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Pay-As-You-Can the Remarkable Genius Behind the Generosity
Donna DeBacco, Reporter • December 2, 2020

The brain, we all have one. It is one of the largest organs in our bodies; and is the one organ that cannot be replaced, so how we nourish that mass of gray matter located in our skull impacts everything,...

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Journalist Press Freedoms - A Newfound Battle
Zoe Wells, Reporter • December 1, 2020

During the weekend of June 1st, 2020, a 21-year-old student and weekend editor for a television company named Balin Brake lost an eye due to a tear gas can hitting him in the face during a protest...

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Caring For Denver Foundation Opens $10 Million Funding Opportunity
Zoe Wells, Reporter • December 1, 2020

On November 10th, 2020, the Caring For Denver Foundation opened $10 million to fund youth in need of services relating to mental health, trauma, and substance abuse. The foundation was founded and...

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Shopping Season During COVID
Joseph Groenbeck, Reporter • November 27, 2020

An unexpected time in which Black Friday and holiday shopping mostly online. Amazon Prime had even started their Black Friday between October 13 and 14. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, Macy’s...

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Arapahoe Community College Lock Out
Zoe Wells, Reporter • November 18, 2020

On November 17th at 7:29 pm, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) sent out an email notification saying the campus was on lockout. Lockout procedures at ACC consist of all doors being locked, classes...

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New COVID-19 Guidelines for Both Students and Staff of ACC
Joseph Groenbeck, Reporter • November 17, 2020

Is Colorado entering a second wave of COVID-19? With COVID cases spiking since the beginning of Fall, there are new guidelines that will help students and staff of Arapahoe Community College(ACC)...

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One time COVID relief payment for Coloradans
Daniel Tate, Reporter • November 17, 2020

On October 28th, 2020, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order that would provide Coloradans who make less than $52,000 a year and who have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic...

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State again tightens COVID-19 restrictions for Douglas County
Antonio Cvjetkovic, Reporter • November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 13, Douglas County will be moved into “Level Orange” on the state’s dial framework, which is just one step away from “Stay At Home,” or the restriction level put in place by the...

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As COVID-19 cases rise, more and more things are being closed.
COVID Restriction Update
Zoe Wells, Reporter • November 17, 2020

On October 26th, 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) put new COVID-19 restrictions in place for different cities and counties in Colorado. As of November 2nd, COVID...

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Laptop Gap As Learning Moves Remote
Antonio Cvjetkovic, Reporter • November 16, 2020

  Most students in the U.S. have been back to school for over a month. But many remote learners face a basic challenge: They don’t have computers to attend online classes.  An Arapahoe...

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
ACC Provides a Safe Space in the Aftermath of the 2020 Election
Donna DeBacco, Reporter • November 16, 2020

United We Stand Divided We Fall, lyrics from a song by Brotherhood of Man. Nothing challenged that sentiment and those few words more than the election of 2020, which wrenched the emotional guts of...

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Pictured are ACC Record and Enrollment Services staff , Bill Collins, Darcy Briggs, Christie Piggee-Howell, and Doug MacDougall (L-R). Photo via Darcy Briggs
Football Fridays Fundraiser
Daniel Tate, Reporter • November 12, 2020

Football Fridays is a fundraiser here at Arapahoe Community College (ACC) that happens every football season. Football Fridays is run by the associate dean, Darcy Briggs. In a personal interview...

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Civvl- The fastest growing money making gig due to Covid-19
Daniel Tate, Reporter • November 10, 2020

Due to the coronavirus sweeping through America, many people lost their jobs. According to the Congressional Research Service, during America's lockdown earlier this year, the unemployment rate peaked...

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Terri Scrima, Faculty and Program Chair
Faces of ACC: Terri Scrima: A Professor Who Fuels Her Students With Confidence, Compassion, and Creativity
Donna DeBacco, Reporter • November 4, 2020

You are in your public speaking class; your heart begins to pound as you watch a fellow student whose name just got called to give their speech slowly push back their chair. Your gaze follows them...

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