Day: February 24, 2015

THE WORD: What inspired you to return to school?

February 24, 2015

Interviews and photos at Downtown Campus by Emery Nicoletti  

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FIRST BITE: A Purple Tree Paradise

February 24, 2015

Editor’s note: Pima Community College has replaced made-to-order cafeteria lines with food trucks. Aztec Press reporters are investigating the new options with fork (or spoon) in hand. By TANISHA KNUTZEN Purple Tree is the latest food truck parking at Pima Community College campuses. The new addition caters to students looking to grab a refreshing bite […]

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East Campus hosts astronomy program

February 24, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College’s East Campus invites guests to explore the galaxy in their Astronomy for All series. Their debut event will take place Feb. 25 at the East Campus Community Room and observatory. Megan Reiter, a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, will present a lecture […]

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Speakers’ Series returns March 3

February 24, 2015

By KIT B. FASSLER Pima Community College biology instructor Theodore G. Manno will discuss “Social Behavior of Prairie Dogs and Ground Squirrels” March 3 in the second installment of the spring semester Speakers’ Series. Manno will share his findings on social interactions, mating behaviors and natural history of prairie dogs and squirrels. He has studied […]

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Student vets left in the dust

February 24, 2015

By PABLO ESPINOSA Pima Community College student veteran George Burdelte, who spent 10 years in the Navy and Army, depends on his veteran’s benefits to make ends meet. He is still waiting for this semester’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The delay in payments left him with a negative bank account balance. His car has been […]

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New ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot sparks gender controversy

February 24, 2015

By DANYELLE KHMARA Nerds everywhere are protesting the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, starring—gasp—women! Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) will direct the “Ghostbusters” remake, which is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016. The film will star comedians Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The news has spawned an onslaught of opinions, from advocates of female […]

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One is never too old to learn

February 24, 2015

By EMERY NICOLETTI Tenny Tenka, 63, sits upright, knees together, back arched and not quite touching the chair, seemingly positioned in the very manner of a proper Chinese lady. The Pima Community College student made her way to the United States from Indonesia in 2010 after the death of her husband, leaving behind her entire […]

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Actors enjoy ‘tightly knit’ ensemble

February 24, 2015

By ALYSSA RAMER Trademark silliness will be on display Feb. 26 through March 8 as the Pima Community College arts department presents Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at the West Campus Proscenium Theatre. A cast of 23 students will perform. The Aztec Press interviewed two, Kainon Bachtel and Maria Gawne. Bachtel said playing Sir Robin will be […]

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Pima News

February 24, 2015

Massage clinic appointments open The Student Massage Clinic at Northwest Campus offers 50-minute massages for students, employees and the general public. Sessions are $10 for PCC employees and students, and $20 for the public. The clinic is available Friday afternoons at the times listed below: Jan. 31-March 14  2:05 and 3:10 p.m. March 28-May 16  1, […]

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Registar aims to serve students

February 24, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Warm Tucson winters were just one element that led Yolanda Espinoza from Colorado to Pima Community College. With 29 years of experience in higher education, Espinoza brings developed skills and a passion for students to the position of director of admissions and records/registrar. “I was looking for a new challenge, and I […]

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Best Bets

February 24, 2015

Compiled by Katie Stewart Vacio Upcoming events ranging from the rodeo parade to a steam punk convention adopting a western theme, but other festivals emphasize peace and artistic endeavors. La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo: Feb. 21-March 1  Events from rodeo competitions to barn dances will take place at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. […]

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EDITORIAL: Pima needs to find balance

February 24, 2015

Perhaps not surprisingly, Pima Community College maintains its position between a rock and a hard place. With a constricting budget and distractions brought on through various audits, the college has found little time to focus on students. That has to change. Students are the ones who have the most to lose. In this issue, we […]

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Rodeo By the Numbers

February 24, 2015

Compiled by Nick Meyers and Katie Stewart Vacio 90* Years since first Tucson Rodeo. Over 200*** Number of floats entered in the Tucson Rodeo Parade each year. 300*** Participants in the first Tucson Rodeo Parade in 1925. 650* Estimated number of human contestants in Tucson Rodeo. 1,000* Estimated number of horse participants at Tucson Rodeo. 2,000* Estimated number of […]

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There are no gay flags in foxholes

February 24, 2015

A gay-friendly flag on display at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has been in the news lately. A wounded Iraq war veteran argued on his social media blog that the flag illegally parodies the American flag, violating Title 4 of the U.S. Code regarding flag etiquette. His comments reveal a more sinister edge when he cites […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima ending season strong

February 24, 2015

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (18-12, 10-12 in ACCAC) will be the No. 3 seed heading into the tournament. They will face Tohono O’Odham in the first round of the tournament. Pima previously dropped both of their regular season games against Tohono O’Odham this season. The Aztecs dropped their last game […]

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