Commentary: Vet Battles Opioid Addiction

By Jake Altinger 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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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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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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