Seven Ways to Stay Active on the Block Plan

By COURTNEY KNERR One of the reasons I chose to attend Colorado College was the healthy lifestyle it promotes. The gorgeous mountains visible from everywhere…

Thirsty for Alpine Lakes? Make the Drive for a Dive

Landlocked. What an eerie word to someone who comes from a coastal state (with the exception of hurricane season). Even Minnesotans, from “The Land of…

Forest Fires: A Hot Topic in the U.S.

Here in Colorado, perhaps you’ve noticed the hazy quality of the air, the strange orange color of the sun, or the rare inability to see…

Developments in Environmental Policy Under the Trump Administration

Donald J. Trump has been in office for 231 days. These days have been filled with Twitter fights, awkward handshakes, failed bills, and 43 executive…

Taste the Great Outdoors with the New Ahlberg Gear House

For over 13 years, the Outdoor Education Center (OEC) has been providing the students of Colorado College with ample, affordable opportunities to explore the great…

Building an Outdoor Foundation Through FOOT

Before coming to Colorado College, I had never met someone who had gone backpacking. I had no idea NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) or HMI…

A Year at Barr Camp: Meet the Frequenters of the Barr Trail

Colorado Springs lies at the base of a mountain that has remained integral to the identity of the city and its people, more so than…

Take the Stairs: Exercise for Busy People

By Jerrell Cockerham It can be disheartening to witness people commit sizeable portions of their time to workouts and yield visible results. If only I…

Seeing is Believing? A Look at the Discrepancy Between the Sight of Trash and the Reality of How it is Dealt With

By Benjamin Swift Over the past year, I had the immense privilege to travel to Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Haiti, and among the innumerable cultural…

First Experience of the Incline: Not to be Underestimated

While admiring Pike’s Peak, one cannot help but take note of a narrow scar cutting up a small central foothill. For those who don’t know,…

Spotlight on Senior Outdoor Education Leaders: Will Sardinsky

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Will Sardinsky began leading trips for the Outdoor Recreation Committee during his sophomore year. He has since led countless CC students…

The Gaps in Nature

We associate nature with serene streams, towering trees, and majestic peaks. Nature is a compilation of images, associations, and definitions. Each person has a unique…

From Wrecks to Podiums: Junior Hayley Bates Recovers from Injury at Cycling Nationals

Junior Hayley Bates, a junior at Colorado College, doesn’t remember the specifics of the crash. All she knows is that she went down face first…

Spotlight on Senior Outdoor Education Leaders: Bennett Silverman

When Bennett Silverman graduates from Colorado College this May, he will be ending his four years of leadership with the school’s Outdoor Recreation Committee. Silverman…

Seven Falls: Experiencing Nature, the Broadmoor Way

On Easter Sunday, I visited the Broadmoor’s Seven Falls on a photo assignment. When I was given a piece of candy by a person in…

Recent Deaths in Cycling Community Spurs Devastation and Concern for Cyclist Road Safety

In the past month, the cycling community has lost three distinguished competitive cyclists including Chad Young, who was only 21 years old. Young died on…

Outdoor Women’s Alliance Vies to Close Social and Economic Disparities in Outdoor Culture

For many prospective students, one of the big draws for Colorado College is its student involvement in outdoor culture and community; yet is this “outdoor…

Spotlight on Senior Outdoor Education Leaders: Mollie Podmore

Whether it is the kaleidoscope-like canyon walls, with layers of red, orange, and brown, or the sliver of starry sky that emerges when the sun…

March for Science Demonstrators Rally for Policy Over Politics

Written by Emma Sargent This past Saturday, cities across the country organized a March for Science in celebration of Earth Day. In Denver, thousands of…

Public Opinion and Politics of Public Land

Every year, the Colorado College State of the Rockies program completes the Conservation in the West Poll. Exploring bi-partisan opinions in each state and for…

Club Spotlight: The Colorado College Equestrian Team

Written by Sasha Hart If you’ve ever seen a group of people wearing beige pants and tall boots standing by the Loomis circle on a…

“Pizza” with Pride: Being a Beginner Skier at CC

Written by Melanie Mandell “If you’re going to school in Colorado, you must ski, right?” This is a question I’ve been asked by virtually everyone…

Aspen Skiing Company Acquires Intrawest, Sparks Resort Rivalry

On Monday, Aspen Skiing Company and private equity firm KSL Capital Partners announced their purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings for $1.5 billion, including the company’s…

Stop Petitioning and BYOB

“It would seem like an anomaly to see a student carrying around a disposable plastic water bottle,” senior Zoë Holland proclaimed. “And yet, students carry…

Eco-Friendly Running: Strides Towards Reducing Our Environmental Footprint

By Haley Colgate Over Spring Break, I volunteered at the finish line of the Ogden Winter Racing Circuit in Utah. As one race in a…

Increasing Cost of Lift Passes Creates Divisions on Campus

With Winterfest this weekend, skiers and snowboarders alike are readying themselves for the slopes. Yet for some, Winterfest is unattainable; while ski passes such as…

The Fresh Prince of Outdoor Design

In a pithy talk that seemed designed to convince audience members that he is still a college kid at heart, product designer, manager, and innovator…

Trump’s Executive Order Pushes Responsibility for Action onto Environmental Enthusiasts

On March 28, President Donald Trump sided with corporate polluters, specifically those present within the coal industry, when he signed an executive order that would…