Consumerism Intersecting with Activism

It’s my last full week of my first year at Colorado College, and I think I’m beginning to understand elements of the school’s culture—positive and negative. We’re weird to a fault, care a lot about […]

The Perilous Race to the Top of College Rankings

Every September, college presidents, administrators, and trustees await the release of next year’s list of “Best Colleges” from U.S. News and World Report with bated breath.  Climbing in the rankings means more prestige and acclaim, […]

The Unevenness of School Funding

In some public schools in America, every student has access to a personal computer. In others, leaking ceilings go unfixed for weeks. In the U.S., public school funding is vastly inequitable, perpetuating cycles of poverty […]

Don’t Be Neutral on Net-Neutrality

Two years after the Federal Communications Commission took comprehensive and far-reaching steps towards making net-neutrality the law of the land, the internet in the United States is once again at a crossroads. New fiber-optic and […]

City Council Endorsement: Richard Skorman

In about a month, as residents of the third district of Colorado Springs, Colorado College students get to vote again. The April 4 municipal election will determine who will be the District 3 City Council […]

An Active Life Won’t Fix Obesity

Today, approximately 17 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The number is much higher for adults, hovering around 36.5 percent. Obesity rates have risen steadily over […]

The Dire Straits of Deportation

In 2012, a few months after his brother was gunned down by gang members, José Marvin Martínez, age 16, left Honduras on a journey north to the United States. A year later, while working as […]