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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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The Man behind the Quad: Jake Eichengreen

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor On the outskirts of downtown under Loyal Coffee, which is at the intersection of South Nevada and East Costilla; students from four different colleges are working hard on projects for local organizations. One group is stuck. The team is out of ideas and are losing focus. They are working …
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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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Opinion: The Meaning of Veteran’s Day from a Veteran at PPCC

By Joe Barton – Student Reporter This Monday we celebrated Veterans’ Day. To many it means a day off, a good sale, or a free meal. For veterans, this day means a lot depending on their experiences in the military.    Every veteran is different, and so are the reasons why he or she joined. Some …
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#WeArePPCC – Featuring Nikki Larzo

By Rachel Riley – Student Contributor In this week’s edition of #WeArePPCC, meet Nikki Larzo, Vice President of the Student Government Association and Communication major. What does Nikki enjoy about PPCC? “I really like that we are a diverse school and that we really work together in terms of events and things like that. 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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Halloween Festivities Today at Centennial

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night… Halloween Mash Spooky Literary Readings Halloween Treats & Games Prize for Best Literary Costume!   TODAY October 31 NOON – 2PM CENTENNIAL ATRIUM   Sponsored by the PPCC English Department Division of Math and English For more information, contact: Dionne Howell at 719.502.3491 or dionne.howell@ppcc.edu

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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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Cosmic Cannibal: October

By Camille Liptak – Staff Writer Fall has officially arrived, and day and night are as even as a see-saw. But the planets are picking up speed. Six planetary changes take place this month: Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Scorpio on the 3rd; then Mars, the planet of assertion enters Libra on the 4th; …
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Opinion: The Power of QUAD

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor The strive for innovation requires sacrifice, hard work, but most importantly teamwork, and students in Colorado Springs can experience this by applying for the Quad. In the Quad, students from PPCC, UCCS, AFA, and CC are placed into groups, and are given a project by a local business, social …
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Column: Colorado’s College Football

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Photo By Laura Domingue – PPCC Graduate Don’t underestimate college football in Colorado. So far this season has been exciting and filled with overtime games and rivalries. Predictions are hard to make at this point in the season; which is why it’s time to review the road so far. …
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CHES Building is Officially Welcomed to PPCC

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Healthcare students at PPCC have a new home to learn and prepare for their careers at the Center for Healthcare Education & Simulation (CHES), located about a mile north of the Rampart Campus. A ceremony for the opening of the building occurred Friday, and tours were held to see …
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OPINION: Global Village Ambassador Shares

By Acela Rubi Carrasco – Student Contributor During the week of September 1st, Global Village began meeting for Round Table Discussions at which students can get together and share opinions at each of the PPCC campuses about difficult and provocative topics we face as a society. This specific week dealt with charity and its effects …
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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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Welcome Back or For the First Time!

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Summer has come and gone, and it’s time to get back into the grind of the fall semester with The Paper. We are ready for an exciting year! Around PPCC, there are news stories every day waiting to be told, and there is a team of highly motivated news …
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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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