Day: May 8, 2014

Multi-talented student works multimedia

May 8, 2014

By SHANA ROSE Ruth Spies is a woman who wears many different hats, with talents ranging from music to video production. While being enrolled at Pima Community College, she doesn’t let the responsibilities of homework tie her down. Spies is a non-traditional student at PCC, a University of Arizona graduate class of ‘84, a band […]

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‘Dance Fusion’ performances set May 9-10

May 8, 2014

By EBONY STOGLIN Classic will meet contemporary when Pima Community College dance program director Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner directs “Dance Fusion” concerts May 9-10. “The choreography and the music both reflect the theme of dance fusion, fusing elements and styles together creating a unique blend of art onstage,” Gonçalves-Shaner said. Performances will embrace current, contemporary and classical […]

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A buddy for study

May 8, 2014

By JAY BECKER-NORMAN Move over Vyvanse, there’s a new supplement on the block: prescription-less Study Buddy. Most college students have heard of “smart drugs” like Adderall, Vyvanse and Focalin used as study aids. A prescription by a medical professional is required, since the controlled substances are commonly used for ADHD patients. College students have found […]

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Graduation speaker applies philosophy

May 8, 2014

By NICHOLAS QUIHUIS Athanasia Chalkiopolous strives to be an “inspirational warrior” and an enthusiast of a better future for everyone. These are a few of the qualities that led to Chalkiopolous being chosen as Pima Community College’s 2014 commencement speaker. Chalkiopolous applies one of her favorite Greek philosopher’s principles — Aristotle’s principle of collective happiness […]

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‘Dead Meat’ premieres May 19-20

May 8, 2014

By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS A sleepy western town occupied by colorful characters is shaken from its slumber when a stranger appears and a curse wreaks destruction. This is the premise of “Dead Meat,” a gore-filled tale just wrapped by Pima Community College advanced cinematography students. The horror-western will premiere during free screenings May 19-20 at 7 […]

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Multicultural Convocation honors grads

May 8, 2014

By LOC TRAN Pima Community College’s 2014 graduates celebrated academic achievements and diversity at a Multicultural Convocation on May 1. Aaron Dinius, Jennifer Goudeau and Michael Joseph Hernandez were selected as student speakers from more than a dozen applicants. Lucia Cavallo, who will graduate with an associate degree in applied science and business management, read […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Titan Missile Museum one of a kind

May 8, 2014

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Mutual assured destruction. The phrase is chilling, yet this is the strategic doctrine adhered to by the United States and its adversaries in the Soviet Union (and later Russia) from the mid-1950s to this day. Mutual assured destruction is the idea that a nuclear war is unwinnable because both sides possess enough […]

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Soto brings mojo to tennis teammates

May 8, 2014

By ZACH AMENTA Pima Community College sophomore Brian Soto is an athlete, student and father. The Arizona native is 33 years old, making him the oldest player on the men’s tennis team, but his age doesn’t show when he competes. Soto is the father of three girls: 8-year-old Belani, 4-year-old Bella and 11-month-old Bryanna. Belani […]

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Pima readies for HLC visit

May 8, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is addressing probation by posting a draft of its Self-Study Report online on May 12. The report is the next phase of the process as Pima moves to emerge from sanctions imposed by the Higher Learning Commission last year. The HLC noted numerous deficiencies in leadership and a “culture […]

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SOFTBALL: Season ends in regional championship game

May 8, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College softball season came to an end May 10 at Arizona Western College in Yuma. The Aztecs finished the season with a 29-30 record. No. 4 seed PCC reached the championship series of the Region I, Division I tournament playoffs but fell 6-0 to No. 1 AWC in the first […]

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Executive retires after inquiry

May 8, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON An administrator who served at Pima Community College for more than two decades has decided to retire following an investigation into misconduct. Former Desert Vista Campus president Johnson Bia made the announcement May 1. His last day at PCC will be June 3. The college interviewed a woman who filed a complaint, […]

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THE WORD: Where’s your dream vacation?

May 8, 2014

  Interviews and photos by Ebony Stoglin at Desert Vista Campus   “Brazil. I think the culture is really beautiful.” Alejandra Flores Major: Nursing “Probably Germany. I grew up there and I haven’t been there in a while.” Michael Larsen Major: Nursing “I’d go to Hawaii. I have a cousin that lives over there and […]

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Northwest Campus dedicates building

May 8, 2014

By WILL WILLCOXSON Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 24 for its new 48,000-square-foot instructional building. “This has been a long time coming,” Northwest Campus Acting President Darla Zirbes said. “We are eager for students to enjoy learning in a bright, new space that is as modern and well-equipped as […]

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Be courteous, follow concert etiquette rules

May 8, 2014

By ROBERT HERNANDEZ The lights go off and the opener is about to come on. Your excitement goes through the roof. The experience is then ruined because the crowd doesn’t follow unofficial concert etiquette. It’s annoying to pay $30-50 for a concert only to be disappointed. To make sure your or someone else’s experience isn’t […]

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Romantic love: A neuronic narcotic

May 8, 2014

By RACHEL WHITE Of all the highs, synthetic and otherwise, love is our favorite drug. Metaphysically speaking, “romantic love” is an obsessive connection, consuming people with optimism to form a romanticized view of reality. Characterized primarily by extreme craving, intense motivation and compulsive thinking, the intoxicating effects of infatuation mimic that of an obsessive-compulsive mind […]

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