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The Cosmic Cannibal Declares a “backwards revolution” for November: Get Your Horoscope Here

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer   Uh oh, looks like another retro. The most notorious retrograde transit is back, my fine young cannibals. That’s right: Mercury is heading towards a backwards revolution period starting on the 16th. And just when you thought the planets were straightening out (hello Venus direct in Libra) and you could …
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Bookstore Redux

By Re’nesia Mills, Staff Writer It’s a nationwide fact that college books and materials are expensive for students. Students often complain about high book prices. PPCC Bookstore staff offer explanations for how textbooks are priced and ways in which textbook profits can potentially benefit PPCC’s students. Lorelle Davies, PPCC’s Director of Auxiliary Services who oversees …
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Promoting Events to Students is a Collaborative Effort

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral,  Staff Writer Cartoon: By Anna Higgs, Staff Attendance at PPCC extra-curricular events can be spotty, but it isn’t always clear why. Often, the problem is simply that PPCC students struggle to fit school events into their busy schedules. PPCC student, Jaclyn Zagar, said, “the thing is that my schedule is pretty much …
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50th Anniversary Gala Amazes and Raises Scholarship Funds

By Suzanne Seyfi and Devon Martinez, Staff Writers On Oct. 27, PPCC celebrated its 50th anniversary. The party was “so good it can only happen every fifty years,” exclaimed PPCC Foundation Executive Director Lisa James. And a party it was, with live music, fine dining, and a lack of consensus on how to pronounce “gala.” …
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Sliding Aardvarks Return for the 2018-2019 Ski Season Under New Leadership

By Leslie James, Editor The weather has brought hints of winter mixed with fall during the month of October, but as the winter months close in, the Sliding Aardvarks have rejoined to plan outings on the slopes. For $5, students and faculty can join PPCC’s Ski Club, which allows a huge discount for day passes …
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The Ultimate Voters Guide for Twentysomethings Around Colorado Springs

A message from PPCC’s Marketing Department: By now you’ve been inundated by unsolicited texts, calls and a deluge of sponsored social media posts from candidates. You’ve probably seen your friends post selfies with “I voted” stickers or read articles about Taylor Swift finally getting political. It’s been an overwhelming few weeks. But there’s reason to …
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Refic’s Emotional Art Casts Light on Mental Health

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Local artist Matte Refic brings to light issues surrounding mental health through raw and emotional pieces of artwork displayed in his art show, The Shadows, currently at the PPCC Downtown Studio Campus Art Gallery until Dec. 2. Through his art, Refic aims to break free from mental health stigmas, while also …
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Student Spotlight: Danielle Weldon Goes to NASA

By Jacob Adams, Staff Writer Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS), a NASA program, gives community college students an opportunity to participate in a three day engineering workshop held on NASA grounds after completing a five-week online course. PPCC student, Danielle Weldon, successfully completed the online course and was selected to participate in a workshop at …
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Election 2018: PPCC Townhall to Discuss Candidates and Issues

Pikes Peak Community College will host a pre-election town hall for twentysomethings to discuss the issues they care about and learn more about this year’s Colorado ballot. Gazette Editor Vince Bzdek will moderate, PPCC’s student journalists will help generate questions to the audience, and a panel of PPCC instructors will provide insights and perspectives into …
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