RSSArchive for September 29th, 2011

Specialty drinks: My date with a 'Fat-Man'

Specialty drinks: My date with a ‘Fat-Man’

By RYAN TSARSIS             The Toucan Sam. The Malibu Barbie. The Test 1, 2. When you visit bars on Fourth Avenue, a tasty specialty drink with a witty name always comes to mind. When traveling Fourth Avenue, I spent my time interviewing bartenders to find each bar’s specialty drink. Of the establishments that accepted an […]

Genderqueer instructor thrives on diversity

Genderqueer instructor thrives on diversity

By CHELO GRUBB TC Tolbert had Little Debbie’s Zebra Cakes on the brain when he renamed himself. Tolbert, a transgender feminist poet who teaches writing courses at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, first brought up the topic of getting a sex change to his mother when he was a fifth-grade girl. Her […]

Fall festivals offer fun for all tastes

Fall festivals offer fun for all tastes

Compiled by Nina Elliott EAT, DRINK AND BE (VERY) MERRY American Indian Feast Oct. 1 Traditional foods of American Indian nations, entertainment and dinner served at San Xavier Plaza. $50 adv/ $60 at door. Tickets: 295-1350   Oktoberfest at Café Passé Oct. 1 Bratwurst and beers served after noon at 415 N. Fourth Ave; entertainment […]

Blown in by Katrina - Part 2

Blown in by Katrina – Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about Tucson resident Jerome Hubbard’s ordeal during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Part 1 told of the Hubbard family’s experiences when the storm struck. Family members became separated after the storm, and Hubbard spent time at the infamous New Orleans overpass where storm victims gathered to […]

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Back from the brink: Soccer player returns to playing field

Back from the brink: Soccer player returns to playing field

BY LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College men’s soccer player Declan Fulton cheated death a year ago after a hiking trip turned awry. Fulton and a few friends were hiking the Tanque Verde Falls in Sabino Canyon in late August 2010. They spotted waterfalls and started to jump from above into a big pool of water. […]

Controversial ‘Pathways’ gets Board approval

Controversial ‘Pathways’ gets Board approval

By ASTRID VERDUGO  Pima Community College Board of Governors voted 4-1 on Sept. 21 to endorse the new admissions standards that will become effective March 2012, but the ultimate decision didn’t come without debate. “I need to understand it better or it needs to be refined a little better…” Sherryn Marshall, the only board member […]

THE WORD: What is your favorite fall activity?

THE WORD: What is your favorite fall activity?

Photos and interviews by Whitney Billings   “Jumping in leaves.” Brittany De Los Angeles Downtown Campus   “Reading outside and biking.” Daniel Schaller Downtown Campus   “Watching scary movies and decorating for Halloween.” Amber Worrel Downtown Campus   “Hiking up Mount Lemmon and in Sabino Canyon.” Sarah Martin Downtown Campus   “Playing lacrosse with my […]

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PCC trims administrator salaries

By KYLE WASSON In the last year, Pima Community College has focused on capping salaries for top administrative personnel. The average earnings of the chancellor, provost and all campus presidents—PCC’s highest tier of administrators—stagger at $181,685 combined. This number is roughly $86,000 more than the highest paid instructional faculty member at PCC. According to the […]

Tumacacori Mission

Tumacacori Mission

Aztecs finish 4th, 6th at UA

Aztecs finish 4th, 6th at UA

By MEGYN FITZGERALD The Pima Community College women’s cross country team retained its place in the top 10 while participating in the Dave Murray Invitational, hosted by the University of Arizona, on Sept. 16. The Aztec men finished third among junior colleges and the No. 7 women finished second. “It was a mix of good […]

New Northwest Campus president: Kajstura values higher education

New Northwest Campus president: Kajstura values higher education

By ASTRID VERDUGO Aug. 14, 1981 represents a memorable day for Pima Community College’s recently hired Northwest Campus president. On that date Alex Kajstura emigrated from formerly communist Poland to the United States, which he considers the greatest country in the world. “I just very recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of my great move,” Kajstura […]

DESTINATIONS:  Museum showcases southwestern culture

DESTINATIONS: Museum showcases southwestern culture

By AMY ZAMBRANO If you want to experience the history of cultures in the Southwest and northern Mexico, the Arizona State Museum invites you to visit. The museum showcases Arizona and Southwest archeological studies in educational exhibitions, and offers interesting programs for adults and children. Arizona State Museum, the oldest and largest anthropology museum in […]

Peru Parade

Peru Parade

Chuck George leaves Pima adjunct position

Chuck George leaves Pima adjunct position

By CHELO GRUBB KOLD-TV chief meteorologist Chuck George has resigned from his part-time faculty position at Pima Community College. George took a leave of absence from KOLD on Sept. 9, following what appeared to be a difficult newscast on Sept. 6. During his 10 p.m. forecast, George began to speak very slowly and was unable […]