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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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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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PPCC’s Community Table Opens for Business

By Raechel Morgan, Staff Writer Last year, Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) partnered with local food bank Care and Share to bring essential food items to campus for families who need it. This Fall, PPCC welcomed the Mobile Food Market back to the Centennial Atrium on September 17, but if you missed the food truck, …
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Transfer Fair Provides Four-Year School Info

By Jacob Adams, Staff Writer Community Colleges are often the first step towards transferring into Bachelor’s Degree programs offered by four-year universities. Pikes Peak Community College embraces this and is offering students the opportunity to interact with official representatives from various Colorado and out of state institutions next week.   Students wanting to prepare specific …
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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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