Dusk Music Festival 2019 rocks out Tucson

November 21, 2019

  Story and photos  by ELLIANA KOPUT Dusk Music Festival 2019 took place Nov. 9 and 10 at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson.  The festival assembled a crowd of college kids, millennials, Gen X-ers, children and elderly folks, all of whom expressed killer dance moves.  “Dusk was super cool because it had a great vibe […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’

November 21, 2019

By ARTHOR BOOKES,  Editor-in-chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club A draft of cool mine air caught the tails of Larry’s too-large, scratchy plaid shirt as he leaned into the opening of the mine’s side tunnel. He inhaled the wet earthiness; it was a familiar smell. He craned his neck to see further in, but […]

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Veterans Day 2019 celebrates natives

November 21, 2019

 Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS Happy 244th birthday to the United States Marine Corps and Veterans Day 2019.  Pima Community College’s celebration of these occasions was a free event that featured local organizations to support our Pima veterans. On hand to celebrate was the Flowing Wells School District JROTC with a military drill presentation […]

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The Pima College Foundation has big anniversary plans

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Two years ago, Pima Community College and the Pima Foundation separated. “The most important difference between the old foundation and this one is that the new foundation is not essentially part of Pima,” Pima Foundation Board member Pat Houston said. “It’s its own entity external to Pima.”  A major reason for this […]

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Letter from the Editor: An Open Letter to Notch

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS  An open letter to “Notch” Dear Markus “Notch” Persson, Congratulations are first in order for the singular achievement that is “Minecraft.” Few video games can match its critical and commercial impact. Over 176 million copies have been sold as it nears its 10th anniversary.  In the video game industry, the advancement of […]

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The Top 50 Greatest Things about Pima

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS We conclude our the best-of-Pima list in honor of Pima’s 50th anniversary in no particular order. 41. Culinary careers Pima’s culinary program at the Desert Vista campus offers a variety of options for Tucson’s aspiring master chefs to receive their education. The college offers a Culinary Arts associate degree […]

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PCC starts its engines, breaks ground on new automotive center

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS The idea for Pima Community College’s Centers of Excellence model was formulated less than three years ago. On Nov. 14, Pima saw that begin to take physical shape with the ground-breaking for the Downtown Campus’s new $12.5 million Automotive Technology and Innovative Center. The construction marks the first of […]

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The Native Roots of Dia De Los Muertos

November 9, 2019

By ALEXANDRIA McKENNA The following is McKenna’s address at the Day of the Dead Celebration at Pima Community College West campus on November 1, 2019. Lios enchi ania, Inepo Alexandria Mckenna tea Hello and good evening to you all. I just gave my traditional greetings in Yoem Noki, or Yaqui Language. My name is Alexandria […]

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Season wraps up for Pima Women’s Soccer

November 8, 2019

By COREY McMULLEN The No. 5-ranked Aztecs’ season came to an end in a 1-0 loss to No. 4-ranked Arizona Western Community College in the Regional I quarterfinals.  The first half ended with both teams scoreless as both teams put on a defensive clinic, but in the 77th minute of play, Arizona Western midfielder Tyra […]

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Aztec women start strong men look to follow

November 7, 2019

By COREY McMULLEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The No. 3-ranked Aztecs opened the season with a dominant 88-50 win Nov. 2 at home over Park University in Gilbert. Aztec sophomore forward Hallie Lawson led the charge, scoring 22 points. The Aztecs got going early, ending the first quarter up 25-6 and the first half 46-18. Lawson made […]

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