October 2018

Colorado Springs Mayor Issues Proclamation Detailing PPCC’s Contributions to City

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 9, Mayor John Suthers proclaimed the week of October 7-13, 2018 as PPCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to Colorado Springs’ City Council. The proclamation detailed the contributions of Pikes Peak Community College to the city of Colorado Springs, both numerically and intangibly. Before the proclamation, Garrison Commander Colonel …
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Fall Contests Seek Student Talent

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Fall is not complete without a writing and visual arts contests to showcase student talent at PPCC. This year the contests are sponsored by our student-run Literary and Arts Journal Parley, and the city-wide reading initiative headed by the Pikes Peak Library District, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR).Both contests have …
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PPCC’s Community Table Opens for Business

By Raechel Morgan, Staff Writer Last year, Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) partnered with local food bank Care and Share to bring essential food items to campus for families who need it. This Fall, PPCC welcomed the Mobile Food Market back to the Centennial Atrium on September 17, but if you missed the food truck, …
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Spotted on Campus: Who Are You Awesome Culinary Artist(s)?

Math Faculty and Photographer, Christine Arnold, took this picture of the ice sculpture in the Centennial Campus Courtyard. Staff couldn’t track down the sculptor(s) or their name(s) by time of publication, but if anyone has information on the artists, email The Paper.

Transfer Fair Provides Four-Year School Info

By Jacob Adams, Staff Writer Community Colleges are often the first step towards transferring into Bachelor’s Degree programs offered by four-year universities. Pikes Peak Community College embraces this and is offering students the opportunity to interact with official representatives from various Colorado and out of state institutions next week.   Students wanting to prepare specific …
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PPCC Students Respond to Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Ryan Haller, Israel Larson, Staff Writers This week, PPCC students at all three campuses shared their positions about the recent controversy surrounding sexual allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Many students are undecided about whether Ford or Kavanaugh are telling the truth, but most shared …
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Students Say Hispanic Heritage Month Needs Better Promotion

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Staff Writer Pikes Peak Community College “aims to better serve the Hispanic community,” but lack of representation of Hispanic culture, low attendance at events, and absence of broad marketing during Hispanic Heritage Month suggests otherwise. Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Septempter 18 through October 10, was intended to be a big …
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Less Money for Textbooks Means More Money in Your Pocket

By Re’nesia Mills, Staff Writer College students spend hundreds of dollars each semester between tuition and the cost of textbooks. There are, however, alternatives for buying and renting course textbooks when they are not available, out of stock, or too expensive at the PPCC bookstore. Tieriah King, a first-year student at PPCC, feels students need …
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