Life Changing Under Quarantine

By Ashley Foster My life has changed quite a bit being under quarantine since I am on the Autism Spectrum. I struggled so much with trying to adjust to not having lectures or tutoring and shifting to college classes online. With being autistic, it was hard to try to figure out what to do in […]

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Expressive Arts Project Facilitators Share Activities

The Expressive Arts Project (EAP) at Pikes Peak Community College is dedicated to community building and student success through shared creative experiences. The community anticipates EAP’s seasonal events like the ART Seedlings Festival, typically held in the spring but canceled this year due to campus-wide coronavirus safety measures.  Professor Laura BenAmots is an ART faculty […]

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Not Enough

By Bruce Wefler CHARACTERS Bernard Lorraine, Bernard’s wife SCENE: A supermarket, during a pandemic. A day of shopping, but things have changed. Bernard and Lorraine trudge along the store with their cart. Bernard: Here’s some bread. Lorraine: It’s just not enough. It’s no good. Bernard: We could keep it in the freezer. Lorraine: Like everything […]

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Virtual Commencement: Call for Videos

We are living through history. Our struggles, frustrations and triumphs may feel small and personal as we struggle to just get through another Monday. But in time, these moments will be seen through a different lens, and we’ll see the import, humor, the pathos and the courage more clearly. We ask you to take out […]

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COVID Conviction

By Tara Alexander Just like that Everything changed The world we knew Rearranged. From God bless you To God save us Who’d have thought It’d be so contagious? Pray for the world Stand up for supplies Face the tough facts Don’t shield our eyes. Some essentially go out All restructure work and home Each stepping […]

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QuaranTIME

By V.B. Rankin CHARACTERS FLORA WILKERSON: Unemployable actress MS. DIADEM: Believes the show must go on TIME May 2021 PLACE Heritage Square Music Hall Ghostlight on an empty stage with one lone chair. Flora enters with headshot and resume in hand, clad in mask, swim goggles, and gardening gloves… An excerpt: “…I can be anything […]

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It’s short, but it’s my experience…

By Sarah Schuster At first, I found myself angry about the quarantine and social distancing, but as time has passed, I’ve come to see it as an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to really and truly explore the great outdoors that we as Colorado Springs residents are surrounded by, and it’s an opportunity to do that […]

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Thoughts on “The Outside” World

By Cindy Palmer  What is this world we live in? We are all now bound to our couches by force, confined inside for our own safety and the safety of the ones around us. The well-being of the whole nation and world depends on us staying inside our homes to flatten the curve. A conversation […]

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Discontinued

By Ash Kruse Every normal thing I do feels like the last. My daughter turned three, and we ignored social distancing protocol in favor of a party and the most flamboyant cupcakes in the history of cupcakes; no one died… yet. Every sandwich I eat feels significant, and I may never know that joy again; […]

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There is No Before, Only Now

by Heather Wilson So often we hear: “when everything goes back to normal,” but the world is not going to be the same as it once was. That’s how it always goes, only now we are aware of it. Tomorrow has always been a mystery. We had so much faith in our mundane schedules that […]

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