RSSArchive for 2017

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

By EDDIE CELAYA On April 6 the United States attacked Syria with tomahawk missiles. I can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of such a move by this particular administration. To start off, let’s get something out of the way. What the Syrian government is being accused of under the rule of Bashar al-Assad is deplorable […]

Caring isn't sharing

Caring isn’t sharing

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO For next fall, I have committed to move into a house with five other people. To complicate this, I am an only child. Whenever I tell people I’m an only child, most look me up and down, roll their eyes and assume I get everything I want. Being an only child, I […]

Don't cut EPA funds

Don’t cut EPA funds

By RENE ESCOBAR Since his presidency began, President Donald Trump has signed 19 executive orders for varied reasons. One stands out to me as the destroyer of former president Barrack Obama’s legacy. That action came March 28, when Trump signed an order to cut Environmental Protection Agency funds by one fourth. He would trim roughly […]

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (18-28, 9-25 ACCAC) has seen better days this  season. In their game against Paradise Valley CC, April 18, both sophomore Miguel Figueroa and head coach James Hisey were ejected after arguing with the umpires about a call. April 8: PCC 5, AWC 11/ PCC 4, AWC 9 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

  Pima Community College administrators, unfortunately with the support of the Board of Governors and faculty, are incompetent with a focus on their own aggrandizement at the expense of PCC students. Witness the recent increase in student tuition to support a financially bloated administration and faculty, notwithstanding a 30-plus percent decline in student enrollment within […]

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO This year I dropped the ball as the web editor. I didn’t make daily updates. I didn’t change the website. I didn’t inspire people to, either. What I did was just take a title that had a lot responsibility and throw it down the drain. However, next year will be different. Next […]

You have to climb to be king of the rock

You have to climb to be king of the rock

If you come from a different part of the country or even spent significant time out of town, you can appreciate the mountain views in every direction we Tucsonans get to enjoy year round. At the same time, it would be a shame to let the mountains remain simply a distant view from the city. […]

Student artwork on display

Student artwork on display

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Pima Community College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will continue through May 5 in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at the West Campus Center for the Arts. Students from all six campuses are represented in the exhibition, which displays 69 works of art. Another 39 student pieces are on display at the […]

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

By ELISE STAHL Of all the words to describe Liz Pennington, the new member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team, “college dropout” would likely not come to mind. But Pennington, a graduating Pima student who will transfer to the University of Arizona to complete her studies, once dropped out of that […]

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

By DAVID SKINNER The Pima Community College teams will have the chance to compete in the NJCAA Division I championship in Garden City, Kansas, on May 5.   MEN’S TEAM April 9-10: PCC invitational The Aztecs finished just two strokes behind Mesa Community College and eight strokes behind South Mountain Community College, which ended up […]

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After both of Pima Community College teams closed out regular season play, they then went to play in the regional tournament at the Paseo Rcquet Center in Glendale. MEN’S TEAM April 6: PCC 9, Glendale CC 0 In the final regular season home match, the men’s tennis team (4-3, 3-3 ACCAC) dominated its […]

Vegetarian meals can be creative

Vegetarian meals can be creative

By ERIK MEDINA My first time dining at Tasteful Kitchen was by chance. A group of friends and myself were planning to dine out, but we were tired of the usual chain restaurants. Someone had the idea of eating vegetarian. Unsure at first, we decided to look up local restaurants. Tasteful Kitchen popped up. The […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

By KATELYN ROBERTS With spring’s 80-degree days, it couldn’t be a finer time in Tucson to celebrate what makes the city so quirky, cultural and fun. Pima County Fair: April 20-30 Pima County’s annual fair takes place at the Pima County Fairgrounds,11300 S. Houghton Road. Activities include a stock auction, carnival rides and more than […]

Horoscope

Horoscope

By DAKOTA FINCHER  Aries (March 21-April 19) Taking risks is your specialty. Go ahead and do what you’ve been wanting. Just don’t get too cocky with it. No one likes a showoff.  Taurus (April 20-May 20) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you’re exactly it. Take that skill with you always, because […]