Help Heal the Colorado River

The Colorado River supplies drinking and irrigation water to a whopping 40 million people, spanning from Colorado to California. It’s no secret that demand for…

Food Impact Awareness Campaign 2019 Results

By WESTLY JOSEPH AND MIA DORRIS Have you ever wondered how much food is wasted in Rastall Dining Hall each day? A group of students…

Catalyzing Solutions: the Chemistry of Psychedelics

By JOSE MONGE CASTRO When our team first started working on “Catalyzing Solutions,” I thought: “Wouldn’t it be crazy if we talked about drugs in…

The Marathon Learning Curve

I ran my first marathon ever this past March.  Finishing this marathon was arguably one of my greatest accomplishments; the sense of pride and accomplishment…

Trash, Transients, and Trout: The State of Fountain Creek

By JOSIE MCCAULEY Plastic bottles, old blankets, shopping carts, and broken glass litter the banks of Fountain Creek in downtown Colorado Springs. This stretch of…

Working Out Is More Chill Than You Think

Do you often feel overwhelmed with class, extracurriculars, work, teaching, or any other time-sucking, everyday activity? Do you find yourself feeling anxious and restless from…

The Science Behind Your Sunset

When the sun shines on our planet, it first hits the molecular oxygen and nitrogen molecules in our atmosphere. These molecules, which are so lovely…

Catalyzing Solutions: Why Spices and Herbs Are so Important?

By DURGA BALASUBRAMANIYAN If you look inside your kitchen cabinet, you may find cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, or maybe even some turmeric. Why are these…

First-Time Roller Skating

I grew up on edges. From figure skating to rollerblading and Heely-ing, I’ve glided on ice, wooden floors, and concrete. I was, therefore, surprised when…

Vote to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

It’s undeniable: climate change is real and its effects are causing significant damage  faster than previously anticipated. From shrinking Arctic ice sheets provoking increased absorption…

Pride Outside in Action

There are many things that make Colorado College unique — our location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is one of them. For a…

Hot Yoga: Is it Really Better to Sweat It Out?

There’s quite a buzz surrounding the practice of hot yoga. With its sauna-like atmosphere, it is commonly believed that a hot yoga class has significantly…

Lessons From Earth Day

By JOSIE MCCAULEY Earth Day 2019 passed without much ado. You might’ve seen the slew of social media posts from friends and companies urging you…

Catalyzing Solutions: Boats ’N Hoes

By SOPHIE WULFING Over the summer of 2017, I interned for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, where I conducted a research project that…

Upcoming “Pride Outside” Celebrates Gender Identity in the Outdoors

“Beyond gender, it’s about intersectionality … we all have different identities, and I’m not necessarily sure that nature can strip away gender,” said Britt McClintock,…

Three Simple Cooking Tips From Folke

1. Don’t cook with too much oil or butter. It is normal to add oil or butter to your pan. In fact, it is encouraged.…

Women in Freestyle Skiing – Part 3: Ignoring Hate, Creating Opportunities

Social media can be a wonderful tool, but it can also be a blunt instrument for trolls. The female freestyle community uses Instagram as a…

Catalyzing Solutions: New Plant Breeding Technologies for Food Security

As the world population increases and extreme weather conditions become commonplace, food security has become compromised. Globally, the most impoverished and malnourished people rely most…

Green Blue Candidates

Newspapers and Facebook feeds of the past few months have been filled with discussions of potential candidates for the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In addition…

Tech-up Your Trip: The Five App Guide to Break out This Block Break

1.  PictureThis — Free With In-App Purchases PictureThis acts as your boisterous botanist friend without taking up an extra seat in your car. The app…

Combat Those UV Rays and Lather Up

Spring is in the air, which means summer is around the corner. With summer comes warm weather, which means more time outside and fewer coats…

The State of the Rockies: A Dynamic Approach to Environmental Academia

Many students of Colorado College possess an unmatched passion for the environment and a strong drive for academic success. On a campus situated in the…

The Relationship Between Classical Music and Wellness

Your workout playlist gets you amped for the gym. Your shower playlist makes you want to sing at the top of your lungs. If you…

Catalyzing Solutions: The NewClear Way

By BRITTA LAM As climate change is looming, it is paramount that we fully understand technologies before we judge them. With projected increases in energy…

Winter on the River: Fly Fishing During Colorado’s Colder Months

By JOSIE MCCAULEY Thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit: the typical temperature of the tail-waters of Olympus Dam in Estes Park, Colo. in March. Date-wise, March barely qualifies…

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…