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…

Career Whitewater Instructor David Hughes Offers Advice for Students Learning to Kayak

David Hughes has instructed whitewater kayaking since 1998, beginning with a high school program called Adventure Quest. Five years later, he founded his own kayak-oriented…

Spring Break in the Outdoors: Outdoor Education Level II Leadership Training

By Rachel Fitch Spring Break is a wonderful way to break up the arduous semester, especially on the Block Plan. Since elementary school, students have…

Una Aventura en el Trópico: Rock Climbing in Cuba

Photos by Sarah Laico I am incredibly fortunate to have spent the past two blocks in la Habana, Cuba, studying Spanish, living with a Cuban…

Intramural Sports: A Culture of Competition

Are you mildly athletic? Did you peak in high school? Do you enjoy wearing white tube socks, sweatbands, and running shorts? If you can answer…

Favoring Fun: A Glimpse Into the Life of the CC Cycling Team

The Colorado College cycling team is a tight-knit group of riders who compete in road, mountain, cyclocross, and track cycling races. During the fall the…

The Science of Snowmelt: A Changing Landscape of Colorado

It’s that time of year. Technically, it’s still winter in Colorado, but the snow is melting and the temperature is rising. Snowmelt has always been…

Biking Trails In and Around Colorado Springs

If you have ever wondered about taking your bike off campus and exploring our wonderful surroundings on a set of wheels, or if you have…

Hidden Treasure: The Seven Bridges Trail

Written by Sasha Hart Although the weather in Colorado has been all over the map in recent weeks, take advantage of one of the sunnier…

Uncovering the Controversy Behind Bears Ears National Monument

Written by Rachel Fitch Right before he left office, President Barack Obama set aside 1.3 million acres of land as the Bear Ears National Monument in…