Year: 2019

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Aztecs close out season as runners-up

November 21, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ   Pima Community College wrapped up the 2019 volleyball season on a positive note.. The Aztecs finished as runner ups at the NJCAA region I division II finals. Losing in straight sets to the fourth ranked team in the nation and conference rival the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes who are riding […]

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Chomsky has a conversation at Pima CC

November 21, 2019

By ELLIANA KOPUT Noam Chomsky had a conversation with David Barsamian at Pima Community College’s Proscenium Theatre on Nov. 4.  “Conversation on a Progressive Future” was a benefit for the magazine “Progressive.”  Chomsky is a political activist, cognitive scientist and renowned scholar. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Chomsky was a member […]

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Kombucha’s health claims overhyped

November 21, 2019

By ELLIANA KOPUT As the ecological well-being of the earth we know and love continues to suffer, so inversely grows our individual will to start living mindfully.  In considering the implications of poor environmental health, many are taking rides in the bandwagon down food trend lane.  On this issue’s analysis of current food fads, let […]

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Dusk Music Festival 2019 rocks out Tucson

November 21, 2019

  Story and photos  by ELLIANA KOPUT Dusk Music Festival 2019 took place Nov. 9 and 10 at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson.  The festival assembled a crowd of college kids, millennials, Gen X-ers, children and elderly folks, all of whom expressed killer dance moves.  “Dusk was super cool because it had a great vibe […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’

November 21, 2019

By ARTHOR BOOKES,  Editor-in-chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club A draft of cool mine air caught the tails of Larry’s too-large, scratchy plaid shirt as he leaned into the opening of the mine’s side tunnel. He inhaled the wet earthiness; it was a familiar smell. He craned his neck to see further in, but […]

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Veterans Day 2019 celebrates natives

November 21, 2019

 Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS Happy 244th birthday to the United States Marine Corps and Veterans Day 2019.  Pima Community College’s celebration of these occasions was a free event that featured local organizations to support our Pima veterans. On hand to celebrate was the Flowing Wells School District JROTC with a military drill presentation […]

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The Pima College Foundation has big anniversary plans

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Two years ago, Pima Community College and the Pima Foundation separated. “The most important difference between the old foundation and this one is that the new foundation is not essentially part of Pima,” Pima Foundation Board member Pat Houston said. “It’s its own entity external to Pima.”  A major reason for this […]

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Letter from the Editor: An Open Letter to Notch

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS  An open letter to “Notch” Dear Markus “Notch” Persson, Congratulations are first in order for the singular achievement that is “Minecraft.” Few video games can match its critical and commercial impact. Over 176 million copies have been sold as it nears its 10th anniversary.  In the video game industry, the advancement of […]

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The Top 50 Greatest Things about Pima

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS We conclude our the best-of-Pima list in honor of Pima’s 50th anniversary in no particular order. 41. Culinary careers Pima’s culinary program at the Desert Vista campus offers a variety of options for Tucson’s aspiring master chefs to receive their education. The college offers a Culinary Arts associate degree […]

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PCC starts its engines, breaks ground on new automotive center

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS The idea for Pima Community College’s Centers of Excellence model was formulated less than three years ago. On Nov. 14, Pima saw that begin to take physical shape with the ground-breaking for the Downtown Campus’s new $12.5 million Automotive Technology and Innovative Center. The construction marks the first of […]

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