Weekly Current Student Highlight
Hi! My name is Samantha Silverman and I am a junior from Baltimore, Maryland. As a Comparative Literature major and a Linguistics minor, I have found myself consistently involved with journalism at CC. I have spent almost my entire college career working for The Catalyst, CC’s independent student newspaper. For a year now, I have been Editor-in-Chief of this publication, and have become increasingly interested in the happenings of Colorado Springs. This summer, I interned with the Colorado Springs Independent, where I really learned about investigative journalism and the real impact of reporting in a relatively small community.
For my last year and a half at school, I am looking to take advantages of all of the art adjuncts and clubs outside of my general comfort zone. When not in class or in the publishing house, you can find me running at Red Rocks Open Space or reading at Poor Richard’s Café downtown.
Weekly Recent Graduate Highlight
Greetings CC students! It feels incredibly surreal to call myself an alum now! These last two years have flown by. While I don’t exactly miss my CC Women’s Soccer early morning fitness tests and Organic Chemistry’s 7+ hour days, I do miss my amazing teammates, friends, fellow students and professors. It wasn’t until after I graduated that I realized what a unique atmosphere I was fortunate enough to experience while at CC. To be constantly surrounded by so many people who are kind, environmentally conscious, and willing to talk about what we can do to promote equality and equity in our world on a daily basis? Well that is a wonderful thing.
Fortunately for me, I had the opportunity to soak in some more Colorado Springs sunshine, Pikes Peak sunsets, and beautiful 14-ers like Mt. Elbert after graduation. I spent the last two years working at Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation, a local Physical Therapy clinic on Tejon Street. I balanced that job with volunteering at Penrose Hospital on the ICU floor, coaching soccer, completing my remaining four pre-req classes for PT school, and discovering a vegan lifestyle. This fall I will begin Physical Therapy School at Pacific University in Oregon, and I couldn’t be more excited!
Have a wonderful year,
Rachel Herron ‘15
Major: Cellular Molecular Biology
Minors: Spanish, Human Biology & Kinesiology”