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Pima student enjoys comic book success

Pima student enjoys comic book success

By ALONDRA OLIVAS Kyle Stephens walks to class at Pima Community College wearing a backpack, glasses and hat –the uniform of a typical college student. Like a superhero in citizen’s clothing, however, Stephens is far from typical. Taking a close look at his outfit, you’ll spot clues to his passion. The shirt he wears features […]

Small toy a symbol of love, loss, life

Small toy a symbol of love, loss, life

 To lose is a part of life. It’s a way to test how you carry on without. It’s an annoyance when the loss is trivial, like with a favorite pen. It’s painful when you lose a loved one, whether into the afterlife or simply out of your life. But nothing alters one’s foundation as much […]

Aztec guard Buka Sebastian

Byrd dumps 39 on Tohono O’Odahm

By MEGYN FITZGERALD Pima Community College’s men’s basketball team broke a two-game losing streak on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Pima had four players score double-digit points in the home game against Tohono O’Odahm CC. Freshman guard Javont Byrd led all scorers  with 39 points. Freshman forward Charles Croxen scored 10 points while sophomore forward Shabaz Lewis […]

World Café at Downtown Campus

World Café at Downtown Campus

By ASTRID VERDUGO  Since 1995, tens of thousands of people on six continents have used the World Café method at different venues.  At Pima Community College, Downtown Campus recently held its first Conversations Café as a process that continued for consecutive weeks.  Although Downtown Campus hosted its first official “Conversations Café,” an exercise that’s constantly […]

Fall 2011 Aztec Press staff

Fall 2011 Aztec Press staff

Let’s put ‘family’ back in the holidays

Let’s put ‘family’ back in the holidays

By APRIL GEORGE It’s that time of year again. As people recover from their turkey comas, we tally the Black Friday damages, both to our wallets and to our bodies, and then look to the next holiday. The lights go up, kids start getting out of school and the smell of pine trees and gingerbread […]

Fake is foe in Christmas trees

Fake is foe in Christmas trees

By RYAN TSARSIS  Every holiday season, each Christmas-celebrating family chooses whether to buy a real Christmas tree or take the plastic one out of the garage. My philosophy: Go real or go home. Fake Christmas trees fly off the shelves of major retail stores every year. What flies into the air are carcinogens polluting the […]

Holthaus earns 100th Aztec women's basketball win

Holthaus earns 100th Aztec women’s basketball win

By JOEL GANTT   The Pima Community College women’s basketball team earned head coach Todd Holthaus career win number 100 when the Aztecs secured a 21-point victory over Phoenix College.   The Aztecs have made three consecutive trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament under Holthaus, including an appearance in […]

NBA finds key to end lockout

NBA finds key to end lockout

By LaBREAL YOUNG After 149 days, National Basketball Association owners and players made a deal. Of course the argument was over money, causing the season to postpone and forcing fans to watch the next most entertaining sport, football. The owners got their way, after claiming they lost $300 million last season. Now owners and players […]

PCC loses $270,000 in federal aid to online scammers

PCC loses $270,000 in federal aid to online scammers

 By CHELO GRUBB Pima Community College gave nearly $270,000 in federal aid to 71 scammers who posed as online students from Mississippi. Community campus assessment and testing staff were the first to notice the odd behavior surrounding the scammers. “They deserve a lot of credit,” PCC spokesman C.J. Karamargin said. The federal government screens Pell […]

Events slated to remember Jan. 8 shooting

Events slated to remember Jan. 8 shooting

  By DEBBIE HADLEY “Beyond” was created as a way for Tucson locals to post events remembering the Jan. 8 shootings and its victims. On Jan. 7, dozens of organzations like Tucson Medical Center and Pima Community College will host festivals and health fairs. Other events listed on the Beyond website center around running, walking […]

By The Numbers - Issue 8

By The Numbers – Issue 8

By MEGYN FITZGERALD 226 million Number of shoppers over “Black Friday” weekend in 2011. 212 million Number of shoppers over “Black Friday” weekend in 2010. $398.62 Average spending per “Black Friday” shopper in 2011. $365.34 Average spending per “Black Friday” shopper in 2010. $52.4 billion Estimated “Black Friday” total spending in 2011. $45 billion Total […]

Baseball team seeks pitching success for 2012

Baseball team seeks pitching success for 2012

By AMY ZAMBRANO After being swept last year in the semi-finals by Central Arizona College, the Pima Community College baseball team is preparing to return strong for spring ball in 2012. The team ended last season with a 29-27 record. Assistant coach Ernesto Durazo called last year’s season a learning experience for both players and […]

Naughty or nice: a video game guide

Naughty or nice: a video game guide

By D.J. ARIZMENDI   I’ve got a list, and I am checking it twice. With it you will know which games this year were naughty or nice.   NICE   Playstation 3 Santa’s pick: “Uncharted 3” 2011 was the year of the three-quel. You had “Modern Warfare 3,” “Gears of War 3” and “Killzone 3.” […]

Food boxes deliver hope to community

Food boxes deliver hope to community

By NINA ELLIOTT   Many government programs designed to help those in need are getting cut, even though thousands of Americans are unemployed and unemployment benefit filings are at a nationwide high. Increasing criteria for meeting poverty status impedes many jobless or part-time workers from receiving Department of Economic Security benefits. Having to resort to […]