Day: October 5, 2017

AZTEC CALENDAR Oct. 5-18

October 5, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS Oct. 5: University Visit: University of Arizona – 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Northwest Campus, D 201 Oct. 5, 11, 12: Military Visit: U.S. Army – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Campus Oct. 5-27: Student Visual Art Gallery: Digital Photography, Illustration, Film, Graphic Design – 8 a.m.-5 p.m., West Campus, A 248 Oct. 6: “Say it […]

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Aztecs lose a warrior

October 5, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS Pima Community College student and football player Jordan Waddell died in a car crash the night of Sept. 28. With him in the vehicle was Donovan Moore, a former PCC student and current University of Arizona football player. According to the Tucson Police Department, the 22-year-old Waddell was killed when he ran […]

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The Word: Do you have a safety plan for the next big event you attend?

October 5, 2017

THIS ISSUE’S WORD IS IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS BY KATELYN ROBERTS AT DOWNTOWN AND WEST CAMPUSES   Ana Garavito “Yes. When we’re at events, we pick a place to reunite and go from there.”   Edward Lobio “I always do. I look at my surroundings, where […]

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PCC looks to expand Downtown Campus

October 5, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The goal to expand Pima Community College Downtown Campus became a reality when the owners of two adjacent properties recently approached the college to sell their lots. “When we found out those properties were available, it was a great opportunity for us to see if we could negotiate some kind of deal,” […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall brings changes to Pima

October 5, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS Just as I told myself, after 24 years, that I could finally handle — and even embrace — Arizona summers, I felt it. A crispy breeze caught me by surprise. Keep in mind I am rarely surprised, but I’m particularly in awe of this quickly approaching October. Can you feel it? Here […]

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Student takes Tucson To Phoenix Fashion Week

October 5, 2017

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Quinlan Wilhite, Pima Community College student and owner and designer of QMULATIVE, is one of 15 designers participating in the Emerging Designer Bootcamp. Phoenix Fashion Week brings national and international designers together, premier retailers and fashion media, with the goal of gaining global exposure to Arizona’s Fashion Industry. Wilhite, 28, will showcase […]

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Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

October 5, 2017

By ALEX DE LEON I recently saw the movie “Wonder Woman.” It has received near universal praise and has been hailed by critics and audiences as a triumph of female empowerment. I liked the movie. I thought it was entertaining. It was well-paced and the action sequences were fantastic. I was a little dumbstruck, however, […]

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Best-case scenario: Pima discusses 2019 budget

October 5, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Last year, Pima Community College faced the harsh reality of possible campus closures, program eliminations and tuition hikes when discussion began on the current fiscal 2018 budget. In December 2016, the nine college officials of the PCC Executive Leadership Team developed three possible budget scenarios that could be adopted for the current […]

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Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality

October 5, 2017

City is now up to 21 deaths involving distracted drivers and jaywalkers By STEPHEN MOORE Technically, Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality did not involve a pedestrian. A man and woman were waiting for a bus about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20 on Pima Street east of Alvernon Way. A gray 2011 Nissan Titan was traveling southbound on […]

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With family support, transition proves easier

October 5, 2017

By KATIE VACIO People who identify as transgendered possess a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. In the spring of 2015, the world’s media were hit by a whirlwind of news that retired Olympic gold medal winner Bruce Jenner identified as a  woman, and officially changed her name from Bruce […]

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Pedestrian deaths double since last year

October 5, 2017

By STEPHEN MOORE Year-to-date pedestrian fatalities have more than doubled, according to Tucson Police Department records. As of Oct. 2, there have been 22 pedestrian fatalities compared with 11 for the same period last year. Total vehicle-related fatalities have remained somewhat constant — 46 for 2017 and 41 for 2016. There is not an answer […]

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Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

October 5, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Gustavo Chavez, a retired Pima Community College Hispanics history instructor, has dedicated his life to his heritage and human rights. Chavez recently won the Faculty Emeritus Award from PCC’s governing board. The award is given to longtime retired instructors who have made outstanding contributions to PCC. Chavez’s list of accomplishments is many. […]

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BEST BETS

October 5, 2017

Compiled by CLARISSA EDWARDS “NAMASTE” Yoga Oasis provides yoga classes at any of its three locations: 245 E. Congress St., Suite 101; 2631 N. Campbell Ave.; and 7858 E. Wrightstown Road, Suite 116. Each class is held by an instructor that can help students’ study skills and personal development. Classes are held daily, cost $5 […]

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Horoscope

October 5, 2017

By MICHELA WILSON In honor of the full moon in Aries on Oct. 5, these horoscopes feature quotes by famous Aries, to help us all channel our independent, creative, fiery side.   Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with […]

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Vetting Tucson’s VA

October 5, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Our Veterans Affairs healthcare system is failing those who endure the most. There is no one in our nation who sacrifices more than one who serves in the United States military – whether active duty, retired or reserve. These men and women of honor have dedicated their lives to our nation’s safety […]

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