Day: February 2, 2017

PCC student carves path to possibilities

February 2, 2017

By BRITTANY MATTOX The smell of roasted coffee beans infuses the air of a local Starbucks, on a gorgeous Tucson morning. Behind an HP laptop, sits one Pima Community College student who’s unlike the rest. Luis Ateca, 28, may seem like an ordinary student, but his journey to PCC has been different from most of […]

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TENNIS: Ticket to nationals guaranteed for women’s team

February 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Going to the ACCAC nationals will be as easy as showing up, for the women’s tennis team. “The girls are excited because they’re going to play nationals for sure,” head coach Ian Esquer said. The same can’t be said for the men’s team, as it will have to qualify in the top […]

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TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records, set four qualifiers

February 2, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS Jan. 27-28: Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational With their first meet out of the way, Pima Community College’s track and field returned from the Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational with two new records and six nations qualifying marks. WOMEN’S The women’s competition resulted in two new Pima records when freshman Rhiannon Bearup took third […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Trump: ‘yuge’ sports guy

February 2, 2017

  By CASEY MUSE JR.  Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. As split as society may be, we must try to make the best of the situation and educate ourselves about our new commander in chief. Sports have a knack for making anyone […]

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SOFTBALL: Aztecs continue to establish program

February 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR After a promising non-conference start to the season, the Pima Community College softball team opened conference play with a split at Arizona Western College in Yuma. The No. 18-ranked Aztecs were held scoreless in the first game, but rallied in the second to take a 5-4 victory. In the first game, […]

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Lower temps bring howling good time

February 2, 2017

By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s the best time of year in Tuscon. The heater is out of commission, in lower altitudes we have temporary rivers along the outskirts of town, go a little higher there’s pools and waterfalls still within sight of the mighty saguaro forests. The storms that lingered throughout town during Jan. 20-22 had […]

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Christian Youth Theater stages ‘Charlie Brown’

February 2, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Christian Youth Theater will stage its production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Feb. 3-5 in the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The young actors are divided into two casts of 22 performers. […]

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Lethal offense gets Pima back on track

February 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team rode a six-game winning streak during winter break. The team suffered its first loss during a road contest with Cochise College on Jan. 7, and then dropped three straight games from there. The Aztecs’ second-half performances were their downfall. With school back in session, […]

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Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

February 2, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will host an art exhibit titled “Stillness” through March 5. Bernal Gallery, under the direction of curator David Andres, is located on the West Campus in the Center for the Arts complex. A reception will be held on Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. and […]

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Here’s a tip

February 2, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER Tip. Your. Server. It’s discouraging to find a table left filthy and penniless after the patrons ran you ragged for extra ranch dressing and fourth refills of Dr Pepper. I understand the minimum wage has gone up along with prices at certain restaurants, with minimum wage for servers going from $5.05 to […]

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Wage bill makes small ripples for PCC

February 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   Federal work-study helps many Pima Community College students earn income while balancing their school work. Alex Velarde is one of those students. After Arizona voters passed Proposition 206 last year, Velarde and other minimum wage workers saw their pay increase from $8.05 to $10 an hour on Jan. 1. The minimum […]

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BY THE NUMBERS – Relationships

February 2, 2017

Compiled by Elise Stahl 40 million Number of Americans who use dating sites. 53 Percentage of people who think a smile is the most attractive feature. 44 Percentage of Americans who are single (as of 2015). 43 Percentage of people who have Googled a potential partner before their first date. 40 Percentage of single people […]

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February 2, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima County Community College Board of Governors meetings are generally dull as dirt. It’s just short of a rule. Watching paint dry is a cinematic experience compared to your average board meeting. Which is why, at the Board of Governors first meeting on Jan. 11, I was so surprised to see a […]

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Legislature kills ethnic studies proposal

February 2, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ   The Arizona legislature has scrapped a proposal to punish universities and community colleges for offering ethnic studies and “social justice” courses. After stirring up controversy and garnering national attention, the bill proposed by Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, was denied a hearing by House Education Committee chairman Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix. Boyer confirmed that […]

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BEST BETS

February 2, 2017

Snuggle up to fun February events Compiled by Erik Medina February is the month of love and relationships. Don’t know how to celebrate? Here are some events suitable for both couples and singles. Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Through Feb.12 More than 40 shows set up across the city in tent, hotels and exhibit […]

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