Day: March 13, 2014

PCC tuition increasing by $5 per credit

March 13, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College students will pay more for classes next semester, after the college’s governing board voted to increase tuition during its March 12 meeting. The board members heard from administrators, students and community members before voting 4-1 to raise tuition by $5 per credit hour for in-state students. David Bea, PCC’s head […]

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Bill would cut Arizona library funds

March 13, 2014

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Arizona legislators recently introduced a bill that could slash the operating budget of Pima County’s public libraries by approximately $5.4 million. If House Bill 2379 is signed into Arizona law in its original language, Pima County will be forced to close 10 library centers, layoff 46 full-time employees and reduce […]

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Spring break on a budget

March 13, 2014

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Pima Community College’s spring break is March 17-23, which means we’ll all soon be jetting off to Cancun, Honolulu or some other resort destination. What? You’re not going to Hawaii or Mexico? Neither am I. I can’t afford to go anywhere exotic, and I’m not alone. What I can do is offer […]

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Faculty opposes late registration

March 13, 2014

By EBONY STOGLIN The Pima Community College Faculty Senate is still pushing to eliminate late registration despite setbacks. The Faculty Senate first voted to eliminate late registration, except with faculty approval, on Feb. 1, 2013. The group had hoped the new rule would go into effect for the Fall 2014 semester. Due to delays, the […]

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Pima still facing hiring troubles

March 13, 2014

By SHAQ DAVIS Quincy L. Moore, who was recently hired to a vice president position at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus, was let go Feb. 18, just six weeks after his appointment. Moore was paid $5,000 by the college to relocate from Ohio, and his contract ran until June of this year. He beat out […]

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Novelist has Pima roots

March 13, 2014

 By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS Former Pima Community College student Nancy E. Turner is among the many celebrated authors leading workshops at the Tucson Festival of books. Turner’s latest novel, “My Name Is Resolute,” follows a young woman who is sold into slavery and abducted from her home in the Caribbean. She winds up in colonial America […]

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GOLF: Men take fourth, women look to nationals

March 13, 2014

By NICK MEYERS Pima Community College’s golf teams are holding on to consistent tournament play but keeping their eyes set on bigger goals. The men’s team improved upon last tournament’s sixth place finish while the women steered a steady course towards the national championship. Men’s team takes fourth place in Pima Invitational The Aztecs were […]

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The Word: What are your plans for spring break?

March 13, 2014

“I’m going to Disneyland with friends.” Christopher Corrington Major: Business “I will be studying for my veterinary tech exam.” Christina Andrews Major: Veterinary Technician “I will probably spend some time with my girlfriend.” Eric McNeely Major: Anthropology “I’m going to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.” Tyrene Daoey Major: Nursing “Calculus and chemistry […]

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Track runner sets gaze on the future

March 13, 2014

By NICK MEYERS Mexico native Sandra Araiza left Hermosillo, Sonora, with dreams of becoming a biomedical engineer. The 19-year-old international student is now in her second semester at Pima Community College, on her way to doing just that. Araiza’s interest in medicine began in high school. During her senior year, her class visited hospitals to […]

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MY TUCSON: It’s not spring without spring training

March 13, 2014

By JOSE SANTIAGO III With Major League Baseball’s opening day right around the corner, now is the time when all the cold-weather teams head down to Arizona and Florida for spring training. When I was a kid, I always looked forward to watching the Diamondbacks, White Sox and Rockies play during spring training in Tucson. […]

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SOFTBALL: Struggles continue

March 13, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The struggles continued for Pima Community College’s softball team March 11 as the Aztecs took on Western Arizona College and dropped both games of a doubleheader. The Aztecs lost the first game 6-5. Freshman Celina Martinez took the loss after pitching in relief dropping her record to 2-7. Sophomore Valerie Luera went […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs continue winning ways

March 13, 2014

By JOSE SANTIAGO III The Pima Community College baseball team defeated Chandler-Gilbert Community College March 11, improving its record to 16-10. Sophomore Kellen Marruffo went 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and two walks. Sophomores A.J. Acosta and Juan Gamez and freshmen Travis Chavez contributed RBIs and at least two hits each. On March 8, […]

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TENNIS: Teams begin conference play

March 13, 2014

BY ZACH ARMENTA  Pima Community College men and women’s tennis teams started their season with tough tests. The women’s team lost 6-3 on March 10 against San Diego Mesa College in California. PCC lost all three doubles, scoring in just two games. At No. 1 doubles, sophomores Amy Beeston and Cayla Cordova lost 8-1. No. […]

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SportKore website promises fitness fun

March 13, 2014

By JAMIE VERWYS The necessity of regular fitness is undisputed. A weekly total of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity reduces the risk of health problems, according to physical activity guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a world crowded with midterms and work hours, how does the average student […]

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GOLF: Women set sight on nationals, Men take fourth

March 13, 2014

By NICK MEYERS Pima Community College’s golf teams are holding on to consistent tournament play but keeping their eyes set on bigger goals. The men’s team improved upon last tournament’s sixth place finish while the women steered a steady course towards the national championship. Men’s team takes fourth place in Pima Invitational The Aztecs were […]

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