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'Give Kids A Smile Day'

‘Give Kids A Smile Day’

Photos by Alex Velasquez Feb. 12 at the dental clinic on West Campus, students enrolled in Dental Studies and Tucson dentists provided elementary students with teeth cleaning, oral health education and examinations. “It is a fun event for the children, and a very rewarding event for the students as well as our community volunteers,” said […]

‘Dante’s Inferno’ a hellish journey

‘Dante’s Inferno’ a hellish journey

By D.J. Ochoa How far will people go to save their one true love from spending eternity in the land of the dead? The newest development by Electronic Arts uses the classic literature of “The Divine Comedy” to create “Dante’s Inferno,” a slash-‘em-up video game that takes players through the nine circles of hell. You […]

Parade just one option for rodeo break

Parade just one option for rodeo break

By Taylor Bock Photos by Matthew Henry, 2009 It’s late February and Valentine’s Day has passed. For the rest of the country, that’s the only holiday to look forward to this month. But we Tucsonans have another special event: the Tucson Rodeo. Some of us consider it a tradition and some of us see it […]

Online Only: Women’s golf places second at invitational

Online Only: Women’s golf places second at invitational

By James Kelley The Pima Community College women’s golf team opened its season with a second place finish at the Scottsdale Invitational on Feb. 17-18. The Aztecs finished second out of seven teams at the Papago Golf Course. Pima finished seven strokes out of first but was 45 strokes ahead of the third-place finishers. Sophomore […]

Rising star wins national player of the week award

Rising star wins national player of the week award

By Daniel Gaona Photo by Daniel Gaona Travares Peterson recently won Division II National Junior College Athletic Association player of the week, and he didn’t even know it. “I actually didn’t know that I had gotten national player of the week,” Peterson said. “Someone told me I got conference player of the week and then […]

Athletic Voice: Tucson enters final season of Spring Training

Athletic Voice: Tucson enters final season of Spring Training

By David Mendez The first official pitches of Cactus League baseball in Tucson will be thrown next week. Those pitches will be the beginning of the end of Spring Training baseball in Tucson for the foreseeable future. Next year, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will move out of their Spring Training homes, Tucson […]

PCC, UA form partnership to keep tuition low

PCC, UA form partnership to keep tuition low

By Laura Halverson Pima Community College and the University of Arizona are working together to help students earn their degrees at a more affordable rate. PCC and UA South have been working collaboratively since 2002. Joint admissions, which allow students to be admitted to both schools simultaneously, began in 2006. Now, UA has developed a […]

Online Extra: Softball plays the waiting game

Online Extra: Softball plays the waiting game

By James Kelley Photos by James Kelley The Pima Community College softball team’s young season has been a lesson in extremes, just not on the field. The Aztecs (12-2, 3-1 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) have continued to excel on the field, at least when they have gotten to play games on it. Pima’s double-header […]

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘the Big D’

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘the Big D’

This is so very important. Don’t hang out alone with the Big D. Talk to someone.

Survey shows few students use protection for oral sex

Survey shows few students use protection for oral sex

Story by Mike Hawkins Spring, a time of renewal and freshness when we are all excused our amorous proclivities. While Valentine’s Day may have added fuel to the fires of carnal creativity and consumption, those feelings haven’t evaporated in the desert heat. Love, or more accurately sex, is in the air. Not that there’s anything wrong […]

Online Only: Women lie about sex, too

Online Only: Women lie about sex, too

  By D.J. Ochoa Last issue, I wrote an article about how men lie about sex. Many women who read the article were probably pleased, and happy to see the truth in print. However, countless women also lie. Now, women are the most beautiful and lovely people who walk this planet. We will turn our […]

 News Briefs Feb. 24-March 10, Spring 2010

News Briefs Feb. 24-March 10, Spring 2010

Compiled by Narciso Villarreal Epilepsy Walk set for March 20 The ninth annual Tucson Epilepsy Walk will take place Saturday, March 20, at the University of Arizona Mall on the east side of Old Main. The walk is about 3.2 miles long and starts at 9:30 a.m. Check-in and registration times run from 8 a.m. […]

Pet choices reflect personality, study confirms

Pet choices reflect personality, study confirms

Story and photo by Conrad Pursley One day when he was younger, Alan Shcmall was riding in the family car with his mother. When they stopped at a red light, Shcmall saw a cute puppy in the car next to them. He rolled down his window and told the driver how much he admired the […]

Help available from PCC counselors

Help available from PCC counselors

“Depression can be like gravity pulling you to yourself,” says Teresiana Zurita at her desk in the PCC West Campus Counseling Center. “It’s not necessarily negative.”

STOMPING GROUNDS: Kon Tiki lounge

STOMPING GROUNDS: Kon Tiki lounge

Story and photo by Debbie Hadley Kon Tiki is not the kind of joint you frequent for the food, although lunch and dinner are served at the oldest Hawaiian lounge in town. The main draw is a strong drink, Polynesian flavor decor and rockin’ island jams. Opened in 1963, Kon Tiki at Broadway and Swan […]