We’ve all endured the Valentine’s weekend freeze. Thanks to Colorado Springs Utilities, there were no blackouts as there were in numerous cities across the country. There is so much to look forward to as springtime approaches. Let’s take a peek into our future.

Hey Hey, Howdy and Hello! This is Victoria Stone coming to you “live” on paper from the fabulous and historic Hillside neighborhood. I have been a Colorado Springs resident since 1996 and my family and I moved into the Hillside neighborhood in 2005. It has been amazing to see all the changes…

According to Reference USA, there are 2,050 businesses in ZIP codes 80910 and 80916. Of those, women own 694, or 34 percent. I would venture to say that most of those are minority women business owners. 

If you are like me, at times Black people have felt forgotten and unseen. May this shared experience bring us together — as we can do more together than apart. 

I can’t help but think about how many of our colors have been dulled by others’ oppression. Dreams that have died inside us and visions that we have lost sight of. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a world as it should be is still very possible, but it will only become reality if al…

Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now. Look around, look around. Those sweet and optimistic lyrics Eliza sings in the famous Broadway play Hamilton seem so fitting for the time we’re all living in right now.

In the movie Coach Carter, the coach is sent to a school where the student athletes are underperforming academically, which affects their eligibility for the basketball team. Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Coach Carter, is tasked to turn the players around. It’s not easy to do — the community …

This fall, Southeast Colorado Springs voters will be asked to pick who will represent them in Denver via the House District 17 seat. We contacted Democratic incumbent Tony Exum and Republican challenger Robert Blancken to get their takes on topics ranging from legislative priorities to COVID…

In the August 2020 we hoped for, teenagers would have been dragged back into the school year — catching flights home, scratching sunburns and pushing shopping carts through crowded aisles. We’d be anticipating teachers and classrooms, spending our parents’ money and fitting in a final summer…

It’s honestly been years since I’ve thought about, or paid much attention to, back-to-school time. I don’t have children, so the annual rush to get supplies, clothes and shoes that accommodate rapid growth just kind of swirls around me in a haze of disconnect and hilarious anecdotes from par…

There’s an episode of “Chappelle’s Show” that captures the problem with some folks in the world right now. On the classic sketch comedy show, Chappelle played a juror in various celebrity cases where he vehemently denied their involvement in crimes these celebrities have committed.

When my girlfriend Geanine and I would tell people we were expecting our first child, experienced parents would often give us the same piece of advice — essentially some version of: “Soak up the moments, because they’ll fly by faster than you think.”

The COVID-19 panic has dismantled our opportunities and brought our aspirations to a standstill. Social distancing, though necessary, means our high school seniors won’t walk the graduation stage in May, and eighth-graders might miss their moving up ceremonies.

 In these trying times of stay-at-home orders, reduced or lost work and constantly weighing illness over personal needs, the Southeast Express reached out to several Colorado Springs faith and spirituality leaders representing a variety of backgrounds and ideologies to get their wisdom. This…

I had just arrived back at my office from an interview with a sweet old woman who was celebrating her 100th birthday when I looked down at my phone and saw I had missed three calls from my girlfriend. “This is it,” I realized excitedly.

Hey, Southeast Colorado Springs! Want to have a say in how your roads are funded? What about your schools? Your public health clinics or first responders? Then here’s the thing: You need to be counted. This month, you will probably receive an invitation to participate

  A few weeks ago, Julie Ramirez, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) community coordinator, posed a question to the 1,300 fans of the Southeast Colorado Springs Community Facebook page. “How,” she asked, “do we revitalize Southeast Colorado Springs without gentrifying it?”  It’s a good

During the fall semester, the Southeast Express partnered with a Pikes Peak Community College publishing class on a project focused on many facets of voting. During that time, we worked closely on an opinion piece with a so-called “dreamer” — the nickname for student migrants

There’s still work to do, but I firmly believe that Southeast is changing itself, and in so doing, will change the world.

When my brothers and I attended Harrison, the District 2 rivalry was phenomenal: Pep rallies, spirit days and school camaraderie, the whole nine. Those are memories I have to cherish forever.

We are committed to passing legislation that builds an economy for all, invests in our future and protects our Colorado way of life. By State Rep. Tony Exum Guest column, special to the Express The next legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly begins on

Local youths help organize U.S. Senate candidate debate in preparation for 2020 elections By Emma Tang We are less than one year away from what will be the most historic election my generation has ever witnessed. With more than 10 Democratic presidential candidates stepping up

The holidays are once again upon us. I love this time of year: the general energy, the spirit, the traditions, the festivities, the food and, above all, the overall atmosphere of comfort and joy. For some reason, it all turns me into a marshmallow —

By Marcus Hill The Southeast Express So I won’t give you a rundown of what I deem accomplishments in my life, I’ll simply get to the gist of what you desire to know. Yes, I was an “athlete” in high school, but I’m not about

By Patience Kabwasa Special to the Southeast Express On Nov. 5, many Coloradans will scurry to drop off their mail-in ballots or vote in person for state and municipal issues in coordinated elections. And, if national trends are any indication, young voters will come out

Have you cast your ballot yet?  Hey you! Yeah, you! The one whose ballot is still sitting, unopened, under a pile of mail on the kitchen counter. Or maybe you opened it, but are still trying to figure out what it all means. Or perhaps

Happy anniversary, Southeast Colorado Springs!  Given the deep history of this community, I’m sure that seems a bit strange. But for me, Sept. 17 marked a monumental day.  Precisely one year earlier, I walked into the hallowed halls of Colorado Publishing House, charged with determining

Southeast’s rich past has shaped its present. How do we channel that while moving toward the future?  As Charlotte Brummer recalls, when she moved into the Satellite Hotel, Airport Road was unpaved, Academy Boulevard was one lane in each direction, and glamorous airline pilots and

Editor’s note: In November 2018, Harrison School District 2 voters approved a $180 million bond issue for capital improvement projects that will touch every school in the district. Centennial Elementary School was among the first buildings to benefit from the funding, and over the summer the