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The Word: Are you down with Jersey Shore?

The Word: Are you down with Jersey Shore?

Debbie Hadley looks for  Jersey attitude on the Northwest Campus.

ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photo by Ed Adams Scottsdale Videos by James Kelley The Pima Community College football team has lost three games in a row, but that includes a close call to an undefeated team and a deceiving score against the preseason No. 1 ranked team. The Aztecs (2-4, 0-3 Western States Football League) […]

Football, former quarterback move on

Football, former quarterback move on

By Eric Townsend Photo by James Kelley As an elite local quarterback who played for his future college coach, Dan Nicholas was anointed by many as Pima Community College football team’s savior. It initially came as a shock when Nicholas unexpectedly decided to leave the team in August. “I just lost confidence,” Nicholas said. “I […]

Pride Week: Drag stars shake up cafeteria

Pride Week: Drag stars shake up cafeteria

Photos by Miki Jennings

Men's soccer seeks cushy playoff spot

Men’s soccer seeks cushy playoff spot

By James Kelley Photo by Ed Adams The Pima Community College men’s soccer team has four games left in the regular season but the Aztecs are sitting pretty in their ultra-competitive conference. No. 12 Pima (13-3 overall and in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) rebounded from a 4-1 loss at No. 11 Arizona Western […]

Online class success rate earns an ‘F’

Online class success rate earns an ‘F’

By Debbie Hadley Online courses are not for everyone. “I always forgot to do the readings and the tests,” said Jordan Tijerino, a game design major at Pima Community College. “It wasn’t difficult keeping up with the work, it was just remembering to do it.” Tijerino enrolled in his first online hybrid course last year, […]

Cross Country teams in different places

Cross Country teams in different places

Editor’s note: on Oct. 14 the men’s cross country team reentered the rankings at No. 18 By Daniel Gaona Photos by Ed Adams With only two meets left in the regular season, the Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams are in different places. The men are currently unranked. Men’s and women’s head […]

Effectiveness of hand sanitizers in question

Effectiveness of hand sanitizers in question

Story and photo by Samantha Esquivel Hand-sanitizing dispensers that spit out foam gel seem to be everywhere at Pima Community College. PCC spent about $50,000 last year to install and maintain 575 alcohol-free gel dispensers in lobbies, hallways and classrooms throughout the district. Annual maintenance costs for the sanitizer stations total $6,000 per year, according […]

Pima veteran started his education in the Navy

Pima veteran started his education in the Navy

By Kyle Wasson Upon returning from a short yet successful career in the U.S. Navy, Pima Community College student Carlos “Rosko” Taliaferro is back in the Old Pueblo and focused on school. Taliaferro is no rookie in the classroom. When he joined the Navy in 2000, his education started with a three-month boot camp in […]

Oct. 26 talk will explore online education

Oct. 26 talk will explore online education

By Sierra Russell Pima Community College instructor Dolores Durán-Cerda uses online techniques to help students become fluent Spanish speakers. Durán-Cerda will share her experience with online methods in a talk entitled “Teaching Languages and Culture Using Online Education” as part of the college’s Speakers’ Series. The talk will be Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in […]

Immigration activists keep DREAM alive

Immigration activists keep DREAM alive

By David Mendez Like many Pima Community College students, he’s been in Arizona since elementary school. He’s involved in numerous clubs and organizations. He’s proud to live in America, which he calls “the happiest place in the world.” Yet because he’s a Mexican immigrant, he feels he’s on the outside looking in. “Enrique” (who has […]

Women's soccer eyes playoff spot

Women’s soccer eyes playoff spot

By James Sargent Photo by James Kelley The Pima Community College women’s soccer team is on the brink of a playoff berth, and needs the upcoming four games to determine if they will earn one. Just like the men’s playoffs, the women’s will feature the top six teams from the conference, with the one and […]

‘Dorm Room Diet’ offers healthy tips

‘Dorm Room Diet’ offers healthy tips

By Ricky Gonzales At several points throughout each day, college students make seemingly simple, yet difficult, decisions about what to eat. Constant demands on time limit their choices. With quick-fix, on-the-go fast food joints at nearly every street corner, students often find themselves unwrapping a burger and fries rather than tossing a salad. “I usually […]

Voters to decide controversial proposals

Voters to decide controversial proposals

Story and photo by Jordan Condra Arizona voters will decide on constitutional amendments, citizen initiatives, legislative referrals and local matters in the Nov. 2 election. Controversial issues on the ballot include Propositions 106 and 107. Proposition 106 would give you the choice to opt out of any health care system. It would also allow you […]

FACE-OFF: Surviving the first fight

FACE-OFF: Surviving the first fight

By Gabi Piña The honeymoon phase may be wearing off and things have gotten a little too real with your sweetheart. You may not want to believe that someone who appeared flawless a couple of weeks ago is now causing you so much distress. Sooner or later, you won’t be able to pretend that your […]