Grad speaker overcomes odds

By EDDIE CELAYA Imagine moving to a new country in your teens. The country isn’t entirely friendly toward migrants and its inhabitants speak a language foreign to you. Now imagine you’ve mastered the language and the culture, and are about to graduate from a community college. A scholarship will help pave your way to the […]

Cramer re-imagines economic learning

By MICHELA WILSON It’s debate day in Amy Cramer’s macroeconomic class. One student tells an emotional story of an American family that suddenly became homeless when the automobile industry took a downturn. Another points out how much more Americans end up paying for common food items due to tariffs. A third brings up a United […]

Get out of here, seriously; it’s time

By MOE IRISH Dreams of traveling the world have become somewhat cliché, and hardly anyone is fulfilling them. Maybe it just seems so intangible that the concept has evolved into a common fantasy, rather than a palpable goal. The idea itself can be somewhat overwhelming—envision yourself surrounded by strangers who don’t know your name or […]

Opiate epidemic courses through Tucson’s veins

By TRAVIS BRAASCH While Tucson is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural diversity, there is a growing shadow stretching across Pima County. Over the past four years the rise in deaths linked directly to opiate use has increased dramatically. In 2015, there was a 20 percent increase in deaths from opiate overdoses, increasing […]

Dancers to showcase upbeat ‘Fusion’

By MELINA CASILLAS Ballet, modern and jazz styles will be in the spotlight May 6-7 when Pima Community College dancers stage “Dance Fusion” under the direction of Nolan Kubota and Erika Colombi. Student and faculty choreography draws inspiration from a variety of classic and contemporary movements. “It’s one of our most talked about shows,” Kubota […]

Tough life experiences provide motivation for softball sisters

By JASON WEIR Drug-addicted birth, adoption, family, softball, college. This has been the progression for two sisters born by the same drug-addicted mother and then saved through adoption by two loving families. Aubre Carpenter, 23, and Kalynn Martinez, 19, have no trouble keeping softball in perspective. They both overcame the odds against them at birth. […]

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