Letter from the editor: join the Aztec Press!

May 15, 2020

By ELLIANA KOPUT   Since 1970, the Aztec Press has kept readers of Pima Community College informed on all grounds. With PCC-focused content, the goal has remained to provide a variety of insights and information regarding a diverse range of topics, from academics and sports to entertainment and local news.    Now, 50 years later, […]

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President Visit to Arizona Signals Reopening

May 15, 2020

Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead member of the White House staff. President Trump holding a roundtable on May 5 at the Honeywell International, Inc. plant in Phoenix. Pictured from left are Secretary Scalia, Governor Ducey, Vice President Lizer, President Trump, 2 nd Lady Lizer, Governor Lewis and Senator McSally. By KEVIN HARTUNG Air Force One […]

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Does Online Learning Make the Grade?

May 15, 2020

Photo-illustration of a student frustrated with online learning. By KEVIN HARTUNG There are two sides to every story and the fast switch to online learning during the spring semester is no exception. The switch was problematic for students, faculty and college administrators. Students battled connectivity problems. The faculty struggled to learn the online environment and […]

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Women’s basketball highlights shortened 2020 season

May 10, 2020

By COREY MCMULLEN The world is in a place that none of us is used to, with the cancellation of all sporting events and types of social gatherings across the globe.  This includes the Pima Community College women’s basketball team’s 2020 season. The Aztecs were supposed to play in the NJCAA regional tournament in March. […]

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Star Wars is Dead and Disney Killed It: A Postmortem

May 5, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “The dead speak!” it says. Translation: “fuck you, audience!” The best thing I can say about the Star Wars Prequel trilogy is at least George Lucas was trying something different.  Damning with faint praise, yes, but dammit, faint praise is praise nonetheless. It’s important to remember that, at his core, Lucas is […]

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Biden’s Allegations Spark Controversy

May 4, 2020

Tara Reade (1993) Photo courtesy of wikimedia. By Dalton Grijalva Our presidential candidates have been subject to controversy. Being President in general comes with controversy, just think Benghazi, Iran Contra affair or anything our current president says.    The #MeToo was a movement that came to light in 2017 to hold those accountable for the […]

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Tucson Businesses with specials and big hearts

May 4, 2020

Eegees is the perfect cool down for this coming summer (pink passion is the flavor of the month). With our current situation, everything is truly different. Local businesses are especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, what’s truly amazing is when communities come together, and everyone helps each other out. The Aztec Press would like […]

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Perplexing Measures Prompted by COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Jason Connolly / AFP – Getty Images Demonstrators gather in front of the Colorado State Capitol building to protest coronavirus stay-at-home orders during a “Reopen Colorado” rally in Denver on Sunday, April 19, 2020. By Kevin Hartung I have heard some very unusual stories regarding measures of social distancing being implemented by […]

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Displaying Humanity in a Crisis

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star Steve Tracy, Thunder Canyon Brewery co-owner and brewer, fills up 16oz bottles of locally made hand sanitizer at Thunder Canyon Brewery, 220 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson, Ariz., on April 6, 2020. by Kevin Hartung We often overlook opportunities to reveal our humanitarian side to others. […]

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Class of 2020 to get creative with online commencement and more

April 30, 2020

  By ELLIANA KOPUT  As COVID-19 continues to shape the structure and functions of academia and social life, news and social media flood with considerations of its impacts on students.  Many have agreed that quality of education has decreased as professors scramble to make virtual accommodations. People are experiencing shifts in their mental health and […]

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