Column: Colorado’s College Football

By Devon Martinez – Student Editor Photo By Laura Domingue – PPCC Graduate Don’t underestimate college football in Colorado. So far this season has been exciting and filled with overtime games and rivalries. Predictions are hard to make at this point in the season; which is why it’s time to review the road so far. …
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Local Brewer Saves Venetucci Pumpkins with Help from PPCC and Partners

By Leslie James, Student Editor The Venetucci Farm has been a wonderful community asset for over a century in Colorado Springs, but was recently disrupted when high levels of preflourinated compounds (PFCs) were found in 2017 in the Widefield aquifer that irrigates the farm. Quad Innovation Partnership is on the move to revitalize the farm, …
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Transfer Fair Provides Four-Year School Info

By Jacob Adams, Staff Writer Community Colleges are often the first step towards transferring into Bachelor’s Degree programs offered by four-year universities. Pikes Peak Community College embraces this and is offering students the opportunity to interact with official representatives from various Colorado and out of state institutions next week.   Students wanting to prepare specific …
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Faculty Spotlight: Kris Akse, Community College Champion

By Jodie Bomze Kristian “Kris” Akse, a long-time PPCC faculty member, loves inspiring and challenging students at PPCC. Akse (pronounced ‘AWK-suh’), is a Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) professor and the Professional Photography Department Chair at PPCC. He is also a dual-citizen of the United States and Norway. When he isn’t correcting the pronunciation of his …
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Get Caffeinated Near Downtown Campus at Local Java Joints

By Jodie Bomze and Retta Edling The Downtown Campus has no on-site coffee bar, but local coffee shops near campus offer varying vibes and experiences to please every coffee lover. The Perk Downtown Coffee and Tea House at 14 South Tejon Street offers a food menu, daily coffee specials and a 20 percent student discount. …
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