Family grows closer at Pima

By KIT FASSLER Margaret Zavala appears hesitant discussing her past. She never wanted to revisit the hardships she went through while growing up, but that changed after she got married and had children. By sharing her personal stories, she hopes her children will follow a better path than her own. Zavala now attends Pima Community […]

Gratuity not included: Workers who depend on tips report frequent harassment

  By JAMIE VERWYS Resa James, 24, has worked in the food service industry since she was 15 years old. Her first job was at a veteran’s hall. “I would serve them meals when they were playing bingo, and get my ass grabbed,” she said. Though she laughed, making light of the behavior considering the […]

Foreign study program showcases U.S.

BY NICK MEYERS As the semester draws to an end, students of the SEP-Bécalos-Santander Universidades program approach the final days of their time in America. On Aug. 30, 49 Mexican students from technical universities in Aguascalientes and Saltillo, Mexico arrived in America, many of them for the first time. They’ve spent three months at Pima […]

Instructor helps students channel their inner artist

By ZACK LEDESMA Pima Community College art instructor Michael Nolan found an affinity for teaching in graduate school through the influence of his professors. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or how I wanted to work with art,” he said. “Then I had a couple of really great teachers and I wanted […]

OFF-ROAD CYCLISTS Riding trails of advocacy

By JAMIE VERWYS Tucson is known for its active bicycling community. With annual events like the Tour De Tucson and a multitude of bicycle shops, it’s clear the city appreciates its wheels. Beyond the urban pavement, Mount Lemmon offers a paradise of trails for the sport of mountain biking. Avid cyclist Art Alcantara calls the […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs defeat No. 1 Phoenix College

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team pulled an upset win against No. 1 Phoenix College on Nov. 22 to put them at 1-1 in conference play. The 89-76 victory brought the team’s overall record to 5-1. The Aztecs won the first half 43-30 and were able to keep a lead throughout […]

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  • AZTEC CALENDAR: Nov. 26-Dec. 10

    AZTEC CALENDAR: Nov. 26-Dec. 10

    TUCSON EVENTS Nov. 26: Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque, Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. 8:15 p.m. $21-$100. Details: rialtotheatre.com. Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic, Reid Park, Country Club and North 22nd Street, 8 a.m. women’s 5K, 8:45 a.m. men’s 5K, 9:30 a.m. co-ed 1.5 fun run. $10-$25 registration. Details: azroadrunners.org. Nov. 28-30: Native American Market […]

  • Downtown Campus hosts party

    Downtown Campus hosts party

    By JAMIE MAESE Pima Community College Downtown Campus celebrated its big 4-0 birthday Nov. 15 with crafts, live performances and a variety of food truck vendors. The party also featured music spanning several decades, spun by Main Events DJ Richie Rich and by emcee R Dub. The tunes had some visitors dancing and singing along […]

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