Sunday Brunch at Colorado College is Church in a Godless Land

By Hank Bedingfield  The Rastall’s Sunday Brunch is a bastardized religious congregation.  Neither driven by hunger nor thirst, students from every corner of campus converge…

We the Cash Cows

By Zhuang (Michael) Xu Australia Broadcast Company recently released a documentary titled “Cash Cows: Australian universities making billions out of international students.” The documentary attempts…

What Does It Mean To Be a College Student? Reflections on Robin Kelly & Greta Thunberg

 By Abby Williams Robin Kelley’s First Monday talk at Colorado College and student-activist Greta Thunberg’s address to the United Nations in New York occurred within a…

(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)!

 By Isabella McShea First Block has been full of challenges for us as a senior class. Many of us are in difficult classes for our majors…

Why I’m Helping to Start a Multicultural Sorority And Why it Took Us so Long to Get Here

By Sharmely Lopez Given that Colorado College is in the process of becoming a more inclusive, anti-racist institution, one might think the campus would have…

Stop Attacking E-Cigarettes

By Hank Bedingfield An out-of-touch media declares all out war against the e-cigarette industry by fear-mongering and weaponizing illness. Without consensus from the scientific community,…

Do You See What I See? Justice For De’Von

By Jacqueline Nkhonjera and Sam Pfeifer On Aug. 3, 45 days ago, Colorado Springs Police Sergeant Alan Van’t Land and Officer Blake Evenson received a…

We Can Do Better

By Theodore Weiss and Sam Pfeifer We’re here to acknowledge a misstep. Last week, we published an article that called out Mr. Jack Wold, who…

Rethinking the CC Farm

By Abby Williams The Colorado College student farm is a 1.5-acre plot of land tucked behind the Stewart House, sandwiched between Wood Avenue and the…

It’s Time to Reclaim the Slang

By Susie Dummit If “bad” and “bitch” are both negative words, then why are they one of 2019’s highest forms of praise when put together?…

What Should the US See When It Looks at China?

By Michael Xu After a short period of reconciliation, China and the U.S. resumed their trade war. Just a week ago, the exchange rate of…

Can We Trust Our Trustee?

By THEODORE WEISS How many Colorado College trustees can you name? I bet you can’t name five. That’s a shame.  As Colorado College implements its…

Get Away From Me

By CAROLINE WILLIAMS Is there a kinder way to say this? Or, perhaps, a kinder way to act upon this? Colorado College has a relatively…

My First-Year Survival Guide

By Ally Bourelly The first year of college is no doubt one of the craziest, most transformative years of your life. From making life-long friends…

Why Join Greek Life at Colorado College: a Collection of Thoughts from Active Greek Members

By Sam Pfeifer I had no intention to join a fraternity. Too often, headlines are filled with tragic stories of a group of men coming…

Going Forward: a Letter from the Opinion Editor

By Sam Pheifer My name is Sam Pfeifer. I am the new opinion editor of The Catalyst. I read newspapers avidly.  Coming to Colorado College,…

Who is Welcome at Colorado College?

By Michael Gorman Oh, how good it is to return to Colorado College. This year, we were welcomed back by warm embraces from our friends,…

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…