The Complex Task of Unpacking Oppression

Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the coexistence of oppression and privilege at the Planned Parenthood rally in Denver. It contained an implicit…

Cutting Off America’s Nose to Spite its Face: Reductions in the Foreign Aid Budget

Last week, between tweeting that the DNC election was rigged and accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, President Donald Trump announced his…

The Dangerous Crossroads of Passion and Vocation

Written by Wayan Buschman It was the spring of my senior year of high school. I had submitted my college applications, and the only thing that…

Messiness: The Key to Creativity

More often than not, cleanliness is associated with a certain quality of life. No one ever encourages another person to “be messier” or “less organized.”…

City Council Endorsement: Richard Skorman

In about a month, as residents of the third district of Colorado Springs, Colorado College students get to vote again. The April 4 municipal election…

The Trumpian Diaspora

Written by Carter Ivey '16 The second I step out of my building to bask in the gloomy cloudiness of the London sky, the barrage…

Allowing Our Female Identity to Cloud our Perspective of Privilege

Less-than-subtle signs peppered downtown Denver last Saturday as thousands of protestors gathered in support of Planned Parenthood. “Our lady parts aren’t up for grabs.” “If…

Why the Term “Fake News” is Doublethink

Written by Silas Babilonia In the year 1949, George Orwell wrote a dystopian book that would forever change the way that humanity looked at political…

The Cultural Significance of Gun Ownership

“The hammer locks in place, so it’s safe to drop, but you don’t have to cock it before you shoot,” explained the gun vendor as…

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…

The Hypocrisy of CC’s Notion of Sustainability

I don’t know if this is the case for many others, but my impression of Colorado College has changed dramatically from when I first visited…

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…

Thanksgiving is Far Too Close to Christmas

Illustration by Charlotte Wall It’s that time of year again: last Thursday, Seth Meyers went on a three minute and twenty-three…

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…