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Tucson festivals abound in spring

Tucson festivals abound in spring

By CHELO GRUBB aztecpress@pima.edu Every February, a variety of Tucson-area festivals and celebrations fill the calendar. From a massive gem show to a cowboy poetry gathering, there are events that appeal to every schedule and set of interests.   Here’s a sampling of events taking place during the first half of February: Tucson Gem, Mineral & […]

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Check out these top spring concerts

By STEPHEN REAL aztecpress@pima.edu It’s 2011 and a new year means new concerts.  Here’s a sampling of top concerts coming to the Tucson/Phoenix area: Feb. 10 – Plain White T’s The Plain White T’s will perform at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 – Snoop Dog Snoop Dog will perform with […]

Dillinger Days 2011: Classic Cars and Music

Dillinger Days 2011: Classic Cars and Music

Video by Ana Ramirez

Unsung 35mm heroes: Don’t let ‘Buried’ stay underground

Unsung 35mm heroes: Don’t let ‘Buried’ stay underground

Editor’s note: Many people choose to watch a movie because it has a cool-looking poster or is heavily advertised. This feature hopes to bring attention to films that were passed over simply because people never knew of their existence.   By DARCY ARIZMENDI aztecpress@pima.edu “Buried” is an intense thriller that does not rely on the […]

Pima facing 56% cut in state funding

Pima facing 56% cut in state funding

By CHRIS HOLLOWAY aztecpress@pima.edu A state proposal to slash funding for Pima Community College by $9.6 million has left administrators scrambling to make up the shortfall. One likelihood is that tuition will rise dramatically. In recent years, the college’s board of governors has held annual increases to about 4 percent. “We recognize that many students […]

Guns on campus bills introduced

Guns on campus bills introduced

By ZACCHARY WATSON aztecpress@pima.edu He’s back. In what has become something of an annual tradition, Arizona Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, has introduced legislation to allow faculty and students to carry weapons on university and college campuses. If signed into law, HB 2001 would allow faculty members with concealed weapon permits to bring firearms onto campus. […]

Public Enemy No.1 returns to Tucson

Public Enemy No.1 returns to Tucson

By D.J. OCHOA aztecpress@pima.edu The year was 1934. Tucson was a small pueblo that was a whisper among small folks, until Public Enemy No.1 John Dillinger decided to come and lay low from the law. Hotel Congress proudly celebrated its annual Dillinger Days, which pays homage to the capture of Dillinger and his gang. This […]

PCC considers restricting ‘open door’ access

PCC considers restricting ‘open door’ access

By ASTRID VERDUGO aztecpress@pima.edu Students who apply to Pima Community College don’t need a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. “As a consequence, we’ve been accepting people who really aren’t ready,” Chancellor Roy Flores said during the Jan. 11 Board of Governors meeting. “The impulse may seem to be right: that it’s open door […]

College to establish memorial scholarship

College to establish memorial scholarship

By ASTRID VERDUGO aztecpress@pima.edu Pima Community College will establish a memorial scholarship in memory of those who died in Tucson’s Jan. 8 mass shooting. The scholarship, announced at the Jan. 11 Board of Governors meeting, will be awarded to eligible students who devote themselves to careers in community or public service. “Words are inadequate in […]

New faculty adviser has big plans for Sandscript

New faculty adviser has big plans for Sandscript

Photo and story by MIKI JENNINGS aztecpress@pima.edu   Pima Community College instructor Joshua Cochran, 38, started to write at a young age. His collection of works has accumulated for decades. “I’ve always written horrible short stories and poems,” Cochran said. “My mom has a large collection of terrible stuff in her attic.” Despite the self-disparaging […]

Free workshops teach basic computer skills

Free workshops teach basic computer skills

By LEFTRICK HERD aztecpress@pima.edu Learning skills you need to get the job and lifestyle you want may start by using a mouse and keyboard.  Pima Community College offers students a variety of computer training, including free basic computer skill lessons. If you need to learn or brush up on basic skills, sessions are offered at […]

Can’t-miss movies fill spring calendar

Can’t-miss movies fill spring calendar

By MARIE RODRIGUEZ and STEPHEN REAL Lights…camera….new movies! Below is a list of some of spring’s most anticipated movies. There is everything from an animated, gnome love story to true stories of heroism and adventure.   “The Mechanic” – Jan. 28 Jason Statham plays an elite assassin, Arthur Bishop, in his newest action thriller. Bishop […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Men’s basketball losing streak reaches half-dozen

ONLINE EXTRA: Men’s basketball losing streak reaches half-dozen

Story by NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Photos by LEFTRICK HERD The number six is currently an issue for the Pima Community College men’s basketball team. First off, the Aztecs lost six players over the winter break due to academic ineligibility. Now the team is riding a six-game losing streak, its longest of the season. “Playing a […]

Women’s hoops keeps rolling

Women’s hoops keeps rolling

Story by ERIC TOWNSEND Photos by LEFTRICK HERD Winning has become the norm for the Pima Community College women’s basketball team. They’ve reeled off a 16-4 record and won 10 of their last 12 games. The Aztecs currently sit in first place in their division at 10-2 within the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) […]

Aztec Calendar

Aztec Calendar

Thursday, Jan 27: Through Jan 28: “Retrospective: George Welch,” Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, West Campus CFA. Free. Details: 206-6942. Clash Destruction Tour: Authority Zero, Flatfoot, Lionize. Endless Pursuit, Three White Lies, 7 p.m., The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. $17.75. Details: 629-9211. “Violet Tendencies” w/ Casper Andreas, 7:30 p.m., Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. […]