An Explanation for Colorado’s Unpredictable Weather

By Sydney Janssen Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado College students quickly realize how unpredictable the weather can be. The only guarantee is a chance of…

Airbnb for the Outdoors

By Claire Barber With a similarly remarkable platform, Hipcamp seems to be the Airbnb version of camping. It’s a relatively simple idea — I’m kicking…

First Semester Intramurals at Colorado College

By Kyle Zinkula Ever find yourself with free time and wonder what you and some friends can do? Colorado College offers several intramural sports throughout…

The C-Store: a Blessing and a Curse

By Daniel Soares Photo by Dara Bellinson Local Goods, known to most at Colorado College as the C-store, is located on…

Pikes Peak for Beginners

By Kyle Zinkula The large, barren looking mountain jutting above the west of Colorado College’s campus is Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is a popular mountain,…

Varsity, Club, In tramural — Oh My! Sports on Campus Side by Side

By Tia Vierling If somebody asked you what "Rosie’s Legends," "Murph’s Smurfs," and "Hold Ma Stick" had in common, you’d likely guess at random. But…

Pure Bouldering: a Hidden Gym

By Carlton Moeller As the smallest of the three climbing gyms in Colorado Springs, Pure Bouldering efficiency utilizes their space. Despite Pure’s status as a…

A Short Guide to Pooping Outside

By Jon Lamson Let's talk about pooping. Hate it or love it, most everybody does it. And given how active the Colorado College student body…

Hiking Trails in Colorado Springs

By Alexis Griggs Colorado Springs offers several hiking options for people of all different skill sets, from paved trails to mountainous scrambles. Visitcos.com ranks Colorado…

Get Outdoors This Block

By Josie McCauley As the Colorado College campus floods with 2,000 students starting Block 1, some time in the outdoors is warranted. Take a look…

The Box Breath

By Sam Lovett As we inhale the fresh Colorado air during the first week back at school, we may forget to exhale and let go…

Ritt Kellog Feature: Out for a Rip in the Great White North

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…

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.…