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Student Voices

OPINION: Global Village Ambassador Shares

By Acela Rubi Carrasco – Student Contributor During the week of September 1st, Global Village began meeting for Round Table Discussions at which students can get together and share opinions at each of the PPCC campuses about difficult and provocative topics we face as a society. This specific week dealt with charity and its effects …
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Welcome Back or For the First Time!

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Summer has come and gone, and it’s time to get back into the grind of the fall semester with The Paper. We are ready for an exciting year! Around PPCC, there are news stories every day waiting to be told, and there is a team of highly motivated news …
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Cosmic Cannibal April Horoscopes: Gear Up for Planetary Action

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer Spring has sprung and it’s time for your April forecast. The question I’m sure you’re asking is, wait — isn’t April already halfway through? Yes, it is. However, aside from a new moon and a retrograde Jupiter, nothing happened in the first two weeks of April. It is at this …
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Opinion: Why You Shouldn’t Hike the Manitou Springs’ Incline

By Derek Hanson, PPCC Student Contributor Manitou Springs has become especially known for the famous hiking trail known as The Incline. The Incline attracts thousands every year to challenge themselves on the steep ascent, and from its glowing media reputation, you would think that The Incline would be a fun activity. Instead, The Incline has …
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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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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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Students Define Black History Month

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Students at PPCC believe that Black History Month is an important reminder of how far society has moved forward in terms of equal rights, and the forgotten Black Americans who have made this country great. Almost no students interviewed, however, knew the answer to the question “Who started Black History …
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From the Archives: 50th Anniversary Series Spills the Beans on PPCC

By Leslie James, Student Editor To help celebrate Pikes Peak Community College’s 50th Anniversary year, The Paper is digging through the archives of the Pikes Peak News, the student newspaper that operated here from 1975 until 2006. Did you know there used to be a bar on campus? Yep, at Centennial Campus over twenty years …
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Life Without PPCC Would be…

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer This month, as PPCC celebrates 50 years of operation, the college can rest assured that it’s been a pivotal institution in Colorado Springs. Student response and research done by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) in 2017 confirms that life without PPCC would be disastrous for the Pikes Peak Region. When …
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