Head of PCC international studies visits Vietnam to expand college

by KIT B. FASSLER Daisy Rodriguez Pitel started her new position as associate director for Pima Community College’s International Studies Services this past summer. She previously worked as Advanced Program Manager of Student Life and Educational Outreach at the West Campus. “The transition was not difficult,” Rodriquez Pitel said.  “I had been doing 20 percent […]

Women’s self-defense classes are RAD at Pima

by ANNA STILTNER Sexual assaults are a growing concern for college campuses nationwide. One in five women say they were assaulted on college campuses, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. Department of Justice. An FBI Crime in the United States report found that, in 2012, the rate of forcible rape in Arizona was […]

Desert Vista grants help latinos

by BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College’s Desert Vista campus has received two grants with implications to help the Latino population at the college and in the community. Project AgriPATH is a USDA grant focused on retention, graduation and transfer rates for students. AZTEC Proactive Prevention Program is a grant focused on student and faculty training […]

PCC drives voter registration effort

By S. J. BARAJAS Pima Community College West Campus was abuzz with a flurry of activity on Sept. 22, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. The smell of quesadillas, prepared by the international Bécalos students, and music from local band Sun Bones filled the air. The event marked the conclusion of an initiative that […]

Bikers guard children in need

By TRAVIS BRAASCH The image of the biker has always been one of mystery and danger. Pop culture has perpetuated this image through the hit television show “The Sons Of Anarchy” and books like “Hell’s Angels,” by H.S. Thompson, but the Guardians of the Children are a group of bikers on a mission that may […]

PCC football helps out the community

by DEANNA SHERMAN The Pima Community College football team took time during their bye week to give back to the community of Tucson Sept. 25. The Aztecs were all around town visiting and helping the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson (Steve Daru Clubhouse), Brichta Infant and Early Learning Center and the Community Food Bank […]

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  • Phenomenal players’ lead defense

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    by STEVEN FOWLER Everything is coming together for the (4-1) Pima Community College football team in what appears to be a Cinderella story. A year ago, no one expected a team that ranked near the bottom of every category to be doing this well. In 2014, the Aztec’s defense finished far from satisfying. Following the […]

  • Pima takes third place at home

    Pima takes third place at home

    by DEANNA SHERMAN On Sept. 25 Pima Community College’s mens and womens cross country teams took third place in the ACCAC Conference Championship at El Rio Golf Course in Tucson. In the womens 3.11-mile race, sophomore Kelsey Montano finished third of 37 at 19 minutes, 41.7 seconds and was named to the first team All-ACCAC […]

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