Day: March 2, 2017

James happy to put team on his back

March 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR.  Sophomore big man Deion James has sparked the Pima Community College men’s basketball program this season with both his play on the court and his swagger off it. No, not his “swag.” Swagger in the sense that James keeps things professional while remaining approachable and light-hearted. The kid carries himself in […]

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Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

March 2, 2017

 By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Region I, Division II tournament. PCC will host No. 3 seed Glendale Com munity College on March 8. During their final five games of the sea son, Pima won two games and lost three. Feb. 15: PCC 110, Cochise 102 […]

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Athletics audit suggests changes in record-keeping

March 2, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA An internal audit of Pima Community College athletics department business practices found late deposits, lax internal controls and improperly stored athletes’ documents. The audit said current studentathlete’s files are properly secured at the Downtown Campus, but older records dating to the 1980s are kept in two separate broom closets in the West […]

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DACA: New administration brings uncertainty

March 2, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Ana, a student at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, came to the United States when she was 2. She came with her parents and brother, because her parents thought it was the best thing to do for their children. “It’s not like Mexico had a bad […]

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Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

March 2, 2017

 By KATELYN ROBERTS With the Aztecs’ last meet before nationals under their belts, every national qualifier earned is being counted. On Feb. 17, Pima Community College’s track and field teams competed in the NAU Tune-Up Meet in Flagstaff. Freshman Colin Dylla qualified nationally for the 800-meter race with a time of 1 minute and 58.17 seconds, taking fifth place  Freshman Filimone Tu-avao qualified in the weight […]

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New coach surprises at preseason tourney

March 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a sweep against Imperial College, the Pima Community College men’s and women’s teams played in a preseason tournament in Mesa. “It went really well,” head coach Ian Esquer said. Other schools such as Eastern Arizona and Arizona Christian University weren’t expecting the new coach and his team to get as far […]

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SPRING BREAK: Getaways close to home

March 2, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS Spring Break offers a time for fun and taking a week to forget about school. If you’re a typically broke college student, you probably can’t even afford to look at top destinations such as Cabo or Miami. Never fear. If you want a good time without spending too much, you’re reading the […]

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GOLF: Men’s team seeks improvement, women’s team stays consistent

March 2, 2017

By DAVID W. SKINNER Both teams are keeping pace after the Pima Community College men’s golf team placed sixth in the Mesa Community College invitational on Feb. 6 and the women’s team placed second. The women’s team took second place for the second time in a row while the men’s team improved to place fourth […]

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Artist’s difficult life won’t define her

March 2, 2017

By ERIK MEDINA Call Pima Community College student Montessa White an artistic Cinderella. “I’m a creative, ambitious person — I like to think at least,” White said. “I think I’m pretty smart and I want to do what I want to do. I have a lot of dreams and passions and I’m trying to pursue that. I’m a dreamer.” White was born […]

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SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find batting consistency

March 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College softball team has entered the full swing of the regular season. Players are looking to establish some consistency with their bats as they look to reach their full potential. Feb. 16: PCC 10, Colorado Northwestern 13 / PCC 6, Colorado Northwestern 3 The Aztecs split a non-conference […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

March 2, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ah, March. This the month in which the weather warms, the plants grow and the nation’s most intense single-elimination sports tournament occurs. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament will take place March 14-April 3, with games occurring in venues all across the country. The tournament is an opportunity for 68 […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Old West awaits, practically in your backyard

March 2, 2017

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Polish your boots, straighten your bolo and bust out those Wranglers, because this is Trail Dust Town and you’re re-entering the wild west. Well, about as close as you can get without leaving the Tucson metropolitan area. Trail Dust Town is located on Tucson’s east side at 6541 E. Tanque […]

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Instructor walks her way to empathy

March 2, 2017

By AUSTIN AGUILAR Laura Milkins, a Pima Community College art instructor, has completed two “walking projects” and hosts a radio show. The walking projects started with her realizing that she didn’t walk anywhere in Tucson because she lived in what was considered a bad neighborhood. She had the idea to walk everywhere she went in […]

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Horoscope

March 2, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER  Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t be shy. Strut your stuff and leave everyone else dead in the water. Use the fish in your sign to help with this. Did you know Rhianna is a fellow Pisces?  Aries (March 21-April 19) Life is all about making memories, so do something outright crazy. It’s […]

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Desert Vista library re-opens

March 2, 2017

  By RENE ESCOBAR  Pima Community College’s Desert Vista library has reopened after being closed 14 months for renovation. The college used federal Title V grant funds to pay for the $1 million project. The renovated library exhibits a modern look with glass walls and open floor space. It features all-new furnishings, computers and outlet […]

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