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Students and Faculty Throw Down for Those in Need

Staff The staff of PPCC Student Services and the staff of Instructional Services are running a competition this February for National Canned Food Month and National Hot Breakfast Month. Student Services will gather food staples such as oatmeal, pancake mix, muffin mix, and other non-perishable breakfast items. Instructional Services will counter with a food drive …
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Dental Care at PPCC for Cheap

By Leslie James, Reporter Pikes Peak Community College’s Expanded Functions Assisting students are offering cheap, and safe, dental treatment to other students, staff and their families. Offers included are: Exam and X-rays $15 to $30 Amalgam Restorations (silver fillings) $12 to $30 Composite Restorations (white or tooth-colored fillings) $23 to $35 Sealants (preventative restoration) $10 …
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PPCC’s Security Team Stands at the Ready

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Every year, PPCC releases an annual security report accessed from the school’s homepage. In the report the college highlights crimes on campus, how to contact Public Safety (the campus police) the college’s policies for certain actions, as well as all the ways students and staff can report specific crimes. According …
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The Paper is Back for Spring–tell a Friend

By Devon Martinez, Student Editor The Paper staff is excited to be back for Spring, 2019, and despite having fewer writers this term, we are still engaged in attempting to tell your story. Like Spring itself, we are undergoing rebirth, working out the kinks in our ever-morphing program. We are dedicated to bringing you great …
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Election 2018: PPCC Townhall to Discuss Candidates and Issues

Pikes Peak Community College will host a pre-election town hall for twentysomethings to discuss the issues they care about and learn more about this year’s Colorado ballot. Gazette Editor Vince Bzdek will moderate, PPCC’s student journalists will help generate questions to the audience, and a panel of PPCC instructors will provide insights and perspectives into …
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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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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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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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