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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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Poets & Writers Read to a Rapt Audience for Arts Month

PPCC hosted two poetry readings this week to celebrate Poetry & Prose week of Colorado Springs Arts Month. “October is designated Arts Month in many cities nationwide, including Colorado Springs, with the third week dedicated to celebrations of poetry and prose, so these events connect us with the larger community and give our fantastically talented …
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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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