Day: March 23, 2017

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find winning consistency

March 23, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (25-12, 19-9 conference) has been playing well in March and has found consistency in several aspects of the game. March 4: PCC 4, Phoenix 10/ PCC 1, Phoenix 12 The No. 18 Aztecs fell behind 4-0 early in the first game against the No. 2 […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

March 23, 2017

By: Rene Escobar The Pima Community College baseball team (15-17, 6-14 conference) has shown a fire-and-ice trend as the team starts out hot but cools off as the game wears on. “It’s a long season,” sophomore catcher Shawn Bracamontes said. “We’ll figure it out.” March 4: PCC 8, Glendale 9/ PCC 2 Glendale CC 6 […]

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TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

March 23, 2017

By Katelyn Roberts After hosting their own indoor invitational, the Aztecs take to the road, with their next home meet on April 8. NJCAA Indoor National Championships The Aztecs headed to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 3 and 4, to compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Sam Shoultz placed first in high jump with 7 […]

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TENNIS: Aztecs struggle in early season conference

March 23, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a series of scrimmages, the Pima Community College tennis teams played conference meets against Mesa and Glendale to start their season. “The team adapts really well to play styles they have never seen before,” head coach Ian Esquer said. WOMEN’S TEAM March 9: PCC 0, Mesa CC 9 In their third […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

March 23, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The No. 2 Pima Community College women’s basketball team (23-8, 16-6 conference) closed out their season on an early note after losing to No. 1 Mesa CC Thunderbirds. Last season, the Aztecs overcame the Thunderbirds and made their way to third place in the NJCAA championship tournament. Last season, the Aztecs were […]

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Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

March 23, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR. I am always talking about how lucky I have been to have had an opportunity to be a part of the Aztec Press. I was one of those people who had no idea what they wanted to do with their life after graduating from high school. After working full time for […]

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Breaking the Stigma

March 23, 2017

Mental illness remains the taboo of our society. When someone says they have a mental illness, many people automatically believe the individual is crazy or unstable. As a society and as a community, we must understand that mental illnesses are not as bad as they’re made out to be. Some people live their daily lives […]

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GOLF: PCC improves tournament play

March 23, 2017

By DAVID W. SKINNER The Pima Community College women’s golf team locked up two second place finishes at the Chandler- Gilbert Invitation and South Mountain Invitational. The men’s team finished fifth at the Estrella Mountain Invitational in Feb., nine strokes behind fourth place. March 7-8: Estrella Mountain Invitational. PCC 584 Freshman Cooper Cordova carried the […]

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Trump’s political suicide

March 23, 2017

By Eddie Celaya Donald Trump is back at it with the spying. Kellyanne Conway is worried about your microwaves Go-Go-Gadgeting into G-men. And all the while, Vladimir Putin has done a decent job infiltrating and running the country. Let’s recap the month. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned for lying about meetings with Russian Ambassador […]

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Accreditor releases Pima from notice

March 23, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS After five years of being on probation and notice, the Higher Learning Commission has recognized Pima Community College’s improvement and has removed the college from “notice.” PCC began facing scrutiny after the summer of 2012 when allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-Chancellor Ray Flores became public. The college was first placed on […]

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Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

March 23, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA The March 8 Pima Community College Governing Board meeting will be remembered for two reasons: its nearly intolerable length and its bombshell accusations. A scheduled vote on the college’s most important issue, tuition rates, was postponed. The nearly five and a half hour long meeting tested the patience of the board members, […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

March 23, 2017

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions.   Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo Ashley Goode is a student at PCC and a mother at home. She’s studying behavioral health at Desert Vista Campus and loves to have “Goode” days. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying most, […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

March 23, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Baseball has not been played in Tucson since April of 2012 the last baseball club to call Tucson home were the Tucson Padres, Triple-A affiliate for Major League Baseball club San Diego Padres. But will Kino Stadium remain empty through the baseball season? Not for long I say. Tucson has always had […]

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Chancellor’s letter causes board uproar

March 23, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA  A Pima Community College board member suggested Chancellor Lee Lambert may have abused his authority when Lambert sent an envoy to represent the college and governing board at a Tucson Unified School District meeting. MESSAGE DELIVERED The affair was set in motion by a Feb. 27 email sent by TUSD Governing Board […]

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THE WORD: How do you spend your extra money?

March 23, 2017

Interviews and photos by Elise Stahl at Northwest Campus   “Usually on either crafts or on the kids I babysit.” Caleb Kern Major: Nursing   “Sometimes I spend it on clothes or something, but mostly I’ve been saving it to get gas and stuff like that.” Ashley Dixon Major: Business   “Smoothies and Starbucks.” Amy […]

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