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Lil' cowboys

Lil’ cowboys

Alumnus Heredia went pro

Alumnus Heredia went pro

By MYLO ERICKSON Nogales native Gilbert “Gil” Heredia, who spent 10 years on Major League Baseball teams, played for Pima Community College in the early ‘80s. During his tenure as an Aztec, the right-handed pitcher led Pima in innings pitched (247) and strikeouts (151). His 21 wins were the second-highest for the team. The 1985 […]

Will practice make perfect?

Will practice make perfect?

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College’s baseball team had a split on the road in Coolidge on Feb. 18 against Central Arizona College. The Aztecs won the first game 5-4 as Alexis Batista drove in Zach Sweety on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning to give Pima its winning run. Batista […]

Aztecs continue their hot streak

Aztecs continue their hot streak

By AMY ZAMBRANO The Pima Community College softball team wrapped up a successful stretch against Central Arizona College, Glendale Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Feb 11 and 14. The Aztecs continued their hot play and improved their record to 16-4 on the season. The look of victors was one they wore naturally in […]

By the Numbers - Leap Year Edition

By the Numbers – Leap Year Edition

Compiled by Meggie Costello-Kessler 4 Number of years that will pass before another leap year transpires. 366 Days in a leap year 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 46 seconds Exact amount of time it takes for the Earth to make a complete rotation around the sun. 45 BC The first year in which a […]

Aztecs continue to set new Pima records

Aztecs continue to set new Pima records

By MEGYN FITZGERALD The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to produce national qualifying marks and break school records Feb. 17 and 18 at the Central Arizona Relays in Coolidge. “If things come together like I hope they will, we’ll do great at nationals,” head coach Greg Wenneborg said. “We […]

Men struggle on course

Men struggle on course

By MYLO ERICKSON The Pima Community College men’s golf team finished seventh in a nine-team tournament Feb. 13-14 at the Legacy Golf Course in Phoenix. Sophomore Adam Ortiz and freshmen Joseph Courtney, Mark Bolinske, Austin Stuessel, Steven Ortiz and Trey Terry had a team score of 616. “The boys did not do well,” head coach […]

Women out-of-bounds

Women out-of-bounds

By MYLO ERICKSON The Pima Community College women’s golf team teed off its season in Phoenix at the Toka Sticks Golf Course on Feb. 15-16. Chandler-Gilbert Community College hosted the tournament. The Aztecs did not fare well in their first outing. They don’t have enough players to be able amass a team score, and no […]

The Word: What is your most effective study method?

The Word: What is your most effective study method?

By ROBERTO AVENDAÑO

Barkley’s perfect ‘scam’

Barkley’s perfect ‘scam’

By MYLO ERICKSON There is nothing like putting your foot in your mouth. Everybody does it at some point, but celebrities and athletes don’t have the luxury of having their bloopers go unnoticed. During a commercial break in a recent Thursday night National Basketball Association game between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks, former-player-turned-commentator Charles […]

Women’s basketball: Two steps closer to playoffs

Women’s basketball: Two steps closer to playoffs

By TESSA CASE The Pima Community College women’s basketball team recently pulled out two home victories and dropped a road contest to put them at 17-10 for the season. The No. 19 Aztecs defeated Mesa Community College 65-42 on Feb. 8. The team was led by freshman A’jha Edwards who had 24 points and 15 […]

Leap into Feb 29

Leap into Feb 29

By MEGGIE COSTELLO-KESSLER If Mayan prophecies about the world ending in 2012 are correct, then we should celebrate this Feb. 29 with enthusiasm. A leap year occurs every four years to compensate for a small miscalculation in the calendar. If it is a century year, no leap year will occur unless the year is divisible […]

Pima students join Empathy Week rally

Pima students join Empathy Week rally

Aztec Press photos by Lance Puckett iEmpathize is a non-profit organization with a goal of eradicating child exploitation. The website, iempathize.org, estimates that two children per minute are trafficked for sexual sexploitation. The University of Arizona organized Empathy Week during the week of Feb. 13 to raise awareness.    

Pima falters with two games left

Pima falters with two games left

By ANDRIA SKANSE The Aztecs came up short in their Feb. 15 game against South Mountain Community College, losing 105-97. Although they couldn’t pull off the win, the Aztecs had five players score in double figures. Sophomore Jason Timpf was a standout player, scoring 31 points and snagging 14 rebounds. Freshman Domineik Banks had 16 […]

Gallery director earns ‘itinerant artist’ nickname

Gallery director earns ‘itinerant artist’ nickname

By DAVID MENDEZ David Andres, director of the Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College’s West Campus, often works 10 extra, unpaid hours each week. He also spends two hours commuting to a second job once a week. On top of that, he works a third job twice a week and volunteers at multiple organizations. Just […]