Parley Staff Questions Own Existence

By Ocean Polly Randall, sometimes staff writer When individuals question the purpose & value of their existence, they experience what is known as an existential crisis. Staff members at Parley Publishing, the publishing house at PPCC, announced on Wednesday they are collectively experiencing an existential crisis. “Nobody here at PPCC knows what Parley is, so I’m beginning to […]

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An Interview with Rye Curtis

Credit: This article was originally published in US Represented — writer, Eric Stephenson Rye Curtis will read from his novel Kingdomtide at the Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery on Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Kingdomtide was named one of the best books of January 2020 by O, The Oprah Magazine. In the novel, 72-year-old Cloris Waldrip survives a devastating plane crash only […]

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Reflections on Police Shootings and Race

PPCC supports courageous conversations about these powerful topics. STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES: Join the Black Student Union and the Colorado Springs Police Department for a conversation: “De’Von Bailey: Where Do We Go From Here?” Wednesday, February 19 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm Centennial Campus Atrium by Joe Barton, PPCC Alumni NOTE: This article originally appeared in […]

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Global Village Spring 2020

by Vivien Jerez, Editor in Chief Global Village is an event PPCC hosts every week allowing students to talk about a wide range of topics focusing on getting the students’ opinions on various issues. Topics of discussion include Black History Month, technology and scientific advances, and The American Dream (to name a few).   Global Village intends to open a meaningful discussion about what matters to the students here at PPCC […]

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ENG dept. celebrates Toni Morrison

PPCC English Department celebrates Toni Morrison February 24-28: Monday, February 24 Rampart Second-Floor Lounge Area: Literary Circles Theme: Sweetness 12:30 pm — 3:15 pm Centennial Atrium: An Introduction to Toni Morrison Selected readings from students and faculty 10:00 am — 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 25 Rampart Second-Floor Common: Creative Writing Workshop Theme: TBD Downtown Studio […]

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Trump’s Post-Acquittal Clambake

by Buster Bogtrotter, PPCC White House correspondent Less than 24 hours after being acquitted of Impeachment charges, President Trump held a speech in the White House East Room on Thursday. On Wednesday, a disjointed Senate voted on two charges of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — acquitting President Trump of both […]

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“Welcome! Everything is Fine.” — The Good Place Review

by Lacey Berig, news editor “I swear I’m worth it,” proclaims Kristen Bell’s character Eleanor Shellstrop, a sentiment that rings true for the character as well as the show itself in NBC’s “The Good Place.” Eleanor and her group of misfits lead the audience through an unexpected, ever-changing afterlife that will keep them on their […]

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Cosmic Cannibal: February Forecast

As per the astrological status quo, the planets are changing this February.  The patchy planetary schedule is as follows: Mercury enters Pisces on the 3rd, encouraging the use of intuition & empathy over dispassionate logic; because Pisces is an emotional water sign, hypersensitivity could become a problem.  On the 7th, Venus enters Aries, igniting social […]

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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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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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