Day: October 13, 2011

Stop the whining, already

October 13, 2011

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL If you Google “whining” in sports, you will find a plethora of stories about players whining about bad calls and/or losing. Enough is enough, already! I hold this opinion not just for professionals but for all levels and age groups. After watching a Pima Community College men’s soccer game, this question kept […]

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THE WORD: What’s your favorite fall TV show?

October 13, 2011

Interviews and photos by Celeste Orendain   “The Vampires Diaries” – because it reminds me of Twilight. Natalie Gil Criminal Justice Desert Vista   “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” – because it gives me ideas and I’m interested in finding ways of changing my home someday. Judith Arredondo Herrera Nursing Desert Vista   “The Game” – […]

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Storm vs. Aztecs: PCC tries to ignite East vs. West rivalry

October 13, 2011

By JOEL GANTT Not every Pima Community College team was called the “Aztecs,” the football team used to go by “Storm.” When the football team was formed, the Storm was the name chosen after a vote was taken from students, faculty and staff. “The team is going to be called the Storm, as if, there […]

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Higher education more important to women, survey says

October 13, 2011

By LaBREAL YOUNG Women value a college education more than men, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. When about 2,100 Americans were asked their opinions on education last spring, respondents with and without a college diploma said they thought college was more vital to a woman’s success than a man’s. The […]

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White House event cancelled over admissions debate

October 13, 2011

By CHELO GRUBB Controversy over Pima Community College’s new admissions policy has postponed a White House Hispanic Community Action Summit. The summit, which will bring White House officials and leaders from federal agencies to discuss jobs, education, health care and immigration with local leaders, was scheduled for Oct. 15 at Pima’s West Campus. When PCC […]

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Aztecs dig themselves into a deeper hole with three consecutive losses

October 13, 2011

By AMY ZAMBRANO After breaking an 11-match losing streak, the Pima Community College volleyball team suffered three tough losses. Pima (3-14, 0-9, Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) couldn’t win its last three matches, against Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College and Yavapai College. The Aztecs lost a home match, 3-0, against Phoenix on Oct. 7. They […]

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Chancellor recuperating at home after heart surgery

October 13, 2011

By ASTRID VERDUGO Pima Community College Provost Suzanne Miles assumed Chancellor Roy Flores’ seat at the Oct. 19 Board of Governors meeting, and announced that Flores is home after quadruple bypass surgery on Oct. 14. “He took a hot shower—we just got an update on this. He’s very pleased to be home,” Miles said at […]

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Groups seek alternative to Columbus Day

October 13, 2011

By SIERRA RUSSELL In the early issues of the Aztec Press, Columbus Day was mentioned almost as rarely as the observance of Halloween. In the decades that followed, Halloween gained popularity and eventually earned annual recognition. This is not the case with Columbus Day, which is featured only a handful of times in the pages […]

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‘Occupy Tucson’ reaches Old Pueblo

October 13, 2011

By NINA ELLIOT Occupy Tucson began demonstrations Oct. 15 at Armory Park, changed from the original location at Pancho Villa Park. Occupy Tucson had to move locations because of a major scheduling conflict with “Meet Yourself Tucson.” The festival occupied the same area protesters planned to rally in the downtown financial district. Protester Lori Labatka […]

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Shuttle exploration ‘moving ahead’

October 13, 2011

By VANESSA AVILA Pima Community College is moving forward with an idea to set up a shuttle service between Desert Vista, Downtown and West campuses. Last spring, Pima students taking classes at those campuses received a seven-question survey through their email last April. The survey asked students about their current commute, and about preferred schedules […]

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Mother and daughter honor students earn Pima scholarships

October 13, 2011

By LAURA BLANDBURG Maria Guadalupe Cantu was happy to learn she had been awarded an Amigos de Pima scholarship. The next day, she and her family were surprised and thrilled to learn that her mother, Maria Elena Cantu, had also been awarded a scholarship from the same foundation. Both women are honor students at Pima […]

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Halloween horror in Tucson: Nightfall and Slaughterhouse

October 13, 2011

Prepare for terror once night falls on ‘Nightfall’ By MEGYN FITZGERALD By day, Old Tucson is a family tourist attraction where “the spirit of the Old West comes alive.” However, by night, Old Tucson is transformed into a spooky haunt, overrun with deranged clowns, zombies and freaks. As far as fall fun goes, Nightfall does […]

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AIDSWALK set for Oct. 16 at UA mall

October 13, 2011

By NINA ELLIOTT AIDSWALK, the annual 5K walk and 10K fun run benefitting the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, starting at the University of Arizona mall. For the event’s 23rd anniversary, SAAF has set a fundraising goal of $180,000 with 6,000 walkers or runners. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at […]

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Pima photographers exhibit All Souls work

October 13, 2011

By LARRY GAURANO As November approaches, many Tucsonans prepare for All Souls Procession, the popular ceremony that creatively celebrates the lives of those who have passed. Artist Susan Johnson started the All Souls Procession in 1990, basing it on the Dia de los Muertos holiday celebrated in many Latin countries. The home-grown Tucson event has […]

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