Chapman Auto gives Pima a jumpstart

October 10, 2019

Story by ANGEL CANEZ and JOE GIDDENS Additional interviews  by JOUSHA SHAVER Pima Community College is investing over $500,000 in upgrades to its athletics facilities in as a cost-saving measure and to attract recruits. The athletics department also has signed a $210,000 sponsorship deal with the Chapman Automotive Group for three years.  However, despite both […]

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PCC Offers First Autonomous Driving Certificate Program

October 10, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Pima Community College and autonomous semi-truck company TuSimple announced the creation of the first autonomous driving certificate program for commercial truck drivers on June 13. The certification program, named the Autonomous Vehicle Driver and Operations Specialist program, consists of five classes and 12 credits. Those classes are Industrial Safety (AIT 100), Electrical […]

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Tucson’s 42nd annual Pride Parade celebrated

October 10, 2019

Photos and story By JOE GIDDENS  You could hear the gleeful voices of the students from Rincon-University High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the participants of the “2019 Pride in the Desert” got ready.  “Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me,” they sang. The 42nd annual Tucson Pride in the Desert Parade and […]

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Pima Police shakeup

October 10, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Pima County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Harold “Buddy” Janes has been assigned as the Acting Chief of Pima Community College Police. The announcement was made in a Oct. 7 email to college staff by PCC Vice Chancellor Bill Ward.   Janes assumed duties on Oct. 7 and will be assisting Pima Police with […]

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System change for climate change

October 10, 2019

This opinion is printed with permission of TucsonSentinel.com  Original can be found at: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/opinion/report/091719_cease_climate_op/cease-system-change-needed-fight-climate-change By MIKE CEASE Special to TucsonSentinel.com Climate change is the most catastrophic environmental, social and economic crisis that the human species has ever faced. Impacts include rising average temperatures, vanishing polar ice, melting glaciers, stronger storms, rising sea levels, loss of […]

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No to recreational weed use

October 10, 2019

By FRANCIS SAITTA The Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the current efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  Not because of the proven dangers of this drug, but because they want a “piece of the action,” i.e. Big Money from the recreational sale of this dangerous drug. It’s a sham. The […]

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Instructor details the never-ending battle to get published

October 10, 2019

By JERRY GILL In my early years as a professor, I tried to publish articles in very prestigious journals. One was “Mind” and it was edited by Professor Gilbert Ryle at Oxford University.  My first submission was about some of the ideas of Professor Quine at Harvard. In his brief rejection letter, Professor Ryle wrote: […]

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Local leaders address domestic violence

October 9, 2019

Story by JOE GIDDENS Photo by JOSHUA SHAVER Twenty-seven cases of domestic violence took place on Pima Community College property between 2016 and 2018, with the Downtown Campus making up over half of these incidents, according to Pima College Police’s 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Pima’s annual security report was released Sept. 30, […]

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Movie Review: Joker

October 8, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY “Joker” comes into its own within its final thirty minutes, when Joaquin Phoenix combs in the green hair dye, paints his face white and transforms into the titular villain. The rest is Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” in comic book drag, directed by the dude who made The Hangover Trilogy and…“Due Date”? The […]

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First Amendment binds all American freedoms

October 6, 2019

By Jack “Miles” Ventimiglia Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.   The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who followed in their footsteps invested their […]

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