Catalyzing Solutions: Is Your Paracetamol Right for You?

By Prakhar Gautam One of the most widely used over-the-counter medicines in the U.S. is paracetamol, better known as its brand name “Tylenol.” This drug…

Pain Doesn’t Have to Be the Name of the Game: Low-Level Laser Therapy Could Be the Answer

After suffering from injury or disease, the healing processes of the body can be long, drawn-out, and perhaps never complete. People learn to live with…

Women in Freestyle Skiing – Part Two: Making a Living

How do we expand professional opportunities for women in freestyle skiing without role models, sponsorships, and media exposure? How can we increase sponsorships and exposure…

15-Minute Full-Body Workouts

The Block Plan is the enemy of self-care. Class starts at 9 a.m., followed by lunch commitments, possibly meetings, and homework. By the end of…

Free Solo: Climbing History Goes Mainstream

In 2004, Alex Honnold dropped out of college and moved into his mother’s minivan to pursue climbing. Over the next few years, he quickly became…

Women in Freestyle Skiing – Part One: Taking the Plunge

In the winter of 2018, I took up skiing in the terrain park: the ski resort area with jumps, rails, pipes, and other daunting features.…

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

By KYLE ZINKULA When discussing global warming and climate change, people tend to identify fossil fuel burning and electricity use as the leading causes. While…

Catalyzing Solutions: Why is Corn Syrup in My Beer?

By RILEY O'SULLIVAN The 53rd  Super Bowl was an evening of defensive football, a half-naked Adam Levine thrusting his groin to the world, and a…

Hands-on Solutions: The Benefits of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is the branch of physical therapy that involves a hands-on approach. The method shows immense promise for correcting and preventing injuries, allowing athletes…

Herbal Teas for the Winter Cold

It’s the dead of winter and your roommate, everyone in your apartment, and all your classmates are sick. And, to add insult to injury, this…

Latin Dance: Making Moves at CC

Ana Gaby Pareja-Alfaro, Colorado College alumnus and the current Spanish Cultural Program Coordinator introduced Latin dance classes to CC three years ago. After a childhood…

Cooking Some Calm Into the Day

A professor of mine once said that college is a full-time job. On the Block Plan, it often functions as an even larger time commitment,…

Catalyzing Solutions: Benzyne as a Doorway to Understanding

By KATIE THOMPSON Since the mid-20th century, scientists have been baffled and amazed by a compound known as benzyne. For those unfamiliar with the compound,…

Call of Buti (Yoga)

1,700 calories is the number assigned to the items I just ate: an ultimate cheesy garlic bread meatball marinara, washed down with a cup of…

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: The Answer to Climate Change?

Humans are releasing dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and we are beginning to feel its effects. Weather is becoming more extreme, ice…

Climber’s Elbow

Let’s say that you begin climbing regularly, be it at the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, some other climbing gym, or outside. After a while, you…

The Dirty Secret of the Ski Industry

By NICK PENZEL As snow blankets Colorado and brings smiles to the faces of skiers, ski industry leaders face a difficult challenge: a finite number…

Catalyzing Climate Action Abroad

From Dec. 3–14 2018, approximately 30,000 individuals from across the globe flocked to Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations Convention of the Parties, COP 24.…

Alternative Training Methods to Running

By KYLE ZINKULA Running has long been considered one of the best ways to get in shape, lose weight, and stay fit. By running, I…

Rising Concerns over Ocean Acidification

 The oceans cover over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Only 5 percent of this area has been adequately mapped and explored since the dawn…

Catalyzing Solutions: Like Flint, Is There Lead in the Water?

 BY José Monge, Nick Humphrey, Jerónimo Miranda  With ever-increasing environmental awareness in light of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the demand for water-safety testing has risen…

Getting Your Snow’s Worth: Access to Skiing Sustainably

We may already be well into the ski and snowboard season, but the long Colorado winter promises even more months of powder to look forward…

Slaico’s Sledding Tips

Winter is no longer coming; it’s here. Snow came on Halloween and has not let up since, much to some students’ dismay and to others’…

Running “Into the Wild”: A Selfish Choice or an Act of Self-Preservation?

As an avid reader and lover of the outdoors, it was surprising that I had never read “Into the Wild” until last year. Having heard…

Pocket Pizza and Other Ski Hacks

Throughout our lives, the number of times we’ll say, “Oh wow, that’s a great idea; I should do that next time,” is infinite. We’re always…

How Your Sunscreen Could be Harming Wildlife

By BRANDON EWERT Living in Colorado provides us with countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you prefer hiking, skiing, backpacking, or fishing, you’re most…

Your Cell Phone Is Making You Sleepy

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, professor and sleep researcher Dr. Roxanne Prichard came to Colorado College and shared her research on the effects of cell phone…

Catalyzing Solutions: The Impact of Your Family Holiday Vacation to Cancún, Mexico

By KARINA GRANDE Cancun, Mexico, receives its largest influx of American tourists every November and December. Many of these tourists come with the intention of…