Commentary: Vet Battles Opioid Addiction

By Jake Atligner reporter For roughly the last two decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been pumping fuel into the wildfire of opioid addictions and overdoses blazing across the country, and as a recent combat veteran, I have personal experience with the variety of hoses through which that …
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Music Review: Joyner Lucas Raps the Truth

By Josh Cowden, reporter Joyner Lucas, a rising hip-hop artist from Baltimore, Maryland, ruffled some feathers last week with his powerful new video called I’m Not Racist, which begins with Lucas rapping from the perspective of a blue collar white man sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat. He begins his verse saying Screamin’ “Black Lives …
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Film Review: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” Will Make You Cry in Your Sugar Skull

By Dejanique Calloway, reporter   Disney/Pixar celebrates Mexican culture and the importance of family with the release of their animated film, Coco this holiday season. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich [Toy Story 2/3, Finding Nemo] and Adrian Molina, is a film about a young boy named Miguel [voiced by Anthony Gonzalez] who dreams of becoming …
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Gwen Stefani’s New Album Brightens the Holiday Weekend

By Camille Liptak, reporter Gwen Stefani’s newest Christmas album proves to be a surprising gift from the veteran pop singer. The contents of You Make It Feel Like Christmas are cheery, lively, and everything you would want out of a Stefani Christmas album. Out of the plethora of Christmas carols out there, Stefani revamped the …
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Opinion: Life Skills Mean Everything

By Marques Dungey, PPCC Student Before I could register for any additional classes at Pikes Peak Community College, my academic advisor informed me that it was mandatory for all new and returning students to be enrolled in Advanced Academic Achievement (AAA). I registered reluctantly, and spent the summer learning and re-learning the soft skills needed …
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