Strawberry Fields: The Forgotten Gem of North Cheyenne Cañon

Imagine a meadow at sunrise: tall wild grasses covered in dew and birdsong rippling out into still silence. A small clump of mule deer graze…

Workout of the Week

By COURTNEY KNERR Welcome back to Workout of the Week! The workout this week is a Tabata workout. Tabata workouts consist of five different exercises…

Numbers-Man Ivan: Pikes Peak Pencil Pusher

“‘Pikes Peak Summit 7.8’—I’ll put that sign down. I’ve never been too fast at printing, but people say I have very nice script and they…

Push Yourself to Injury, Plop Yourself on the Couch

For most Americans, the issue with fitness is finding the motivation to get off the couch; at CC, students seem to have a harder time…

Opposition Persists as Colorado Springs Pushes to Privatize More Public Land

By KELSEY MAXWELL For over a year, the City of Colorado Springs has been engaged in a heated debate about the conservation of public lands.…

Hit the Trails: Recreational Running Right Off Campus

By BELLA STAAL Colorado College students hike, climb, bike, and ski. We’re known for our love of the outdoors and adventurous spirits, but how often…

Ski Films: Combining Outdoor Sports and Cinematic Entertainment

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, people are preparing for winter. Some people loathe the idea of snow-covered streets and dark…

Workout of the Week

By COURTNEY KNERR Welcome back to Workout of the Week! Last week was a CrossFit circuit, and this week will offer a variation on CrossFit:…

The Cost of Convenience

As college students with busy lives, the crises confronting our natural environment may feel overwhelming and out of our control. Though not everyone can be…

Mountainfilm: Adventure and Inspiration Come to CC

By OLIVIA LIU Third Wednesday of Block 1 proved to be an atypical night on the Colorado College campus. Many students, burdened by the workload…

Workout of the Week

By COURTNEY KNERR Welcome to Workout of the Week (WOW for short), a new weekly feature of Active Life. The purpose of this section is…

Friends and Faces of the Barr Trail: Johnathan Lantz

As the Aspen leaves give up their vibrant green hue for a melancholy yellow, Barr Trail is enveloped by a cool, murky fog that sets…

Seven Ways to Stay Active on the Block Plan

By COURTNEY KNERR One of the reasons I chose to attend Colorado College was the healthy lifestyle it promotes. The gorgeous mountains visible from everywhere…

Thirsty for Alpine Lakes? Make the Drive for a Dive

Landlocked. What an eerie word to someone who comes from a coastal state (with the exception of hurricane season). Even Minnesotans, from “The Land of…

Forest Fires: A Hot Topic in the U.S.

Here in Colorado, perhaps you’ve noticed the hazy quality of the air, the strange orange color of the sun, or the rare inability to see…

Developments in Environmental Policy Under the Trump Administration

Donald J. Trump has been in office for 231 days. These days have been filled with Twitter fights, awkward handshakes, failed bills, and 43 executive…

Taste the Great Outdoors with the New Ahlberg Gear House

For over 13 years, the Outdoor Education Center (OEC) has been providing the students of Colorado College with ample, affordable opportunities to explore the great…

Building an Outdoor Foundation Through FOOT

Before coming to Colorado College, I had never met someone who had gone backpacking. I had no idea NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) or HMI…

A Year at Barr Camp: Meet the Frequenters of the Barr Trail

Colorado Springs lies at the base of a mountain that has remained integral to the identity of the city and its people, more so than…

Take the Stairs: Exercise for Busy People

By Jerrell Cockerham It can be disheartening to witness people commit sizeable portions of their time to workouts and yield visible results. If only I…

Seeing is Believing? A Look at the Discrepancy Between the Sight of Trash and the Reality of How it is Dealt With

By Benjamin Swift Over the past year, I had the immense privilege to travel to Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Haiti, and among the innumerable cultural…

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…