HLC team visits Pima

By ANDREW PAXTON Sixteen months after first placing Pima Community College on probation, the Higher Learning Commission has dispatched another fact-finding team to determine if their concerns have been fully addressed. The visit comes nearly two years after a previous team from Pima’s accrediting body found institutional misconduct and a “culture of fear” at PCC. […]

Adjunct instructors want to fix low pay, uncertain workload

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Summa cum laude honors graduate Barbara Fox has been an adjunct social sciences instructor at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus for the past six years. “At the risk of sounding arrogant, I think I’m a damn good teacher,” she said. “And, I think the people I work with are damn […]

“STUART LITTLE:” Big journey for a modest mouse

By ZACK LEDESMA Everyone has felt a little different than everyone else in their life. Sometimes the differences are big and sometimes they’re subtle. In Stuart Little’s case they’re monumental, but that won’t stop him from taking on the world. “Stuart Little,” directed by Mickey Nugent and based on E.B. White’s classic children’s story, will […]

Pima welcomes international students

By NICK MEYERS Forty-nine Mexican students descended the escalators at Tucson International Airport on Aug. 30 to the cheers of Pima Community College students and faculty. A large sign read “Welcome International Students.” Many of the visitors remained speechless. For some, their shocked expressions were remnants of their first time on an airplane. For even […]

MEN’S SOCCER: Forceful play gives Aztecs winning record

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s soccer team can be summed up in one word: aggressive. The Aztecs have started the season with a 5-1-1 record, in large part by playing aggressively on both offense and defense. With a 6-1 victory over Paradise Valley Community College on Sept. 13, the Aztecs showed they […]

VOLLEYBALL: Tournament provides challenges

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College volleyball team had a tough time at the Scottsdale Classic tournament. “It was an interesting trip,” sophomore Alexis Ammerman said. “We played well but we played some really good teams.” The Aztecs dropped all three matches on Sept. 12. They lost in a close opening match to College […]

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  • The Word: What new movie do you want to see?

    The Word: What new movie do you want to see?

    Photos and interviews by Alex Fruechtenicht on East Campus “Deadpool” Samuel Perez Major: Aeronautical engineering “As Above, So Below” April Harlow Major: Liberal arts “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” Rodolfo Canales Major: Mechanical engineering “The Book of Life” Bridgette Montano Major: Liberal arts “Interstellar” Ben Paric Major: Science associate degree

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    By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22) You will soon get out of a situation that you definitely were not put into. But you might want to get your boxing gloves ready because it’s going to be a tough one. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) There’s a dream you’re trying to reach but it seems […]



    Weekend workshop Oct. 17-19 explores creative nonfiction Author Sheila Bender will lead a creative writing weekend workshop in nonfiction Oct. 17-19 at Downtown Campus. This workshop will offer focused, intensive exploration of memoir and creative nonfiction writing with varied activities and hands-on practice. Bender is a poet, essayist, memoirist and writing coach. She teaches at […]

  • Club explores power of change

    Club explores power of change

    By JAMIE VERWYS  The power to impact change is within us all and it’s far bigger than ourselves. We can change society, if only we raised our voices.  Legislative Advocates for Pima Community College, La Pima, is a new initiative designed to bring the power of change to Pima students and the community. Focusing on […]

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