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Opinion: Why I love Journalism, and why you will, too

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer PC: absolutvision on Unsplash Curiosity kills cats, but it creates great journalists. Curiosity is not the only quality needed to create fantastic journalists, but it is the one thing every journalist has in common. Writing for the PPCC paper is an opportunity available to all students through Journalism 106. The …
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Review: Captain Marvel’s gritty heroine relates to movie fans

By Suzanne Seyfi, Student Contributor “Captain Marvel,” the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to star a woman, is a solid entry in the superhero canon. It stars Brie Larson in the title role, with supporting roles by Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Akira Akbar, and …
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Opinion: Save Arnie or don’t, but think about it first

By Karen Kovaly, Contributor The school mascot has always played a significant role in colleges and universities. The animal or object is often chosen for its symbolic characteristics, its historical relevance or because it is a species that is indigenous to an area. It becomes a unifying force for students, faculty and staff, bringing people together by representing a …
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Global Village: Ty Zazueta Invites You to Talk

By Ty Zazueta, Student Contributor My name is Ty Zazueta. I’m an Army Veteran, and an aspiring physicist. I started at PPCC last semester after serving four years as a medic, two of which I lived in Germany. I spend my free time volunteering at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, sharing my …
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PPCC Students Respond to Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Ryan Haller, Israel Larson, Staff Writers This week, PPCC students at all three campuses shared their positions about the recent controversy surrounding sexual allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Many students are undecided about whether Ford or Kavanaugh are telling the truth, but most shared …
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Behind the scenes with ‘Black Klansman’ author

By Kelcey Westmoreland and Devon Martinez, Staff Writers BlacKkKlansman is the latest Spike Lee film telling the story of Ron Stallworth, the first ever black Colorado Springs Police Department’s detective who infiltrated the KKK in 1979 with the assistance of Jewish Officer Flip Zimmerman. In 2014 he released his memoir  Black Klansman and in 2018 it …
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Glorious Kimchi: Get Your Fizz On!

By Retta Edling Fermented foods are making a comeback as more people discover the flavors and health benefits of these fizzy, often fragrant concoctions. Yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut and finally, kimchi (keem-chee) are all being made by the home cook seeking food as medicine packed with flavor. I fell in love with almost every kimchi I …
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Cardi B Trail Blazes Up the Charts

By Dejanique Calloway   Last week former reality star, Cardi B released her first studio debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The album is advancing quickly on Billboard, proving she’s truly “living her best life”. The album features 12 songs, including her singles Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi, featuring 21 Savage. From the pole to the Red …
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Commentary: In Praise of the Pen

By Marko Salopek, reporter Every day our society becomes more deeply entrenched in a digital world. As we transition from paper to desktops, laptops, and pocketable super computers to record the visual representation of our language, our old analog friend the pen is being dismissed. In a blow hastening the demise of this writing instrument, …
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