The Hypocrisy of CC’s Notion of Sustainability

 

Illustration by Caroline LiI don’t know if this is the case for many others, but my impression of Colorado College…



Division I Athletes Cheated Out of Education and Compensation

 

Illustration by Ben MurphyThe American collegiate sports industry is currently valued at $8 billion.  Top college football and basketball programs…



Cellphones as a Mechanism for Control

 

Illustration by Charlotte WallAs I walked from the Preserve to Worner in an attempt to locate my lost notebook, I…



The Power of Self-Sufficiency in Preschools

 

Written by Natalie Gubbay Most people can’t remember what they learned in preschool, nor will many say that they learned much at all. Maybe they could…



Fake News Obscuring Truth in American Media

 

Illustration by Ben MurphyA couple of weeks ago, the New York Times published an article called “How Fake News Goes…



How We Talk About Race Post-Presidential Election

 

When Hillary Clinton put “half of Trump’s supporters” into her “basket of deplorables,” she verbalized an idea fundamentally true to her beliefs and dealt a…



The College Admissions Process Makes “Excellent Sheep”

 

Written by Caroline Williams “Excellent Sheep,” a book written by William Deresiewicz, highlights the college admissions process in a rather negative light, specifically by describing…



Thanksgiving is Far Too Close to Christmas

 

Illustration by Charlotte WallWritten by Natalie Gubbay It’s that time of year again: last Thursday, Seth Meyers went on a…



The Purpose of Protests

 

For the past several months, protestors have been gathering at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of a segment…



The Loss of Technical Skills in America

 

We all have that friend—the one who speaks four languages but can’t operate a coffee maker to save his life, or ours. Yet to some…



Beauty Standards Are Less Than Standard

 

On the night of Halloween, I was without a costume. In desperation, I cobbled together a pair of cutoff jean shorts, a denim jacket, and…



Chivalry Should Be Dead

 

Illustration by Charlotte WallWriten by Natalie Gubbay I had a friend ask me once: “He opened the door and paid for…



Regressive Bathroom Bills Fueled by Ignorance

 

Written by Nathan Makela States across the country have introduced “bathroom bills”—legislation attempting to require individuals to use bathrooms based on the sex they were…



Why I’m Glad Donald Trump Won the Presidential Election

 

Written by Fiachra R. MacFadden There is a man who will soon colloquially be known as the ‘Deporter in Chief.’ This man will have the…



Downsides of Deportation

 

Ask any semi-politically conscious American to name the biggest issue in the 2016 presidential election and they will almost surely mention immigration. While talk of…



Student Reflections on the Election

 

The Other 50 Percent Written by Jackson Paine On the morning of Nov. 9, I checked my Facebook newsfeed to behold dozens of posts from…



A Conversation with Newt Gingrich: Respecting the Other Side

 

Illustration by Ben MurphyLast week, I read Trump’s contract with the American voter while preparing for my interview with former…



When Sharing Petitions Maybe is Enough

 

If you’ve been on Facebook anytime in the last two weeks or so, it is very likely that a myriad of posts about the Dakota…



Representing More Than a Protest

 

Written by Conner Corbridge Opposition to the Standing Rock pipeline is much more than protest. It is more than a parsing of the intricate details…



Yoga in the Western World: The Fruitless Search for Yogic Authenticity

 

Photos courtesy of Ellen AtkinsonThe yoga pandemic has spread over the nation, and it is here to stay.  Since the…



Living on “CC Time”

 

Written by Caroline WilliamsIllustration by Caroline LiLast Thursday I attended a talk in Gaylord Hall given by Robert Mankoff,…



Being a Nerd is Subculture No More

 

Written by John FeigelsonIllustration by Ben MurphyPopular culture is meant to embody the preferences and tastes of ordinary people.…



The Discriminatory (Dis)advantages of the Early Decision Process

 

Written by Max Kronstadt Ask Colorado College students about their application process and many of them will tell you they applied Early Decision—about one-third of…



The Parallels Between Hunting and Vegetarianism

 

Written by Natalie Gubbay Drive west, and the quaint houses of suburban Colorado give way to gas stations, RVs, and mountain passes. Signs hanging over…



The Dangers of Dismissal

 

Written by Natalie Gubbay It’s 8 p.m. on a Tuesday and laughter echoes through Gaylord Hall. Not soft, late-night studying laughter, not raucous comedy laughter,…



Why Donald J. Trump is a Genius

 

Illustration by Ben MurphyWritten by John Feigelson Donald J. Trump is a genius. He is a racist, misogynistic, discriminatory, hateful…



The Importance of Local Elections

 

Written by Paulina Ukrainets In these past couple of weeks leading up to the election, I’ve been finding it hard to keep my sanity. The…



The True Purpose of Prisons

 

Several weeks ago, I attended a talk sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, where former inmate Shaka Senghor shared his life story…

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