Day: February 14, 2019

5 great albums you probably missed from 2018

February 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Car Seat Headrest – “Twin Fantasy” Will Toledo’s reimagined masterwork on romantic teenage angst is stunning in its sheer scope. To think that Toledo crafted this hour-long indie-rock behemoth at only 19 is absurd, let alone that he had this vision all along – simply without the tools to make it a […]

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The gospel of Kenneth Vorndran

February 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Kenneth Vorndran has been an instructor at Pima Community College for 15 years, but in the mid ’90s, he found himself at a crossroads. A veteran Maryland high school English teacher of over a decade, Vorndran had come to realize that it wasn’t a job he wanted to do for the rest […]

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Pima takes off, starts season 9-3

February 14, 2019

Game 1 and 2 of the Coyote Classic vs. tournament host Col- lege of Southern Nevada (Feb. 8)The Aztecs played two double headers in Henderson, Nevada, on Feb. 8 and 9. The first game of each serieshad seven innings, and the secondgame had nine. The first twogames of the Classic didn’t favor the Aztecs. They […]

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The lost art of sports card collecting

February 14, 2019

By KYLE McDANIEL   The world of sports card collecting is an ever-shrinking market, as more and more children have less interest in them.   Matt Mortenson from Mountain View Sports, a sports collectible shop at Speedway Boulevard and Wilmot Road spoke about his thoughts on card collecting today.   “The biggest factor I think […]

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Mother-daughter duo take center stage in ‘Mamma Mia!’

February 14, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Originally written by Catherine Johnson and recreated as a light-hearted and romantic work, “Mamma Mia!” will be presented by Pima Theatre. The shows will begin Feb. 21 and run through March 3. American Sign Language interpreters will be at the Feb. 28 show.  Musical numbers will include “The familiar ABBA songs including […]

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The Aztecs lack dominance on the mound

February 14, 2019

By KYLE McDANIEL   After 11 seasons at the helm, Armando Quiroz called it quits as Pima Community College’s Softball coach.   Rebekah Quiroz, who had been an associate head coach since 2013, was promoted to head coach. Quiroz, a former player at Pima, knows what it’ll take to get the Aztecs back on top […]

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Desert Metal Craft Issue 2

February 14, 2019

BY: ALEXANDER LOPEZ   Title: Trailblazer in the making:   Desert Metal Craft in Tucson is a program that’s fun and educational for people of all ages. Combining the ancient art of blacksmithing with the modern science behind the craft of metalwork, DMC packs a BIG punch.   DMC is the one company of its […]

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Aztecs start 2019 season swinging

February 14, 2019

By ALEXANDER LOPEZ   Women Aztecs Opens Season with Silver   The Pima Community College women’s golf team took second place in its season opener at the Mesa Invitational in Mesa. The Aztecs’ two-day invitational total was 773 (391-382), but it wasn’t enough to hold off Chandler-Gilbert Community College, who won with a total of […]

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Police Motorcycle Grant Issue

February 14, 2019

By ALEXANDER LOPEZ   Student, faculty and public safety is the top priority for the Pima Community College Police Department, and with the addition of two new fully electric police package motorcycles, PCCPD plans to take it to the next level.   Pima received a grant from the US government, which awarded the college with […]

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Elected board members take their seats

February 14, 2019

Photos by JOE GIDDENS Story by AMARIS ENCINAS   Maria Garcia was elected to represent District 3 through 2024 in the November Midterm.  She’s a Pima Community College alum and pursued a degree from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Garcia started her career at Raytheon Missile Systems in 1974, first as an […]

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