Running “Into the Wild”: A Selfish Choice or an Act of Self-Preservation?

As an avid reader and lover of the outdoors, it was surprising that I had never read “Into the Wild” until last year. Having heard…

Pocket Pizza and Other Ski Hacks

Throughout our lives, the number of times we’ll say, “Oh wow, that’s a great idea; I should do that next time,” is infinite. We’re always…

How Your Sunscreen Could be Harming Wildlife

By BRANDON EWERT Living in Colorado provides us with countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you prefer hiking, skiing, backpacking, or fishing, you’re most…

Your Cell Phone Is Making You Sleepy

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, professor and sleep researcher Dr. Roxanne Prichard came to Colorado College and shared her research on the effects of cell phone…

Catalyzing Solutions: The Impact of Your Family Holiday Vacation to Cancún, Mexico

By KARINA GRANDE Cancun, Mexico, receives its largest influx of American tourists every November and December. Many of these tourists come with the intention of…

Catalyzing Solutions: Fountain Valley Water Study Part III: Current Research

By KEENAN WRIGHT The New York Times recently published an article listing Colorado as one of the states with perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) detection. The three…

Winter Weather Predictions According to NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently released its climate predictions for our current 2018-2019 winter. For snow enthusiasts, the news is not great.…

Adventure Races: Teamwork and Challenge in an Accessible Atmosphere

By KYLE ZINKULA Photo Courtesy of Rachel Abler What is an adventure race? If you want a detailed, passionate explanation, ask…

Signs and Symptoms of Compulsive Exercise

By PJ Heusted Sometimes people wake up in the middle of the night because they need to go to the bathroom or get a drink…

‘Tis the “Skison”: Current Skiing Conditions

With peak ski season fast approaching, it’s time to start hitting the slopes of your preferred mountains as they open up for the season. Here…

Fill Up That Nalgene

Getting the recommended 64 ounces of water per day is crucial for maintaining optimal health — especially when you live at higher altitude. At just…

Walking the Talk: Sustainable Transport Over Breaks

Any Colorado College student who has stayed at school during a Block Break or a holiday break can attest to the silence and loneliness on…

Iceland in Four Days

There’s no doubt about it — Iceland is having a moment right now. The country’s snow-capped glaciers and vast black sand beaches inundate Instagram feeds,…

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…