December 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Instructor of the Year Keith Williams Heats Up Fire Science Department

By Ryan Haller – Staff Writer Keith Williams didn’t even know he was nominated for Adjunct Instructor of the Year (by not one, but three of his colleagues), but he won. According to the men and women he works with, it is a well-deserved accolade. Williams, his fellow instructors say, is an extremely hardworking and …
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All-Pikes Peak Reads Winners Riff on the American Dream

  By Sarah McMahon, Faculty Contributor In coordination with the Pikes Peak Library District and Colorado College, PPCC participates in an annual community-wide reading program, known as All Pikes Peak Reads. This year’s book was Helen Thorpe’s The Newcomers: Finding Hope and Refuge in an American Classroom. A Colorado journalist, Thorpe spent one school year …
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From the Archives: Censorship in ’78 and those Darned Fighting Aardvarks in ’81

By Leslie James, Student Editor This semester in PPCC student-run newspaper’s history: Pikes Peak News Vol. 2, No. 4 Nov. 27, 1978 Student reporters fought for their first amendment right of a free press when then-vice president for student services, John Rodwick passed a letter received by the Attorney General’s office as law “implying student …
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From the Archives: 50th Anniversary Series Spills the Beans on PPCC

By Leslie James, Student Editor To help celebrate Pikes Peak Community College’s 50th Anniversary year, The Paper is digging through the archives of the Pikes Peak News, the student newspaper that operated here from 1975 until 2006. Did you know there used to be a bar on campus? Yep, at Centennial Campus over twenty years …
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A Tale of Two Sequels

By Suzanne Seyfi,  Staff Writer It seems there is more magic in digital worlds than in literally fantastic ones. I watched both Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Ralph Breaks the Internet on their opening nights within a week of each other. They are both sequels to largely popular films and positioned as “family …
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De-Stress Fest to Soothe End-of-Term-Anxiety

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Staff Writer The end of the 2018 semester is nearing and creating more stress for students as they ramp up to finals and end-of-term papers. To combat this, Student Life is teaming up with TRIO to host De-Stressing activities at all three PPCC Campuses Dec. 4- Dec. 6. The De-Stress Fest will consist …
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