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Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Instructor of the Year Keith Williams Heats Up Fire Science Department

By Ryan Haller – Staff Writer Keith Williams didn’t even know he was nominated for Adjunct Instructor of the Year (by not one, but three of his colleagues), but he won. According to the men and women he works with, it is a well-deserved accolade. Williams, his fellow instructors say, is an extremely hardworking and …
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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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PPCC Thanks Veterans with Powerful Ceremony

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Last week, Pikes Peak Community College honored the bravery, sacrifice and strength exhibited by military veterans through several events hosted around the three campuses. One event was the special thank you the college gave to our student and faculty veterans. Honoring those who have unselfishly served this country and its …
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Student Government Works Hard for Students

By Anna Higgs, Staff Writer Student Government (SGA) is at the heart of deciding what fun and exciting events happen at Pikes Peak Community College, in addition to advocating for students. This year, SGA is headed up by PPCC student, President Lacey King. King ran for Student Government because she “was always interested in helping …
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Promoting Events to Students is a Collaborative Effort

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral,  Staff Writer Cartoon: By Anna Higgs, Staff Attendance at PPCC extra-curricular events can be spotty, but it isn’t always clear why. Often, the problem is simply that PPCC students struggle to fit school events into their busy schedules. PPCC student, Jaclyn Zagar, said, “the thing is that my schedule is pretty much …
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50th Anniversary Gala Amazes and Raises Scholarship Funds

By Suzanne Seyfi and Devon Martinez, Staff Writers On Oct. 27, PPCC celebrated its 50th anniversary. The party was “so good it can only happen every fifty years,” exclaimed PPCC Foundation Executive Director Lisa James. And a party it was, with live music, fine dining, and a lack of consensus on how to pronounce “gala.” …
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Sliding Aardvarks Return for the 2018-2019 Ski Season Under New Leadership

By Leslie James, Editor The weather has brought hints of winter mixed with fall during the month of October, but as the winter months close in, the Sliding Aardvarks have rejoined to plan outings on the slopes. For $5, students and faculty can join PPCC’s Ski Club, which allows a huge discount for day passes …
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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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