Day: September 3, 2010

Charlotte’s Family Fun Time offers activities Sept. 11

September 3, 2010

By Jordan Condra Remember those talking farm animals, that crazy pig named Wilbur, and Charlotte, the spider who wrote special messages in her web? If so, prepare to get reacquainted with the characters from “Charlotte’s Web.” Pima Community College’s theater department will host Charlotte’s Family Fun Time on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to […]

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Rent-a-text catching on with Pima students

September 3, 2010

By Kyle Wasson To combat the high cost of textbooks, Pima Community College bookstores have partnered with Follett Higher Education Group to offer “Rent-a-Text.” By offering 50 percent or more off the cost of new textbooks, the rental option has instantly become an affordable alternative for PCC students. PCC student Reba Lomelino took advantage of […]

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Chancellor: be a lifelong learner

September 3, 2010

By Astrid Verdugo Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores says his ambition while growing up in East Chicago was to work at the local steel mill. Because of a recession, he didn’t get the job. Flores decided to join the Air Force instead, and served for four years. Though he was born in Laredo, Texas, […]

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Pakistan aid slow to arrive

September 3, 2010

By Debbie Hadley and Jordan Condra Monsoon season in late July resulted in the worst flood Pakistan has ever had. The devastation has displaced millions of Pakistanis and more than 1,600 are reported dead. Yet the U.S. media has been slow to provide coverage of the crisis. Rashad Rogers, a Pima Community College political science […]

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Hypnotic reaction

September 3, 2010

Audience members rest in a deep state of relaxation as “Hypno Joe,” 56-year-old Joe DeCarlo, entertains during Welcome Week activities at West Campus on Aug. 31. From left are Mario Portillo (wearing face bandages for imaginary cuts), Student Life Coordinator Rosemary Ortega, Joshua Reyes and Ashley Lopez. In the photo below, a hypnotized Reyes does […]

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Student leader not shy about getting involved

September 3, 2010

Story and photo by David Mendez The first words out of her mouth after introductions were, “I’m shy.” Her body language supported her claim. But however shy she claims to be, Sugey Lopez doesn’t hide how strongly she feels about, well, anything. Sugey (pronounced “sue-hay”) Lopez, 26, is in her third semester at Pima Community […]

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Jump the Otis

September 3, 2010

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Veterans group welcomes new members

September 3, 2010

By Liza Porter Vets helping vets: That’s the main purpose of the Pima Community College Vets4Vets Club, which held its first board meeting of the semester Aug. 27 at Downtown Campus. “What we want to do is have a gathering place,” said PCC employee and V4V advisor Tim Kelliher, a veteran himself. “We’re here to […]

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Instructor wins Bellwether Prize for socially responsible literature

September 3, 2010

Story and photo by Liza Porter When Naomi Benaron writes, the scenes she’s trying to capture flow across her mind’s eye. “I see it cinematically,” she says, sitting at the kitchen table of her home in northeast Tucson. Benaron is a former Pima Community College student and now teaches writing at both PCC and at […]

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Fashion lab makeover adds work space

September 3, 2010

Story and photos by D.J. Ochoa Pima Community College remodeled its fashion lab over the summer as part of ongoing efforts to help students gain experience in the billion-dollar fashion industry. The new West Campus lab offers a spacious work area, new equipment and new curriculum to students who are pursuing a career in fashion. […]

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Make education your priority

September 3, 2010

By D.J. Ochoa Summer is over. As students at Pima Community College, we all know what that means: a new semester is upon us, bringing glorious hours of late-night study sessions and stressing over exams. With a clean sheet for a new semester, why not start on the right track? Make education the top priority […]

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Music reviews

September 3, 2010

By Chris Coco   “Crazy For You” Best Coast Let 2010 proudly introduce you to California’s Best Coast with the release of their first full-length album, “Crazy For You.” Best Coast is from Los Angeles with sounds of beach rock from the 1950s-‘70s, another one of those modern lo-fi / power-pop bands. Vocalist and guitarist […]

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IMAX experience comes to Tucson

September 3, 2010

By Conrad Pursley It’s every Tucson movie-goer’s fantasy to visit an innovative, high-tech theater and remain within driving distance. On Sept. 3, those dreams will be realized when AMC opens its new IMAX theater at Foothills Mall. As part of a joint-venture agreement between AMC and IMAX to install more than 100 IMAX digital projection […]

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Proposition 8 limits equality for all

September 3, 2010

By April George Recently, a federal judge overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. In the weeks that have followed, I’ve seen an enormous amount of hate and backlash on the Internet. For those of you who are unaware, California voters approved a proposition about a year ago that bans same-sex marriages. On Aug. […]

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Back to school daze

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