Newly Elected CCSGA Vice Presidents Prepare to Take Office

By ERICA WILLIAMS For the past two years, the beginning of Block 4 has marked the election for Vice President (VP) positions for: Internal Affairs,…

Life After Passing 2A: Will Stormwater Management Give Fountain Creek a Facelift?

By KELSEY MAXWELL In the most recent local city election, Colorado Springs residents approved ballot measure 2A, resulting in a tax increase to fund storm…

Democratic Candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding Speaks to CC Dems

This past Monday student Democrats sat in a circle around Stephany Rose Spaulding, a Democratic candidate trying to unseat Doug Lamborn (CO-5), as she answered…

New Crossing Light Receives Chilly Response

By ZACK GLOSSER Since the opening of the East Campus residences, pedestrian traffic across Nevada Avenue has increased significantly. Many students who reside in East…

Smoking and Tobacco Ban Enforcement Date Draws Near

By LOGAN COLEMAN On Jan. 1, the College’s new smoking and tobacco ban will take effect. Many students have wondered what exactly the ban will…

Bon Appétit Fills in Preserve Renovation Timeline

The Preserve, a favorite dining option for many students, has been closed several blocks for renovation. While rumors of health code violations or worries that…

Closing Time for Drake Power Plant? CC Students Weigh in at Public Meeting

By CORY PAGE The Martin Drake coal-fired power plant has been an operational and noticeable component of Colorado Springs’s downtown skyline for nearly a century.…

Gubernatorial Candidate Kennedy Addresses CC Dems

By ZACK GLOSSER Former Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy visited campus on Tuesday for a town hall sponsored by the Colorado College Democrats. Kennedy is…

Dispatches from Bonn: Professor Mark Smith’s Class Attends UN Climate Change Conference

By JACK BILBROUGH Over Block 3, Colorado College students attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 23rd annual “Conference of the Parties”…

Being Healthy Isn’t Just About Losing Weight: Dr. Glenn Gaesser Talks ‘Big Fat Lies’ at First Monday

By AMELIA MERCHANT Dr. Glenn Gaesser began his presentation for Colorado College’s Block 4 edition of First Mondays by listing quotes from experts on the…

Helen Thorpe Speaks at CC as Part of Journalist in Residence Lecture Series

By SASHA HART Journalist, published author, and former Visiting Professor Helen Thorpe visited CC this week to give a talk on her new book, “The…

Colorado Springs Clean DREAMers Head to D.C.

In mid October, an email was sent out to a small number of Colorado College Students about the Colorado Springs Dream Team. It advertised the…

CC Students See Need to Unionize

By JOHN HENRY The concept of a student union is not original to Colorado College. The organizational structure takes after the namesake unions that catalyzed…

Faculty Petition Creates Momentum: The Push to Rename Slocum Hall

In 1917, after bringing President William Slocum’s behavior towards women to the attention of the Board of Trustees, Dean Edward Parsons was pushed out of…

CC Welcomes Fulbright Scholar from Palestine

By SASHA HART When you first meet Mahadia Maher Abu Dalal, you would never know the lengthy and risky process she experienced to get to…

Students and Faculty Remember Professor Phil Kannan

This Monday, Colorado College abruptly lost a beloved professor and friend when Phil Kannan, Legal-Scholar-in-Residence and fixture of CC’s Environmental Program, passed away. There was…

CC Entertains Idea of Forming E-Sports Team

By LOGAN COLEMAN Colorado College is seeking to gauge student interest and opinion in creating electronic sports (e-sports) teams on campus, because the Southern Collegiate…

START: The New Student Team of Confidential Resources for Title IX Concerns

By ZACK GLOSSER The Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START) is a new initiative created this year by seniors Jamie Baum and Leah…

CC EMS Shoots for Long-Term Sustainability

You may have seen them meandering around Blues n’ Shoes as you were thrown off the mechanical bull, or standing on the sidelines during club…

Llama Committee Broadens Horizons, Re-envisions What Festival Will Be

This year, the Llamapalooza Committee is changing things up. The committee met this past Monday to discuss ideas, plans, and challenges leading up to this…

A Shameful Namesake: College Complicit in President Slocum’s Sexual Misconduct

The job of a college archivist “is not to only preserve and provide access to positive information about the college[.] My job is not public…

Campus Groups Cover Political Spectrum

By ZACK GLOSSER Colorado College encourages its students to debate, explore, and think critically about an array of topics both in and out of the…

Hakeem Rahim: I Am Acceptance

By AMELIA MERCHANT Monday night, community members and Colorado College students came together to discuss mental health awareness with guest speaker, Hakeem Rahim. CC’s chapter…

Noberto Orellana ’20 to Speak at TEDx Colorado Springs

Sophomore Norberto Orellana was recently selected to speak at TEDx Colorado Springs.  While Orellana was one of several individuals chosen to speak at the event,…

Bates Takes on Nationals, Cultivates Mountain Biking Community

In addition to hiking, Colorado Springs’ extensive trail system provides a playground for Colorado College’s mountain biking community. While there are plenty of students who…

Colorado College’s “Building on Originality” Campaign Seeks Funding

By JACK BILBOROUGH Colorado College’s “Building on Originality” campaign started its fundraising goals of $435 million in pledges and 50 percent alumni participation. So far,…

Discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Proliferates at CC

By SASHA HART For the past couple years, Colorado College has welcomed an Arabic Cultural Program Coordinators (CPC) from Tunisia. This year the Arabic CPC,…

CC Voters Register Locally, but Turnout Still Low

Fewer Colorado College students vote in general elections than the national liberal arts college average. While there was a 5 percent increase in CC voter…