Day: September 29, 2016

“FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE” Tucson Botanical Gardens lands major exhibit

September 29, 2016

By ROBYN ZELICKSON   On a sunny September Saturday, a construction crew from Pima Community College gathers in the Children’s Garden at Tucson Botanical Gardens to reconstruct a blockbuster exhibit. As the men labor in the hot sun, layers of a famous pyramid associated with artist Frida Kahlo appear. Exhibit curator David Klanderman sits in […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Autobahn satisfies need for speed

September 29, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS   Accelerating from red light to red light is not only irritating but hard on the environment. Sometimes you just have to buckle in, put the pedal to the metal and rev the battery up. Autobahn Indoor Raceway can scratch that adrenaline itch. Pre-race jitters start hitting your gut as you exit […]

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Recreational marijuana on Nov. 8 ballot

September 29, 2016

By BRITTNEY YOUNG   Whether for or against, most people have an opinion on the legalization of recreational marijuana. This fall, Arizona residents have a chance to vote on it. Fifty percent of registered Arizona voters support legalization, 40 percent are opposed and 10 percent are undecided, according to an August poll by Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite […]

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Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

September 29, 2016

By KATELYN ROBERTS Turn on your device. Connect to Wi-Fi. Plug into power. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait. It’s simplicity and ease in five steps. All you have to remember is your password. Whether it’s a quick software update or an app that helps you fight evil unicorns from entering your nightmares, almost all […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Teams earn fourth place at conference competition

September 29, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams each finished fourth at the ACCAC cross country championships on Sept. 23 at Villago Park in Casa Grande. In the men’s competition, sophomore David Fernandez accomplished the best finish for the Aztecs in the 8K race, placing seventh out of […]

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FOOTBALL: Pima survives early season test

September 29, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team played an extremely tight contest against Scottsdale Community College on Sept. 18, ultimately pulling out a one-point win. Each team traded blows in the high-scoring 34-33 game. The Aztecs (2-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) heavily utilized the passing game to stay competitive. Freshman quarterback Justin […]

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Accreditation visit brings Pima praise, scorn

September 29, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA   The Higher Learning Commission’s “focus visit” wrapped up Sept. 27 with a forum for invited community members. That meeting created little drama, unlike a more exclusive forum held between HLC reviewers and critics of the college earlier in the day. Reviewers were present on all PCC campuses throughout Monday, Sept. 26, […]

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Student Veterans of America seeks reboot

September 29, 2016

BY ARLAETH RAMIREZ Student Veterans of America, a national veterans organization, is re-energizing the veterans center in room RV150 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus. The organization, which started in 2008, has organized to protect the GI Bill from cutbacks. The bill benefits helps veterans cover costs of education or training. Air Force veteran Kyle […]

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SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Instructor talks will reveal insider tips of their trades

September 29, 2016

By KATELYN ROBERTS Trying to convince a professional photojournalist, psychology instructor and automotive guru to reveal tips of their trades might feel like a hopeless endeavor. Pima Community College’s free 2016 Fall Speakers’ Series will make those worlds available to guests during three talks. Each presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the PCC District […]

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PIMA NEWS

September 29, 2016

Downtown Campus to host voter registration drives Mi Familia Vota, a group that seeks to mobilize Latino voters, will hold a series of voter registration drives at Downtown Campus in the atrium of Room CC-115. Registrations will be Sept. 29, Oct. 4, Oct. 5 and Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact […]

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THE WORD: Do you feel involved with Desert Vista?

September 29, 2016

Photos and interviews by Nicholas Trujillo at Desert Vista Campus “The campus is really small and that’s what I like about it. It feels safe here. It feels like everyone here is more serious with what they want to do.” Elias Lopez Major: Welding               “I feel like I […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: Sept. 29-Oct. 12

September 29, 2016

Tucson Events Through Oct. 9: Mount Lemmon Oktoberfest, Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, 10300 Ski Run Road. Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: skithelemmon.com Through Nov. 13: “Frankenstein,” The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Tuesday-Thursday: 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Sunday: 3 p.m. and […]

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Nursing group plans fundraisers

September 29, 2016

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Student Nursing Association of Pima is holding a series of fundraisers to pay for a Pinning Ceremony. Each year’s nursing graduates must generate funds to finance the ceremony. “I witnessed it once and it’s kind of tear jerking,” SNAP public relations officer Kyyrstyn Schuldt said of the ceremony. “Your instructors are […]

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FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Welcome to our new-look Aztec Press

September 29, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA By now, I’m sure (I hope) you’ve recognized the new change. No, not the addition of Michael Strahan to the “Good Morning America” cast. Our new front-page masthead and layout. We think it looks great, and we think you’ll like it. We decided last semester to totally change the look of our […]

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Creating a knockin’ boots playlist, conquering intimacy avoidance

September 29, 2016

By S. PAUL BRYAN Dear Mr. Bryan: Music has ALWAYS been a driving point to my life. Many songs act as a time capsule to certain events in my life.  Having said that, who doesn’t enjoy making love to good music? The problem is “shuffle” on the phone can get you into trouble or quite frankly ruin […]

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