Strike leaves students stranded

By JAMIE VERWYS For anyone who has boarded a Sun Tran bus from the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, the busy station has never looked so different. Whole sections of benches sit empty. The typical rhythm of rides every 15 minutes has turned into an irregular beat, with limited routes running once an hour. The Sun […]

Pima welcomes Bécalos students

On Sept. 2, students from universities all over Mexico will arrive in Tucson as part of the SEP-Bécalos-Santander Universidades International Program. Program coordinators are prepared to receive 58 students coming in from Chihuahua to Mexico City and many places in between. It’s Pima Community College’s second year participating in the program, which focuses on strengthening […]

Pima student breaks AZ Town Hall tradition

By KIT FASSLER The Arizona Town Hall has been around for six decades without student involvement. That doesn’t happen anymore. One day that changed when Pima Community College student Celeste Nunez received a phone call from Tara Jackson, Arizona Town Hall president. “Do you remember what we talked about having no student in the Executive […]

Local mining prospects, loss and gain

By DANYELLE KHMARA Sparking controversy, two proposed copper mines in Arizona National Forest have different meanings to different people in the state. Both the Rosemont and Oak Flat mine proposals are entrenched in the promise of economic prosperity and environmental degradation from the opposing sides. One undisputable fact, from both views, is that a section […]

SDCC cosplay explosion

BY ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Comic book conventions, or as they are more commonly known, Comic-Cons, have taken over nerd culture by storm these past few years. While San Diego Comic-Con is one of, if not the, biggest convention based on comic book super heroes and all things nerd, many smaller Comic-Cons have sprouted up all over […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs win in landslide

Pima Community College’s football team is looking to improve on a rough 2014 season, and so far they are off to a good start. In its second game of the season on Aug. 29, Pima Community College’s football team (2-0, 0-0 in ACCAC) erupted early, taking a 47-14 lead at halftime against Phoenix College. The […]