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REVIEW: ‘Faster’ lives up to its name

REVIEW: ‘Faster’ lives up to its name

By JONATHAN FRASER aztecpressonline.com In Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie, “Faster,” the title more than lives up to its name. The story’s pacing is quick and never fails to hold interest. The storyline is a bit tired: guy has someone in his family killed, guy gets a gun, guy seeks revenge, but the movie is actually […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football wins first WSFL game since 2004

ONLINE EXTRA: Football wins first WSFL game since 2004

Story and Video By NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Photos by ED ADAMS and JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu After defeating Phoenix College Nov. 13, the Pima Community College football team was finally able to bury two losing streaks that have lingered throughout the season. The Aztecs (3-8, 1-7 Western States Football League) were able to tame the Bears […]

Women’s Cross Country finishes ninth at Nationals

Women’s Cross Country finishes ninth at Nationals

By DANIEL GAONA Photos by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu For the fifth year in a row, the Pima Community College women’s cross country team has placed in the top 10 at Nationals. This year’s ninth-place finish is the lowest head coach Greg Wenneborg has seen in that streak but it doesn’t bother him. “We’re gratified mostly […]

Women’s basketball gets fast start after initial loss

Women’s basketball gets fast start after initial loss

By ERIC TOWNSEND Photos by JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu After dropping the season opener 103-86 to Salt Lake Community College in Cedar City, Utah, Pima reeled off a five-game winning streak. “I’m excited at how we’ve grown up together so fast and gelled as a team,” sophomore forward Deanna Daniels said. “Chemistry off the court has […]

Haught faces hardships on and off the pitch

Haught faces hardships on and off the pitch

By AMBER BENDER Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu For Pima Community College student Jessica Anne Haught, life is a constant go. Between school, work, family, friends and soccer, down time is minimal. Haught, 20, lives by a quote from T.S. Elliot: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Football on the right track

ATHLETIC VOICE: Football on the right track

By JAMES KELLEY In 2005, I visited relatives living in America’s armpit (Texas) and one of them asked how the University of Arizona football team was doing. They laughed when I told them UA’s record was 3-8, but I explained the school was beginning an extensive rebuilding program. It took four years for the Wildcats […]

Men’s basketball drops home opener

Men’s basketball drops home opener

By RICKY GONZALES Photos by JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu The Pima Community College men’s basketball team is off to a slow start to the season. The Aztecs dropped to 2-6 overall (0-2 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) with a 90-69 loss to Scottsdale Community College in their home opener. The Fighting Artichokes were much larger down […]

When too much exercise becomes an addiction

When too much exercise becomes an addiction

By ASTRID VERDUGO It took severe sickness and intervention by a doctor before Pima Community College student Jonathan Fraser realized he was addicted to exercising. “I was really sick one day,” Fraser said. “I started throwing up and still went to the gym anyway. I was still trying to work out.” At that point, Fraser […]

Avoid holiday fail: check out these video games

Avoid holiday fail: check out these video games

Every year dozens of games get released right before the holidays. Because of this trend, people tend to just buy what is most popular without doing any research. Luckily we have two full-time nerds doing the work for you and have constructed a list that will make any noob into a knowledgeable tool. With this […]

Deaf student pursues career in counseling

Deaf student pursues career in counseling

By RORI MOORE Sitting on a couch in a West Campus hallway, 20-year-old Chris Molten watches as other students walk by. Some laugh, some talk on the phone or to peers and some listen to music. For Molten, the sound falls on deaf ears. Molten has been deaf since birth. He moved to Tucson with […]

Cerebral palsy can’t slow student’s progress

Cerebral palsy can’t slow student’s progress

Story and photo by GENESIS SALAZAR aztecpress@pima.edu Mild cerebral palsy doesn’t dampen the cheerful outlook of Rachael Robinson, a 19-year-old Pima Community College student. “I very much dislike the word ‘disabled,’ because it implies that there are things I can’t do,” she says. “I prefer the term ‘challenged’ because, although I do have a hard […]

Harry Potter a huge part of my life

Harry Potter a huge part of my life

PCC offers free resources for disabled students

PCC offers free resources for disabled students

By GENESIS SALAZAR aztecpress@pima.edu Pima Community College students with disabilities ranging from physical impairments to chronic illnesses can receive free help from Disabled Student Resources offices located on each campus. About 850 Pima students are currently enrolled with DSR, according to college spokeswoman Rachelle Howell. DSR services include note taking assistance, testing accommodations, sign language […]

Remember to attend talk on better memory Nov. 30

Remember to attend talk on better memory Nov. 30

By SAMANTHA ESQUIVEL aztecpress@pima.edu Strategies for improving memory and keeping the brain active will be part of a free public lecture Nov. 30. A talk by Pima Community College psychology instructor Gail Gonzales will begin at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room (C-105) at the PCC District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. Her talk […]

Bars adopt ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual harassment

Bars adopt ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual harassment

By Stephanie Missouri With the holidays approaching, requisite parties will soon be in full swing. A time that’s supposed to be filled with good cheer shouldn’t include unwanted sexual advances. Five clubs and bars along Fourth Avenue, Sixth Street and Congress Street have joined a Nightlife Safety Program sponsored by the Southern Arizona Center Against […]