“FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE” Tucson Botanical Gardens lands major exhibit

By ROBYN ZELICKSON   On a sunny September Saturday, a construction crew from Pima Community College gathers in the Children’s Garden at Tucson Botanical Gardens to reconstruct a blockbuster exhibit. As the men labor in the hot sun, layers of a famous pyramid associated with artist Frida Kahlo appear. Exhibit curator David Klanderman sits in […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Autobahn satisfies need for speed

By D.R. WILLIAMS   Accelerating from red light to red light is not only irritating but hard on the environment. Sometimes you just have to buckle in, put the pedal to the metal and rev the battery up. Autobahn Indoor Raceway can scratch that adrenaline itch. Pre-race jitters start hitting your gut as you exit […]

Recreational marijuana on Nov. 8 ballot

By BRITTNEY YOUNG   Whether for or against, most people have an opinion on the legalization of recreational marijuana. This fall, Arizona residents have a chance to vote on it. Fifty percent of registered Arizona voters support legalization, 40 percent are opposed and 10 percent are undecided, according to an August poll by Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite […]

Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

By KATELYN ROBERTS   Turn on your device. Connect to Wi-Fi. Plug into power. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait. It’s simplicity and ease exists in five steps. All you have to remember is your password. Whether it’s a quick software update or an app that helps you fight evil unicorns from entering your nightmares, […]

CROSS COUNTRY: Teams earn fourth place at conference competition

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams each finished fourth at the ACCAC cross country championships on Sept. 23 at Villago Park in Casa Grande. In the men’s competition, sophomore David Fernandez accomplished the best finish for the Aztecs in the 8K race, placing seventh out of […]

FOOTBALL: Pima survives early season test

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team played an extremely tight contest against Scottsdale Community College on Sept. 18, ultimately pulling out a one-point win. Each team traded blows in the high-scoring 34-33 game. The Aztecs (2-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) heavily utilized the passing game to stay competitive. Freshman quarterback Justin […]

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