Day: November 10, 2011

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Aztecs play final game of season Nov. 12

November 10, 2011

By MYLO ERICKSON  The Pima Community College football team lost its road game Nov. 5 against the No. 9 New Mexico Military Institute Broncos in a game played in Roswell, N.M. The final score was 42-10. The New Mexico Broncos dominated the first half, scoring 35 points and holding the Aztecs to zero points. The […]

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Veterans Center opens at Downtown Campus

November 10, 2011

By KYLE WASSON Partnering with student-veterans, Pima Community College has delivered a Veterans Center to Downtown Campus. Grand opening ceremonies were held Nov. 10. All veterans who are part of PCC faculty, staff or the student body were invited to attend. A dedication in the Amethyst Room included an opening ceremony with the Davis Monthan Air […]

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REVIEW: ‘Uncharted 3’ proves not all developers dream equally

November 10, 2011

By D.J. ARIZMENDI If there ever was a console-exclusive game that could unify every gamer, of every genre, of any system, “Uncharted 3” would be that ambassador. The story is a rather simple one. Players assume the role of thrill-seeking Nathan Drake as he and  his streetwise gang seek treasure that spans across various corners […]

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Recovery an ordeal for injured veteran

November 10, 2011

By KYLE WASSON Student-veteran Koby Upchurch, 39, has fought back from severe injuries suffered in Iraq and defied odds set by his caregivers. In 1999, during his third Army deployment, Upchurch was injured in the line of duty. Head trauma left him in a “walking coma” and he spent 18 months shuttling between inpatient and […]

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Chancellor recovering at home after bypass surgery

November 10, 2011

By ASTRID VERDUGO It’s been more than two weeks since Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores endured quadruple bypass surgery. Flores originally planned to work from home but after talking to a cousin who experienced a double bypass surgery, he decided to abstain from work until he gets stronger. “He said just follow the instructions […]

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Phoenix Coyotes goalie mask honors Tillman

November 10, 2011

By JOEL GANTT  The hockey goaltender mask has come a long way from the days of the “Jason” mask that was all white with air holes for breathing. The goalie masks of today are much safer and much more artistic. Current masks are made of fiberglass or a fiberglass and Kevlar combination with a metal […]

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Pima work-study program

November 10, 2011

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Volleyball veteran in line for academic award

November 10, 2011

    By AMY ZAMBRANO   Year after year, many athletes want to join Pima Community College teams. Only those willing to leave their hearts on the court make it. Czarina Schutt, 19, is one athlete who made a name for herself on the PCC volleyball team. Her coach, Dan Bithell, named her team captain […]

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White House changes ease student loan pressures

November 10, 2011

By CHELO GRUBB President Barack Obama has announced plans to decrease the maximum required payment on student loans from 15 percent to 10 percent of a household’s total annual income. Any remaining debt will be forgiven after 20 years, down from the 25 years it takes now. Alex Baucco, a Pima Community College English major, […]

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‘Roosters’ explores migrant culture

November 10, 2011

By LARRY GAURANO “Roosters,” a passionate drama by playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott, uses the metaphor of a rooster-dominated hen house to show the dynamics of a poor migrant family. Pima Community College theater students will present performances through Nov. 20 in the West Campus Black Box Theatre. Director Frank Pickard said the play showcases a culture […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES 1970s saw influx of Vietnam vets

November 10, 2011

By SIERRA RUSSELL In 1975, Pima Community College officially observed its first Veterans Day celebration. Festivities included live music, guest speakers, a flag raising ceremony and a shrine to honor Col. Gutterson, a former POW. The Rincon Exchange Program donated the Freedom Shrine, which featured a variety of commemorative plaques including 28 documents ranging from […]

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Aztec Middle College: Students like ‘alternative’ program

November 10, 2011

By CELESTE ORENDAIN Aztec Middle College is an alternative high school for older students who haven’t completed high school. Classes take place on Pima Community Colleges campuses and students earn college credits while completing high school. Anthony Fedoreshenko, 17, learned of the program through his sister-in-law. “She knew someone who came here once and said […]

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Cross Country 2011

Aztecs qualify for national championships

November 10, 2011

By MEGYN FITZGERALD  The Pima Community College women’s and men’s cross country teams qualified for the NJCAA National Championships after finishing second and third in the regional championships. At the NJCAA Region I Championships in Gilbert, Ariz. on Nov. 1, the women earned the Region Runner-up title behind Central Arizona College while the men finished […]

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International student enjoys her work-study job

November 10, 2011

By AMY ZAMBRANO Pima Community College has multiple work-study jobs available for in-state, out of state and international students. Available jobs include laboratory aide, ambassador, photography darkroom aide and even shop aide. Evita Ojeme, an international student from Nigeria, is working as a student aide at the West Campus library. Ojeme thought it would be […]

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