RSSArchive for December 9th, 2010

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

By JAMES KELLEY Pima Community College student newspapers and Aztec sports both had humble and confusing beginnings. The college held its first classes in 1969 and officially opened in 1970, but the start of the Aztec Press and Pima sports are a bit more hazy. A student newspaper named Graffiti Press started in 1970. That […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Women's basketball almost perfect

ONLINE EXTRA: Women’s basketball almost perfect

Editor’s note: on Dec. 8, the Aztecs beat Yavapai 76-74 By ERIC TOWNSEND Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu The Pima Community College women’s basketball team finally lost again, but it almost ended the 150-game win streak of conference superpower Central Arizona College. The Division II No. 14 Aztecs (6-2, 3-1 in the Arizona Community College […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Men's basketball ends three-game skid

ONLINE EXTRA: Men’s basketball ends three-game skid

By JAMES KELLEY Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu The Pima Community College men’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing-streak when it held on to beat Central Arizona College, and things are looking up for the rebuilding program. The Aztecs (3-6, 1-3 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) beat Central 87-82 on Dec. 4, their first win […]

ONLINE ONLY: Selection of Qatar as World Cup host is a joke

ONLINE ONLY: Selection of Qatar as World Cup host is a joke

By JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu Soccer’s governing body showed off its corruption or, at best, incompetence when it picked two unworthy World Cup hosts, even picking Qatar over the United States. FIFA governs all significant aspects of soccer, from youth games to the various World Cups, except for high school and college. By choosing oil countries […]

Pima deals with concussions

Pima deals with concussions

By JAMES SARGENT Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu Last year, former Aztec basketball player Travares Peterson sustained a concussion in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament. He was diagnosed hours after it happened by receiving an X-ray from the hospital. Once he was cleared from the hospital, he was told not to […]

Aztecs receive post-season honors

Aztecs receive post-season honors

Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu The Pima Community College football team hasn’t had much to celebrate lately but it was handsomely recognized. Six players from the 2010 team were honored for their regular season performances. This total matches the number of awards Pima players received during the last four years combined. “The program overall is […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Cardinals QB woes plentiful

ATHLETIC VOICE: Cardinals QB woes plentiful

By JAMES SARGENT aztecpress@pima.edu Arizona Cardinals’ fans knew it would be tough when likely Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner retired after last season, but they didn’t know Derek Anderson would be this bad. No one believed a free-fall of this magnitude would occur—one that has the Red Birds at 3-9 and in the midst […]

AZTEC FEEDBACK

AZTEC FEEDBACK

Thank you for sharing the plight of Isabella Cardenas, “New Arizona law requires common course numbering,” by Conrad Pursley [Issue 7: Nov. 24-Dec. 8]. I feel sorry for Isabella, as should the “advisory” staff and administration officials. I just hope she doesn’t feel discriminated against. I’m sure the advisory staff got together and tried to resolve her non-transferring credit […]

HIV/AIDS epidemic hits Latino community hard

HIV/AIDS epidemic hits Latino community hard

Stories and photos by ANA RAMIREZ aztecpress@pima.edu The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to have a devastating impact on the Latino community in the United States. That reality hits home for residents of Pima County, where one of four people living with HIV/AIDS are Latino, according to the Pima County Health Department. Hispanics/Latinos represent 13 percent of […]

Alcoholic energy drinks face federal ban

Alcoholic energy drinks face federal ban

By STEPHANIE MISSOURI aztecpress@pima.edu Matthew Booth, a 30-year-old Pima Community College student, used to drink caffeinated alcoholic beverages four or five days a week but was always slightly uncomfortable with how they made him feel. “It didn’t feel like a normal buzz,” he said. “It seemed to affect my brain more than my body. I […]

Pima briefs

Pima briefs

Zoo Lights fundraiser set for Dec. 13 Pima Community College’s Alumni Association will host a private preview of Zoo Lights at the Reid Park Zoo on Monday, Dec. 13, from 6-8 p.m. PCC alumni, students, staff, faculty, family, friends and the community can enjoy holiday light displays, festive music and treats. Admission costs $6 per […]

Librarian enjoys helping students

Librarian enjoys helping students

By JOEL GANTT On a regular workday, Rosanne Sweeney gets to Pima Community College West Campus before the library opens at 8 a.m. After preparing the library for opening, she spends time at the reference desk, assisting students with questions and information searches. Sweeney began her librarian career in Tucson’s public library system, where she […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Eat, drink and be merry

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Eat, drink and be merry

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Eat, drink and be merry By SIERRA RUSSELL aztecpress@pima.edu As another fall semester comes to a close, the holidays rapidly approach. Students and faculty are encouraged to eat, drink and be merry, as well as focus on exams, buy gifts and determine holiday plans. With the stress and excitement that accompanies the […]

Prop. 203: Victory for medical marijuana

Prop. 203: Victory for medical marijuana

By KYLE WASSON aztecpress@pima.edu After many days spent counting and recording votes, state officials confirmed the victory of Proposition 203, which allows for the sale of medical marijuana. A mere 4,300 votes determined the proposition’s success. “This can be good for the state and all the patients who are looking for a different means of […]

Registration opens for National Collegiate Leadership Conference

Registration opens for National Collegiate Leadership Conference

By GENESIS SALAZAR aztecpress@pima.edu Early registration has opened for a National Collegiate Leadership Conference to be held Feb. 18-20 at the University of Arizona. The largest student-run leadership conference in the nation brings together students and leaders from diverse backgrounds to adopt leadership skills and cultivate social responsibility. Pima Community College students serving on the […]