Day: September 15, 2016

PCC awaits accreditation ‘focus visit’

September 15, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College’s long struggle to maintain its accreditation may be coming to an end, according to college officials. The Higher Learning Commission will make a “focus visit” to all PCC campuses Sept. 26-27. Its governing board will then meet in February 2017 to review Pima’s accreditation status. The HLC is an […]

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THE WORD: Did you have any trouble with financial aid this semester?

September 15, 2016

Photos and interviews by Casey Muse Jr. and Nick Trujillo on West Campus   “The only problem I had was transferring my financial aid from Tohano O’odham (Community College) to Pima.” Devante Howard Major: Astronomy “Yes, I have had to drop a class I really wanted to take because my financial aid says that it […]

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FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Dive right in to lifelong learning

September 15, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA If you saw me around Tucson this summer, congratulations! You probably learned how to float on your back and swim enough to keep you and your family off the evening news. See, I work as a swim teacher/instructor/coach/guru during the summer. Since I’m pretty good at it, I’ve moved up the swimming […]

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Retirees battle cancer, family tragedy

September 15, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA Two Pima Community College retirees have fallen on hard times and are seeking help from the community they served for so long. David Bass Former writing instructor David Bass was recently diagnosed with a form of terminal liver cancer. Bass taught at PCC for nearly 29 years, mostly at the Downtown Campus. […]

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Guns not the answer to campus violence

September 15, 2016

By TRAVIS BRAASCH   There might be a noticeable change among students attending the University of Texas at Austin this fall. Many will be carrying concealed firearms.   The Campus Carry law, which narrowly passed the Texas legislature, allows students attending state universities to carry handguns to classes and around campus. The only exceptions are […]

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Best Bets

September 15, 2016

Fall in love with these September events Compiled by Katelyn Roberts With the anticipation of crisper air and lower temperatures, September offers a selection of cultural festivals and special events sure to please everyone from beer connoisseurs to theater buffs.   Arizona Underground Film Festival Sept. 16-24 Arizona Underground Film Festival will screen international and […]

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For whom should I vote?

September 15, 2016

By MICHEAL ROMERO   This November, I plan to fulfill my duty as an American and cast my vote in the presidential election.   I turned 18 in the middle of Obama’s second term and, while I would have chosen him, I had no say in the matter. Now, I’d like to help pick the […]

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Education: Quantity or quality?

September 15, 2016

By JERRY H. GILL   What would we think if after a Beethoven concert different people stood and hollered out “7” or “9”?   Or if, as you walked through an art museum, various people were muttering “definitely a 10” or “only a 6” as they stood before a Rembrandt or Picasso?   Or, at […]

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Punk band evolves but holds onto DIY ethic

September 15, 2016

By TRAVIS BRAASCH While many musicians and bands continue to create music in the same vein as when they first started, Ceremony has broken free from the constraints of hardcore punk and continues to evolve with each new release. Ceremony started in Rohnert Park, California, in the early 2000s. The group released its first EP, […]

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Pima hires new police chief

September 15, 2016

BY BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College hired Christopher Albers as chief of police effective Aug. 22, after a selection committee named him its top choice. The position became vacant in June 2015 after former PCC police chief Manny Amado retired. Michelle Nieuwenhuis served as acting police chief, and has returned to her previous position as […]

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Bernal Gallery exhibit features artwork by 16 PCC instructors

September 15, 2016

By ASHLEY MUNOZ A Pima Community College faculty exhibit at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery spotlights the artwork of Greg Loumeau, Michael Nolan and Mano Sotelo.   Other featured arts instructors include Mariana Carreras, Joseph Dal Pra, Matthias Düwel, Patti Gardiner, Dennis Landry, Barbara Jo McLaughlin, Christina McNearney, Laura Milkins, Ann Simmons-Myers, Reinhard Pawlicki, Nancy […]

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PRETTY TIED UP: A love, sex and relationships advice column … written for your pleasure

September 15, 2016

    By S. PAUL BRYAN   Prior to your falling in love with this column and therefore reading every word insatiably, I’d like to let you know a bit about this column and about me, your trusty love, sex and relationship adviser.   This is an open column. No rules, no judgment and nothing […]

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TOP 10: Summer blockbusters of last decade

September 15, 2016

By MELINA CASILLAS   Another summer has come and gone, and so have some of the year’s biggest movies. Summer blockbusters are highly anticipated, bringing in big bucks and featuring even bigger actors and actresses.   One single year doesn’t have 10 top movies, so here are the best summer blockbusters of the past decade: […]

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Saguaro National Park honors southwest icon

September 15, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS   There are few places in the country where you can go from mid-city to national park in 30 minutes. Tucson happens to be one of them. Saguaro National Park is split between two districts. The east district sits in the Rincon Mountains while the west district is located in the Tucson […]

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Horoscopes

September 15, 2016

By DAVID PUJOL   Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22) I’d like to say thank you, Virgo. It might not be said as often as it should be but know we’re thankful for you! Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t praised for your kindness. If life gets too hard, become an artist.   Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. […]

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