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…

Gratitude for Grounds

Now that Block 1 is in full swing, it is easy to forget that, despite all the hustle and bustle, just weeks ago campus was…

Working Together for the Dixon Trail

Decades before white settlers entered Colorado Springs, the Front Range was home to several Native American tribes, including the Kiowas, the Cheyenne, the Apaches, and…

Rhodiola: An Herbal Supplement Designed for the Block Plan?

On the Block Plan, adaptation is key. To avoid getting behind with Colorado College’s breakneck academic pace, students must not only adapt quickly to their…

Granite, Grass, and Steep Grades; Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail

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

New Student Orientation Prioritizes Mental Health

Starting college is a whirlwind, one that often takes a toll on the mental health of incoming students. Colorado College aims to use its New…

Surfing Community in Cold Waters: The Pacific Northwest

When one thinks about surfing over summer vacation, places like Huntington Beach and Malibu, Calif, often come to mind. While the warm water of southern…

Ecotourism and Adventure Travel in Peru

A chorus of hidden birds were humming, the pink sun was rising over the South American hills, and Colorado College sophomore Cecelia Mweka was scrambling…

Featured Ritt Kellog Expedition: Three Weasels on Ski-zels

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…

Alternative Agriculture: Confronting Colorado’s Water Crisis

There are countless problems with our nation’s agricultural system. Today, the majority of commercial agriculture is controlled by corporate monopolies and the agro-economy is artificially…

Top Five Ranking of Health and Fitness Instagram Accounts

As a college student, I have neither the time nor money to invest in a trainer or a nutritionist to improve my personal fitness. That’s…

Roller Derby with Katrina “Bell Bruising” Bell

You may be familiar with Katrina Bell, recently appointed director of The Writing Center and professional tutor, or perhaps you’ve admired her magenta-colored hair while…

Sleep: Important For Both the Body and the Brain

We still don’t know why we sleep, but we know it’s important for both physical and mental activity. When it comes to athletic performance, a…

Staying in Shape in Santiago: Social and Satisfying

Colorado Springs offers incredible outdoor spaces for trail running, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, all just minutes from campus. As such, it is well…

The Buzz with Matcha: A Coffee Alternative

Perhaps you’ve noticed the latest trend at coffee bars: the matcha latte. Though matcha is making a current debut in coffee shops everywhere, it has…

Spring, Chacos, and Privilege

As someone who went to a high school with a culture that was not at all interested in the outdoors, it always excited me to…

Sweating It Out in the Springs: CorePower Yoga Experience

Sweating. I never knew that I could sweat so much. Have I ever sweat this much before in my life? I didn’t know that I…

A CC Skateboarder’s Guide to Colorado Springs

Memorial Skate Park Address: 1315 E Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Memorial Skate Park is the largest skate park in the area surrounding…

A Talk About Rocks with Dan Crossey

I sat down with Colorado College’s Dan Crossey in the CC Carpentry Shop to talk about his favorite old-school rock climbing crags hidden around Colorado…

Finding a Sense of Place on Block Break

This past Block Break, I visited San Pedro de Atacama as part Colorado College’s Latin America program in Santiago, Chile.  At CC, many students, myself…

Friends and Faces of the Barr Trail: Chris Mattingly

Chris Mattingly, 68, has been climbing the Barr Trail since 2009. It was through his curiosity for climbing fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet) that Mattingly…

“To Infinity and Beyond!” Vail Resorts Surpasses Other Top Ski Companies in Vertical Feet Traveled

Most Colorado residents are aware of the conflict between ski resorts and the corporations that own them, but most are unaware of the massive scale…

Students and Faculty Tackle Project of Disrupting Gender Norms in the Weight Room

Anyone who has been in any gym before knows that it can be a very gendered space. From what I’ve noticed,  people who identify as…

Is Our Love of the Environment Destroying the Environment We Love?

People from all over the world enjoy the outdoors in a multitude of ways, from hiking, to skiing, to mountain biking. People participate in these…

The Beginner’s Insight on Meditation

Everyone could use a little help de-stressing, especially busy college students. For those who have been interested in meditation, but feel too busy to give…