Grad speaker values diversity

By KIT B. FASSLER Student Kenneth Lee will emphasize diversity when he delivers his commencement address during the Pima Community College 2015 graduation ceremony on May 21. The college will award certificates and associate degrees to 3,732 graduation candidates at the Tucson Convention Center Arena. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Lee, who was selected […]

DC Jumbie serves up fun

By SHANA ROSE Many students have noticed the DC Jumbie Latin Caribbean food truck making stops at Pima Community College campuses, if not for the flavorful smell of sandwiches grilling and sweet plantains roasting, then maybe for the signature big yellow truck. Truck owner Daniel Figueroa has been in business since March 2013, but has […]

Students positive about new Tech Corner

By NICK MEYERS This semester, Pima Community College rolled out a new Information Technology help desk to assist Pima students facing software troubles. The Tech Corner, located in the Downtown Campus Learning Commons, helps students with issues on their personal computers ranging from software to web assignments to phone apps. Chris Williams, a PCC IT […]

DOGPATCH- Angels doing hell work

By DANYELLE KHMARA When you pull into Summit View Estates, the area dubbed “Dogpatch,” you pass a sign that reads “No dumping.” It’s riddled with bullet holes. Going down the dirt road, there’s scattered, run-down trailers, piles of worn-out tires, trash bags and miles of desert. Not far in, there’s a small clearing that contains […]

Firefighter lights up Tucson’s film industry

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Alan Williams, a Tucson firefighter and filmmaker, has been working to bring the Tucson film industry together and help the community at the same time. He is one of the founders of Picture Arizona, an organization whose goal is to grow the local film industry and to increase revenue for small business […]

SOFTBALL- Pima finishes second in region tourney

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ The Pima Community College softball team (46-14) closed out its 2015 season on May 2 at Phoenix College. The Aztecs fought hard in three games against Phoenix College but didn’t finish victorious. Pima could not stop the Phoenix College offense in their 11-1 loss. Sophomore Keona Hunter hit a triple in the […]

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    By DANYELLE KHMARA Pima Community College’s Financial Aid Office has replaced funding that was pulled from students working through the Federal Work-Study Program. In the first half of March, the FWS Program suddenly cut awarded funding from students employed in the program. Many students were left struggling to figure out how they were going to […]

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