Month: October 2018

Letter from the editor- Felony disenfranchisement

October 23, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Could you imagine having to pay $700 to register to vote?  No one would do it. Voting, a civil right available to most U.S. reidents, suddenly would become a luxury.  This is a devastating reality for 221,000 people in Arizona. Just as Manny Mejias said during the Restore Your Vote press conference on […]

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Kratom vs. opiate addiction

October 23, 2018

By: DANIEL VELASCO Deep in the rainforests of Southeast Asia lies an infamous plant.  With yellow flowers and evergreen leaves, kratom induces stimulant-like effects to its users, while causing opiate-like side effects to people who use it in high doses.  Kratom is primarily put into capsules and made into extracts and pills, but dried kratom leaves […]

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Wind Ensemble will blow you away

October 23, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Pima Community College Music presents the Wind Ensemble, performing their first concert of the season and under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The concert features selections with only single movement compositions. The newly formed woodwind ensemble class make s its first appearance at this concert. The program includes a medley of […]

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There’s gold in them there skies

October 23, 2018

By HANK ROBICHAUD New student apartments in Tucson: A statement that will thrill some and dismay others. In recent years, an influx of student apartments have been built around Downtown Tucson, including on the University of Arizona campus. The UA, however, is not expecting an increase in enrollment, because it capped the acceptance to the […]

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Network outages and outrage

October 18, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Just about everyone was experiencing problems with the computer network recently at Pima Community College West Campus.  According to an email that was sent out Oct. 11, the network is back up. Raj Murthy, the Assistant Vice Chancellor to Information Technology at Pima, “A part of a core router started malfunctioning and subsequently […]

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Debi Chess Mabie running for District 5

October 18, 2018

BY: NORA THOMPSON and JOE GIDDENS Debbi Chess Mabie came to Tucson 8 years ago, in those 8 years she worked at the Loft Cinema, was the director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council and then received a fellowship from the University of Arizona School of Social and Behavior Sciences.  She has a list of […]

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National recognition for Aztecs’ Gutierrez

October 18, 2018

By KYLE MCDANIEL Freshman defender Taylor Gutierrez has started every game so far for the Pima Community College Women’s Soccer team, was recently awarded the ACCAC Player of the Week. That week, she scored a goal and assisted a goal in the team’s 3-0 victory over Cochise College.  As well as helping keep the #7 […]

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Aztecs start second half on right track

October 18, 2018

BY: ANGEL CANEZ Katherine Bruno outpaced the competition again winning her third 5K in a row. This time across state lines on Oct.12 at the Mt. SAC Community College Invitational in Walnut California, with a time of 18:13.0 seconds. Mary Siml freshmen came in fifth place with a time of 19:22.0 making that back to back […]

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Donuts fit for a king

October 18, 2018

On the outskirts of town, near Old Tucson, lies a cleverly hidden little donut shop. A donut you may say is fit for a king, Queen Donuts. It’s basically your local ma-and-pa-owned donut shop.  There’re no bells and whistles, no crazy outside decoration to flag you down. Just a yellow sign with their name that sits […]

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Finding yourself in Spanish translation

October 18, 2018

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Translation and Interpretation Studies program remains a hidden gem at Pima Community College. The program is centered at the Desert Vista Campus with Susan Kuenzler, program adviser with the Division of Communication, and Jeffrey Gabbitas, Ph.D. and lead faculty for the Translation and Interpretation studies program. The program has 90 students. […]

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