RSSArchive for August, 2012

Pima critics go to accreditation commission

Pima critics go to accreditation commission

By CHELO GRUBB  The Higher Learning Commission, the organization that gives Pima Community College its accreditation, received two letters over the summer raising concerns about the college. The first letter was an anonymous note, reportedly from a PCC employee. The second included a packet of blogs and articles from various news organizations, including the Arizona […]

FOURTH AVENUE CONSTRUCTION  Traffic lulls for local business

FOURTH AVENUE CONSTRUCTION Traffic lulls for local business

By MIKI JENNINGS  Summer is a slow season for small businesses like the shops and restaurants found around Fourth Avenue, University Boulevard and the downtown area. With the streetcar construction, sales have dropped significantly lower. The Regional Transportation Authority started the project in early April with plans to connect popular business spots with a streetcar […]

PCC launches chancellor search

PCC launches chancellor search

By CHELO GRUBB  The public’s thoughts on the next Pima Community College chancellor are being taken into consideration by executive search firm R.H Perry & Associates. The firm, which the PCC Board of Governors hired in June, hosted a series of seven forums Aug. 27- 28 to get a feel for what the public wants […]

Pima Remembers 9/11

Pima Remembers 9/11

 By CELESTE ORENDAIN More than a decade ago, on Sept. 11 2001, the United States was the victim of a terrorist attack which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City and Washington D.C. Like the rest of the country, many Pima Community College campuses will be observing the 11th anniversary of the attacks with […]

Improving economy means lower enrollment at Pima

Improving economy means lower enrollment at Pima

By LIAM McINERNEY Pima Community College officials don’t yet have official numbers, but early registration figures suggest fall enrollment may drop. “We expect enrollment to level off or decline at all our campuses,” said C.J. Karamargin, vice chancellor for government relations and public information.  “Our number crunchers say we’re likely to be just under the […]

eBookstores on the rise

eBookstores on the rise

By LIAM McINERNEY As a new school year gets under way, some students may be avoiding the Pima Community College bookstores. When the economy tanked in 2007, PCC saw an increase in both enrollment and bookstore sales. Over the past five years, total textbook sales increased by about 5 percent, according to C.J. Karamargin, vice […]

Men’s soccer squad stumbles out of gate

Men’s soccer squad stumbles out of gate

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team may endure some growing pains as they mature this season, but head coach Dave Cosgrove remains optimistic. “I like what we have this year,” Cosgrove said. “I’m excited for our season.” Pima will need to find its rhythm quickly after being shut out its last two games to […]

FOODIE FINDS:  Bing’s Boba breaking new ground

FOODIE FINDS: Bing’s Boba breaking new ground

By MIKI JENNINGS There are plenty of food trends taking root in Tucson: farmers’ markets, food trucks, cupcakeries, bacon in desserts, sushi. Boba drinks, like those served at Bing’s Boba Tea on the northwest side, are the latest to blossom. Boba is the name for tapioca pearls put in sweetened tea beverages. The dessert drink […]

Exhibit spotlights border issues

Exhibit spotlights border issues

 By JENNIFER COULTER  Photographs of the plights and struggles of immigrants from both sides of the United States-Mexico border are on display at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery in the Center for the Arts on Pima Community College’s West Campus.    Pima’s first art exhibit of the 2012-13 season is called “Desert initiative: Looking across […]

The Word: How do you stay focused during class?

The Word: How do you stay focused during class?

Pg 3 The Word, w/ five photos   West Campus interviews by Clynisha Stevens, photos by Larry Gaurano   THE WORD: How do you stay focused during a long class?   (male student with black hair) “I paid for the class, so I’m obligated to stay focused. If the teacher is good looking, it’s easy […]

Calendar

Calendar

PIMA SPORTS   Aug. 31: Women’s volleyball.  Alumni game. West Campus 7 p.m.   Sept. 1: Women’s soccer vs. South Mountain Community College. West Campus. 2:30 p.m.   Sept. 1: Men’s soccer. vs South Mountain Community College.  West Campus. 12 p.m.   CAMPUS EVENTS Aug 30: All Campus Club Officer Training Sign-up.  Desert Vista. 8 […]

Pima artist uses comic-con to launch career

Pima artist uses comic-con to launch career

By LARRY GAURANO Fans who attend comic conventions can expect to watch films, meet favorite artists, participate in discussion panels, take pictures of people dressed as comic characters and enjoy a unique shopping experience. But not everyone attends a comic-con for pleasure. Companies set up booths to show off their newest products, while artists and […]

Pima founding father dies at 71

Pima founding father dies at 71

By MYLO ERICKSON Pima Community College lost one of its founding fathers on Aug. 11. Larry Toledo, 71, died in a one-car rollover south of Tucson near Three Points. PCC’s West Campus lowered its flags to half-mast on Aug. 16 to honor the passing of Pima’s original athletic director. “For someone who started off the […]

Football season kicks off

Football season kicks off

By MYLO ERICKSON  It’s that time of year when people rush to get home from work on Mondays. They may skip church on Sundays to be able to watch their team.  That’s right, football season is back, and the Pima Community College Aztecs are ready to get back on the gridiron. They’ll look to top […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Armstrong case still unclear

ATHLETIC VOICE: Armstrong case still unclear

By STEVE CHOICE Lance Armstrong never got caught with a smoking gun. The United States Anti-Doping Agency still decided there was enough smoke to presume a fire, though. By banning the seven-time Tour de France champion from competition and coaching for life, USADA seemingly torched Armstrong’s reputation and legacy. But Armstrong’s case is far from […]