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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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Opinion: Save Arnie or don’t, but think about it first

By Karen Kovaly, Contributor The school mascot has always played a significant role in colleges and universities. The animal or object is often chosen for its symbolic characteristics, its historical relevance or because it is a species that is indigenous to an area. It becomes a unifying force for students, faculty and staff, bringing people together by representing a …
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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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Shaun King Delivers Hard Truths and a Call to Action

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, PPCC hosted activist and journalist Shaun King at the Centennial Campus for Black History Month. King primarily focuses his writing and activism on police brutality and mass incarceration of people of color, but his speech covered a wide range of topics from the Donald Trump presidency, …
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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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PPCC’s Security Team Stands at the Ready

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Every year, PPCC releases an annual security report accessed from the school’s homepage. In the report the college highlights crimes on campus, how to contact Public Safety (the campus police) the college’s policies for certain actions, as well as all the ways students and staff can report specific crimes. According …
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Faculty Spotlight: Ann-Marie Manning wins Faculty of the Year for 2018-2019

By Devon Martinez, Student Editor PPCC faculty recently honored Professor Ann-Marie Manning as faculty of the year for 2018-2019. Manning was appreciative of the honor. “One of the things that I think is important is that there is a lot of great faculty that teach here,” she said. “It’s an honor to work with them.” …
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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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