“The Toilet Paper Pitch:” How Caitlin Soch ’24 Advocated for Free Menstrual Products in Denver Public Schools

By Shannon Zander Denver Public Schools has installed free menstrual product dispensers in restrooms across the district. This change is due to relentless advocacy of one in our own community, Caitlin Soch ’24, who was recently interviewed by Denver 9News for her role in advocating for the change. Soch also attended Denver Public Schools. The initiative began when Soch approached DPS […]

An Update from Bon Appetit

We heard you… During Fall Semester, we learned a lot! We approached COVID-19 head on and tried to open most of our locations, as we have done in previous years.  We were met with many challenges, particularly with Rastall Dining Hall. We knew we would have to remain fluid in our operations and we would need […]

Language Learning and CC’s Japanese Garden

By Sarah Senese ’23 Professor of Japanese Joan Ericson recently published a chapter in the book “Language Learning in Foreign Language,” titled “A Case Study in Integrated Learning: Building a Japanese Garden.” As the faculty liaison of the Asian Languages House at CC, Ericson was interested in and intrigued by presenting different ways in which language houses can be integrated into general classroom […]

Alumni Use Comedy to Bring Climate Chins to Life

By Sarah Senese ’23 Despite the setbacks that life under quarantine has caused, five CC alumni have decided to put their respective expertise to the test and create something meaningful together. The culmination: The Climate Chins.   Jake Sullivan ’15, Rayna Benzeev ’15, Holly Pretzky ’16, James Dinneen ’17, and Soeren Walls ’17have been meeting weekly over Zoom to collaborate, brainstorm, and physically create the product that is The […]

Butler Center’s Masculinity Project Adapts, Continues

By Sarah Senese ’23 Although COVID-19 has made life on campus quite complicated this semester, activities and projects are still powering through. The Masculinity Project and its subsequent discussion group supported by the Butler Center have still been meeting through Zoom and creating connections.   The CC Masculinity Project and discussion group are comprised of masculine-identifying students, staff, and […]

Student Leaders Modify Trips to Stay Connected to the Outdoors

By Sarah Senese ’23 Although many aspects of campus life seem different this year, Outdoor Education continues to run programs and trips for the CC community. Over the past few blocks, students continue to get outside, get active, and appreciate our distinctive place in Colorado, albeit a little modified. Students must wear masks and eat individually wrapped meals, […]

Students, Professors Dive into Creative Problem-Solving in the Time of COVID-19

By Sarah Senese ’23 This semester, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s made life and learning a little more complicated, professors Andrea Bruder, Emily Chan, and Rachel Paupeck, and South Hall Residential Life Coordinator Mollie Hayden are working together to create a COVID-resilient CC community. Together, they’re co-teaching GS222: Creative Problem-Solving in the time of COVID-19, which is an extended-format, semester-long class whose goal is […]