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Open Educational Resources: The Budget-Friendly Future of Education
Open Educational Resources: The Budget-Friendly Future of Education
Kera Morris, Editor-in-Chief • March 5, 2021

Open Educational Resources (OER) are the next big thing in teaching and learning in Colorado. Our Student Government is working hard to bring this change to you, the students of Arapahoe Community...

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ACC Students have finally given the Puma a name!
Say Hello to Summit!
Taylor Scherck, Reporter • March 3, 2021

Since Arapahoe Community College was founded in 1965 there has been a wide variety of mascots, however it has been 15 years since the last official mascot retired. In the spring of 2020, a survey...

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Rhythm and Revolution
Casey Cheatum, Reporter • February 27, 2021

In order to adequately commemorate Black History Month, it’s important to look into every fabric of black history, and for Stax Music Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, an annual concert is their way...

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Faces Of ACC: Belinda Aaron - A Numbers Person
Zachary Johnson, Reporter • February 27, 2021

Belinda Aaron works in finance and administration, and is responsible for several tasks at Arapahoe Community College (ACC). She is in charge of spending for campus police, buildings, tech department,...

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Trees got some snow around ACC on Monday, Oct. 28th, 2019.
How are School Closures Determined at ACC?
Juana Rocha, Reporter • February 25, 2021

Snowfall in Colorado can be a tricky thing to determine. Even the most reliable weather sources and meteorologists do not always get it right. After the snow last week, students and faculty at Arapahoe...

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ACC Professor Michael Lenz Holds Talk on the Capitol Riot
Sara Trautman, Reporter • February 25, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) political science professor Michael Lenz held a lecture and discussion entitled “Making Sense of the Capitol Siege.” Over 50 participants...

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Faces of ACC: Victoria Bobo
Antonio Cvjetkovic, Reporter • February 22, 2021

Victoria Bobo is the Associate Dean for Instructional Operations and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director for Arapahoe Community College (ACC) in Littleton, Colorado. She has said that "I...

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Karla Butler stands in the hallway at ACC on Feb. 12, 2021.
Faces of ACC: Karla Butler; Alumni, Employee and Former Nun
Sara Trautman, Reporter • February 17, 2021

“I was a nontraditional student for sure,” remarks Karla Butler. “I came to ACC after 25 years as a Carmelite nun.” Today Butler, the Instructional Project Coordinator at Arapahoe Community...

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Black Women and Political Leadership
Taylor Scherck, Reporter • February 15, 2021

To help commemorate Black History Month over 60 participants joined Oakland Public Library via zoom, on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6p.m.- 7:30p.m. as they presented Black Women and Political Leadership....

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Op-Ed: Big Tech’s Deception 
Peter Armstrong, Contributing Writer • February 11, 2021

There is no question that an informed populace is vital to maintaining the integrity of our democracy. Our media was once spread primarily through newspapers and nightly news reports, it is now increasingly...

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Op-Ed: Online Privacy and The Value of Our Data 
Collin Conrad, Contributing Writer • February 10, 2021

Privacy is something that we all value, but don’t always pay attention to. This has never been  truer than in the age of the internet, where something as simple as what we do and what we look at...

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Vendor tents light up the Starlight Market event. Festival Park Starlight Market, Castle Rock, Colo., Dec., 4, 2020.
Hello Christmas!
Donna DeBacco, Reporter • December 20, 2020

Christmas called, and Castle Rock answered with a resounding "HELLO Christmas!" by hosting Festival Park Starlight Market on Dec. 4 and 5 from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. The town of Castle Rock, Jay Kim, Aidan...

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Christmas in the Rockies Gift Mart in the Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Sante Fe Dr., Littleton Colo., December 4, 2020.
Christmas in the Rockies, A Welcome Opportunity to Shop Without Your Computer
Donna DeBacco and • December 11, 2020

You are at your computer scouring through the unlimited number of items for sale on Amazon's website. You read the reviews, make your final decision, add it to your virtual cart, click the checkout...

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Ziva, a therapy dog for Denver Pet Partners, at ACC
ACC's De-Stress Fest: Therapy Dogs
Jason Truitt, Editor • December 10, 2020 On Monday, Dec. 3, four therapy dogs from Denver Pet Partners, came to ACC's library to comfort students who were feeling a bit 'ruff' during finals week. "The human-animal...

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