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Let’s get gun access under control

Let’s get gun access under control

By BARRY JED RICHARDSON JR. After years of shootings, I can’t believe some have the audacity to stick to their guns, no pun intended. Two years ago, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Tucson was shot. Fortunately, she lived. Then, when the long-anticipated Batman movie premiered, another shooting took place. We started 2013 with the most […]

Politicians must learn to govern

Politicians must learn to govern

By ANDREW PAXTON Politicians typically will do or say just about anything in order to get their way. But lately, it is what they are refusing to do that is upsetting so many people. Although no two politicians see eye to eye on every issue, it is their job to work together in order to […]

‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ an American phenomenon

‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ an American phenomenon

By BRUCE HARDT Decades past have given us many pop cultural movements in the art of film, among them “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones.” Granted, these films portrayed, lightly, the aesthetics of their respective decades, but they ultimately exist as gateways through which we visit fantastical places. Over the past seven years, director Christopher Nolan […]

Down Time - By Christopher Kosters

Down Time – By Christopher Kosters

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Arizona MLK Day resistance spurs boycott

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Arizona MLK Day resistance spurs boycott

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL   The holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has been in place as long as most young students can remember. Yet others may recall the controversy that accompanied its origins. Months after the civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968, Congress introduced legislation to make King’s Jan. 15 birthday a federal […]

Shootings spur gun legislation

Shootings spur gun legislation

By BARRY JED RICHARDSON JR. One month after the massacre in Newton, Conn., and two years after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson, dramatic gun control legislation is in the works. President Barack Obama proposed a package on Jan. 16 to combat gun violence. “If there’s even one thing we can do to reduce the […]

‘Rearranging the Sands’ exhibit opens Jan. 28

‘Rearranging the Sands’ exhibit opens Jan. 28

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI Pima Community College is rearranging the Bernal Gallery this semester for “Rearranging the Sands.” The art exhibit will display the works of Barbara Penn, Benjamin McKee and Joe Dal Pra from Jan. 28 through March 8 in PCC’s Center for the Arts on West Campus. Special events on Feb. 6 include a […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima seeks winning formula

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima seeks winning formula

By STEVE CHOICE  The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (6-14, 1-11 ACCAC) may be happy that classes are back in session. After going a healthy 6-7 in the first semester, Pima began the winter break. The wins went on hiatus, too, and they’re still playing hooky. The Aztecs are currently mired in a seven-game […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs watch AWC walk off with win

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs watch AWC walk off with win

By STEVE CHOICE The holiday season was kind to the Pima Community College women’s basketball team, as it found win after win under its tree. The Aztecs (9-11, 5-6 ACCAC) went a spotless 6-0 from Dec. 5 to Jan. 2 to turn around a season that started slowly. “It felt good to go on that […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Lakers chase fool’s gold

ATHLETIC VOICE: Lakers chase fool’s gold

By DIEGO LOZANO III The blockbuster NBA trade this past offseason was headlined by two elite players taking their talents to the Los Angeles Lakers: superstar big man Dwight Howard and perennial All-Star guard Steve Nash. It seemed inevitable that Howard would join the Lakers, as trade rumors and offers dominated the early offseason. But […]

HLC team interviews Pima critics

HLC team interviews Pima critics

By CHELO GRUBB A series of complaints made against former Chancellor Roy Flores, the governing board and other senior-level administrators prompted the Higher Learning Commission, Pima Community College’s accreditor, to send a “fact-finding” team to the college. The HLC’s team of anonymous individuals came to the college Jan. 17 and 18. During that time, they […]

Q&A: Athletics Director Edgar Soto

Q&A: Athletics Director Edgar Soto

 By STEVE CHOICE Edgar Soto, athletics director at Pima Community College, first entered the ACCAC sports world in the ‘80s, when he was a baseball player for Arizona Western College. After a stint as Pima’s head baseball coach from 1999-2010, the Tucson native moved to the administrative side of the PCC sports scene. Soto recently […]

SOFTBALL: Veterans step up to the plate

SOFTBALL: Veterans step up to the plate

By ROSE VALENZUELA It’s that time of year again, as the Pima Community College softball team returns for a new season. After having morning practices while others slept in the fall, as well as practicing every day after class, these women seem as if they are prepared for almost anything, and are ready to dominate […]

Student reports armed robbery, attempted sexual assault at Downtown Campus

Student reports armed robbery, attempted sexual assault at Downtown Campus

By ANDREW PAXTON A female student was robbed at gunpoint and nearly the victim of a sexual assault in a women’s bathroom at Downtown Campus, according to a Campus Watch Bulletin released by Pima Community College. The student, who is not being identified, called the Pima Community College Police Department on Friday, Jan. 18 at […]

SandScript: Evolution of an award-winning magazine

SandScript: Evolution of an award-winning magazine

By SHEILA TEMPLETON SandScript, Pima Community College’s student-produced art and literary magazine, has won numerous regional and national awards over the past 20 years. Its latest, for the 2011 edition, was first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual contest. Staffers are anxiously waiting for the 2012 awards to be announced. SandScript showcases prose, […]