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Science in the Arctic

Science in the Arctic

Anna Mounsey spent 45 days at sea in the Arctic taking and processing water samples from various depths to look for Harmful Algal Blooms. Read about her journey.

Badassery, Butterflies, and Brooke

Badassery, Butterflies, and Brooke

badassery, butterflies, and Brooke It’s important to have personal goals for self-improvement but who or what else do you push your limits for?My close friend Brooke was the first person to call me a badass and at the time, I did not deserve the title. To paint the...

Elevations and Depressions

Elevations and Depressions

elevations and depressions A lot of people say that mountains are dangerous and that they take lives, and although I know that is true, somehow climbing a mountain saved my life. I always wanted to climb Rainier. From across the Puget Sound I admired her and her...

A Letter to My Body

A Letter to My Body

a letter to my body Thank youHey beautiful, How are you? I wanted to write you to let you know how sorry I am for the way I’ve treated you in the past. I’m sorry for comparing you to Kendall Jenner’s bikini pictures on Instagram. I’m sorry I got mad at you when you...

Who Let Me Graduate?

Who Let Me Graduate?

who let me graduate? If you work to play, that is okay. If you love your work and play less, that is also okay.After graduation, I went through what I like to call my quarter life crisis. How does one transition from the fun, borderline alcoholic college lifestyle to...

Permission to Fail

Permission to Fail

permission to fail It’d be ignorant to ignore the stereotypes that shadow female athletes, following themes of weakness and overly emotional.Hannah Mavis joined the competitive mountain biking team when she was twelve years old. When she joined, Oregon had to create a...

Thank u, next: Leaving a mountain town for the big city

Thank u, next: Leaving a mountain town for the big city

thank u, next: leaving a mountain town for the big city A classic cheesy line that holds true: Don’t be afraid to try something new. This spring I left my comfortable and loving mountain town of Bozeman, MT for Boston, MA. I’m not here to be sappy, but as I drove away...

WaiT, yOu Didn’T GO sKiiNg?

WaiT, yOu Didn’T GO sKiiNg?

It’s October and it’s snowing for the first time of the year, you’re feeling “meh” about it and that’s okay.

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

the long haul A story of personal growth.Backstory: Growing up in Spokane, Washington I hardly considered myself ‘outdoorsy’. I went on the occasional hike much like most people in Spokane, but I was very much into playing premier soccer and running high school track....

(F)eelings (O)f (M)agnificent w(O)nder

(F)eelings (O)f (M)agnificent w(O)nder

It was powerful, knowing that I could do whatever I wanted, that I could experience all that I wanted to, and know that I would always be there for me.