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April 2018

Cosmic Cannibal Horoscope: End of Semester Send Off

With the sun mid-way through Taurus and Venus in the airy sign of Gemini, the cosmos couldn’t create a better send-off for the end of term. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are as driven to manifest real changes as ever. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are getting their hands dirty with some creative projects. The airheads, Gemini, …
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Zookeeping Provides Students with Wild Opportunities

By Marko Salopek Since its inception in 1995, the Zookeeping Technology program at PPCC has remained a small program housed in room A173B at the end of an obscure hallway on the Centennial campus. However, it has grown significantly in recent years, going from a mere 23 students in 2012 to 115 students in 2017. …
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Crisis Management Comes to PPCC at Bachelor’s Level

By Dejanique Calloway After years of planning, Pikes Peak Community College in collaboration with Arapahoe Community College, will offer its first Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Emergency Service Administration (EMA) beginning Fall of 2018. Students pursuing the degree will learn how to effectively manage an array of public service agencies including law enforcement, and …
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Parley’s 8th Edition Hits Campus Soon

By Camille Liptak Parley, PPCC’s own student-led literary journal, will release this year’s publication on Thursday, May 3 from 11:00 am-1:00 p.m. in the Atrium at Centennial Campus. The event will celebrate the published authors and designers with readings, meet-and-greets, book giveaways, and a slideshow. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. To mark the …
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Trash Art Competition Fuels Creativity

By Camille Liptak Congrats go out to the winners and participants of Tuesday’s Trash Art Competition and exhibition, which featured the works of 24 PPCC artists and students. Sponsored by The Office of Sustainability, the Trash Art Competition aimed at promoting sustainability and increasing awareness about repurposing trash by giving students the opportunity to look …
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PPCC Wins Quadruple Jeopardy at Mathematics Association Competition

By Camille Liptak Last weekend PPCC Math Professors Shawna Mahan and Jennifer Holmes took four students and Learning Commons Math tutors to the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Association of America’s 101st Annual meeting at University of Northern Colorado. Students participated in and won the Jeopardy competition (a math version based on the long-running TV show). “It was …
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Math Advising Experiences Growing Pains

By Ciara Pack Though PPCC has math advisors at all three campuses, students sometimes feel that they aren’t getting the proper help they need. Travis Boren, previous Math 120 student and hopeful UCCS transfer, says his advisor handed him a UCCS catalog and told him “do this” when he went to advising for help choosing …
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PPCC Expands Its Top-Ranked Nursing Program with Planned BSN Degree

By Marko Salopek Colorado’s State legislature passed House Bill 18-1086 into law on March 24, allowing Colorado’s Community Colleges to offer a new Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. PPCC first announced it would offer its first Bachelor’s degree in EMT Management, roughly two months prior to the nursing bill passing. Now, the wizards at …
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Glorious Kimchi: Get Your Fizz On!

By Retta Edling Fermented foods are making a comeback as more people discover the flavors and health benefits of these fizzy, often fragrant concoctions. Yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut and finally, kimchi (keem-chee) are all being made by the home cook seeking food as medicine packed with flavor. I fell in love with almost every kimchi I …
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