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November 2017

Faculty Spotlight: 2017’s Adjunct Instructor of the Year Speaks Up

By Sapphire Gallegos, reporter Seated comfortably inside classroom A150, Communications Professor Dorothy Williams had a huge smile on her face, excited to talk about her congratulations on the win of Adjunct Instructor of the Year. “I am honored to be receiving this award,” Williams said as she sat up straight in her chair. For twenty …
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Herbal Remedies Ease Students’ Lives

By Stephanie Larkin, reporter Two of Colorado Springs’ herbal stores, Sage Woman Herbs, and Anna’s Apothecary can recommend herbs that help with stress, memory, strengthening immunity, and pain relief, and offer alternatives to a pharmacy as Flu season and upcoming tests and assignments wreak havoc on students’ mental and physical health. Herbs can be cheaper, …
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Faculty Spotlight: Emily Forand, 2017’s Faculty of the Year Connects and Respects

By Hannah Manandhar Zwahlen, reporter This year, the Faculty of the Year award was received by College Composition and Reading Professor Emily Forand, who has taught at Pikes Peak Community College for six years. Not only is she a professor, she is also the President of the Colorado Association for Development Education (CoADE), CCR Department …
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Student Government End of Term Updates

By Jennifer Sharp, SGA Senator at Large Student Scholarships: Scholarships are open! No one wants to owe student loans, so why not take advantage of the scholarship opportunities? Scholarship applications are open now and will close on March 1. To apply, go to student finance in your PPCC portal and scroll down to Scholarships. Click …
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Accessibility Services Fosters Student Success

By Leslie James, reporter   Students often need help as they navigate school and life, especially at semester’s end. Accessibility Services (AS) at PPCC strives to assist all students with disability accommodations from allowing extra time on tests to guiding students to self-advocate towards successful education goals. AS can also help students learn to manage …
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Creative Commons Hosts Gorgeous Art

By Jenna Benson and Deidre Schoolcraft, Editors   One of the perks of working at the Downtown Campus is that we’re surrounded by gorgeous student art all the time. We walk by these pieces to and from the new Marie Walsh Sharp Creative Commons, and we’re stunned at the variety and beauty created by our …
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Gwen Stefani’s New Album Brightens the Holiday Weekend

By Camille Liptak, reporter Gwen Stefani’s newest Christmas album proves to be a surprising gift from the veteran pop singer. The contents of You Make It Feel Like Christmas are cheery, lively, and everything you would want out of a Stefani Christmas album. Out of the plethora of Christmas carols out there, Stefani revamped the …
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