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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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Dr. Bolton Welcomes New Degree

By Leslie James, Student Editor ljames44@student.cccs.edu Pikes Peak Community College is one of three two-year colleges to offer four-year programs in Colorado, but stands alone as the only community college to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Emergency Services Administration (ESA). PPCC celebrated not only its 50th anniversary, but also a celebrated with …
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Zookeeping Provides Students with Wild Opportunities

By Marko Salopek Since its inception in 1995, the Zookeeping Technology program at PPCC has remained a small program housed in room A173B at the end of an obscure hallway on the Centennial campus. However, it has grown significantly in recent years, going from a mere 23 students in 2012 to 115 students in 2017. …
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Crisis Management Comes to PPCC at Bachelor’s Level

By Dejanique Calloway After years of planning, Pikes Peak Community College in collaboration with Arapahoe Community College, will offer its first Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Emergency Service Administration (EMA) beginning Fall of 2018. Students pursuing the degree will learn how to effectively manage an array of public service agencies including law enforcement, and …
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PPCC Wins Quadruple Jeopardy at Mathematics Association Competition

By Camille Liptak Last weekend PPCC Math Professors Shawna Mahan and Jennifer Holmes took four students and Learning Commons Math tutors to the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Association of America’s 101st Annual meeting at University of Northern Colorado. Students participated in and won the Jeopardy competition (a math version based on the long-running TV show). “It was …
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