Month: February 2018

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Teacher talk: Speaker Series makes debut

February 21, 2018

Photos and story  By CONNER BROWN On Feb. 6, Pima had its first “Speaker Series.” These talks allow talented PCC teachers to speak on a subject of which they are well versed.  The first talk, called “Lyric Microbursts: A Reading Featuring PCC English Faculty,” featured three professors performing select readings: Eric Aldrich, PH.D., “A Heliograph […]

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PCC purchases two new properties for future centers of excellence

February 21, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   The college asked the Board of Governors for permission to  spend the money required to purchase The Tucson Inn, 127 W. Drachman Road, and Tucson Hotel and Resort, 333 W. Drachman Road, at the Sept 13 board meeting. The chancellor envisions the properties having two different uses for the college.  “If […]

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A Hall of Fame career for the last pick in the NFL

February 21, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a name that forever will be associated with the phrase “greatest of all time” or the G.O.A.T. Brady is a five-time champion, a three-time most valuable player award winner and a three-time member of the […]

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PCC celebrates Black History Month

February 21, 2018

Story and Photos by JOE GIDDENS Black History Month became official by then-President Gerald Ford in 1976 as part of the U.S. bicentennial. Since then, every president has followed suit, with President Donald Trump proclaiming it as National African-American History Month.  This year’s theme, “African-Americans in Times of War,” calls our attention to the heroic […]

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#MeToo movement gives survivors strength to go on after sexual assault

February 21, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA In today’s society, we have a fear of being alienated if we speak out. Those who are survivors of abuse are treated as if they were the abuser, if they decide to go public.  I believe that in the last few years those who have gone public about sexual abuse have either […]

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Toll road: There’s a new tariff in town

February 21, 2018

By ERIC TEEL With Congress passing widespread tax reform last year, many students and teachers at Pima Community College probably are wondering what these changes in the tax code mean to them.  Passed on Dec. 20, the new law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will have effects felt not just among students […]

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New certificate makes taxes simple

February 21, 2018

By DIANA BURGE Anyone remember the 2018 Super Bowl commercial from Turbo Tax? The under-the-bed monster? The stress and loss of sleep from thinking about taxes … I say become your own tax hero. There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. I am sure you have heard a version of this expression […]

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Diversity Club lends community a hand

February 21, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS A senseless whisper or a suspicious eye was cast as he went about his day. “He felt a lot of stereotypes if he walked down the hall, the way people looked at him different or if he went into the bookstore … that people would think that he would steal …,” Sharon […]

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Pima pairs success skills with algebra

February 21, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Students fall into two broad categories: “college-ready,” or those who can enroll in college-level courses, or “developmental,” where students need to take courses to raise their skills to enroll in college-level courses.  Developmental education is designed for students who aren’t yet at college level in a subject. This is critical at Pima […]

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Aztecs get the spring ball rolling

February 15, 2018

BY RENE ESCOBAR Play ball! Aztec baseball is back, looking forward to the new year putting behind a 30-26 season. With a new year, comes new opportunities. The Aztecs are looking for success in a stout freshman class and the leadership of the second-year returners. Hall of Fame head coach Rich Alday says the team […]

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