Day: May 5, 2016

Film festival brings international flair

May 5, 2016

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The world arrived in Tucson last month, courtesy of the Arizona International Film Festival. AIFF took place from April 14 to May 1 at The Screening Room, located downtown at 127 E. Congress St. Over the course of the festival’s 25 years, 95 countries have submitted films. “We received over 800 submissions […]

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Softball: Aztecs have score to settle

May 5, 2016

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College softball team finished second to Phoenix College in last year’s tournament. They won the first two games, one against Phoenix, and needed only one more win for the title but lost two straight games to the Phoenix Bears. “Our sophomores and coaches still have a bitter taste,” head […]

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International trade key to state growth

May 5, 2016

Future leaders discuss cross-border trade issues  EDITORS’ NOTE: Because this story is international in scope, Aztec Press is offering it in Spanish as well as English. By KATTA MAPES For more than 50 years, the Arizona Town Hall group has reached out to its members across the state to involve them in civil discourse on […]

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PCC film instructor: a student of legends

May 5, 2016

By ELLIE BAYLY Scorsese. Stone. Coppola. Primack? Bret Primack rolls with legends, Pima Community College students and anyone else he meets. He is a man guided by his passions for film and jazz, but storytelling as a videographer and journalist is his stock-in-trade. “No matter what type of film or video it is, it’s always […]

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It’s game on for Desert Vista Gamer Club

May 5, 2016

By MICHEAL ROMERO Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a collection of game enthusiasts connect Playstation 4’s to Pima Community College Smart Boards, cover table tops with Yu-Gi-Oh trading card mats and plug in their laptops to an endless supply of electricity. They battle each other on any ground, with any game and […]

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Baseball finishes subpar season on winning note

May 5, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College baseball team (30-26, 17-23 in ACCAC) saw its regular season come to a close on April 30 after a doubleheader series split against Chandler-Gilbert Community College at the West Campus. Despite finishing above .500, it was a rough season for the Aztecs as they were unable to win […]

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Athletic trainers ‘first line’ in emergency situations

May 5, 2016

By AUDRIE FORD At Pima’s West Campus, within the fitness center, reside three employees who are in charge of the health and safety of all 400 current Pima athletes. These medical professionals see between 50 and 100 students daily and must attend to their needs on and off the field. Their names are April Jessee, […]

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Track and Field: PCC preparing for title

May 5, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in their final regular season events at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, CA on April 22-23. Sophomore Kelsey Montano finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 12.65 seconds. She broke a Pima school record as […]

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TOP 10 Best uses of ‘It’s a New Day’

May 5, 2016

By MICHEAL ROMERO In 1974, a band called Skull Snaps recorded its first and only album. One song on the self-titled record called “It’s a New Day” begins with one of the coldest drum breaks in the history of music. The first artist to sample the break was rapper Stezo in 1989, but many others […]

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Men’s team wins regional championship

May 5, 2016

By BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College men’s golf came back to the Old Pueblo with the NJCAA Region I, Division I Championship. The Aztecs won their second straight championship with a total of 1,179 (295-294-296-294) in the four-day tournament and won by 39 strokes in the final standings. “It was a great season,” head coach […]

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Athletic Voice: My greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

May 5, 2016

By BRYAN OROZCO When Kobe Bryant announced his retirement last year, a spectrum of emotions and thoughts flooded my mind. Bryant is often referred to only by his first name. His father decided to name him Kobe after seeing the Japanese beef on a menu. Throughout my life, Kobe bested both my beloved New York […]

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Horoscopes

May 5, 2016

By S. PAUL BRYAN Taurus (April 20-May 20) “Why do all balls look like they’re 150 years old?” -Whitney Cummings Think of the information you’ve absorbed this year. Try to figure out why we, as humans, haven’t found the answer to Ms. Cummings question. It’s a brain teaser. Happy birthday. Gemini (May 21-June 21) “College […]

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Men’s season comes to a close with loss

May 5, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Aztecs finished their season with a final record of 4-7 (2-4 in ACCAC) after losing in the first day of Region I Championships in singles and doubles. Freshman Marc Avalos lost his No. 1 singles match in a tough three-setter 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Dalton Reisig went down 6-1, 6-1 at […]

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Nationals await women’s team May 7-13

May 5, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team closed out the Region I Championships at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale on April 20. “I’m very proud of our runner-up finish at regionals this year,” head coach Gretchen Schantz said. The Aztecs advanced to eight of nine championship matches and finished in second […]

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Students to screen ‘La Llorona’ production

May 5, 2016

By ALYSSA RAMER Anyone who lives in Southern Arizona has without a doubt heard the legend of La Llorona. The weeping ghost, which figures prominently in Hispanic folklore, is said to be the tragic representation of a woman who lost her children (or drowned them, depending on the storyteller) and is cursed to wander the […]

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