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April 2018

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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PPCC’s Phi Beta Lambda Advances to Nationals

By Dejanique Calloway Last weekend students from Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter scored big at the State Leadership Conference. The conference which was held at the Community College of Aurora welcomed chapters from across the State of Colorado to compete in numerous events that involved objective tests and live action role play. …
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Fran Folsom Dinner Breaks Record

By Retta Edling At the annual Fran Folsom Dinner held last Saturday, the PPCC Foundation raised a record-breaking total of $30,000, beating the previous record of $22,000. The money funds scholarships for Culinary Arts students in their final year of the certificate program at PPCC. “My scholarship gave me peace of mind to know that I …
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Student Spotlight: For Our International Students, the Best Road isn’t the Easy Road

By Jodie Bomze Imagine: after months of planning and spreading the news to friends and family, the bittersweet day has finally come for you to leave the familiar sights and sounds of your homeland and pursue a better education and promising career opportunities in a new place, very far away. When you walk into the …
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Welcome To Our New Student Government!

By Ciara Pack Congratulations to all the winners of the Student Government Election! On April 10th and 11th students were given the chance to rock their vote on the bus initiative, constitution changes, and various student government positions including: President, Vice President, State Student Advisory Council, and Senator at Large.          Allison Nottingham won SGA …
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Gallery Resolves Art Wars & Expands Fine Art Designation

By Retta Edling After a seven year campaign to have their work included in the bi-annual Student Art Show at the Downtown Studio Art Gallery, the Professional Photography students will get to hang their photos with student works of fine art. Dr. Fran Hetrick, Dean of the Division of Communications, Humanities, and Technical Studies, announced this …
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Cardi B Trail Blazes Up the Charts

By Dejanique Calloway   Last week former reality star, Cardi B released her first studio debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The album is advancing quickly on Billboard, proving she’s truly “living her best life”. The album features 12 songs, including her singles Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi, featuring 21 Savage. From the pole to the Red …
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