An Active Life Won’t Fix Obesity

Today, approximately 17 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The number is much higher for adults,…

Football Meets Feminism: Let the Girls Play

On Sunday, the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI with a record-setting comeback. They overcame a 25-point Falcons lead and Tom Brady threw for…

College Dreams Thwarted by Financial Schemes

I distinctly remember the day I received my acceptance letter from Colorado College. The weather had been bad and, as a result, our internet connection…

The Propriety of Mourning on Facebook

Facebook was initially created for college students to connect with each other. However, it has transformed into a global network used by all ages. Serving…

Muslims Are Not the Problem

A week ago, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump signed an executive order restricting the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United…

The Relativistic Democracy of Executive Orders

Forget the first 100 days—there’s plenty to litigate in the first 10. Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, President Trump has issued four executive orders…

The Dire Straits of Deportation

In 2012, a few months after his brother was gunned down by gang members, José Marvin Martínez, age 16, left Honduras on a journey north…

Boycott or Bust?

To be a consumer in today’s world is to navigate endless contradictions. Vote with your dollar, yes, but voting with your dollar is not so…

The World’s Eyes on ISIS

A few years ago, ISIS made itself known to the world when they took control of large portions of Iraq. From that point onwards, the…

The Legacy of Judge Sand

In 1980 the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the city of Yonkers, N.Y., alleging that city officials consistently pursued policies intended to maintain…

A Rumination on The Inauguration

Written by Megan Bott When I was younger, cypress roots would stand at my feet and every Sunday I would lift my hands to God in…

Cellphones as a Mechanism for Control

As I walked from the Preserve to Worner in an attempt to locate my lost notebook, I dropped my phone in the snow. Going back…

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…

CC Brand Attempts to Reflect CC Culture

For the past year, Colorado College’s Office of Communications has been promoting the school’s new brand. Adorning letter heads, t-shirts, admission brochures, and transportation vehicles,…

Fake News Obscuring Truth in American Media

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times published an article called “How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study.” The article described the…

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 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…

Departmental Funding Disparity Provokes Discussion

Written by Emily Kressley In terms of both student interest and faculty numbers, some academic departments on campus are inevitably bigger than others. When it…

Colorado Elector Bob Nemanich’s Fight to Keep Donald Trump out of the White House

As one of nine members of Colorado’s electoral college, it is Bob Nemanich’s duty to ensure, as Hamilton wrote in his Federalist Papers, “that the…

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…

Potential Benefits of Prolonged Warm Weather

Waking up in a flooded tent to the sound of rapidly accumulating snow is not the picture most had in mind for the late-September Block…

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…

Trump Presidency Puts Planned Parenthood Future in Question

Written by Julia Tarantino This past Sunday, Nov. 27, marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. On Black Friday…

Why Do CC Trump Supporters Feel Unsafe Sharing How they Voted?

When Donald Trump won the American presidency, The Catalyst reached out to students who had voted for Trump, asking if they were willing to have…

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…

In Wake of Trump Presidency Students Turn to Message of Radical Love

Junior Rachel Hyppolite holds a sign at the "Make America Love Again" demonstration on Wednesday, Nov 9th. Photo by Austin Halpern…

Robbie Twells, President of CC Conservatives, Reacts to Election Results

On Thursday, Nov. 10, The Catalyst sat down with Junior Robbie Twells from Cleveland, Ohio, who is the president of Colorado College Conservatives (formally Republican…

Nationwide Criminal Justice Reform Takes Hit on Election Night

Abe Mamet raises awareness during the protest march on Nov. 9 about the death penalty, mass incarceration, and the continued corruption…