Chancellor’s letter causes board uproar

By EDDIE CELAYA  A Pima Community College board member suggested Chancellor Lee Lambert may have abused his authority when Lambert sent an envoy to represent the college and governing board at a Tucson Unified School District meeting. MESSAGE DELIVERED The affair was set in motion by a Feb. 27 email sent by TUSD Governing Board […]

No curtain call for ‘Matt Finish’

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Nolan “Matt Finish” Kubota is a short, well-built, flamboyant man from northwestern California. His journey to Tucson has led him all over the world. His roles at Pima Community College include director of productions for dance. He teaches advanced ballet and jazz, and runs the student dance ensemble. On top of all […]

Congo activist seeks U.S. asylum

By KATELYN ROBERTS In Central Africa, Arnaud Davy Mambanza Mboungou had two full-time jobs: working as an oil engineer for Haliburton and taking care of his deceased older brother’s children. Fleeing his home in 2016 to seek asylum was not part of the plan. Mambanza Mboungou, 36, left Pointe- Noire, a city in the Republic […]

Pima volunteers ‘RISE’ for homeless

 By ROBYN ZELICKSON Homelessness remains a pervasive problem in America. The Tucson/Pima Coalition to End Homelessness reported 1,762 homeless people in January 2016. Of those, 281 were veterans. The 2017 count has just been completed and results are being tabulated. We may ask, what can we do to help end homelessness? Pima Community College student […]

Rillito Park gets back on track

By EDDIE CELAYA Odds are if you tell a Tucsonan you plan to watch some horseracing, the response will be, “have fun in California.” If you tell the person, no, you’ll be enjoying the sport of kings in the Old Pueblo, you’ll probably get a “Where? At the dog track?” Such is the battle for […]

Aztecs roll into national tournament

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (22-11, 13-9 conference) found the postseason magic to advance to the NJCAA Division II tournament. This is the Aztecs’ first trip to the big dance in eight years. The Aztecs won in the first round against a team from Illinois on March 21 and […]

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