Alternative Agriculture: Confronting Colorado’s Water Crisis

There are countless problems with our nation’s agricultural system. Today, the majority of commercial agriculture is controlled by corporate monopolies and the agro-economy is artificially…

Top Five Ranking of Health and Fitness Instagram Accounts

As a college student, I have neither the time nor money to invest in a trainer or a nutritionist to improve my personal fitness. That’s…

Roller Derby with Katrina “Bell Bruising” Bell

You may be familiar with Katrina Bell, recently appointed director of The Writing Center and professional tutor, or perhaps you’ve admired her magenta-colored hair while…

Sleep: Important For Both the Body and the Brain

We still don’t know why we sleep, but we know it’s important for both physical and mental activity. When it comes to athletic performance, a…

Staying in Shape in Santiago: Social and Satisfying

Colorado Springs offers incredible outdoor spaces for trail running, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, all just minutes from campus. As such, it is well…

The Buzz with Matcha: A Coffee Alternative

Perhaps you’ve noticed the latest trend at coffee bars: the matcha latte. Though matcha is making a current debut in coffee shops everywhere, it has…

Spring, Chacos, and Privilege

As someone who went to a high school with a culture that was not at all interested in the outdoors, it always excited me to…

Sweating It Out in the Springs: CorePower Yoga Experience

Sweating. I never knew that I could sweat so much. Have I ever sweat this much before in my life? I didn’t know that I…

A CC Skateboarder’s Guide to Colorado Springs

Memorial Skate Park Address: 1315 E Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Memorial Skate Park is the largest skate park in the area surrounding…

A Talk About Rocks with Dan Crossey

I sat down with Colorado College’s Dan Crossey in the CC Carpentry Shop to talk about his favorite old-school rock climbing crags hidden around Colorado…

Finding a Sense of Place on Block Break

This past Block Break, I visited San Pedro de Atacama as part Colorado College’s Latin America program in Santiago, Chile.  At CC, many students, myself…

Friends and Faces of the Barr Trail: Chris Mattingly

Chris Mattingly, 68, has been climbing the Barr Trail since 2009. It was through his curiosity for climbing fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet) that Mattingly…

“To Infinity and Beyond!” Vail Resorts Surpasses Other Top Ski Companies in Vertical Feet Traveled

Most Colorado residents are aware of the conflict between ski resorts and the corporations that own them, but most are unaware of the massive scale…

Students and Faculty Tackle Project of Disrupting Gender Norms in the Weight Room

Anyone who has been in any gym before knows that it can be a very gendered space. From what I’ve noticed,  people who identify as…

Is Our Love of the Environment Destroying the Environment We Love?

People from all over the world enjoy the outdoors in a multitude of ways, from hiking, to skiing, to mountain biking. People participate in these…

The Beginner’s Insight on Meditation

Everyone could use a little help de-stressing, especially busy college students. For those who have been interested in meditation, but feel too busy to give…

Perfect Powder: A Reflection on the Glory Days of Fresh Snow in Mammoth, Calif.

If you spent any time in a mountain town last year, you probably heard people speaking about the record-breaking winter in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. After…

The Breathing Technique That Can Make You Superhuman: The Wim Hof Method

A man climbed Mount Everest shirtless, wearing only a pair of shorts. Though this may seem unbelievable, it’s true. This feat was accomplished by a…

“Literally a slab of tofu”: Eating Sustainably at CC

It is no secret that Colorado College has a large number of environmentally-minded students. Environmental policy and environmental science are two of the most popular…

Conservation in the West Poll Points to Issue of Diversity in Environmentalism and the Outdoors

It’s no secret that the outdoor industry and outdoor enthusiasts are by and large a privileged group. Outdoor recreation often requires traveling long distances and…

How Climbing Gyms and Climbing Gear Companies are Attempting to Diversify the Sport

Rock climbing has historically been heavily dominated by white men of means. In recent years, more women have been attracted to the sport. However, both…

The CC Health and Fitness Community: Diversity in Thought

According to a published paper titled “Gender and Cultural Diversity in Sports, Exercise, and Performance Psychology” by Diane Gill in 2017, the study of gender…

Life Lessons in the Outdoors

A reflection on race both inside and out of the CC community By NIZHOONI HURD Like some students at Colorado College, participating in an Outward…

Healthy Hacks to Strengthen Your Smoothie

Obsessed with your NutriBullet? In the midst of the smoothie bowl craze? You are not alone. However, you may not be getting the most out…

Luis Benitez Promotes Innovation and Inspiration in Colorado and Across the World

Over the last few years, the outdoor industry has become increasingly impactful. It contributes a larger percentage of revenue to the national gross domestic product…

New Student Orientation, Round Two: Apply to Lead

For the past 15 years, Colorado College has required all new students to explore the west through service trips, better known as Priddy trips, as…

Green Places Do Not Mean White Spaces: How CC Approaches Racial Inclusivity in the Outdoors

Plastered on the front covers of outdoor magazines are thrilling images of kayakers plunging through untamed rapids and frost-covered skiers flying through clouds of powder.…

Tracking Fitness and Fuel? There’s an App for That

The exponential technological growth of the last few decades has produced numerous inventions that have drastically changed the way many people live day-to-day. One obvious…