Primer for a Progressive President

It’s difficult to find anything good happening in the world at large, good consisting of anything not destroying the climate, engendering bigotry, killing of journalists,…

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is a Feminist Banger, OK?

As my third favorite holiday comes around (Fourth of July and Halloween are obviously first and second), the age-old debate of whether or not “Baby,…

Regarding the Dec. 7 Catalyst Editorial: “Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Wasn’t Really About #MeToo”

Putting aside, for a moment, discussions of sexual assault and the #MeToo Movement that were readily dismissed last week as “emotional mudslinging,” it is still…

America Runs on It for a Reason

Friends don’t let friends drink Starbucks. I know I will receive pushback for this article, but I don’t care. I am here to demonstrate, once…

Mid-Year Review: Crosswalk Situation

Prior to this year, students walked in a straight path from Armstrong to Worner Campus Center thanks to the existence of a crosswalk. Students also…

5Ks Ain’t All That Bad

It’s a crisp 7 a.m. start to the day on the morning of Christmas Eve, and you begin to wonder if you hate your family.…

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Wasn’t Really About #MeToo

By NATE HOCHMAN Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings turned the #MeToo movement into a partisan issue. Initially a phenomenon that was praised by both liberals and…

Pick Your Poison: JUUL Pods or Romaine Lettuce

Photo by Daniel Sarché Everything is trying to kill us nowadays. Whether it’s the unstable climate, ineffective gun laws, or constipation,…

Toss the Turkey, Save the Sides

Turkey is the least important dish served on Thanksgiving.  Like the headmaster of a prestigious New England boarding school, the turkey is a mere figurehead…

Current Affairs in the Tao

By CRAIG CAREY The Tao teaches that in order to understand the world, we must first understand ourselves. I admit this interpretation of the Tao…

The DNC is Becoming the Party of Wealthy Elites

By NATE HOCHMAN There used to be a saying, “Democrats are the party of the working class bars; Republicans are the party of suburban country…

The Power of Plants

Is a friend’s birthday coming up? Would you like to send a family member a cute gift? Are you lonely? Are you bored? If you…

Review of Shane Dawson’s “The Mind of Jake Paul”

By PJ HEUSTED Over the course of three weeks, Shane Dawson published his eight-part YouTube documentary series titled “The Mind of Jake Paul.” The series…

Breathe Easy

Republicans still control the White House and will until at least 2020. There’s a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and who knows how long…

Devil’s Food: Baked in Deceit

By BERRY PHILLIPS Red velvet cake is a lie. Honestly, the only fitting name for it is devil’s food cake, by which it is commonly…

Chapstick? More Like Crapstick

By BERRY PHILLIPS As the weather changes from warm to cold in Colorado Springs, a seasonal nuisance especially prominent in the West has begun to…

One Million Votes, One Voice

About two years ago, I was out to breakfast with my grandparents and my brother when the conversation turned political. At the time, I didn’t…

Trumped-Up Trickle Down Hate Crimes

Last week, major politicians and liberal Democratic figures, all of them open critics of President Donald Trump or strong supporters of the Democratic Party, were…

I Am Jewish and I Am Afraid

The deadliest attack against the Jewish community on American soil occurred on Oct. 27. Perhaps it seems like there is a pattern here as we…

Purchasing Power as a Sustainability Tool

I walk toward the trashcan to dispose of the remnants of my dinner and find myself deeply contemplating where to place each item. Does this…

My Religion Is Not My Faith

When I was last in Israel, I was asked by a tour guide if I am Jewish. When she heard me respond, “Yes, I am”…

An Open Letter to the People Who Called Me a Square

Time is money. You get out of things what you put into them, so when you put more time into a job, and all goes…

Stepping Through the Mire of MBS

A year ago, I was two things: the opinion editor for this newspaper, and not paying attention to Saudi Arabian affairs. The knowledge I had…

Public Lands or Stolen Lands?

By BERRY PHILLIPS “The President Stole Your Land” was written in bold letters on the main page of Patagonia’s website during December 2017 when President…

Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Sidewalk

Based on my roommate’s advice, I feel I should lead this with a disclaimer: I have strong, deeply-ingrained opinions about foot traffic that may be…

What We Owe to The Good Place

Look, “The Office” is a great show. Jim and Pam are arguably the best TV couple of all time. But for the life of me…

The Notorious RBG: Everyone’s New Best Friend

Perhaps day-to-day life feels depressing right now. Perhaps daily tasks seem menial right now. And, just maybe, life is not cutting you any breaks. For…

Voting Is Your Duty – Do It!

We’re a few weeks out from Election Day. For lots of folks, this might be a day that’s been circled on their calendar for the…