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Pima men's soccer advances to national championships

Pima men’s soccer advances to national championships

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL The National Junior Athletic Association Championship Men’s Soccer tournament has been set, with Pima Community College receiving the eighth seed out of eight teams. The eighth-seeded Aztecs (18-6-1) will play the No. 1 seed Darton College (18-1-0) out of Albany, Georgia, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. All of the championship […]

REVIEW: “The Rum Diary”

REVIEW: “The Rum Diary”

By NINA ELLIOT Director Bruce Richardson is a master of memoir, scene and mood. It is no wonder this film is as beautiful, compelling and tiring as Hunter S. Thompson’s style of writing. “The Rum Diary” is a movie made for Thompson’s readers. It begins with a graceful introduction to the beauty of Puerto Rico […]

All Souls Procession Nov. 6

All Souls Procession Nov. 6

Tucson’s beloved All Souls Procession takes place Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. The 22nd annual event will begin at Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard, and finish at Mercado San Augustine. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to meet at 5 p.m. at Fourth Avenue. See details at allsoulsprocession.org.

Proposed Pell Grant changes would hurt students, PCC says

Proposed Pell Grant changes would hurt students, PCC says

By ASTRID VERDUGO A congressional plan that would limit the ability of low-income students to obtain financial aid has drawn opposition from a top Pima Community College official. Suzanne Miles, provost and executive vice chancellor, urged everyone attending an Oct. 19 Board of Governors meeting to contact their congressional representative to register strong opposition. Hundreds […]

Tuition hike taking effect for 17 programs

Tuition hike taking effect for 17 programs

By CHELO GRUBB Pima Community College will begin charging higher tuition rates for 17 programs, effective with registration for the Spring 2012 semester. The tuition increase, known as differential tuition, will affect courses that are more expensive for the college to offer, in fields such as health professions, fashion design and technology. There will be […]

Campus president knew refugee lifestyle firsthand

Campus president knew refugee lifestyle firsthand

By ASTRID VERDUGO Luba Chliwniak, newly hired president for Downtown Campus, has endured a life trajectory that in some ways resembles those of Pima Community College refugee students. Chliwniak  and her older brother were born in a displaced persons center in Belgium. Her parents, both natives of the Ukraine, lived in two displaced persons centers […]

Instructor by day, comedian by night

Instructor by day, comedian by night

By ALLIE PEOT The house lights are up on amateur night at Laffs Comedy Caffé. Laughter flows as freely as drinks even before the show begins. Small crowds gather around cozy tables as servers swing among them. Excited, nervous chatter bursts from a darkened corner. On a stage at the end of the room, a […]

T-shirt sales support scholarship fund

T-shirt sales support scholarship fund

By EDWINA FRANCISCO Pima Community College digital arts student Stephanie Redmond cried the first time she saw people wearing the T-shirt she designed. The T-shirt honors the late Gabe Zimmerman, with proceeds supporting a Gabe Zimmerman Scholarship Endowment Fund. The PCC Foundation established the scholarship fund to honor the victims of the Jan. 8 attack […]

Volleyball season comes to an end

Volleyball season comes to an end

By AMY ZAMBRANO The Pima Community College Volleyball team concluded the season with losses against Mesa Community College and South Mountain Community College. The (3-21-0 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) Aztecs hoped to finish their season strong but instead came home empty handed. The team had an 11-game losing streak, then three wins at a […]

Goaltender Erica Heredia

Heredia earns national goalie of the week honors

By AMY ZAMBRANO Erika Heredia was awarded the Goalie of the Week honor by the National Junior College Athletic Association. In her two shutouts the freshman stopped eight shots in the 4-0 win against Cochise College, followed by a three save performance in a 3-0 over South Mountain Community College. This national award is the […]

DESTINATIONS: Skateboard park an alternative to street riding

DESTINATIONS: Skateboard park an alternative to street riding

By VANESSA AVILA Premises Park, an indoor BMX/skateboard park, is a 4,600-square-foot warehouse filled with wooden ramps, a foam pit and a street section. Owner Ian Abbot worked with volunteer BMX and skateboard riders to create a safe environment that is fun and drug-free. The park opened July 22. Abbot said the park provides an […]

Internet addiction: Surveys shows strong need for access

Internet addiction: Surveys shows strong need for access

By DILLON OLIVER Pima Community College Sean Steele rarely goes more than one day without Internet use. “After about two days without Internet, I feel very disconnected and out of touch,” he said. This is the case for many people, according to recent surveys. A study by Tele-Nav, Inc. found that more than half of […]

From the archives: Bithell has coached volleyball for a decade

From the archives: Bithell has coached volleyball for a decade

By MYLO ERICKSON   Dan Bithell has been the head coach of the Aztec Women’s Volleyball team since 2000 when he took over for Heather Moore. Bithell was the assistant coach for the team for six years prior.  The season before Bithell replaced Moore as the head coach of the Lady Aztecs, they’re record was […]

Q&A: Gabby Garcia

Q&A: Gabby Garcia

Editor’s note: Q&A is a new Aztec Press feature in which we spotlight a randomly selected Pima Community College student. By LaBREAL YOUNG Gabby Garcia was all smiles when my unsure-how-this-is-going-to-go self approached her on Downtown Campus at 8 on a Monday morning. I told her I wanted to ask a set of questions, although […]

Think you’re funny? Prove it

Think you’re funny? Prove it

By D.J. ARIZMENDI  Sometimes we do something so crazy we know it will change our life forever. Performing standup comedy on stage was not one of those times, but at least it was fun.  I was about 9 years old when I told my first dirty joke. The joke’s details are fuzzy now, but the […]