glenwood Springs High School about what it's like to be a high school student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ibrahim Bah is Assistant Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University. His general research interest is in theoretical high-energy physics and cosmology exploring the relations between quantum field theories, string theory and gravity via the framework of holography. He’s also interested in fundamental aspects of black holes and their role in nature, all part of a larger research program in high-energy physics whose main goal is to understand a quantum theory of gravity.

Glenwood Springs High School Counselor Cindy Pittenger spoke with Jenell Hilderbrand on September 15 about September as suicide prevention month. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will screen "The Ripple Effect" on October 10 at 6pm.

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On Friday, September 20, hundreds of students, teachers and concerned citizens gathered in Sopris Park for the climate strike organized by 350 Roaring Fork in conjunction with other strikes around the world. Speakers included Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Arn Menconi, and local students. For audio of these speeches, click here.

AZYEP summer intern Megan Webber interviews four students from Glenwood Springs High School, who will spend the summer as interns with the Glenwood Springs Arts Council's "Dancers Dancing" summer camps in collaboration with Colorado Mountain College.  Click here for more info. 

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Monica Quevedo, 18, graduates from Glenwood Springs High School in June and to cap off her Senior Project, she plans to ask the Glenwood Springs City Council to accept a resolution that will protect immigrants. On today's show, she and Sophia Clarke, campaign manager and Rocky Mountain point person for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, talk about the project and about immigration issues impacting the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Monica goes before GWS City Council on May 17th.

The Glenwood Springs High School jazz band led by Tami Suby broadcasted live from the KDNK Learning Center during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program.

Maija Petterson discusses the impact of the Donald Trump presidency at Glenwood Springs High School.

Glenwood Springs High School Jazz Band performs live in the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center.