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 …

Self-psychology and Art

In the second and third week of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, we delved into self-psychology in terms of history, ethics, modern culture, and diversity. We read Kohut’s application of self-psychology within the national context, specifically Nazi Germany, along with Riker’s application of self-psychology to the whole of European culture between 17th and 19th century. It was …

Getting Started in Music, the Supernatural, and Otherworldly Realms

Hi there! My name is Sam Seymour and I am the student blogger for Music, the Supernatural, and Otherworldly Realms. This is the first year this incredible course is being offered at Colorado College, and it is being taught by the newest addition to the music faculty, Liliana Carrizo!  In this class, we are exploring …

Introduction to Psychoanalysis and Applications to me

In the first two days of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis with Professor John Riker, we explored what psychoanalysis is, its historical roots, and its significance within today’s context. Our assignment was to summarize the night’s reading, as well as respond with personal reflections. In my reflections, I discovered that I previously misunderstood psychoanalysis because I falsely …

Living in Bubbles: Off-Campus Student House Rules During the Pandemic

Molly Seaman '21 Olivia Schultz ’21 lives in a house close to campus with other CC seniors. Her house agreed on their specific COVID protocols early on in the pandemic. “We felt that it was important to establish rules early on so that we were all on the same page about what everyone was comfortable with …

What Happened?

The 2020 election was nothing short of unprecendented. For our final exam, we were given three hours to respond to one prompt to synthesize what we have learned throughout the class: "explain why the 2020 election turned out as it did." What a complicated question to answer! As is my typical fashion, my response to …

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