Opinion: Why I love Journalism, and why you will, too

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer PC: absolutvision on Unsplash Curiosity kills cats, but it creates great journalists. Curiosity is not the only quality needed to create fantastic journalists, but it is the one thing every journalist has in common. Writing for the PPCC paper is an opportunity available to all students through Journalism 106. The …
Read more

Review: Captain Marvel’s gritty heroine relates to movie fans

By Suzanne Seyfi, Student Contributor “Captain Marvel,” the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to star a woman, is a solid entry in the superhero canon. It stars Brie Larson in the title role, with supporting roles by Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Akira Akbar, and …
Read more

Opinion: Save Arnie or don’t, but think about it first

By Karen Kovaly, Contributor The school mascot has always played a significant role in colleges and universities. The animal or object is often chosen for its symbolic characteristics, its historical relevance or because it is a species that is indigenous to an area. It becomes a unifying force for students, faculty and staff, bringing people together by representing a …
Read more

Cosmic Cannibal: the Shifting Tides of March

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer Great news! (I’m being sarcastic.) March starts off with a strange bang, as Venus enters air sign Aquarius. On the 5th, Mercury goes retrograde in water sign Pisces. Hooray! (More sarcasm.) Why the sarcasm, you ask? Well, sarcasm is a mode of satirical wit used to convey contempt…and retrogrades slow …
Read more

Global Village: Ty Zazueta Invites You to Talk

By Ty Zazueta, Student Contributor My name is Ty Zazueta. I’m an Army Veteran, and an aspiring physicist. I started at PPCC last semester after serving four years as a medic, two of which I lived in Germany. I spend my free time volunteering at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, sharing my …
Read more

Shaun King Delivers Hard Truths and a Call to Action

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, PPCC hosted activist and journalist Shaun King at the Centennial Campus for Black History Month. King primarily focuses his writing and activism on police brutality and mass incarceration of people of color, but his speech covered a wide range of topics from the Donald Trump presidency, …
Read more

Students Define Black History Month

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Students at PPCC believe that Black History Month is an important reminder of how far society has moved forward in terms of equal rights, and the forgotten Black Americans who have made this country great. Almost no students interviewed, however, knew the answer to the question “Who started Black History …
Read more

Students and Faculty Throw Down for Those in Need

Staff The staff of PPCC Student Services and the staff of Instructional Services are running a competition this February for National Canned Food Month and National Hot Breakfast Month. Student Services will gather food staples such as oatmeal, pancake mix, muffin mix, and other non-perishable breakfast items. Instructional Services will counter with a food drive …
Read more

Sliding Aardvarks Hit Fresh Powder Despite Freezing Temps

By Leslie James, Reporter The Sliding Aardvarks, students in Pikes Peak Community College’s ski and snowboard club, are somewhat easy to envy. One Saturday a month, skiers meet at 7 a.m. sharp at the Centennial Campus to load the vans and get on the road to enjoy a full day of fresh powder turns. The …
Read more