Progressive Candidates Need Proactive Constituents

In my article last week, I tried to take a brief look at the reasons why it is unacceptable to be complacent about anything happening…

First-Years Fall into Herds: A First-Year’s Journey Toward Being OK With Being Alone

By KEY MACFARLAND You can tell who the first-years are by how they walk. I noticed it on the first day I was here. As…

A 14er by Any Other Name

By PI HEUSTED If you were to ask your hiking buddy to choose between two mountains to summit this weekend and one is a 14er…

NSO Leaders are More Than Curriculum: NSO Leaders are More Than Curriculum

In this past week’s issue, Caroline Williams argued that “NSO Fails to Orient” students because basic programming does not include specific, technical answers to questions…

John McCain Didn’t Kill Trump

When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, my 10-year-old self was certain he was the most anti-McCain person in America. I had my…

The Story: Why is Snapchat all up in my face space?

By ALICE ZELENKO “I was born in 1990, and I was sort of raised in America when it was a cult of self-expression. And I…

Apple Maps: Rotten to the Core

Apple computers, phones, and tablets have invaded our world like creepy squirrels on the Colorado College’s campus. Flip phones, Sidekicks, and the formerly popular Razor…

NSO Fails to Orient: First-years missing out on daily task

“Help!” said the lost first-year. The smiling sun beats down on eager first-years as they crouch to remove sticks from a trail and place them…

Where’s The Line? When etymologies become falsely politicized

By ANNIE BRONFMAN In a time when being politically correct is prioritized, people from all walks of life are tiptoeing around issues and editing their…

It’s Really Not the Block Plan

While I continuously express otherwise, my optimistic dad keeps telling me that I’m leaving college with general skills like how to write and how to…

Why You Should Be Watching Queer Eye

The days of blazing summer are mostly behind us, with them passes a season full of pop culture. These past few months contained multitudes, from…

If You Rip a Juul and No One Sees, Are You Really a Smoker?

Let me start by putting it out there that this campus is ostensibly not, and likely never will be ,“smoke free.” That’s entirely okay, since…

A New Set of Priorities for Colorado College

If you’re looking for continuity in your college experience, Colorado College is probably not the right choice. Classes, schedules, and even the weather all change…

The Benefits of a Ninth Block

“As eighth block comes to a close, I cannot help but think of The Ninth Block,” said sophomore Mary Kate Maloney, as she walked past…

What’s Wrong, Mr. West?

As long as we’ve known Kanye West, he’s been a wild card. From telling the world that “President Bush doesn’t care about black people” on…

Letter to the Editor: In Response to ‘Drop out of School? Great Idea!’

College is tough. Many students, I’m sure, have felt the urge to toss a textbook or two over the Tutt Library balcony out of frustration,…

Better Late Than Never: Eliminating West In Time

Last week, the Colorado College faculty voted to eliminate the West In Time from CC’s critical perspectives requirements following student outcry. Then, President Jill Tiefenthaler…

Hope in the Middle East

Recent chemical attacks and missile strikes thrust the now seven-year-long Syrian Civil War back onto the front pages and into the opinion columns of American…

Half-Baked Understanding: Why men don’t ruin everything, but ignorance does

“Men ruin everything. Think you’re having fun? Just you wait—a man will come in and ruin it.” I say these words nearly every other day.…

Drop out of School? Great Idea!

Seniors—this is your last block. Juniors—you are almost seniors. Sophomores—soon, you will be out of your “sophomore slump!” First-years—you’ve almost completed your first year of…

The Surmountable Influence of Money in Politics

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone argue that money controls politics in the U.S., I’d probably have six or seven…

Letter to the Editor: A Response to “Conversations on Privilege > ‘Frankenstein’”

By JARED S. RICHMAN To the Editor, In her recent opinion piece in The Catalyst, former Editor-in-Chief Samantha Silverman expresses disappointment over the college’s decision…

Collusion Across the Country

What do the NFL, the NCAA, the Trump administration, and Facebook have in common? They all handle a lot of money. They’re all headed by…

Ending the Waiting Game Around Housing

Following the articles I wrote about limited food options on campus, a student’s inability to retrieve ice from Benjamin’s, my dislike of our school’s logo,…

Conversations on Privilege > “Frankenstein”

Last week in First-Year Experience mentor training, we learned that the first-year common read would be “Frankenstein,” the 1818 English novel by Mary Shelley. I…

Pesach: Beyond the Free Food

Last Friday, Cornerstone Main Space was packed with faculty and students dressed in many versions of the Colorado College version of formal attire. Students scavenged…

A Subconscious Addiction: Why We Can’t Put Our Phones Down

It happens every day. You reach into your pocket, pull out your phone, unlock it, and then find yourself scrolling through social media wondering why…

Aspiring for National Affordable Housing

On any given night in 2017, 554,000 people in the wealthiest country in the world were homeless. Of those, about 193,000 had nowhere indoors to…