September 2018

Spotlight: Professor Amie Sharp, Resident Published Poet

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer Professor Amie Sharp is an award-winning poet and a PPCC English, Literature, and Creative Writing professor. “I’ve been pretty fortunate, after, you know, years of toiling in obscurity. I’ve got some good fortune and some good recognition coming my way, so I’m really grateful for that,” Sharp said. She encourages …
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Faculty Art Show Highlight Reel: One Week Left to Catch the Show

By Ryan Haller and Israel Larson, Staff Photographers If you happened to miss out on the faculty art show, here is a highlight reel of the many thought-provoking pieces displayed. The gallery is open at the Downtown Campus till the end of the week, October 7th.

Nursing Students Anticipate the New BSN Degree

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer With the passing of Bill 18-1086 earlier this year, PPCC has been working tirelessly to solidify the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) by fall of 2019. Current Nursing students know very little about what happens next, but that hasn’t killed their excitement. Brittni Anderson is currently enrolled in the …
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Cosmic Cannibal Harvests Your October Forecast

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer Retrograde alert! October starts off with a reverse transit for Venus in Scorpio, triggering a collective groan from every sign. Love, money, and art rule Venus. And those are just the things that retro Venus will rattle and reverse. The beginning of Fall will be bumpy for fire signs. Likewise, …
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Basket Bikes Connect Students with Downtown Colorado Springs

By Raechel Morgan, Staff Writer Gas prices eating at your pocket? Just want to revisit your childhood and cycle around town? Rent a bike through Pike Ride, in hour intervals. There are several Pike Ride locations in the Downtown Colorado Springs area, including a hub near Pikes Peak Community College’s Downtown Campus. A nonprofit partnership …
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Student Parking Primer for the Downtown Campus

By Ryan Haller, Staff Writer Student parking at the Downtown Campus can be difficult, not to mention expensive and unsafe. Here’s how to navigate: Students not close enough to walk or ride their bikes to campus can take the city bus free of charge with a current student ID, thanks to the school’s new bus …
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Behind the scenes with ‘Black Klansman’ author

By Kelcey Westmoreland and Devon Martinez, Staff Writers BlacKkKlansman is the latest Spike Lee film telling the story of Ron Stallworth, the first ever black Colorado Springs Police Department’s detective who infiltrated the KKK in 1979 with the assistance of Jewish Officer Flip Zimmerman. In 2014 he released his memoir  Black Klansman and in 2018 it …
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Spotlight: Dean Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan Tells it Straight

By Re’nesia Mills and Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Staff Writers Like many in attendance for Ron Stallworth’s presentation at the Centennial Campus Theater, Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan, Dean of the Math and English Division, was excited to share her takeaways of the conversation and discuss how the topic of diversity continues to be a work in progress for the …
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