It’s Called Being a Human, if That’s Enough: In Defense of the Language Requirement

Besides a seemingly universal criticism of the West in Time requirement as “Old White Men in Time,” the most common complaint I have heard since…

A Major Hit to Yearly Planning: In Defense of One-Time Preregistration

The student digest emails have been heavily advertising a survey about changing the process of class registration. As opposed to registering for classes on a…

Why We Need to Mobilize to Close Martin Drake

For civically engaged Colorado College students who want to see a change in the world but often feel powerless to make anything happen, the next…

Negotiating the Smoking Ban: A Proposed Alternative

By HANNAH BOLLEN Everyone has a basic human right to clean air. They also have the individual liberty to do what they want with their…

Saudi Arabia’s Idealistic Crown Prince and the Prospect of Reform

Things are changing in Saudi Arabia, and fast. In the past few months, women have gained the rights to drive and to attend sporting events.…

Entangled in the Errors of Our Leaders

The wave of sexual assault accusations following the Harvey Weinstein scandal has found its way into politics, with Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Republican from…

The Millennial’s Bible: Memes

At one point, messages were sent by pigeon from person to person. My grandparents are frequent users of snail mail, my parents tend to gravitate…

An Extremely Expensive Name

It’s no secret that a school’s name is important in the college admissions process: students are aware from a very young age that recognizable and…

Sneaky, Damaging Provisions in a Confusing Tax Bill

It’s been a week since House Republicans released their grand plan to reform the American tax code, and the frenzied analysis of the bill’s 425…

Don’t @ Me: The Need to Revise Res Life

I’ve got a problem. And no, I do not have a fever, and even if I did have a fever, the only prescription would not…

Why I Weep for the Tomato

When you walk into a grocery store, you are not seeing a representative sample of that year’s harvest. You are choosing from a subset of…

I Want “Nun” of That!

“Rick & Morty,” aliens, football players, bags of Franzia, and nuns flooded the streets surrounding Colorado College this weekend. One of those costumes is unlike…

Revamping & Reassessing Rail Jam

It has recently come to my attention, through conversations with fellow students, that there is a lot of misinformation going around about Rail Jam, an…

The Privilege of Moving on: Racism Still Alive in Sports

A Letter from the Editor By SAMANTHA GILBERT & MICHAEL GORMAN As the MLB season comes to a close and the NBA season starts up,…

Medical School Aspirations: When Generation Z Grows Up, They Want to be Doctors

If anyone asked my 10-year-old self what my dream job was, without hesitation, I would answer that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I loved…

Endorsements for the November 7th Election

If you are registered to vote in Colorado Springs, you should’ve received a ballot in the mail this past Monday. The election is Nov. 7,…

$400 For a Room (and Access to Your Public Lands)

Strawberry Fields is a 189.5-acre section of North Cheyenne Cañon currently surrounded with much controversy. It was dedicated in 1885 as a park for Colorado…

The Trials & Tribulations of Technology

Since I have been in elementary school, technology has grown to be ubiquitous within the American education system. From first to fourth grade, every student…

In Defense of Kurdish Independence

On Sept. 25, ethnic Kurds in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq streamed to the polls to voice their overwhelming support for independence and the…

A Hopeful Direction for Healthcare

Last week, I wrote about the Swiss health care system as a potential model for the United States. For those who haven’t read it: Switzerland…

Swiss Superiority, Without a Single Prayer

The holes in American healthcare, and how Switzerland’s example can patch them By NATALIE GUBBAY Last week, the New York Times published an article titled…

Interaction in Action: The Perks of Participation and Engagement in Academia

Different classes are structured differently in terms of the how a professor chooses to teach their class. Often, English classes tend to be taught in…

Show Me Your Budget

American financial priorities talk the talk, but might not walk the walk By MAX KRONSTADT For 15 years, about as long as I’ve been a…

Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill: Under Guise of Federalism, Many Left Behind

Last week, Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy proposed a health care bill that they said would give people self-determination over health care. When control…

Sacrificing Student Freedom: The Price of Safety at Colorado College

Colorado College may go a little overboard in terms of regulating students. When a student living on campus is preparing for Block Break, they must…

Right to Work, Wrong for Labor: The Decline of Unions in the “United” States

Once upon a time, labor unions were among the most powerful political forces in the United States. Their rise helped usher in an era of…

Meal Plan Should be an Opt-in/Opt-out System

My friend told me she is $50 under where she is supposed to be with her Tiger Bucks. Last year, I heard that Bon Appétit…

How Singapore Maintains Harmony Within Diversity: Strict Laws on Salacious Speech

I come from Singapore, a tiny country in Southeast Asia, well-known as having restrictions on free speech. But what is not so well-known is that…