RSSArchive for February, 2013

Speakers’ Series continues March 5

Speakers’ Series continues March 5

By CELESTE ORENDAIN Pima Community College’s Speakers’ Series continues March 5 with a presentation from anthropology faculty member Dianna Repp. The exhibition, “Ars Moriendi, Ars Vivendi: The Art of Dying, The Art of Living” will examine themes of death and dying across cultures and end-of-life practices unique to specific cultures. The lecture also ties in […]

Aztecs get swept in Coolidge

Aztecs get swept in Coolidge

 By ROSE VALENZUELA The Pima Community College softball team (15-7, 10-6 ACCAC) dropped a doubleheader at Central Arizona College on Feb. 26, 4-3 and 4-3. Sophomore pitcher Yvette Alvarez took the loss in game one, and now stands at 7-5 on the year. Sophomore Shawma Comeaux pushed across two Aztecs with a third inning double, […]

Streetcar teaches lessons for future spending

Streetcar teaches lessons for future spending

By JORGE ENCINAS The Tucson modern streetcar has been sold to taxpayers as a vital necessity to revitalization of downtown while providing a much-needed form of public transportation. In reality, it’s a waste of money and labor. The various planners of the streetcar line, city officials and public supporters of the estimated $196 million project […]

Rich must pay their fair share

Rich must pay their fair share

By BARRY JED RICHARDSON JR. When I think about those who oppose tax increases for the rich, kindergarten comes to mind. This greedy attitude is childish and immature. I imagine being a little boy on a playground, short on cool toys because I come from a low-income household. I see a group of boys playing […]

Pima employee rolling to Rio

Pima employee rolling to Rio

By STEVE CHOICE Kyle Mutz wants to push his way to the top. Mutz, a program specialist at the Disabled Student Resources office at Desert Vista Campus, is also one of the fastest wheelchair athletes in the country. He narrowly missed qualifying for the Paralympic Games twice before, but doesn’t plan on having it happen […]

Bobby Burns: Shelter experience ‘a blessing’

Bobby Burns: Shelter experience ‘a blessing’

 By PALOMA MELLO When Pima Community College counselor Bobby Burns came to Tucson in the early ‘90s, he had just $200 in his pockets. “I made some bad choices back in the day,” Burns said. “I didn’t have a job and didn’t have any money.” Burns, who was born and raised in Phoenix, joined the […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: UA football will succeed by winning

ATHLETIC VOICE: UA football will succeed by winning

By JAIME HERNANDEZ In his first year of coaching the University of Arizona football team, head coach Rich Rodriguez led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record, including 4-5 in conference play. Now the question is, can the Wildcats improve upon last year? History says no one can really predict. The UA hasn’t had a great […]

PCC welcomes corn mothers with writing contest, exhibit

PCC welcomes corn mothers with writing contest, exhibit

By BRUCE HARDT Pima Community College will host “Return of the Corn Mothers” through a writing contest and art exhibit. The term “corn mother” stems from the oral traditions of the Hopi people throughout the American Southwest. An entity synonymous with Mother Earth, the corn mother represents growth, life, creativity and the world’s feminine aspects. […]

PCC eyes safety measures

PCC eyes safety measures

By CHELO GRUBB Pima Community College is revamping its safety procedures as a result of a robbery and attempted assault that occurred on Downtown Campus in January. In a Feb. 14 email to Pima employees, interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles said the college will look into an opt-in text message system to alert students and staff […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs wrap up tough campaign

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs wrap up tough campaign

By STEVE CHOICE The perennial hard-luck Chicago Cubs are always thinking about “next year.” After losing its 18th straight contest on Feb. 22, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team may be able to relate to that sentiment. The Aztecs (6-24, 1-21 ACCAC) closed out their season with a 99-59 defeat at Cochise College. Freshman […]

Students organize leadership conference

Students organize leadership conference

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI Pima Community College’s East Campus put leadership into action Feb. 8 with its first student-organized conference. Caleb Rhodes, student government president, initiated the all-day conference with support from fellow students and from East Campus administrators including Student Life Advisor Constance Strickland. “I suggested it and they’ve been amazing with going along with […]

GOLF: Trapnell places second in home tourney, men second in Laveen

GOLF: Trapnell places second in home tourney, men second in Laveen

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College women’s golf team placed second in the two-day tournament it hosted on Feb. 25-26 at the Silverbell Golf Course. Freshman Josie Trapnell shot 160 for the tourney, good enough for second place overall. Also for Pima, sophomore Abriana Romero had a 177, sophomore Shelby Empens shot 182, and freshman Brittney […]

Burning Palms quartet debuts Feb. 20

Burning Palms quartet debuts Feb. 20

By ARLO COSTALES Burning Palms uses instruments ranging from dulcimer to vintage guitars to produce a melodically unique sound that avoids sounding too kitschy. The foursome consists of Simone Stepmotherford (guitar/vocals), Chelsey (dulcimer/guitar/vocals), Sissy J. Fox (bass) and Mandy Millions (drums). The band members sound comfortably in sync, despite only playing together since December. Just […]

Faculty Senate votes to ban late registration

Faculty Senate votes to ban late registration

By SHEILA TEMPLETON Late registration for Pima Community College students may be a thing of the past if the Faculty Senate has its way. During a Feb. 1 discussion, the Faculty Senate voted to eliminate late registration. The vote was 24-4, with four abstentions. The Faculty Senate is an elected group of about 70 instructors […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Aztec Press distributes condoms in 1988

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Aztec Press distributes condoms in 1988

BY SIERRA J. RUSSELL In early issues of the Aztec Press, readers were more likely to see an illustration of a topless woman than an article about contraception. Gradually, however, safe-sex awareness emerged. In a 1975 article, a county health educator said venereal diseases do not always have noticeable symptoms, allowing them to spread from […]