Day: February 16, 2017

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

February 16, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team is currently averaging 83.2 points per game, an improvement from the previous seasons 72.6 points per game average. The Aztecs have also improved their three-point accuracy, hitting 30.7 percent as opposed to 21.9 percent last season. Their overall field goal percentage has also seen a […]

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TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

February 16, 2017

By: KATELYN ROBERTS As Pima Community College presses on, Aztecs made five more national qualifying marks between the men’s and women’s teams at the Aztec Indoor Invitational. PCC hosted the tournament at West Campus. Records were also broken during the Arizona Indoor Invitational, hosted by Glendale Community College.   Feb. 3-4: Aztec Indoor Invitational WOMEN’S […]

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GOLF: Hong ties for first

February 16, 2017

By DAVID W. SKINNER The Pima Community College golf teams took a swing in two opening invitational’s held in Mesa and Scottsdale. Feb. 5-6: Mesa Invitational The women’s team finished in second overall, with Desiree Hong tieing for first in. The men’s team finished 10 strokes behind and placed sixth overall. Feb. 13-14: Scottsdale Invitational […]

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TENNIS: Team’s sweep openers

February 16, 2017

By: Nicholas Trujillo With a new coach at the helm for both Pima Community College tennis teams, Ian Esquer starts off his season 1-0, for the men’s and women’s teams. MEN’S Feb. 4: PCC 9, Imperial Valley 0 The men’s team earned a 9-0 sweep against Imperial Valley College. Fresman Francisco Sotelo swept his No. […]

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SOFTBALL: Aztecs looking for consistency during season start

February 16, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College softball team eased into the season with some key wins at the beginning of conference play. The Aztecs are striving for consistency in their pitching as well as trying to keep their bats healthy. Jan. 31: PCC 0, Arizona Western 6 / PCC 5, Arizona Western 4 The Aztecs […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs catching fire at right time

February 16, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team has won five of their last six games and is finding consistency on both ends of the court as they inch closer to postseason play. The team is all about staying together and filling their roles.  Feb. 4: PCC 111, Eastern Arizona 100 The Aztecs […]

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FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: We promise indepth news coverage

February 16, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA Let me start off by saying it’s good to be back in my old Eddie-tor spot. For that, a big thanks is in order to current editor-in-chief Melina Casillas. The content of the paper will only get better under her leadership. Thank co-photo editor Kate Roberts for the paper’s clean, hip new […]

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East Campus receives federal STEM grant

February 16, 2017

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Pima Community College East Campus has received a $3.1 million federal grant to supplement the science, technology, engineering and math programs offered to students. The campus qualified for the STEM grant because it is a Hispanic-Serving Institute, meaning that 25 percent of enrolled students are of Hispanic descent. The U.S. […]

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Ex-Pima student can ‘sea’ opportunities

February 16, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA   If the late-1980s smash hit “The Little Mermaid” is to be believed, “flapping your fins, you don’t get too far.” Tell that to former Pima Community College student Emy Higdon. Higdon holds an associate of applied science in business, with a concentration in marketing. Odette holds court over the dry rivers […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs go even in four-game series

February 16, 2017

By: RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team trounced its way into the season, picking up three straight wins against the University of Arizona Club team.   Feb. 3: PCC 2, El Paso 5 / PCC 14, El Paso 8 In the first game, the Aztecs scored their only two runs in the second […]

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BEST BETS: Enjoy fairs and festivals this February

February 16, 2017

Compiled by Elise Stahl The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty to do around town. Here are some festivals and activities happening in Tucson to keep your February fun: Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival & Car Show Feb. 18 View a variety of trucks and cars, enjoy live blues music and fill up […]

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HOROSCOPE

February 16, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 18) Focus on yourself this year. Do the best you can with what’s expected of you. This is a good time to do some research and explore more education. Of course, you may need to take risk but it’ll be worth it. Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20) Your […]

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Pro hockey finds home in Old Pueblo

February 16, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ice hockey surely is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of things to do in Tucson. Average temperatures regularly reach the 70s during winter months and snow is pretty much a foreign object. Despite all that, the National Hockey League Arizona Coyotes agreed in April 2016 […]

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Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

February 16, 2017

By ELLIE BAYLY They’re heeere! Major League Soccer preseason has arrived. For soccer fans, the icing on the cake has been swirled to perfection. Emerald-green grass smells sweet at the Kino Sports Complex north stadium and surrounding fields. Cleats click along concrete paths and thunder onto the pitch. Golf carts zoom from point A to […]

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Chancellor must add constituent empathy to his ledger approach

February 16, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA I recently had an opportunity to sit down for wide-ranging interviews with numerous Pima Community College decision makers, including Chancellor Lee Lambert. You can find portions of my interviews in our reporting throughout this issue. A page 7 story by Brianna Hernandez focuses on college budget woes. It details three possible budget […]

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