Day: October 17, 2013

Best Bets: Horror events reaching fever pitch

October 17, 2013

By BRENDA PACHECO Music festivals mixed with lots of spooky encounters present the top options for fun as Halloween approaches. Welcome fall season with these Tucson attractions. Tucson Terrorfest: Oct. 17-19 The third-annual Terrorfest, a film festival showing horror movies from around the world, will also screen three films made by Tucson residents. Festival movies […]

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From the Editor: Nobel Committee damages reputation by snubbing Malala

October 17, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON The Nobel Committee, which recognizes achievement in fields such as science, literature and peace, has made a string of debatable decisions over the years, leading many to question the true motivation behind their selections. The committee further damaged its reputation by recently awarding their Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition […]

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THE WORD: What are your plans for Halloween?

October 17, 2013

Interviews and photos by Shaq Davis on Desert Vista Campus     “Working on campus.”   Ricardo Gutierrez   Major: Criminal justice       “Hit up haunted houses.”   Azhia White   Major: Zoology       “Go to a house party as Catwoman.”   Ebony Stoglin   Major: Broadcast journalism       […]

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Rising crime numbers at Downtown Campus top charts

October 17, 2013

By A. GREENE In the recently released 2012 Jeanne Clery crime report, Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus once again tops the list for number of reported crimes. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities to collect information about crimes committed on campus and release an updated report to the school community each year. The […]

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Online dating a risky proposition

October 17, 2013

By KATIE STEWART Online dating is a dangerous game that few people should risk playing. More than 40 million U.S. residents have tried online dating. That’s a lot of strangers communicating with one another. Do these people know the potential dangers? Probably not. When you connect online, you do not know who is on the […]

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Tucson Meet Yourself festival celebrates 40 years

October 17, 2013

Organizers know that visitors lovingly refer to the Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival with a nickname: Tucson Eat Yourself. This year’s motto was “Come for the food, stay for the culture.”  More than 100,000 people attend the annual three-day festival, which celebrates the living traditional arts of the diverse ethnic and folk communities in Southern […]

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East Campus Chemistry Club seeks reaction

October 17, 2013

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Chemistry can be an intimidating and difficult field, but it doesn’t have to be. This is one of the messages of the newest organization at Pima Community College’s East Campus, the Chemistry Club. “We’re trying to get people interested in chemistry and science in general,” said Pedro Flores Gallardo, the club’s co-adviser […]

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Maker House makes historic mansion its home

October 17, 2013

By KATHRYN OWCZARZAK Tucson has a hippie-tech vibe that cultivates creativity and modern expression. Maker House is looking to capture that special quality at its new venue. Maker House is a collaborative artisans’ workspace, event venue and coffee shop powered by ArtFire.com. The new spot offers a variety of classes, events, music, theater, discussion and […]

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Federal shutdown will harm PCC, chancellor says

October 17, 2013

By KATHRYN OWCZARZAK   The longer the federal government shutdown continues, the stronger the effect on Pima Community College, according to Chancellor Lee Lambert.   “I think the impact of the shutdown will be felt in waves,” Lambert said Oct. 8.   “Federal aid to students, especially veterans, may be suspended,” he said. “These funds […]

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Secret trade agreement puts liberty at risk

October 17, 2013

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE   In 2005, the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement began negotiating an extremely secretive international free trade policy.   Eight years later, its membership, secrecy and controversy has quadrupled. The Trans-Pacific Partnership has trimmed its moniker but extended its constrictive reach.   Last year, the United States exported $942 billion […]

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College considers smoking limits on campuses

October 17, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Tobacco and e-cigarette users at Pima Community College may soon find themselves quarantined from the rest of the population. Pima’s governing board heard a first reading of a new policy that, if approved, will designate smoking, “vaping” and smokeless-tobacco use to specific areas. The college has been studying whether to change the […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Death care’ article explores funeral costs

October 17, 2013

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL The health care industry has received lots of media coverage in recent months, but a 1976 Aztec Press article explored the “death care industry.” The student newspaper wrote about the costs of funerals, burials and cremation. At the time, full-service funerals ranged from $500 to $4,000. Today, the average cost of […]

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SandScript wins regional award

October 17, 2013

BY RACHEL WHITE SandScript, Pima Community College’s literary magazine, has again won first place in regional competition. For the second in a row, SandScript brought home first-place honors in the Southwest division of the Annual Literary Magazine Competition hosted by the Community College Humanities Association. The CCHA, founded in 1979, is a national organization dedicated […]

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Pima policy allows pepper spray on campus

October 17, 2013

Editor’s note: An opinion column that ran in Issue One incorrectly stated that Pima Community College prohibits pepper spray on campus. Manny Amado, PCC acting police chief, clarifies policy in the following commentary. By MANNY AMADO Unfortunately, your reporter received inaccurate information from one of our employees in regards to pepper spray being allowed on […]

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FOOTBALL: Pima loses heartbreaker to Eastern Arizona

October 17, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College Aztecs fell to the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 10-7 on Oct. 12 in their last home game of the season. The loss eliminated Pima from the winner’s bracket playoffs. The game was a defensive battle throughout. Eastern got on the board first, scoring a touchdown with 45 […]

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