Cosmic Cannibal Horoscopes: December 2019 and Beyond

By Camille Liptak, staff writer This is the last December of the decade. That’s right: THE DECADE. Naturally, the 20-teens have to go out in style by cramming seven transit shifts into this December. On the 3rd, Jupiter, the planet of luck, entered Capricorn, where it will stay until December 20th, 2020. During this year-and-some-odd-days […]

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A look back on Colorado College football for the 2019 season

By Student Editor Devon Martinez Photo By Laura Domingue – PPCC Graduate The college football season is reaching its end, and the teams in Colorado have had an extremely difficult season. Football is an unpredictable game, and the story behind this season has too many twists and turns that no sports journalists could have predicted. So, […]

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Turkey for me and turkey for you?

The Paper’s Favorite Thanksgiving Food Written by the Student Editors and Student reporters at the PPCC Paper Some people prefer Turkey, while others find it unbearable. Sometimes people skip dinner and go straight towards the desert. No matter what someone chooses to eat, everyone can agree the food makes the day something everyone looks forward […]

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Review: A Frightening Performance

By Stewart Ricker – Student Reporter Following the snow-plagued final week of October, the PPCC Music Department was faced with the decision of either canceling or postponing their annual Halloween concert. Department Chair William Malone was doubtful that the ensemble would be able to pull off a Halloween-themed performance four days into November, but when […]

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Combat Paper Resonates

By Camille Liptak – Student Reporter Catharsis. Respect. Art. Protest. For PPCC veterans and family members of the military, Combat Paper was all those things simultaneously. Combat Paper, a paper-making workshop that repurposes the uniforms of veterans and active duty military, invited students, faculty, and community members to participate in a week-long observance of Veteran’s […]

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Opinion: A Veterans Day Tale of Diversity and Struggle

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Andrew Stuckey is a black American veteran/hero who served his country through three wars. He wrote a book about his life called, Of a Black American Born. His wife, Marcelle Stuckey was captured by Nazis during World War II because of her connection with the French Resistance.  They are my […]

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Combat Paper is for Everyone

By Camille Liptak – Student Reporter Reprinted with permission from a previous issue. Through a week-long art-making workshop at PPCC campuses, nearly 340 members of the community re-purposed donated military uniforms into creative works of self-expression. When I initially walked into the Rampart Range atrium on the first day of the Combat Paper workshop, I […]

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Cosmic Cannibal – November to Remember

By Camille Liptak – Staff Writer Planetary Energies are mixed this month, but don’t fret. Ok, maybe you can fret over Mercury Retrograde. I know, I know: Another Mercury retrograde? How many times can this happen in a year? Yes there’s another Mercury retrograde, the planet of communication goes retro three times a year, basically […]

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Rampart has Parking Problems

By Reid Hollingsworth – Student Contributor and Devon Martinez – Student Editor Over the years, the number of the students and faculty at Pikes Peak Community College has grown, but it is specifically noticeable at the Rampart Range campus this fall semester. Students’ perceptions on the parking situation might be different than the college’s point […]

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Opinion – Mac Demarco’s recent Red Rocks Performance showcased his talents

By Brian Ruminski – Student Reporter A night filled with connectivity, bliss, and laid-back vibes is the best way to describe Mac Demarco’s recent performance on October 6th at Red Rocks amphitheater this month. Demarco, a 29-year old from Canada released his first album in 2012, titled Rock and Roll Nightclub. That same year he […]

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All Pikes Peak Reads Presents: Transatlantic

By the editors The book, Transatlantic by Colum McCann has been selected for this year’s All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) contest. Submissions are due November 1st to appr@ppcc.edu. Sarah McMahon, the faculty member in charge said, “Our APPR event on Oct 7th was a success. Author Colum McCann participated with the instructors, Kathy Sturdevant and […]

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“The Wolves” comes to PPCC

By Camille Liptak – Staff Writer Female warriors, unite! PPCC’s Theatre Department is holding auditions for its fall semester production of “The Wolves.” Navigating the big questions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the lens of nine adolescent soccer players, “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer […]

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Your Vote Matters: Local Reps Visit PPCC

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Representative Tony Exum of House District 17, Council-member Yolanda Avila of District 4, a PPCC graduate, and Colorado State Senator Pete Lee spoke to our own Journalism students from Parley on Wednesday and provided a clear argument on why they believe voting is so important. According to some of […]

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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 […]

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Combat Paper is for Everyone

By Camille Liptak, reporter Through a week-long art-making workshop at PPCC campuses, nearly 340 members of the community re-purposed donated military uniforms into creative works of self-expression. When I initially walked into the Rampart Range atrium on the first day of the Combat Paper workshop, I was uncertain. Combat Paper is a decade-old program that […]

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