Priced out of College: Middle-Class Struggles

By WILEEN GENZ Middle-child syndrome is one of the most recognizable phenomena in families. Parents thrust responsibility upon the eldest while indulging the youngest. As…

The Source of Political Change

We’re still waiting for the perfect candidate. In 2016, Bernie Sanders was going to solve income inequality in America. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave us…

Looking Back at It (My College Degree)

As the school year comes to a close, seniors say goodbye, flowers start to bloom, and your redneck relatives once again question what the hell…

One More Thing

The Catalyst’s readership numbers are, to the best of my knowledge, unknown. I can’t imagine anyone has taken the time to conduct a survey recently,…

Apple’s and Other Tech Giants’ Violation of Antitrust Laws Hurts The Consumer

Last month, Spotify released a two-minute, animated video outlining issues they have with anticompetitive practices used in Apple’s App Store. Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek, also…

A Climate Plan for a Beto Future

American political life is still far from normal: just the other day, at a rally in Wisconsin, our president repeated blatant falsehoods about doctors and…

What the F is a Finsta

Scrolling through Instagram, I see at least 12 photos of food, a handful of memes, 30 photos of people reminiscing about Spring Break, and 17…

Responding to “In Defense of the Electoral College”

By ZHUANG (MICHAEL) XU On April 8, The Catalyst published an op-ed titled “In Defense of the Electoral College” by Nate Hochman. Although I admire…

Julian Assange: A Case Study in Being Annoying

The guards in the Embassy of Ecuador in London were getting sick of the constant banging noise they’d been hearing from a former office in…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign Finance Hypocrisy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, first-term congresswoman and emerging star in the Democratic Party, styles herself as a grassroots-activist-turned-politician. However, further scrutiny into her campaign finance disclosures and…

A Bad Choice for CU’s Next President by an Over-Politicized Board of Regents

By Natalie Gubbay Forget 2020 — we’re already in the midst of a contentious presidential election, and this time, there’s only one candidate. The University…

Where Should You Cry on Campus?

Picture this: it’s fourth week; you are having your third existential crisis of the day; you need to call your mother and sob, but your…

What Was Lost When the West Was Won

On May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell and a small team set out from Green River, Wyo. The crew members could not have possibly known…

Seeing Through the Pete Buttigieg Hype

Former President Barack Obama recently re-entered the political sphere to lambast progressives for their “circular firing squad” of candidates, another voice crying for unity above…

Do We Really Need Armed Guards on Academic Campuses?

Thinking back to high school, I recall the various security officers that would scream at me in the hallways for wandering around during a bathroom…

Apple’s Problematic Support of a Chinese Propaganda Application

A Chinese education app topped the charts in February on Apple’s App Store. The app is called Xuexi Qiangguo, or Learning Power in the App…

A Safe School for Elitism

By OWEN CARLSON No doubt, the Colorado College vs. University of Denver hockey rivalry is one of the best viewing experiences that this school has…

In Defense of the Electoral College

Though it’s been the subject of debate for over two centuries, the Electoral College has recently become a polarizing topic in the American political arena.…

The Inadequacy of Language When Trying to Explain #MeToo

As you probably have heard, Joe Biden, on the verge of running for president, has been accused of sexual misconduct by Lucy Flores, a former…

Biden for Retirement

Welcome to the invisible primary — the middle-school cafeteria of democracy. It’s the magical and horrific time before an actual election where things are actually…

The Mueller Report: Crazy! Disappointing! Confusing! Exciting?

So, it’s not like everyone wanted the president of one of the world’s superpowers to be found guilty and impeached. Yet, it seems that many…

How Dr. Dre Shows Us the Difference Between the College Bribery Scandal and Other University “Back-Doors”

By COLIN SUSZYNSKI On March 12, my father sent me an email with a link to a Bloomberg article about celebrities and millionaire parents who…

Endorsements for Tuesday’s Municipal Election

By EMMA GORSUCH and MAX KRONSTADT   Emma’s Endorsements: Mayor: John Suthers   Suthers, the incumbent, has lived in Colorado Springs his whole life and…

Why the Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Would Make a Great President of the United States

The Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls now number nearly 20 candidates. Some are predictable, like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Some are more of the wild…

What Unites Us?

American values. We hear them talked about a lot. Politicians like to say that their legislative priorities uphold American values while their opponent’s legislative priorities…

Kris Jenner, Our Lord and Savior

As my group chat discussed the latest Kardashian scandal, Cate Johnson ’20 asked the simple question: “Is Kris Jenner … God?” A minor statement, sure,…

For the Love of NEDA Week: Please Don’t Instagram Your Skinniest Photo for Eating Disorder “Awareness”

Happy belated National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Yes, a week late, but still relevant. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an incredibly important recognition of…

The National Cartel of Collegiate Athletics

By OWEN CARLSON Athletes can be worth a lot of money these days. That’s why it was such a scare when Zion Williamson, Duke University’s…