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Sculptures beautify West Campus

Sculptures beautify West Campus

Story and photos by Narciso Villarreal Keep your eyes open for sculptures popping up for display on Pima Community College West Campus. The PCC Sculpture-on-Campus program began in 2004 at East Campus and expanded to West Campus this spring. Artists Lynn Aldrich and the team of David and Tom Weiss currently have sculptures on display […]

PCC students win fashion honors

PCC students win fashion honors

Story and photos by Mike Hawkins Three Pima Community College students won first-place awards at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s annual fashion show, Moda Provocateur. Luz Escalante won top prize in the wedding category for her bridal gown creation. Melanie Lockwood and Victoria Villella tied for first place in the art nouveau category, and Lockwood […]

Aztec Calendar - April 8-21

Aztec Calendar – April 8-21

Compiled by Conrad Pursley Thursday, April 8: Men’s tennis vs. Scottsdale CC, 1:30 p.m., Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club. April 8-11: Spring Fling, Rillito Downs, North First Avenue at River Road. Admission $5, parking $5. Times vary by day. Details: springfling.arizona.edu. Through April 18: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Black Box Theater , West […]

Chatroulette latest Internet fad

Chatroulette latest Internet fad

By Mike Hawkins Internet fads sweep across the Web like a tornado in the Texas panhandle. Appearing out of nowhere, they tear across the pop culture landscape leaving hapless onlookers in their wake. Before you know it, your parents are calling to ask if you saw it. Chatroulette.com may be the next big storm on […]

Conservatives are out of control

Conservatives are out of control

By James Kelley On Election Night 2008, CNN talking heads applauded the enormity of the event. That November evening now seems so long ago and I don’t mean because President Obama has been a little slow in fulfilling campaign promises. We are still waiting on free community college. No, it seems like ages ago because […]

Learn some manners, gamers!

Learn some manners, gamers!

By Mike Hawkins Online gaming is fun. You get to blast fools without getting arrested, dominate real opposition on virtual playing fields and even make a new friend or two. At least in theory. In reality you have a good time with the games, but you’ll nearly always be inundated by a sea of moronic […]

Entertainment industry lacks innovation

Entertainment industry lacks innovation

By Austin Driscoll Innovation is lost in today’s entertainment industry. While many are making strides to improve it, most fall way too short. The movie industry has seen the worst of it. Filmmakers may be trying new things with technology but there are no innovative plots. The stories are recycled and reused stories that we […]

Lindy’s dares you to finish its O.M.F.G. burger

Lindy’s dares you to finish its O.M.F.G. burger

Story and photo by Daniel Gaona Imagine a burger so big you can’t even take a standard bite. So big, it towers 12 patties with as many slices of cheese packed inside a regular bun, not to mention the lettuce, onion and special sauce. Try to envision that monster sandwich. Or, just go to Lindy’s […]

Dreams come to life in Black Box Theatre

Dreams come to life in Black Box Theatre

Photos by Mike Hawkins Story by William Brown Pima Community College students will perform Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 7-18 at the Black Box Theatre on West Campus. Director Frank Pickard has great admiration for Shakespeare but knows the playwright’s work is not everyone’s cup of tea. “I want people to come and […]

PCC poets win Hearst awards

PCC poets win Hearst awards

By Laura Halverson Pima Community College student Eduardo Michel took home a grand prize of $300 for his poem “How to Talk to Your Brother” in the 18th annual Hearst Poetry Contest. “I had never won anything like this before this one,” Michel said. “I feel encouraged to continue.” He admits to having mixed feelings […]

College aid reform passes

College aid reform passes

By William Brown College aid legislation accompanied President Obama’s landmark health-care reform bill — the first major student loan overhaul in four decades. The bill makes the federal government the primary lender for student aid. It cuts banks from the student loan process by removing their traditional middleman role. Under the current system, students obtain […]

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Northwest Campus to host Earth Day activities April 21

By Laura Halverson If you haven’t gone green, now is the time with Earth Day just around the corner on April 22. Pima Community College Northwest Campus will host its annual Earth Day activities on Wednesday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Denise Meeks, science department chair at Northwest Campus, said the campus […]

Mark Nelson tuba recital set April 15

Mark Nelson tuba recital set April 15

Tuba soloist Mark Nelson will perform a recital of old favorites and new challenges April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall, West Campus Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. Nelson will perform pieces for tuba and piano accompanied by Marie Sierra, including “Enchorial Landscape, “Call of the River,” “Serenade,” […]

Jazz improv combos perform April 19

Jazz improv combos perform April 19

Pima Community College Jazz Improv Combos will perform in concert April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre, West Campus Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. The rhythm and blues concert, directed by Mike Kuhn, will feature four groups from a weekly improvisation class. Each group includes vocals plus rhythm […]

Vigilante sites promote real-life crime fighting

Vigilante sites promote real-life crime fighting

Some people wish they could suit up and fight crime too. Today’s your lucky day, true believers, because an obscure Internet subculture wants you to slap on some spandex and join up.