September 2018

Behind the scenes with ‘Black Klansman’ author

By Kelcey Westmoreland, Staff Writer 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 was turned into …
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Spotlight: Dean Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan Tells it Straight

By Re’nesia Mills and Evelyn 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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Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off On Campus

By Raven Sanchez, Student Contributor Did you know that PPCC is in the transition to become an official Hispanic Serving Institution? Thanks to Ben Gallegos-Pardo, Coordinator of Multicultural Retention Initiatives, it is now a major goal of the college to meet and exceed the cultural needs of Hispanic students. Pikes Peak Community College is celebrating …
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PPCC’s Seven Booths at the What If…? Festival Draws Crowds

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer The What IF… Festival was held on six city blocks in downtown Colorado Springs last Saturday. It was a tremendous success, with almost 120 exhibitors and over 25,000 participants. PPCC had seven booths, all swarmed with interested people. Find Your Path, a contest people won by finding other booths, was …
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Cosmic Cannibal Returns with your September Forecast

By Camille Liptak, Student Contributor Can you feel it, the shifting energy? September has brought more than just a new Fall semester schedule. Summer and all its retrogrades and eclipses are over, and never has there been such a widespread sigh of relief from the collective unconscious. Planets are direct! Fall is on its way! …
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