RSSArchive for 2013

Pima hires Monaco as next football coach.

Pima hires Monaco as next football coach.

By JAIME HERNANDEZ It’s been a little more than a month since Pat Nugent resigned as Pima Community College’s head football coach. The search for his replacement came to an end on Dec. 5, when PCC announced the hiring of former assistant coach Jim Monaco as the Aztec’s newest football coach. The hiring is on an interim […]

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: Student-parents need cheaper day-care

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: Student-parents need cheaper day-care

Almost everyone taking a class at Pima Community College knows fellow students who are parents, people who are trying to make a better life not only for themselves but for their children as well. All of us know how challenging success in college can be. Those difficulties are easily compounded by the uncertainties inherent in […]

Comic: Tucksonans

Comic: Tucksonans

Film students bring 'Dead Meat' to life

Film students bring ‘Dead Meat’ to life

  By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS Chaos ensues when an exiled citizen brings a curse to town upon his return. That’s the premise of a “zombie western” movie titled “Dead Meat” being produced by Pima Community College digital arts students under the direction of instructor David Wing. Students planned production throughout the fall semester and shot footage […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: A new tattoo era inks onto Tucson’s skin

STOMPING GROUNDS: A new tattoo era inks onto Tucson’s skin

By DIEGO LOZANO III After 11 years in the tattoo industry and seven years operating his own shop, Isaiah Toothtaker has created one of Tucson’s finest body art parlors in Staring Without Caring. In an era in which tattooing styles are diverse and widespread, Toothtaker sensed a lack of traditional fundamentals during his time as […]

Basketball in DNA of longtime player

Basketball in DNA of longtime player

By BETO HOYOS Basketball runs in the family of Pima Community College sophomore Holly Bolen. Her grandfather, Rudy Castro, played college basketball and baseball at the University of Arizona. Bolen was introduced to basketball as a child. “I started playing ball when I was 8 in the National Youth Sports league, and since then I’ve […]

Pima to host tournament over winter break

Pima to host tournament over winter break

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to a halftime lead Dec. 7 and lost 97-80 to Mesa Community College. The Aztecs’ record fell to 3-7 overall and 3-4 in conference. Pima was led by freshman Murphy Gershman’s 21 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Matt O’Boyle had his second […]

‘Signature Selections’ on tap

‘Signature Selections’ on tap

By KATIE STEWART Pima Community College dance students and instructors have choreographed “Signature Selections” in genres ranging from hip-hop to jazz to ballet for an end-of-semester showcase. Performances will be Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium […]

Mirror neurons echo empathy

Mirror neurons echo empathy

By RACHEL WHITE   What does it mean to be human? Since the dawn of self-awareness, the answer has evaded inquiring minds, but recent developments in neuroscience have provided a piece to the puzzle that is human consciousness. Behind our mind’s eye exists an intricate network of brain cells possessing science-fiction-like functioning. These brain cells […]

PCC faculty concerned about safety

PCC faculty concerned about safety

By A. GREENE Complaints from instructors dealing with a disruptive student led to an investigation at Pima Community College. During the Spring 2013 semester, a student referring to himself as “Heinrich Himmler” was troubling students and faculty alike, making comments about cutting flesh and killing babies, according to an article by The Arizona Daily Star. […]

Addressing probation:

Addressing probation:

Pima still faces serious issues less than a year away from an evaluation that will determine the fate of the college By ANDREW PAXTON As Pima Community College looks to improve operations and emerge from probation, several events suggest the college may not be moving in the directions recommended by its accreditor. Complaints regarding the […]

Nursing dean upbeat despite allegations

Nursing dean upbeat despite allegations

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Marty Mayhew, dean of Pima Community College’s nursing program, is trying not to let a recent string of controversies and allegations detract from the education that nursing students receive. “We’re still strong, despite some of the negative publicity that we’ve gotten,” Mayhew said. The college has asked its legal counsel, […]

Armed man arrested

Armed man arrested

Campus police arrested a man at Pima Community College East Campus on Dec. 4 after a cafeteria employee noticed that he was carrying a gun. The cafeteria worker notified the PCC Department of Public Safety officer on duty at the campus. Not long after, other DPS officers responded and took the man into custody. Officers […]

Medina earns All-American honor

Medina earns All-American honor

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College men’s soccer team can add one more honor to its list of accomplishments. Sophomore midfielder-forward Alexis Medina was selected Third Team All-American for the 2013 season. Medina was one of the Aztecs leading scorers. He earned 26 points and scored 10 goals. Head coach David Cosgrove was extremely […]

Religion classes help students explore beliefs

Religion classes help students explore beliefs

By BETO HOYOS Religion classes are not often a top priority for college students. Students may stay away because the class is not needed for a selected major, or because the topic seems intimidating. “I’ve never thought about taking religious classes until now,” Pima Community College student Kenya Jimenez said. “But it’s good to know […]