Class Spotlight: Writing the Wild Literary Journalism of the Outdoors

For many people, outdoor exploration is a hobby on the side of a busy career. However, for most outdoor journalists, experiencing and writing about radical…

Hit the Trail or the Treadmill? An Analysis of Indoor Running

As we move from chilly fall mornings into temperatures below freezing, it is no longer possible to deny the onset of true winter, leaving those…

‘Pikes Peak or Bust’: Tava Mountain Through the Years

When a beautiful sunset appears, you can expect to see at least 10 photos of Pikes Peak on your Snapchat feed with captions varying from…

When in Colorado, Prepare for the Wild

NPR recently published an article written by Brian Mann, titled “More Americans Head into the Wild Unprepared for…the Wild.”  Mann argues that with the increase…

Workout of the Week

By COURTNEY KNERR Welcome back to Workout of the Week! The workout this week is a strength circuit. A strength circuit tends to be a…

Zero Calories, Zero Risk? Comparing Health Effects of Diet and Regular Soda

By BELLA STAAL Approaching the selection of fountain drinks lined up at Rastall, there are many thoughts that may run through a CC student’s mind.…

At Home on Pikes Peak: Linda Hohl

“This time of year one thing is for certain. In those candy bowls—let me tell you—chocolate is the first thing to go. I’ll probably grab…

Using Training Zones to Exercise More Effectively

By BENJAMIN SWIFT When you have limited time for a workout in between class and extracurriculars, it can be tempting to opt for a quick,…

Workout of the Week

By Courtney Knerr Welcome back to Workout of the Week! The workout for this week is an interval workout using a cardio exercise of your…

Highlights of Creek Break 2017: Tower, Splitter, and Birthday Sends

A group of Colorado College climbers stand around a campfire below the Bridger Jack Mesa in Indian Creek, Utah. They are dirty, sunburnt, and scraped…

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…