Cooking Some Calm Into the Day

A professor of mine once said that college is a full-time job. On the Block Plan, it often functions as an even larger time commitment,…

Catalyzing Solutions: Benzyne as a Doorway to Understanding

By KATIE THOMPSON Since the mid-20th century, scientists have been baffled and amazed by a compound known as benzyne. For those unfamiliar with the compound,…

Call of Buti (Yoga)

1,700 calories is the number assigned to the items I just ate: an ultimate cheesy garlic bread meatball marinara, washed down with a cup of…

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: The Answer to Climate Change?

Humans are releasing dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and we are beginning to feel its effects. Weather is becoming more extreme, ice…

Climber’s Elbow

Let’s say that you begin climbing regularly, be it at the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, some other climbing gym, or outside. After a while, you…

The Dirty Secret of the Ski Industry

By NICK PENZEL As snow blankets Colorado and brings smiles to the faces of skiers, ski industry leaders face a difficult challenge: a finite number…

Catalyzing Climate Action Abroad

From Dec. 3–14 2018, approximately 30,000 individuals from across the globe flocked to Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations Convention of the Parties, COP 24.…

Alternative Training Methods to Running

By KYLE ZINKULA Running has long been considered one of the best ways to get in shape, lose weight, and stay fit. By running, I…

Rising Concerns over Ocean Acidification

 The oceans cover over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Only 5 percent of this area has been adequately mapped and explored since the dawn…

Catalyzing Solutions: Like Flint, Is There Lead in the Water?

 BY José Monge, Nick Humphrey, Jerónimo Miranda  With ever-increasing environmental awareness in light of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the demand for water-safety testing has risen…

Getting Your Snow’s Worth: Access to Skiing Sustainably

We may already be well into the ski and snowboard season, but the long Colorado winter promises even more months of powder to look forward…

Slaico’s Sledding Tips

Winter is no longer coming; it’s here. Snow came on Halloween and has not let up since, much to some students’ dismay and to others’…

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…