Field Trips…in a Pandemic?!

At 8:00 am on Friday I boarded one of CC’s coach buses, feeling a sense of excitement I probably last felt in middle school—we were going on a field trip! View of the coach bus that my peers and I took to get to the site of our trip. This field trip had actually been […]

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 […]

Going Remote: Colorado College’s Career Center Resources 2020

Since 2018, Colorado College students and faculty have presented their findings from summer research every year at the Summer Research and Internship Symposium. Normally, students, faculty, and family would gather on campus in September 2020 for a series of presentations and discussions to honor and appreciate one another’s hard work—but, like most things, Colorado College’s […]

The Pros of Distance Learning

The University of Phoenix became the first institution to launch a fully online collegiate institution that offered both bachelors and master’s degrees in 1989. According to the United States Department of Education, 15.7% of American postsecondary students took exclusively distance education courses in 2017. Distance learning is not a new concept.   However, as a […]

Distance Learning from the Perspective of an Extroverted Student

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown a considerable number of curveballs into my plans for early 2020, as I am sure most readers have experienced. On March 3rd, an email announcing the cancellation of Colorado College’s Semester Abroad in France incited the most unpredictable and dynamic 40 days of my life. I traveled from France to […]