Graduation speaker applies philosophy

By NICHOLAS QUIHUIS Athanasia Chalkiopolous strives to be an “inspirational warrior” and an enthusiast of a better future for everyone. These are a few of the qualities that led to Chalkiopolous being chosen as Pima Community College’s 2014 commencement speaker. Chalkiopolous applies one of her favorite Greek philosopher’s principles — Aristotle’s principle of collective happiness […]

‘Dead Meat’ premieres May 19-20

By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS A sleepy western town occupied by colorful characters is shaken from its slumber when a stranger appears and a curse wreaks destruction. This is the premise of “Dead Meat,” a gore-filled tale just wrapped by Pima Community College advanced cinematography students. The horror-western will premiere during free screenings May 19-20 at 7 […]

Multicultural Convocation honors grads

By LOC TRAN Pima Community College’s 2014 graduates celebrated academic achievements and diversity at a Multicultural Convocation on May 1. Aaron Dinius, Jennifer Goudeau and Michael Joseph Hernandez were selected as student speakers from more than a dozen applicants. Lucia Cavallo, who will graduate with an associate degree in applied science and business management, read […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Titan Missile Museum one of a kind

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Mutual assured destruction. The phrase is chilling, yet this is the strategic doctrine adhered to by the United States and its adversaries in the Soviet Union (and later Russia) from the mid-1950s to this day. Mutual assured destruction is the idea that a nuclear war is unwinnable because both sides possess enough […]

Soto brings mojo to tennis teammates

By ZACH AMENTA Pima Community College sophomore Brian Soto is an athlete, student and father. The Arizona native is 33 years old, making him the oldest player on the men’s tennis team, but his age doesn’t show when he competes. Soto is the father of three girls: 8-year-old Belani, 4-year-old Bella and 11-month-old Bryanna. Belani […]

SOFTBALL: Season ends in regional championship game

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College softball season came to an end May 10 at Arizona Western College in Yuma. The Aztecs finished the season with a 29-30 record. No. 4 seed PCC reached the championship series of the Region I, Division I tournament playoffs but fell 6-0 to No. 1 AWC in the first […]

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