Month: February 2019

The sound of the woodwinds comes to Pima

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Mark Nelson isn’t just the acting dean of Arts at Pima Community College, he’s also an accomplished tuba player, teacher, band director and musical historian. Nelson’s office, located near the entrance of the Center for the Arts building at West Campus, is adorned with stacks of CDs, old recording equipment and assorted […]

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Five great albums snubbed at the Grammys

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY February’s no fun. Football season is over. Arizona has yet to reach peak surfing weather. There isn’t much new music. Oh, and the Grammys happened. That’s bad, too.  1. Pusha T – “Daytona” (Hip-hop) Boomers will deride it as everything that’s wrong with hip-hop culture. I’ll praise it as a pugnacious poem […]

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Helping Tucson to hear the music

February 28, 2019

By JOSH GRAY Carol Carder is Pima College’s Marketing and PR Coordinator for the Center for the Arts and Pima Arts. Carder moved here, from the Midwest where she worked in the marketing department for another college, to be close to her daughter. She has been with Pima for 14 years now. Q: What do […]

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The Designated Hitter is dumb and stupid and I hate it

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY For the uninitiated, here’s scripture: “The designated hitter rule allows teams to use another player to bat in place of the pitcher. Because the pitcher is still part of the team’s nine defensive players, the designated hitter — or “DH” — does not take the field on defense.” This is the official […]

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Nakai dunks on up, breaking two more records

February 28, 2019

By: Henry Robichaud   Jacqulynn Nakai has another Pima Women’s Basketball record with her 9th ACCAC player of the week honors. During the week her averages were 30 points eight rebounds and five assists. She has been on fire this year leading the ACCAC in scoring averaging a monstrous 24.1 points per game. On Feb. […]

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Clouded judgment: raising the vaping age

February 28, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS With the Food and Drug Agencies crackdown on Juus to lower the amount of underage vapers in late 2018, many were shocked to find that their beloved mango-, fruit- and crembrulet-flavored pods were no longer sold in stores. The motive behind this decision was to eliminate young audiences from being attracted […]

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Community Campus closing

February 28, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The five Pima Community College campuses in Tucson will soon be down to four. PCC came to the conclusion that it would be best to close Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave. Community Campus currently offers Pima Online, Workforce Development, Adult Education for College and Career, Workforce Development and PCC-TV. Community Campus […]

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Four more qualifying marks by fourth track meet.

February 28, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ   The Pima Community College Aztecs track and field team is getting some time to rest up before the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. As they had only one meet in the last week. The Aztecs hosted the Jim Mielke Indoor Invitational at Pimas West Campus on Feb.16. Freshmans Raelynn Fair and Mary […]

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Let’s get metaphysical: a look beyond

February 28, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS   The Ninth House is tucked away in Downtown Tucson on South Scott Avenue. A white minimalistic-styled room filled with spiritual objects ranging from crystals to essential oils is filled with the smell incense as soon as you enter. You’ll be met by Melisa Cole, a young woman with a calming […]

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Four more qualifying marks by the fourth track meet.

February 28, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ   The Pima Community College Aztecs track and field team is getting some time to rest up before the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. As they had only one meet in the last week. The Aztecs hosted the Jim Mielke Indoor Invitational at Pimas West Campus on Feb.16. Freshmans Raelynn Fair and Mary […]

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