The student publication of Arapahoe Community College in Colorado

The Arapahoe Pinnacle

The student publication of Arapahoe Community College in Colorado

The Arapahoe Pinnacle

The student publication of Arapahoe Community College in Colorado

The Arapahoe Pinnacle

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Meet your Castle Rock Alliance: Kevin Tilson
Dalton Giesick, Reporter • February 2, 2023

Kevin Tilson is motivated by his desire to unravel problems. "I have always accepted the thrill of solving a problem or taking on new challenges," Tilson said. He currently helps organize quality...

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In August, Gov. Jared Polis announced the start of Care Forward Colorado. The program offers cost-free classes that can quickly earn students a degree in health care. Image by Accuray via Unsplash.
Filling the Shortage of Health Care Workers
Lilly Bisset, Reporter • January 30, 2023

Are you looking to start a career in health care? There’s now a cost-free way to work towards degrees in health care in Colorado. In a press release from Colorado Community College System (CCCS)...

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A postcard of the Cantril Schools east facade, located at 312 Cantril Street., Castle Rocks Cantril. The two-story rhyolite structure has a bell tower and is made of this material. Double-hung windows with transom lights are present throughout the facility. The entrance is through the arched entry under the bell tower and is accessed via steps. On either side of the building are trees. Its colored up in the sky 1910-1930.
Cantril Elementary
Dalton Giesick, Reporter • January 27, 2023

One of Castle Rock's important architectural landmarks is the Cantril School. As soon as the Town of Castle Rock learned the building would be sold, it became apparent that the town could provide...

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Op-Ed: Mass Shooting Solutions
Bella Jordan, Contributing Writer • January 23, 2023

We’ve all seen the headlines. Mass shootings have become quite common events to see in the American media. The number of mass shooting in the United States has been increasing. The United States...

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Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi
via Unsplash.
Op-Ed: All Work and No Play: Workers NEED Paid Time Off
Zach Manley, Contributing Writer • January 16, 2023

Work is an integral part of nearly every American’s daily life, but how much is too much? In today’s modern society, people are working more than ever, with the workday getting longer and longer,...

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The words community college are surrounded by emojis of a school, books, and a paper and pencil. Image via Leah Schreier
Op-Ed: Community College Is a Great Start – No Matter How Far You Wish to Go in Life
Leah Schreier, Reporter • January 9, 2023

Community college is a great way to expand your horizons and achieve your dreams. Sometimes it’s used as a first step in a longer education path, and other times it’s used to compose yourself...

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Faces of ACC: Allison Hagood
Faces of ACC: Allison Hagood
Leah Schreier, Reporter • January 2, 2023

Allison Hagood, who is in her second year as the program chair for Arapahoe Community College’s (ACC) Psychology Department, has been teaching for 19 years. That’s longer than most ACC students...

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A photo of a statue onsite at the Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery.
Modern Buddhists and Mindfulness
Shelby Whiteaker, Contributing Writer • December 26, 2022

Tu Viện Tù Vân A breeze rustles the pines outside of a Bhuddist temple. White statues of the Buddha stand watch through the trees, towering over the paths and buildings. A group of followers...

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The entrance sign over a crowded marketplace on Dec. 10 for the Christkindlmarket at Civic Center Park. Image via Shelby Whiteaker.
Christmas in the Park
Shelby Whiteaker, Student • December 21, 2022

Tis’ the season for open air markets, dancing, and Bavarian Christmas decorations in Denver’s own Civic Center Park. That’s right, the Christkindlmarket is here for all to enjoy. The...

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Shelby O’Brien at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado
Faces of ACC: Shelby O'Brien
Dalton Giesick, Reporter • December 19, 2022

Shelby O’Brien is an aspiring journalist and a neighborly student within Arapahoe Community College's Littleton campus.  O’Brien's parents adopted her from China when she was nine months...

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Students of the Pop/Rock Ensemble Class performing on Dec. 9 in the Waring Theater at the Arapahoe Community College Littleton Campus.
School of Rock: ACC Students Show Off Their Musical Skills At The Pop/Rock Ensemble
Logan Blomquist, Reporter • December 14, 2022

On Friday Dec. 9, amidst finals week, a group of students are doing their finals in a unique way. Rather than taking a test or writing an essay, students of the Pop/Rock Ensemble Class are performing...

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Therapy Dogs for Finals Week
Therapy Dogs for Finals Week
Leah Schreier, Reporter • December 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) hosted a therapy dog event in the library, where students and staff could find dogs, big and small, just waiting to give and receive love....

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ACC offers free mental health counseling services for students in-person, by phone or virtually.
Mental Health Services Available at ACC
Nicole Morton December 7, 2022

Sometimes a person needs to be reminded that it is ok to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed in the next chapter of life. At Arapahoe Community College mental health is an area they dedicate...

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MKR is the new part-time librarian at Arapahoe Community College library at the Littleton Campus, Oct. 24, 2022.
Faces of ACC: Maggie Kidnay-Rouse
Nicole Morton December 5, 2022

Sometimes one cannot plan for their future, they just fall into it by chance. That statement is true for Maggie Kidnay-Rouse, a part-time reference librarian since August of 2022 at Arapahoe Community...

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