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March 2018

“Voices of the Street” Exhibit Showcases Urban Art at the DTSC

By Retta Edling   Public spaces come alive in student and professional artwork at the “Voices of the Street: Expressions of multicultural urban art” exhibit now showing at the Downtown Studio Art Gallery (DTSC). The show features multicultural urban art, architecture and local artists in paintings and photography. DTSC Art Gallery Coordinator, George Sanchez, planned the …
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Binge Break: Stream these Trending Favorites Next Week

By Camille Liptak and Suzanne Seyfi Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have a plethora of binge-worthy shows worth your downtime this Spring Break. From crime thrillers to comedies, wizards, mermaids, rappers and con men, this quick list covers the best of what’s streaming now. Netflix: Santa Clarita Diet (season 2) arrives on March 23 with …
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Spring Break Stay-cation in COS

By Dejanique Calloway Stuck here for Spring Break? Colorado Springs is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Nature lovers and urban dwellers alike can explore all Colorado Springs has to offer on all budgets.   Garden of the Gods 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Cost: FREE …
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Students, Staff and Associates Haul in Major ADDY Wins for PPCC

By Retta Edling On Saturday March 10, the American Advertising Federation (ADDYs) held their annual awards ceremony to celebrate the best of local advertising. Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) and Professional Photography students nearly swept the ADDY Awards, taking home all but one. Winners connected with PPCC also include Matt Radcliffe, PPCC’s own …
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#Enough’s Walk-out Mostly Sits Down Instead

By Jodie Bomze and Travis Boren   A few students gathered at 10 a.m. in the courtyard at the Centennial Campus for the #Enough! National School Walkout on March 14. The activists who coordinated the walkout nationally intended for the walkout to happen in each time zone at 10 a.m. for seventeen minutes: one minute for …
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Red Sparrow is a Spy Thriller Nosedive

By Suzanne Seyfi This R-rated spy thriller pummels its audience with grim themes of women experiencing violence – including rape – and lack of choice under the guise of survival, while promising only hopelessness and misery for everyone. Red Sparrow is a film about a Russian ballerina-turned-spy named Dominika. This is a fantastic premise, bolstered …
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Faculty Spotlight: Kris Akse, Community College Champion

By Jodie Bomze Kristian “Kris” Akse, a long-time PPCC faculty member, loves inspiring and challenging students at PPCC. Akse (pronounced ‘AWK-suh’), is a Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) professor and the Professional Photography Department Chair at PPCC. He is also a dual-citizen of the United States and Norway. When he isn’t correcting the pronunciation of his …
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