Day: April 6, 2017

Young student pursues feminist themes in art

April 6, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER Art major. Bookworm. Feminist. Those are just a few words to describe 18-year-old Pima Community College student Mercedes Vega. Vega, a middle child of six, started drawing at a young age. Instead of playing outside, she could be found in her room, drawing and reading. One early memory is from third grade. […]

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‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

April 6, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Like many Pima Community College students, Mathew Merriman relies on the PCC financial aid department to provide reassurance and assistance for his financial aid disbursement. Merriman had ongoing issues with his financial aid since January. The problems were resolved in late March. He began contacting the PCC financial aid department in January […]

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Café offers great coffee, good vibe

April 6, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO College students and caffeine will always share a special bond. It’s there for our early morning classes, and helps us through finals week. Cartel Coffee Lab is my first choice for amazing coffee, delicious pastries and excellent service. I’m always looking for a really good coffee shop, and Cartel has the perfect […]

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#ActualLivingScientists

April 6, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS “Tucson was not party central in geology terms until about 50 million years ago,” Assistant Vice Chancellor Nic Richmond said in a STEM discussion at Pima Community College on March 30. Richmond, who also instructs geology classes at PCC, was one of three “#ActualLivingScientists” on the bill to speak during the steam […]

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Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

April 6, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER As college costs continue to rise, some students spend more on textbooks than they pay for tuition. Pima Community College student Sasha Brown wants to help students succeed by providing cheaper ways to get textbooks. Brown is a member of Pima’s InterCampus Council and Textbook Task Force. She is also part of […]

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Horoscope

April 6, 2017

By ERIK MEDINA Aries (March 21-April 19) It’s your month! Make things go your way. Don’t rely too much on faith, it’s up to you to form your future. Keep yourself engaged and get as much done as possible. Persistence is key. Taurus (April 20-May 20) You keep telling yourself it’s time for change, yet […]

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THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

April 6, 2017

Photos and interviews by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote on East Campus   “I got my break, on Spring Break.” Marina Larson Major: Veterinary assistant   “As you go through the semester, the material only gets harder. If you start relaxing after midterms, it’s not gonna get better.” Ian Long Major: Engineering   “I’ve been buckling […]

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Festivals, fairs and flings – oh my!

April 6, 2017

Compiled by Elise Stahl Spring Fling: April 7-9 The country’s largest student-run carnival, celebrating its 43rd year, takes place at the University of Arizona east mall from Cherry Street to Campbell Boulevard. The event provides carnival rides and games, entertainment and over 20 food booths. The fair attracts 30,000-plus visitors annually and fundraises for more […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Elyssia Chavarria

April 6, 2017

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Erik Medina Elyssia Chavarria takes classes at Northwest Campus and works as a student aide at the West Campus Library. She plans on transferring to the University of Arizona to become an American Sign Language interpreter. She […]

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Arts Briefs

April 6, 2017

Piano recital features American pop Pima Community College music instructor Alexander Cardieri will perform in a piano recital on Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. The program includes standards from the American Popular Music Repository, including compositions by Marvin Hamlisch. There will also be choices […]

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TOP 10: Ways to handle stress

April 6, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO We all experience stress. It walks in and out of our daily lives, and can easily take over if we don’t take action. There are many ways to manage stress, but here are my top 10 easy ways to ease your worries. Figure out what is stressing you. Sometimes, we are overwhelmed […]

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PIMA BRIEFS

April 6, 2017

‘RISE UP’ seeks to empower women Forty Pima Community College students can attend a free women’s empowerment conference on April 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the West Campus community room, JG-05. Lunch will be provided. “RISE UP” embraces themes of radiate, innovate, service, empowerment, unify and purpose. Guest speakers and sessions will help participants […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: April 6-19

April 6, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS April 9: Faculty piano recital, West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets $8, discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. April 11: Free screening of award-winning documentary, “The Rebound,” featuring PCC student Mario Moran, West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater. Wheelchair basketball demonstration at 6:30 p.m., documentary screening at 7 p.m., […]

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Sonoran Glass art studios preserve ancient traditions

April 6, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Glassblowing is an ancient art. Historians believe shipwrecked Phoenicians accidentally discovered glassmaking around 50 B.C. when they built cooking fires on a sandy beach. Fast forward to Tucson in 2001. Tom Philabaum and Dave Klein transformed an old tire-changing station near Interstate 10 into a home for glass artists. Over the years, […]

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SOFTBALL: PCC proving dominant with 11 win streak

April 6, 2017

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (29-16, 23-13 ACCAC) has seen success with sophomore ace Bailey Critchlow and freshman Mandy Lorenson going on a tear lately, earning five and six wins in a row, respectively. March 25: PCC 5, Mesa 4/ PCC 5, Mesa 2 The first game was a thriller […]

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