The Magic in the CC Classroom: Your Peers

In an effort to foster connection between our cohorts, Robin, a paraprofessional in the Geology department, posted photos of all of us in each classroom.In an effort to foster connection between our cohorts, Robin, a paraprofessional in the Geology department, posted photos of all of us in each classroom. Throughout the course of my first […]

In-Person Learning During COVID-19: A First-Year’s Perspective

Since I joined Paul’s Oceanography class so last minute, I had no time to process what an in-person class during the COVID-19 pandemic would look like. After I found the right classroom in Palmer, I claimed a desk at the back of the room, trying to make a quiet entrance as we began to review […]

From Position 18 on the Waitlist to Getting into the Course

GY115: Oceanography, taught by Paul Myrow, is an entirely in-person class located in Palmer Hall Two hours before the first meeting for my Block 5 art history course, I was still thinking about Paul Myrow’s Oceanography class. I had first heard about the class from a high school acquaintance who took it a few years […]

Water, CO2, and more thermodynamics

Sorry this post is so late in the week—the past few days have been very busy. In class, we’ve learned about mineral-solution equilibria, greenhouse gases and the CO2 cycle, and the water cycle throughout Earth’s history. Monday was spent learning about how to plot and interpret chemical-solution equilibria. This was wrapped up on Wednesday when […]

Geofluids

Hi, my name is Helen Carter. I am a Junior at Colorado College and a geology major. This block one of the featured courses is “Geofluids” taught by Professor Emily Pope. I am currently taking this class and will be updating everyone on what we’re learning about for the next few weeks.     On […]

Where does magma come from?

Hi! My name is Grace, and I’m a senior geology major here at CC. This block I’ll be sharing my experience in Igneous Petrology. I fell in love with geology because of how differently it makes me see the world. One of my favourite authors, John McPhee, says it well “A million years is a […]

Paleotopography Speculation in the Tahoe Region

by John McCormick ’14 and Joe Grimley ’13 This week our geological journey brought us to McKissick Canyon, where the paleovalleys filled with “auriferous gravels” (these yielded phenomenal quantities of “placer gold” in the 1850’s) are only outdone by the volcanic deposits that blanket the landscape for hundreds of kilometers. The pyroclastic volcanic rocks, filled […]

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