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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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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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PPCC Thanks Veterans with Powerful Ceremony

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Last week, Pikes Peak Community College honored the bravery, sacrifice and strength exhibited by military veterans through several events hosted around the three campuses. One event was the special thank you the college gave to our student and faculty veterans. Honoring those who have unselfishly served this country and its …
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Student Government Works Hard for Students

By Anna Higgs, Staff Writer Student Government (SGA) is at the heart of deciding what fun and exciting events happen at Pikes Peak Community College, in addition to advocating for students. This year, SGA is headed up by PPCC student, President Lacey King. King ran for Student Government because she “was always interested in helping …
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Bookstore Redux

By Re’nesia Mills, Staff Writer It’s a nationwide fact that college books and materials are expensive for students. Students often complain about high book prices. PPCC Bookstore staff offer explanations for how textbooks are priced and ways in which textbook profits can potentially benefit PPCC’s students. Lorelle Davies, PPCC’s Director of Auxiliary Services who oversees …
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Promoting Events to Students is a Collaborative Effort

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral,  Staff Writer Cartoon: By Anna Higgs, Staff Attendance at PPCC extra-curricular events can be spotty, but it isn’t always clear why. Often, the problem is simply that PPCC students struggle to fit school events into their busy schedules. PPCC student, Jaclyn Zagar, said, “the thing is that my schedule is pretty much …
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Sliding Aardvarks Return for the 2018-2019 Ski Season Under New Leadership

By Leslie James, Editor The weather has brought hints of winter mixed with fall during the month of October, but as the winter months close in, the Sliding Aardvarks have rejoined to plan outings on the slopes. For $5, students and faculty can join PPCC’s Ski Club, which allows a huge discount for day passes …
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The Ultimate Voters Guide for Twentysomethings Around Colorado Springs

A message from PPCC’s Marketing Department: By now you’ve been inundated by unsolicited texts, calls and a deluge of sponsored social media posts from candidates. You’ve probably seen your friends post selfies with “I voted” stickers or read articles about Taylor Swift finally getting political. It’s been an overwhelming few weeks. But there’s reason to …
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Refic’s Emotional Art Casts Light on Mental Health

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Local artist Matte Refic brings to light issues surrounding mental health through raw and emotional pieces of artwork displayed in his art show, The Shadows, currently at the PPCC Downtown Studio Campus Art Gallery until Dec. 2. Through his art, Refic aims to break free from mental health stigmas, while also …
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