Day: January 28, 2016

Enrollment continues to fall

January 28, 2016

By BRYAN OROZCO Enrollment at Pima Community College continues to fall despite efforts made by the college to draw in more students. According to Pima spokesperson Libby Howell, enrollment has dropped down from nearly 63,000 students in 2011 to less than 50,000 students in 2014. That is about a 21 percent drop. One student, Anna […]

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Global Peers welcomes fresh foreign faces

January 28, 2016

By MOE IRISH Studying abroad can be an enlightening, yet overwhelming experience, particularly in the beginning. Adjusting to the physical and cultural differences can be a challenge. Add some possible language barriers into the mix and it is a potential cocktail for stress. Luckily for the exchange students starting here this spring, Pima has launched […]

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Success Stories: PCC grad premieres movie at Loft

January 28, 2016

By JASON WEIR The red carpet was out and cameras were flashing at the Loft Cinema on Jan. 21 during the premiere of Pima Community College graduate Christopher Carter’s new movie, “Overwatch.” The event had a Hollywood feel in Tucson, with the stars and attendees dressed up and having their pictures taken. Like many independent […]

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Stomping Grounds: Mi Nidito a tasty tradition

January 28, 2016

By KATTA MAPES I know better than to go to Mi Nidito during lunch or dinner hours if I don’t want to wait 30 minutes for a table. But it is well worth planning my afternoon to arrange a late lunch or early dinner. Obviously I’m not the only one who loves the food at […]

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‘BROADEN THE APERTURE:’ Expressing photography in a new lens

January 28, 2016

By ALYSSA RAMER A naked woman holds prickly pear pads in a black and white photograph. In another, she caresses a cotton plant along the back of her neck. Visual artist Karen Hymer, who manages the photo lab at Pima Community College’s West Campus, created the images using photogravure etching on polymer plates. Her work, […]

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Track team builds champs

January 28, 2016

By MICKEY RAY LAMB The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track teams have garnered an impressive reputation for themselves. “We aren’t just out here coaching athletes, we are in the business of building champions,” Associate Head Coach Chad Harrison said. The Aztecs set an impressive 15 qualifying marks to begin the 2016 season at […]

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THE WORD: Have you ever littered and why?

January 28, 2016

Photos and interviews by D.R Williams on West Campus   “When I was younger. I just never gave it a second thought.” Ashitari Perez  Major: Photography   “I don’t litter. I pick up trash when I go hiking if I see it. “ Charles Loy Major: Arts and Entertainment   “Never. I’ve always tried to pick […]

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Aztecs ignite the court with pair of upsets

January 28, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER Since Dec. 9, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team (12-9, 7-6 in ACCAC) have compiled an 8-5 record including a 91-85 upset over No. 16 Arizona Western College on Jan. 6 since our last publication. The Aztecs upset No. 18 Phoenix College on the road on Jan. 23. Pima held a […]

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Phoenix college snaps Aztec win streak

January 28, 2016

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (17-4, 11-2 in ACCAC) went on an 11 game win streak since our last publication. The Aztecs Jan. 23 loss and Dec. 5 loss at Eastern Arizona College surrounded an impressive 11 game win streak. The Aztecs don’t have another regular season game against Phoenix […]

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Veteran players stepping up to plate

January 28, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER Pima Community College’s baseball team aims to rebound from a dismal 2015 season after finishing with a 24-27 overall record and 17-23 in conference play. After dropping the first two games last season to South Mountain Community College, the Aztecs were hit-and-miss throughout the season and missed the playoffs. However, the 2016 […]

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From The Editor: We Are The Bold Voices Of Pima

January 28, 2016

By JAMIE VERWYS It feels like we have been back to the hard work, new challenges and old friends of the spring semester for weeks already. Maybe it’s because the news doesn’t rest, so the senior members of the Aztec Press have already conducted interviews, found new leads and gotten comfortable back in the newsroom. […]

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Ignorance is bliss

January 28, 2016

By AUDRIE FORD In 2014 Rasmussen Reports, a public polling company, found that 83 percent of possible voters thought Americans were not informed voters. However, I believe that voters in the United States can be trusted to make the right decisions as long as they have the right information. Palatable information should be the focus […]

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Pima sets sights on national championship

January 28, 2016

By JASON WEIR With the goal of a national championship, the Pima Community College softball team will open its 2016 season on Jan. 29 at the CSN Kickoff Classic in Henderson, Nev. Head coach Armando Quiroz notes the Aztecs are freshmen-heavy, with 11 true freshmen and one red-shirt freshman. That means the Aztecs will look […]

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PCC tightens financial aid claims

January 28, 2016

“Unfortunately, our office had not been monitoring and enforcing students’ progress as the federal regulations stipulate.” Norma Navarro-Castellanos, Financial Aid Director By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College’s financial aid department has been working to identify and resolve problem areas in Title IV funding awarded to students. On Jan. 11, the college released an outside consultant’s […]

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‘Vagina Monologues’ welcomes Pima actors for March 31 show

January 28, 2016

By S. PAUL BRYAN Pima Community College’s West campus is putting on a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Thursday, March 31, at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. An open casting call and information meeting regarding this upcoming show, and its need for cast members, is Tuesday, Feb 2 at 3 p.m. in […]

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