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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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De-Stress Fest to Soothe End-of-Term-Anxiety

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Staff Writer The end of the 2018 semester is nearing and creating more stress for students as they ramp up to finals and end-of-term papers. To combat this, Student Life is teaming up with TRIO to host De-Stressing activities at all three PPCC Campuses Dec. 4- Dec. 6. The De-Stress Fest will consist …
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Bookstore Redux

By Re’nesia Mills, Staff Writer It’s a nationwide fact that college books and materials are expensive for students. Students often complain about high book prices. PPCC Bookstore staff offer explanations for how textbooks are priced and ways in which textbook profits can potentially benefit PPCC’s students. Lorelle Davies, PPCC’s Director of Auxiliary Services who oversees …
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The Cosmic Cannibal Declares a “backwards revolution” for November: Get Your Horoscope Here

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer   Uh oh, looks like another retro. The most notorious retrograde transit is back, my fine young cannibals. That’s right: Mercury is heading towards a backwards revolution period starting on the 16th. And just when you thought the planets were straightening out (hello Venus direct in Libra) and you could …
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Election 2018: PPCC Townhall to Discuss Candidates and Issues

Pikes Peak Community College will host a pre-election town hall for twentysomethings to discuss the issues they care about and learn more about this year’s Colorado ballot. Gazette Editor Vince Bzdek will moderate, PPCC’s student journalists will help generate questions to the audience, and a panel of PPCC instructors will provide insights and perspectives into …
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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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Students Say Hispanic Heritage Month Needs Better Promotion

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral, Staff Writer Pikes Peak Community College “aims to better serve the Hispanic community,” but lack of representation of Hispanic culture, low attendance at events, and absence of broad marketing during Hispanic Heritage Month suggests otherwise. Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Septempter 18 through October 10, was intended to be a big …
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Less Money for Textbooks Means More Money in Your Pocket

By Re’nesia Mills, Staff Writer College students spend hundreds of dollars each semester between tuition and the cost of textbooks. There are, however, alternatives for buying and renting course textbooks when they are not available, out of stock, or too expensive at the PPCC bookstore. Tieriah King, a first-year student at PPCC, feels students need …
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