The Drive for Carbon Neutrality: CC Vehicles and Carbon Offset Prices

The opening of the net-zero Tutt Library in 2017 served as a reminder of Colorado College’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. However, the…

OrangeTheory: The Hyper-Competitive Workout Based in Science

By BRANDON EWERT In my never-ending search for the most engaging and intense exercise classes in Colorado Springs, I found OrangeTheory Fitness. When Googling “Workout…

Catalyzing Solutions: Fountain Valley Water Study (Part II – Colorado)

By KEENAN WRIGHT In 2016, the EPA detected contaminated water sites in three Colorado counties: Boulder, Denver, and El Paso, which includes the city of…

Why Women’s Wednesday?

“It’s Women’s Wednesday — climbing for female-identifying people only.” “But there’s only two people in the gym: can’t I climb?” “No.” “What if I just…

Float Tanks: Why Nothingness Makes Something-ness So Much Better

Activity and rest, focused concentration and dispersed awareness, something and nothing:  on each opposing side of these dualities, there is a positive and negative. Though…

The Most Effective Succulents for Your Well-Being

Succulents have made a recent breakthrough in home décor. While many use succulents to add a pop of color and or to act as a…

Catalyzing Solutions: Fountain Valley Water Study (Part 1)

By KEENAN WRIGHT Many phenomena that we observe in our everyday lives can be explained with scientific concepts. Similarly, many challenges that we observe in…

Friends and Faces of Barr Camp: Sleepless at the Summit House

The greatest thing some people will ever do is love. While this statement doesn’t apply to our cold and unforgiving protagonist, Pikes Peak, this mountain…

Where’s Waldo? Downtown Colorado Springs

On the morning of Oct. 20, the usual flow of trucks and motorcycles chugging through the wide streets of downtown Colorado Springs was replaced by…

Catalyzing Solutions: Celebrating Women in STEM

By SIMONE HALL “The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination,” said…

Ditch the Clif: Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are a great snack for class, before the gym, or on a hike. These homemade bars taste delicious and travel well for Block…

Our Pristine Trees

Groves of aspen trees line the popular trails of Colorado, their white bark shining in the midday sun. Hiking alongside one’s peers, at least one…

Locals’ Tour of Moab

Over second Block Break, it felt like almost everyone was headed down to Moab, Utah to visit Arches National Park. I unfortunately waited until my…

Catalyzing Solutions: Understanding a cure for Alzheimer’s

By DURGA BALASUBRAMANIYAN Many phenomena that we observe in our everyday lives can be explained with scientific concepts. Similarly, many challenges that we observe in…

CC Student Updates Manitou Incline Warning Signs

By BRANDON EWERT The Manitou Incline represents a rite of passage for many. The impossibly steep trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less…

Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Slideshow Features 10 Student Trips and Alpacka Rafts

Over the past 26 years, the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund (RKMF) has sent Colorado College students on all-expenses paid wilderness trips throughout the U.S. and…

Rock Climber Abby Dione Brings Passion and Perspective to CC

“It’s rad. If you allow it to, it’ll change your life forever.”    These two sentences could apply to innumerable things; for Abby Dione, they…

Fasting’s Physical and Psychological Effects

Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it is an eating pattern; while a diet prescribes what one can eat, intermittent fasting prescribes when one can…

Catalyzing Solutions: So what exactly happened in Flint?

Many phenomena that we observe in our everyday lives can be explained with scientific concepts. Similarly, many challenges that we observe in areas such as…

Featured Ritt Kellogg Expedition: Arctic Dreams and the Gates to Paradise

As a tribute to Colorado College alumnus Ritt Kellogg ’90, a skilled outdoorsman who tragically died in an avalanche, the Kellogg family established the Ritt…

Beat the Remaining Heat: Outdoor Swimming Options

The trees are blushing. The 8:50 a.m. walk to class could use a jacket. Colorado ski resorts are buzzing with photos showing dustings of snow.…

Turmeric: Spice Up Your Health

Turmeric, a vibrant yellow-orange spice well-known for its use in curry, is now a health trend. Often included in products like wellness shots and smoothies,…

HIIT at Home (or Dorm)

   As many students know, the Block Plan has plenty of benefits to its structure. But what is even more common knowledge is that a…

Featured Ritt Kellogg Expedition – Trompin’ Thru Talus: Thru-Hiking the Sierra High Route

As a tribute to Colorado College alumnus Ritt Kellogg ’90, a skilled outdoorsman who tragically died in an avalanche, the Kellogg family established the Ritt…

Spin Class: The High-Intensity Workout that Thrives on Exclusivity

By BRANDON EWERT The thought of throwing on some old gym shorts and going to the local 24-Hour Fitness isn’t exactly sexy or appealing. In…

MountainFilm Revamped

There’s always a way to engage more of the Colorado College community. That’s how Lily Green '19, director on the MountainFilm planning committee, sees it.…

Kombucha: How it’s Made and its Supposed Health Benefits

By SAM SANSON Students drink it to cure hangovers. They drink it to be “healthy.” Some brew it themselves in their dorms. First-years in Introduction…

Featured Ritt Kellogg Expedition: Bowron Lake Beauties “SUP” the Circuit

As a tribute to Colorado College alumnus Ritt Kellogg ’90, a skilled outdoorsman who tragically died in an avalanche, the Kellogg family established the Ritt…