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Student Spotlight

Editorial: Quad Student Internship Focuses on Building Resumes and Community

Devon Martinez, Staff Writer A college degree isn’t the only valuable thing to have when entering the job market. Companies expect more, and honestly, there are traits you need to develop in order to become a valuable member in the modern economy. The Quad is a partnership that will teach you these valuable skills. The …
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PPCC Dominates Business Awards at State Leadership Conference

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Pikes Peak Community College has real talent and it showed this weekend at the Phi Beta Lambda Business and Computer Club State Leadership Conference at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. PPCCs Phi Beta chapter dominated by bringing home a total of 44 awards. A portion of these wins came …
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BSU at PPCC Gains Momentum

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Every Friday, the Black Student Union (BSU) meets at the Centennial Campus to engage in dialogue on modern-day black issues in America, such as why exclusive groups like BSU exist, to Trayvon Martin’s tragic shooting, to Empire star Jussie Smollett faking his own hate crime. The meeting began with 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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All-Pikes Peak Reads Winners Riff on the American Dream

  By Sarah McMahon, Faculty Contributor In coordination with the Pikes Peak Library District and Colorado College, PPCC participates in an annual community-wide reading program, known as All Pikes Peak Reads. This year’s book was Helen Thorpe’s The Newcomers: Finding Hope and Refuge in an American Classroom. A Colorado journalist, Thorpe spent one school year …
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Student Spotlight: Danielle Weldon Goes to NASA

By Jacob Adams, Staff Writer Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS), a NASA program, gives community college students an opportunity to participate in a three day engineering workshop held on NASA grounds after completing a five-week online course. PPCC student, Danielle Weldon, successfully completed the online course and was selected to participate in a workshop at …
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Spotted on Campus: Who Are You Awesome Culinary Artist(s)?

Update: PPCC Culinary Arts instructor, Chef Mark Painter, assisted by student Nick Parks and several other culinary students created this beauty last week. “It was the student’s first time and a great training experience,” says Painter.   Math Faculty and Photographer, Christine Arnold, took this picture of the ice sculpture in the Centennial Campus Courtyard. …
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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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PPCC’s Phi Beta Lambda Advances to Nationals

By Dejanique Calloway Last weekend students from Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter scored big at the State Leadership Conference. The conference which was held at the Community College of Aurora welcomed chapters from across the State of Colorado to compete in numerous events that involved objective tests and live action role play. …
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