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  • Video Game Haiku Review - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Title: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Format: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer: CD Projekt Red Publisher: WB Games ESRB Rating:  M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: A Witcher 3 Haiku Review Geralt’s story ends Find Ciri (not that Siri) Wild Hunt are bad dudes What’s it all about: In the third game of the fantasy series...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is no cost, reservations are requested at 573-4747, or email...

  • PHOTOS: Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges commence with graduation season

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented by Phil Long Dealerships. Tag your photos #GazGrads on...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom, and Johnny and Paige came out on top. "They won by a...

  • A first at UCCS: Student to graduate from college before high school

    From UCCS’ spokesman Tom Hutton comes this news: A Colorado Springs teen will earn a bachelor’s degree on Friday from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – two weeks before he graduates from high school or passes his driver’s license exam. With what he calls "faith, trust and pixie dust," Jacob Reichard, 17, will graduate Friday...

  • Colorado school authorities back off survey changes

    DENVER — Colorado school officials backed off a plan Wednesday to change how the state asks kids about their sex lives and drug use in anonymous surveys. The decision came after health authorities pleaded to keep the survey intact to get the best data now that marijuana is legal for adults over 21. The state Board of Education voted...

  • Al Kaly Shrine Circus fuels vital mission with shows in Colorado Springs

    It's a Big Top for a big cause. When the Al Kaly Shrine Circus rolls into town this week, it will come packing three rings of thrills, including elephants and tigers - those perennial favorites of the animal world - along with human performers of all stripes. The fun fuels a vital mission, by supplementing the general fund of the Al Kaly...

  • Best and Brightest: See The Gazette's Class of 2015

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were judged on their answers to three questions. Best and Brightest...

  • Lines that bind: Mom tattoos aren't what they used to be

    Used to be, if you wanted to honor someone important in your life by having ink permanently embedded in your dermal layer, the tattoo said something simple such as "I (heart) Mom." What it said about you? You're a guy; probably a sailor who smokes cigars and doesn't floss. Tattoos don't come with that kind of character and gender baggage...

  • Three Colorado Springs D-11 school to add restorative justice programs

    A mid-year budget appropriation of $52,000 for the discipline office in Colorado Springs School District 11 will pay for three more schools to learn the principles of restorative justice - the idea that misbehavior is not only about the wrongdoing, but also about repairing the harm caused to victims and the community. Some schools and...

  • Kids give mom a break from kitchen duty by making treats for her special day

    OK, junior cooks: It's time to head to the kitchen, grab an apron and whip up something in honor of the busy woman you love who takes such good care of you. It doesn't have to be a complicated recipe. Think of dishes that require five ingredients or less. Even better, how about starting with a recipe that uses only three ingredients? You...

  • Colorado Springs school 'family' celebrates old charm, new attitudes

    Narrow hallways, no air conditioning, heavy oak doors and winding staircases may not seem like ideal features for a modern middle school. But the 90-year-old architecture at North Middle School near downtown Colorado Springs is what two longtime employees like most about the building. "It has so much character," said Karol Szymanski, head...

  • 58-year-old Colorado zoo hippo Bertie dies

      DENVER — A 58-year-old hippopotamus, the longest living resident of the Denver Zoo, has died after his advanced years deteriorated his health. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1GLvAno ) that Bertie, or Bert, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. He was euthanized Monday. A 2-year-old Bertie moved from New...

  • 'Human Being' photo exhibit is a marriage of art, science, history

    Art can travel, in truth, to places that history and science venture only in theory.Cold facts alone were enough to draw photographer Andrea Modica to the haunting subject matter that became her photo series "Human Being," on exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz...

  • The Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con returns this weekend

    Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con When:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - May 9-10  Where: Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Dr.  Entry Fee: Admission is free but a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation is appreciated Contact info: 913-961-4347, cospringscomicandtoycon.com   Grab your lightsaber, the...

  • Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

    It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. But some students individualize their appearance by decorating their mortarboards. Designs range from a simple lettered message such as "Thanks, Mom and Dad!" to an elaborate craft project with images,...

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