RSSArchive for September, 2012

ATHLETIC VOICE: PAC-12 on the rise

ATHLETIC VOICE: PAC-12 on the rise

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The PAC-12 came out ready to play. I guess their opponents did not get the message. Apparently just because you are ranked higher than someone else does not mean you are better. Arizona, UCLA, Utah and Oregon State are just a few examples of conference members who have walked away with some […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs getting defensive with opponents

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs getting defensive with opponents

By STEVE CHOICE Though the Pima Community College men’s soccer team hasn’t put together long winning streaks this season, its defense has consistently shut down opposing teams. The Aztecs sit at 5-4-2 on the year after a 2-1 overtime loss to Glendale Community College on Sept. 25. In those 11 matches, PCC has surrendered a […]

Jacob Bannon creates dark, emotive works

Jacob Bannon creates dark, emotive works

By BRUCE HARDT Jacob Bannon has been making a name for himself in the underground music scene for more than 20 years. His prominent endeavor is his work with Converge, a Salem, Mass., metallic hardcore punk band. In addition to his musical work, he is also famous for his work as a visual artist. “I […]

Foodie Finds: Healthy Snacks

Foodie Finds: Healthy Snacks

By MIKI JENNINGS Juggling work, school and a social life can be difficult enough. Taking the time to plan balanced lunches from home can prove quite the challenge. All too often, college students resort to fast food or unhealthy snacks because it’s easier than planning ahead. Healthier snacks are getting more and more common in […]

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S%*! ABOUT Fashion faux pas hoopla

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S%*! ABOUT Fashion faux pas hoopla

By MYLO ERICKSON   Fashion has never made sense to me, as I like to dress comfortably in my typical T-shirt and shorts.   That’s how it should be: Wear what’s comfortable and makes you feel good. Don’t wear clothes just because they have a high price tag or were designed by someone whose name […]

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RinCon 2012 plays its own game

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON RinCon, Arizona’s premier gaming convention, will be returning to Tucson this year after a hiatus in 2011. Several prominent game designers will be attending, most notably James Ernest, owner of Cheapass Games and creator of “Kill Doctor Lucky,” and John Wick, who has done prominent work on the “Legend of the […]

Roughing it out with "Roughnecks"

Roughing it out with “Roughnecks”

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON The series “Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles” was based on the Paul Verhoeven science-fiction film in 1997. It was kept from getting an audience because new episodes were shown in the wee hours of the morning, run out of order or constantly rerun. But it is a hidden gem, and well worth […]

TOP 10 Movies that need to be remade

TOP 10 Movies that need to be remade

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Remakes. We’re all sick of how they mangle the message of the movies they copy, such as turning Klaatu from “The Day The Earth Stood Still” from Space Jesus into a space asshole. Here are 10 films that deserve a second chance. 10. “Demoni” The original “Demoni” was an OK zombie […]

Pima’s Northwest Campus builds science facility

Pima’s Northwest Campus builds science facility

By ERIC KLUMP For the first time in eight years, a new building will be added to Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus. Construction of the tentatively named Science Lab and Chemistry Building is scheduled to begin in October at PCC’s newest and fastest growing campus. Classes will begin at the facility in spring 2014. The […]

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

 By CHELO GRUBB The Coalition for Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility has sent a letter recommending that Pima Community College be placed on probation by the organization that accredits the college. C-FAIRR, a local organization formed in February 2012, claims the college inadequately handled multiple situations, including claims of sexual harassment against former Chancellor Roy […]

Horoscope

Horoscope

By BRUCE HARDT   Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) This is the time of year when the Arizona summer finally goes away and it starts to get nice outside. However, I like to stay inside watching horror movies. Don’t judge me.   Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Let’s go out and grab a scorpion bowl. It might […]

Fall festivals abound

Fall festivals abound

Compiled by Liam McInerney Oktoberfest atop Mount Lemmon Oktoberfest hits Mount Lemmon for German food, drinks and entertainment. The weekend fun began Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 14 at 10300 Ski Run Road. Parking costs $5. No pets are allowed. For more information, visit skithelemmon.com.   Nightfall returns to Old Tucson Nightfall at Old […]

From the archives

From the archives

FROM THE ARCHIVES Series explores state prison system   First in a two-part series   By SIERRA J. RUSSELL   In 1975, Aztec Press writers participated in an investigative journalism project that focused on Arizona’s prison system.   Under the direction of advanced reporting instructor Bill Waters, students interviewed inmates, ex-convicts, wardens and instructors.   […]

Cross Country 2011

CROSS-COUNTRY: Pima runners compete in Dave Murray Invitational

By GRETCHEN PATZE The Pima Community College women’s cross-country team finished in 4th place at the Dell Urich Golf Course in Tucson on Friday, Sept. 14. The men’s team came in 7th in their 4.25-mile race. The women totaled 107 points, behind third-place finisher Mesa Community College. The University of Arizona placed first in the […]

By the Numbers: Drunk Driving

By the Numbers: Drunk Driving

Compiled by Clynisha Stevens 75 Percentage of drunk drivers with suspended licenses who keep driving. ** 13,000 Americans killed in 2007 due to drunk driving. * 48 Average number of minutes that pass before someone is killed by a drunk driver. ** .08 Blood alcohol level at which someone is considered legally drunk. *** 170 […]