Year: 2017

Planting seeds to grant growth

December 7, 2017

By MICHELA WILSON Before Mays Imad was awarded a seed grant in September, she conducted a preliminary study that included a survey of college students. “The survey was looking to see what makes a holistic education that tends to the mind and the heart,” said Imad, noting that the survey asked the students if they […]

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Multiple programs deactivated at Pima

December 7, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT  Because of low enrollments and graduation rates, Pima Community College will be canceling six programs starting in the spring. The changes were approved by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dolores Duran-Ceda and Chancellor Lee D. Lambert. They are part of a general overhaul of college curriculum to better meet the needs of […]

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New Upward Bound grant gives vets fighting chance

December 7, 2017

By KYLE MCDANIEL  In October, Pima Community College was awarded a grant entitled The Veterans Upward Bound Program. The program serves as a bridge from working citizen to college student. This gives Pima an excellent chance to help veterans start their college experience. Many veterans would like to go to college but don’t know how […]

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PCC Dance presents ‘Signature Selection’ to end semester

December 7, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS @kateroseroberts On Dec. 8 and 9, Pima Community College Dance will perform in the student-choreographed “Signature Selections.” The selections are under the direction of Nolan Kubota and feature student-created performances. The dances pull from hip-hop, modern, lyrical and jazz styles, according to a press release. Student choreographers include Taljah Blue, Lindsay Kovrig, […]

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Best Bets: Dec. 7 – Jan. 15

December 7, 2017

Dec. 7 – Jan. 15 By RENE ESCOBAR For our last Best Bets of the year, we recommend a few of Tucson’s biggest, most loved and family-friendly holiday events, so grab a thermos of hot cocoa and grab the family (or spike it with Bailey’s and grab your friends). 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair Dec. […]

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Program nurses students’ knowledge

December 7, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima offers premier training in the field of nursing and caregiving. Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and refresher courses for RNs and LPs are all certifications offered through Pima. Pima says students who choose to […]

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PCC hopes to increase enrollment

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Partly because of an improved economy, Pima Community College continues to suffer from low enrollment and retention rates. Since Fall 2014, the total student headcount at PCC has dropped a whopping 12.82 percent. In Fall 2016, PCC experienced a 6.14 percent drop compared to the previous fall semester. This fall semester brought […]

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Pima’s epic battle over BP 1.25

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Since October, the Pima Community College Education Association has been entangled in drama with the PCC administration over the proposed revisal of Board Policy 1.25. BP 1.25 covers Meet and Confer, which is the yearly negotiation process between PCCEA that represents faculty and the college’s administration. The process centers on improving employee-related […]

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CrossFit fitting student budgets

December 7, 2017

STOMPING GROUNDS Story and Photos by NICHOLAS TRUJILLO People crowd around the workout-of-the-day board. Co-owner Will Ornelas stands in front, explaining what each workout is, how to do it and what muscles it will work. Welcome to the noon lunch class for CrossFit PowerTrain. Ornelas walks around and follows people as they sprint through the […]

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The West Files: Aliens

December 7, 2017

The fifth and final story in a series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns By Michela Wilson   First documentation In 1947, a significant, yet little-known event established Arizona as a hotspot for UFO activity. On July 7, William Rhodes took some of the first-known photographs of an unidentifiable flying object over his […]

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Aztecs take third in NJCAA Tournament

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Despite not winning the NJCAA National Tournament, the Pima Community men’s soccer team had a successful run this season. Perhaps the most triumphant moment came when they managed to snag the program’s first ACCAC conference championship. “I think this team way overachieved,” head coach Dave Cosgrove said. “They took advantage of every […]

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PCC implements new advising model

December 7, 2017

New model for academic counseling aims to improve the already existing program; advisers will now have liaisons to help strenghthen their ties with students.  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ In Spring 2017, Pima Community College revised its academic advising model from strictly adviser generalists to adviser specialists in an effort to provide more thorough assistance to students. […]

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Aztecs fail to win a conference game

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON Even with the dissapointing end to the season, PCC honors 11 players with postseason awards With the final two games of the season the Aztecs put the fans on the edges of their seats, where they would fall short in a double OT shootout on their home finale in Game 1. Freshman […]

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Top ten worst commandments

November 16, 2017

By ALEX DE LEON Before there was Jesus, there was Moses, the OG. Turning water into wine? Pfffft. Moses parts seas. So it makes sense that this Old Testament badass would be the bearer of almighty knowledge from on high. But like a bag full of iPods, these Ten Commandments seem to have outlived their […]

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AZTEC Horoscope

November 16, 2017

By ALEX DE LEON Aquarius (January 20-February 18) You and your SO seem to be arguing a lot lately. Try raising your voice. It will help them and anyone in the vicinity understand you better. Pisces (February 19-March 20) Not making the grade? Wait until the last possible minute to do your assignments. The older […]

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