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Arts & Culture

Music Review: Joyner Lucas Raps the Truth

By Josh Cowden, reporter Joyner Lucas, a rising hip-hop artist from Baltimore, Maryland, ruffled some feathers last week with his powerful new video called I’m Not Racist, which begins with Lucas rapping from the perspective of a blue collar white man sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat. He begins his verse saying Screamin’ “Black Lives …
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Film Review: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” Will Make You Cry in Your Sugar Skull

By Dejanique Calloway, reporter   Disney/Pixar celebrates Mexican culture and the importance of family with the release of their animated film, Coco this holiday season. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich [Toy Story 2/3, Finding Nemo] and Adrian Molina, is a film about a young boy named Miguel [voiced by Anthony Gonzalez] who dreams of becoming …
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Hanukkah Lights Up Colorado Springs

By Amanda Wich, reporter   Hanukkah, the Jewish winter holiday commemorating freedom from oppression, is upon us.  Here are a few ways to celebrate The Festival of Lights in Colorado Springs:   19 Kislev Celebration Dinner and Evening of Jewish Music Thursday December 7th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado Guest …
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Play “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992,” a Riot of Raw Talent

By Camille Liptak, reporter PPCC students and staff gave a rousing sendoff for their Fall 2017 performance of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Co-directed by theater chair Sarah Shaver and dance department chair Stephanie Kobes-Newcomb, the production rehearsed seven weeks before its final performance Dec. 3rd. The story, based on interviews of the individuals affected by …
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Upcoming Concerts & Recitals Hit High Notes

By Hannah Zwahlen The music program at Pikes Peak Community College have planned multiple, free, music events where students at the college and their families are welcome to attend. A Voice Class Recital will take place on December 4th at the Centennial Campus Theater from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The voice class students will …
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Creative Commons Hosts Gorgeous Art

By Jenna Benson and Deidre Schoolcraft, Editors   One of the perks of working at the Downtown Campus is that we’re surrounded by gorgeous student art all the time. We walk by these pieces to and from the new Marie Walsh Sharp Creative Commons, and we’re stunned at the variety and beauty created by our …
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Gwen Stefani’s New Album Brightens the Holiday Weekend

By Camille Liptak, reporter Gwen Stefani’s newest Christmas album proves to be a surprising gift from the veteran pop singer. The contents of You Make It Feel Like Christmas are cheery, lively, and everything you would want out of a Stefani Christmas album. Out of the plethora of Christmas carols out there, Stefani revamped the …
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Combat Paper is for Everyone

By Camille Liptak, reporter Through a week-long art-making workshop at PPCC campuses, nearly 340 members of the community re-purposed donated military uniforms into creative works of self-expression. When I initially walked into the Rampart Range atrium on the first day of the Combat Paper workshop, I was uncertain. Combat Paper is a decade-old program that …
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Review: Netflix’s Stranger Things 2 Digs the Upside Down

By Camille Liptak, reporter (Warning: spoilers ahead) The Strange gang is back in the sophomore season of the thrilling Netflix original series, and it’s even more addictive than you could imagine. Stranger Things 2 fittingly begins in the mecca of ’80s childhood, an arcade, one year after Will Byers –now officially known as, “Zombie Boy”– …
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Review: Happy Death Day

By Dejanique Calloway, reporter   Happy Death Day (2017) To complement the cold dark nights of Autumn, Blumhouse, in connection with Universal, just released their sci-fi slasher, Happy Death Day, October 13, 2017. Under the direction of Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity Series, Disturbed), Happy Death Day is a film about a snobby, self-centered sorority girl named …
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