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Commentary: Vet Battles Opioid Addiction

By Jake Atligner reporter For roughly the last two decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been pumping fuel into the wildfire of opioid addictions and overdoses blazing across the country, and as a recent combat veteran, I have personal experience with the variety of hoses through which that …
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Trans-gender Students at PPCC Speak Up for Gender-Fluid World

By Ashley Dallas,  reporter   As transitioning or transitioned men and women are raising awareness in mainstream media and pop culture and are the topic of heated debates, two students at Pikes Peak Community College share their experiences on the record about what gender identity means to them. James Morrison, 17, is a student at Pikes …
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Just Breathe

By Karen Kovaly, PPCC Public Relations Coordinator Breathe, a translucent sculpture by Joan Benefiel, moved from Downtown COS to its permanent home outside the Marie Walsh Sharpe Creative Commons at the Downtown Studio Campus last week. Breathe was purchased by the PPCC Foundation with generous support from the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges as part of the …
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$ Saving Holiday Gift and Craft Ideas

By Hannah Manandhar Zwahlen, reporter As the last Autumn leaves fall from the trees and the first snow falls, college students at PPCC are gearing up for the winter holidays with easy, fun, inexpensive DIY decorations and gifts that can be made using affordable items for this holiday season. Tin Can Santa: The next time you use …
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Student Spotlight: Zyee Evans, Star Performer

By Camille Liptak reporter The beginning of December marked an important shift for PPCC student Zyee Evans. A veteran sound and lights crew member of Widefield High School theater department, Evans took to the stage in PPCC’s production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. This time, he was lighting it up with his acting chops. “I …
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Play “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992,” a Riot of Raw Talent

By Camille Liptak, reporter PPCC students and staff gave a rousing sendoff for their Fall 2017 performance of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Co-directed by theater chair Sarah Shaver and dance department chair Stephanie Kobes-Newcomb, the production rehearsed seven weeks before its final performance Dec. 3rd. The story, based on interviews of the individuals affected by …
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Spotlight: Pam Stratton, Classified Employee of the Year

Pam Stratton began her career at Pikes Peak Community College in the Records office in 2007, serving in various positions including Tuition Classification Officer. She recently transferred to Instructional Support as part of the FLAC team.  She has volunteered her time to serve on the Classified Council for the past several years. Stratton was instrumental …
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Spotlight: Chelsy Harris, APT Employee of the Year

Chelsy Harris serves as the Dean of High School Programs and Concurrent Enrollment, serving the College for twelve years. Her commitment and dedication shines among students, faculty, staff, high schools and the Colorado Springs community as evidenced by the unprecedented enrollment increase in Concurrent Enrollment to 1,600+ students this fall semester. Harris guided her team with …
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Music Review: Joyner Lucas Raps the Truth

By Josh Cowden, reporter Joyner Lucas, a rising hip-hop artist from Baltimore, Maryland, ruffled some feathers last week with his powerful new video called I’m Not Racist, which begins with Lucas rapping from the perspective of a blue collar white man sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat. He begins his verse saying Screamin’ “Black Lives …
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Suspects Arrested in Connection with PPCC Car Break-ins

By Brian Pharies, reporter Two people suspected in various car break-ins at Pikes Peak Community College on and off since October were arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico after allegedly killing a retired police officer during a police chase. 34 year old Daniel Lowell, who is suspected in most of the recent break-ins at PPCC, and …
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Film Review: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” Will Make You Cry in Your Sugar Skull

By Dejanique Calloway, reporter   Disney/Pixar celebrates Mexican culture and the importance of family with the release of their animated film, Coco this holiday season. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich [Toy Story 2/3, Finding Nemo] and Adrian Molina, is a film about a young boy named Miguel [voiced by Anthony Gonzalez] who dreams of becoming …
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Tech. Writing Students Inspire Kids with Science

By PPCC Students in Lynnane George’s English 131 Class October 14 was a great day for kids and science, as English 131 Technical Writing students got out into the community for the Cool Science Carnival Day to inspire kids with experiments designed to pique kids’ interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. …
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Hanukkah Lights Up Colorado Springs

By Amanda Wich, reporter   Hanukkah, the Jewish winter holiday commemorating freedom from oppression, is upon us.  Here are a few ways to celebrate The Festival of Lights in Colorado Springs:   19 Kislev Celebration Dinner and Evening of Jewish Music Thursday December 7th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado Guest …
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