RSSArchive for May, 2012

Anna Faris stretches for 'The Dictator'

Anna Faris stretches for ‘The Dictator’

By MIKI JENNINGS What with trying to keep up with Sacha Baron Cohen, portraying touchy subject matter in a humorous light and struggling with her own body hair, actor Anna Faris had a lot on her plate while filming “The Dictator.” “With Sacha’s movies, you have to be very, very pliable,” she said. According to […]

MEN'S TENNIS: Team at 23rd place at nationals

MEN’S TENNIS: Team at 23rd place at nationals

Compiled from PCC press releases The Pima Community College men’s tennis team didn’t have any players competing May 17 on the fourth day of the NJCAA National Tournament in Plano, Texas. In the standings, the Aztecs were in 23rd place with six points. The Aztecs provided some highlights in the tournament as Joe Owen and […]

Northwest Fest

Northwest Fest

SOFTBALL: Two players named All-Americans

SOFTBALL: Two players named All-Americans

Compiled from PCC press releases Two Pima Community College softball players were selected as All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Sophomore Mari Contreras was one of four pitchers selected to the First Team. Freshman Cynthia Pelayo was one of four outfielders who made the Second Team. Both players became eligible for the All-American teams because they […]

WOMEN'S GOLF: Romero ends national tournament in 81st place

WOMEN’S GOLF: Romero ends national tournament in 81st place

Compiled from PCC press releases The national tournament for women’s golf at the LPGA Lengend Golf Course in Dayton Beach, Florida finished up on Thursday, May 17. Pima Community College golfer Abriana Romero had a third- round rain delay but finished on Thursday morning shooting her best round of the tournament with a 92. Her […]

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Aztecs finish national tournament in 16th place

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Aztecs finish national tournament in 16th place

Compiled from PCC press releases The Pima Community College women’s tennis team finished the NJCAA national tourament in 16th place with a final score of 11.5. The tournament concluded May 10 in Tyler, Texas. Tyler Junior College won the tournament with a score of 47. Pima highlights included individual wins over Collin County Community College, which  finished in […]

MEN'S GOLF: Team ends national tournament tied for 21st place

MEN’S GOLF: Team ends national tournament tied for 21st place

Compiled from PCC press releases The Pima Community College men’s golf team completed the NJCAA national tournament on May 18 tied for 21st place. The competition took place in Newton, Kan., at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course. The Aztecs finished with a tournament team score of 1,277 (300-321-323-333) on the par 72 course. Joseph […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Steemers named Second Team All Amercan

TRACK AND FIELD: Steemers named Second Team All Amercan

Compiled from PCC press releases Pima Community College sophomore Jodine Steemers was selected to the NJCAA All-America Second Team in the 10,000 meters race for track and field. She took second place at nationals, and has signed with Friends University in Wichita, Kan. For details, see: http://njcaa.org/sports_awards.cfm?category=Award%20Winners&sid=50&divid=1&slid=27 Antonio Jeter, a sophomore jumper, made All-American Honorable Mention for his third […]

Athletic Voice: NBA playoffs fire up

Athletic Voice: NBA playoffs fire up

By MEGYN FITZGERALD  The 2011-2012 NBA season has not only been one of the shortest to date, but ironically it’s also been one of the most eventful. Former All-Star Brandon Roy retired the day training camp began. Current All-Star Dwight Howard suffered a herniated disc right before the playoffs. The Charlotte Bobcats set a new […]

Sports Archives: Pima preps for football in 2000

Sports Archives: Pima preps for football in 2000

By MYLO ERICKSON Although Pima Community College’s football team didn’t kick off its initial season until 2001, there was plenty of preparation under way in 2000. Pima hired Sabino High School football coach Jeff Scurran, who led nationally ranked teams to state championships in 1990, ‘92 and ‘98. Once at PCC, Scurran started conditioning and […]

Filmmaker questions society

Filmmaker questions society

By ANDRIA CAVIGLIA Pavel Borisenko understands how loss of freedom and creativity can limit the citizens of a country. Borisenko is a Belarusian national with dual citizenship living in the United States. He is also an aspiring filmmaker with a rebellious nature. When not studying media arts at Pima Community College, Borisenko spends his free […]

The life and lyrics of a hip-hop artist

The life and lyrics of a hip-hop artist

By  ELLIOT ROSEN The clock reads 2:35 a.m. In a makeshift Tucson studio, Isaac Horenblas puts the finishing touches on his latest music. Spending hours to create a three-minute track is just a normal night for a kid who has spent his entire life around music. “I started playing piano since before I can remember, […]

DESTINATIONS: Hat’s Games: a store for role-play

DESTINATIONS: Hat’s Games: a store for role-play

  By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Racks of books, glass cases filled with “Warhammer” miniatures and a barrel of dice greet customers who step inside Hat’s Games. Insignia from “Magic the Gathering” and “Warhammer 40000” adorn walls of the store, which caters to tabletop role-playing, war, board and card games. A custom “Warhammer” robot stands more […]

FOODIE FINDS: Coffee shops and study places

FOODIE FINDS: Coffee shops and study places

By MIKI JENNINGS As the semester comes to a close, many of us spend long days and late nights writing essays and studying for finals. Whether it be a loud roommate or distracting electronics, home might not be the best study place. To keep from losing time to video games or hanging out with friends, […]

PCC student leaps over to China

PCC student leaps over to China

 By MIKI JENNINGS While many students will be taking summer classes, working and enjoying the chance to sleep in, Pima Community College student Alan Gonzalez, 25, will be dancing on tour in China. He will tour with the Artifact (or Art If Act) Dance Project, a collaboration between Tucson dancers and musicians. “I started dance […]