The Catalyst student publication began in 1969. It is published weekly during the academic year. The Catalyst is produced and managed exclusively by the students of Colorado College for the benefit of the college community and the surrounding local area, the Catalyst aims to bring general interest and academic-oriented news, ideas, and opinions into greater collective view—to act as a catalyst for informed debate. The newspaper is published under the auspices of Cutler Publications, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit independent of Colorado College.