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Chancellor Flores recovering from emergency heart surgery

Chancellor Flores recovering from emergency heart surgery

Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores was resting at Tucson Medical Center on Feb. 3 after doctors placed a stent in a coronary artery and performed an emergency angioplasty. Paramedics took Flores to TMC after he experienced severe chest pains while working at PCC’s District Office. In October 2011, Flores underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery. He returned to […]

Action sequences shine in ‘Man on a Ledge’

Action sequences shine in ‘Man on a Ledge’

By NINA ELLIOTT “Man on a Ledge” is a revenge seeker’s delight. It makes good use of plot twists and gripping editing that keep even a disengaged viewer entertained. The basic story is about an unidentified man stepping on a ledge to kill himself. The story unfolds as his identity is revealed. Although his fugitive […]

From the Editors: Meet the new nerds in charge

From the Editors: Meet the new nerds in charge

By CHELO GRUBB and DAVID MENDEZ   The new semester has brought a new start at Aztec Press – namely, us: the new Co-Editors in Chief, Chelo Grubb and David Mendez. Grubb, the former assistant news editor, brings with her a passion for hard-hitting, informative news. Mendez, the last arts & entertainment head, possesses a love […]

PCC commemorates Jan. 8 with Festival of Democracy

PCC commemorates Jan. 8 with Festival of Democracy

By CHELO GRUBB The words of the Constitution emanated from Pima Community College’s West Campus early on Jan. 7, as PCC officials and members of the community gathered to observe the first anniversary of the 2011 Jan. 8 shooting. The shooting, which killed six people and wounded 13, took place during a Congress on your […]

Iadevaia keeps students involved

Iadevaia keeps students involved

By DAVID MENDEZ   In David Iadevaia’s nearly 30 years at Pima Community College, he’s left his mark all over East Campus—literally. His signature adorns the solstice and equinox walls near the observatory he designed.   In all that time, he’s never lost sight of what keeps him coming back every year: fun.   When […]

Txting in class? – TAW (Teachers Are Watching)

Txting in class? – TAW (Teachers Are Watching)

By LEFTRICK HERD Text messaging is changing students’ grammar, spelling and social life. If u r txtng in class u r not paying attn. It is bad 4 u. Contrary to popular belief, the brain is not good at multi-tasking. Scientists using magnetic resonance images of brain activity have discovered that brain activity decreases when […]

FOODIE FINDS: El Taco Tote

FOODIE FINDS: El Taco Tote

By MIKI JENNINGS I’m always excited to try new food and was doubly excited when my news buddy and editor-boss Chelo said she would introduce me to “the best tacos in town,” by her standards. She took me eastward to El Taco Tote, a Mexican eatery with colorful walls and a sizable salsa bar. El […]

Photo Spotlight

Photo Spotlight

Pima Olympic hopeful Curley fails to place

Pima Olympic hopeful Curley fails to place

By MYLO ERICKSON   The Olympics had tryouts in Houston for the marathon on Saturday, Jan. 14. There were about 156 men racing on a 26.2 mile course, and only the top three qualified for the team. Craig Curley is from Kinlichee, a Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona. He also happens to be a Pima […]

Tucson hopes to ban texting while driving

Tucson hopes to ban texting while driving

BY ANDRIA SKANSE Many drivers have done it at least once. No, not speeding, rolling through a stop sign or yelling at other drivers on the road, but texting while driving. The issue has been debated for years. Currently, 35 states ban texting while driving, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While Arizona […]

Baseball/Softball: Aztecs sign up for a new future

Baseball/Softball: Aztecs sign up for a new future

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College baseball and softball teams had there annual Group Signing event Jan 15. The baseball team has commitments from 14 student-athletes from Southern Arizona. PCC picked up seven pitchers Sean Patrick Carroll (Canyon Del Oro High School), Robert Andrew Petty (Rincon/University High School), Troy Kyle Petty (Ironwood Ridge High School), […]

Stopa leaves PCC for Louisburg College

Stopa leaves PCC for Louisburg College

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Don Stopa, Pima Community College assistant baseball coach and sports information director, has been named head softball coach at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. “I really enjoyed my time in Tucson and I am glad I had a chance to be a part of a great athletic department and a great institution,” […]

Men’s golf has new faces

Men’s golf has new faces

By MYLO ERICKSON The Pima Community College men’s golf team only has one player returning from last season. Currently there are nine players on the roster, with two players being ineligible due to grades. Adam Ortiz is the only player returning to the team. Ortiz helped Pima finish 20th at nationals last year, and took […]

Chipping into a new year

Chipping into a new year

By MYLO ERICKSON   Pima Community College women’s golf team once again will only have four players on the roster this year and only one of the players is returning. Sophomore Alondra Olivas will be the only one to return. New players joining Olivas this season are freshman Rachel Clark from Tucson High School,  freshman […]

Student art on display through Feb. 3

Student art on display through Feb. 3

By NOELLE FONTAINE Featuring works from Visual Arts students, the West Campus student art exhibit displays a variety of mediums that the students used, including lithographs, photographs, drawings and paintings. The free exhibit will be on display through Feb. 3.