Student Voices

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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Trans-gender Students at PPCC Speak Up for Gender-Fluid World

By Ashley Dallas,  reporter   As transitioning or transitioned men and women are raising awareness in mainstream media and pop culture and are the topic of heated debates, two students at Pikes Peak Community College share their experiences on the record about what gender identity means to them. James Morrison, 17, is a student at Pikes …
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Tech. Writing Students Inspire Kids with Science

By PPCC Students in Lynnane George’s English 131 Class October 14 was a great day for kids and science, as English 131 Technical Writing students got out into the community for the Cool Science Carnival Day to inspire kids with experiments designed to pique kids’ interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. …
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Student Spotlight: Brycen McCright, MAD Man

By Leslie James, reporter Brycen McCright, graphic designer at Elite Auto Salon, who graduated in December, 2016 with his Multimedia Graphic Design degree, is a perfect example of students succeeding at PPCC. Last spring semester, McCright entered a snowboard design competition through the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and won first place out of …
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Student Government Welcomes You Back

By Dejanique Calloway As we put away the swimsuits and sunscreen, Pikes Peak Community College welcomes everyone, old and new, to another semester of opportunity. To help kick off the first edition of The Paper, our Student Government Treasurer, Ty Upshaw, and Senator, Kimberly McCabe, shares some words to resonate with students throughout the PPCC …
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