RSSArchive for April 19th, 2012

SOFTBALL: Aztecs getting back to 'normal'

SOFTBALL: Aztecs getting back to ‘normal’

By STEVE CHOICE   The Pima Community College softball team knows a thing or two about sweeping their opponents in doubleheaders. The Aztecs have accomplished the feat in 14 of 21 opportunities this season. That’s why it may have been a little surprising when the Aztecs recently split with two teams they had kicked around […]

Odu leaps and bounds ahead

Odu leaps and bounds ahead

By MEGYN FITZGERALD   The future looks bright for Pima Community College sophomore track and field star Alice Odu. With nationally recognized long and triple jump abilities and a contagious personality, Odu is a shoe-in for the outdoor national championships.   “She’s a great person,” head coach Greg Wenneborg said. “The second you meet her, […]

Padres Triple-A players eager to learn

Padres Triple-A players eager to learn

By MYLO ERICKSON   Tucson Padres players say they are looking forward to the year and hope to improve on last season’s 65-79 record. The San Diego Padres’ triple-A affiliate kicked off its 2012 season on April 5 in Tucson’s Kino Sports Complex. “I’m glad to make the jump to triple-A,” outfielder Sawyer Carroll said. […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Happy birthday, Title IX

ATHLETIC VOICE: Happy birthday, Title IX

By STEVE CHOICE   College athletics will celebrate a seminal moment on June 23, when Title IX marks its 40th year. Title IX is primarily known as the law that requires equality between men’s and women’s athletic programs on the college level. It didn’t start that way, though. The landmark legislation’s authors drafted it to […]

Spring Training: In late 1980s Pima pursued MLB teams

Spring Training: In late 1980s Pima pursued MLB teams

By MYLO ERICKSON   In the late 1980s, Pima Community College found itself in a bidding war to become a Major League Baseball spring training site. If the plan had passed, it would have added practice fields, batting cages and clubhouse facilities. The project was going to be split between downtown Tucson and West Campus. […]

GOLF: Women improve scores

GOLF: Women improve scores

By MYLO ERICKON   The Pima Community College women’s golf played in its sixth tournament of the year on April 9-10, yet again without enough players to establish a team score. They played at the par-72 Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa in a tournament hosted by Mesa Community College. Freshman Abriana Romero had the […]

GOLF: Men finish sixth in final meet

GOLF: Men finish sixth in final meet

By MYLO ERICKSON   The Pima Community College men’s golf team finished its final tournament of the season with a two-day total of 619, which was good enough for sixth place. Mesa Community College hosted the tournament at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa. On the first day of the tournament, Pima ended in sixth place […]

TRACK & FIELD: 25 Aztecs qualify for nationals

TRACK & FIELD: 25 Aztecs qualify for nationals

By MEGYN FITZGERALD   The Pima Community College track and field team ended its regular season with 13 women and 12 men qualified for nationals. The Aztecs participated in the third and final ACCAC conference meet of the outdoor season at Mesa Community College on April 13. In the five-way dual meet, the women finished […]

Listen to your body: slow down

Listen to your body: slow down

 By VANESSA AVILA  I’ve been a full-time student since I graduated from high school, at times simultaneously working full time. Unfortunately, now I can’t take on as much. A couple of months ago, I suffered a panic attack. It happened because I put my body through lots of stress, for a long time. I lacked […]

CRACKING WISE: A gamer’s lament

CRACKING WISE: A gamer’s lament

 By DAVID MENDEZ During one of our “dates,” in which we spend time together by playing different video games in different spots of the same room, my girlfriend mentioned something staggering: “I’ve played this game for 90 hours.” That’s 90 hours on my Xbox over the past two months. She’s spent countless hours playing the […]

Rich guy joke not funny

Rich guy joke not funny

 Editor’s note: For those unfamiliar with the Aristocrat joke, “Wikipedia” describes it as a secret-handshake among comedians. Versions of the joke center on themes such as child abuse, incest, rape, murder and violence. The goal of the joke is to infringe on social norms. By THOMAS F. JOHNSON A rich guy goes into a talent […]

Awards honor student artists

Awards honor student artists

By MEGGIE COSTELLO-KESSLER A feeling of excitement and anticipation greeted visitors entering the Louis Bernal Art Gallery on April 11. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition would soon present awards to Pima Community College students whose work had been accepted for display in the West Campus gallery. Many people circled the room, examining the student […]

Down Time- Comic

Down Time- Comic

Arizona landscape inspires designer

Arizona landscape inspires designer

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Arizona video game designer Shane Lacey Hensley has created games ranging from the Weird War series to the Savage Worlds universal system. Hensley has also worked on “City of Heroes” and “City of Villains,” the massive multiplayer online role playing games, and on “Dungeons and Dragons.” However, many gamers would say […]

FOODIE FINDS: Cereal Boxx

FOODIE FINDS: Cereal Boxx

By MIKI JENNINGS Tucked away just off University Boulevard, the Cereal Boxx has been giving University of Arizona students and University wanderers a quiet nook for breakfast since 2007. The menu is loaded with sweet breakfast fare: cereal, oatmeal, parfaits and Belgian waffles. It also offers more savory items such as scrambled egg wraps and […]