Day: October 31, 2013

Students demand a voice

October 31, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Student leaders at Pima Community College have been working to increase their impact, and their efforts are starting to gain attention from the college. For months, student governments and other groups at Pima have been exploring ways to reach out to college administrators. In April, students hosted an advocate training session and […]

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War veteran continues mission to help his fellows

October 31, 2013

By DAVID JOSEPH DEL GRANDE Matthew Evan Andrew Bourque left Basrah, Iraq almost a decade ago, but his war-time experience on the Shatt-Al-Arab waterway has not yet left him. He sustained an injury that should have ended his legacy, but an optimistic philosophy fuels this veteran’s resolve. Bourque says he always wanted to make a […]

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Bernal Gallery ‘constructs’ new art exhibit

October 31, 2013

By KATIE STEWART   The latest exhibit at Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery examines the way artists use the mediums of assemblage, collage and fabrication.   “CONSTRUCT: Putting It Together” will be on display through Dec. 13 in the Center for the Arts on West Campus. Admission is free.   A gallery talk […]

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CROSS-COUNTRY: Women lengthening strides at ideal time

October 31, 2013

By DIEGO LOZANO III  One week away from the NJCAA National Championships being held in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the Pima Community College cross country teams will need to be at maximum strength and depth to put forth competitive efforts on Nov. 9. They took a step in that direction on Oct. 28, when Pima hosted […]

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Downtown Tucson enjoys renaissance

October 31, 2013

By BETO HOYOS Not long ago, downtown Tucson went silent at the end of the workday. When the white-collar community of the city’s urban core clocked out, an eerie vibe of desolation clocked in. During the last five years, however, Tucsonans have seen an abundance of downtown commercial reconstruction and developments. Downtown Tucson has added […]

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Unique events fill November calendar

October 31, 2013

Celtic Festival/Scottish Highland Games: Nov. 1-3   The festival celebrates the cultures and heritages of Scotland, Ireland and Wales with musical performances, vendor booths, bagpipes, athletics and a dance stage. It also hosts games, jumping castles, storytelling, crafts and a petting zoo.   Friday is Pub Night from 5-10 p.m. Pub admission costs $5. Saturday […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs advance in playoffs with win over Mesa

October 31, 2013

BY JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team defeated Mesa Community College 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 28. Pima freshman Arturo Vega scored the game’s first goal in the 37th minute. Freshman Luis Valenzuela tacked on another one in the 65th minute. “This is something we’ve work for […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

October 31, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus has high expectations for his players this season. Coming off a 17-15 record and a trip to regionals last year, he expects them to take the next step. “I feel like the work we have put in since June in the weight room and […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Pima fighting for final playoff spot

October 31, 2013

By BETO HOYOS  The Pima Community College volleyball team is seeking the final spot in the Region I, Division II playoffs as the Aztecs head into their last game of the regular season at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Nov. 1. Pima beat Chandler-Gilbert in four sets earlier this month at the West Campus. On Oct. […]

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FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

October 31, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College football team fell to New Mexico Military Institute 51-28 on Oct. 19 in the final regular game of the season. “We just didn’t show up,” head coach Pat Nugent said. “I don’t know if it was the long travel time or what, but we didn’t bring it.” New […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs advance to second round of playoffs

October 31, 2013

By DIEGO LOZANO III   The Pima Community College women’s soccer team won the first round of playoffs Oct. 29 with an upset victory over No. 3 Scottsdale Community College.   The Aztecs will play Oct. 31 at No. 2 Chandler-Gilbert Community College in the Region I, Division I semifinals.   In the Oct. 29 […]

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TOP 10 Military history books

October 31, 2013

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Military history is a diverse topic, about which many books have been written. Any attempt to compile a comprehensive top 10 list is pointless. Instead, here are 10 books I’ve found to be entertaining, important or both. 10. “The Greatest Raid of All” – By C.E. Lucas Phillips This is the gripping […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: My NFL mid-season report card

October 31, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  At the start of each NFL season, all fans have high hopes for their teams. Now that we have hit the halfway point of the season, we see where teams really stand.  As is true every season, some teams have exceeded expectations and some haven’t. Teams that exceeded expectations have fans believing […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Skate Country wheeling out fun

October 31, 2013

By DANA BOYD Colorful lights dance across a wide floor, glimmering on a room full of adventure. Skate Country, a roller rink on Tucson’s far east side, opened its doors in 1972. The rink still works hard to bring wholesome family entertainment to Tucsonans. “We are keenly aware of the times and what the public […]

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