Month: February 2019

Pima pitching leading way in fast start to season.

February 28, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ Feb.26 The Aztecs hosted the Phoenix College Bears in a double header. Pima would sweep the Bears 12-2 in game one and 4-1 in game two. Details not available at time of print.   The Pima Community College Aztecs continued the strong start to their season. Being led by the sophomore combo […]

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Helping others find their peace of mind

February 28, 2019

Story and photos by ANGEL CANEZ Self-care and mental health aren’t issues that are subtly brought up.  The number of college students who have reported depression has more than doubled since the year 2000, according to the American College Health Association in October. These are stressful times for students right now around midterms.  However, Pima […]

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Letter from the Editor

February 28, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Starting this semester, I was not sure I was going to have the ability to be the editor of the Aztec Press.  But after much thought and consideration, I threw myself into it.  This is mostly due to the support of my amazing friends, including Josh, Erik, Andrea and the support that […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t say “climate change.” “Drier future” is his preferred phrase

February 28, 2019

Gov. Ducey visits Pima College Story and photo by JOE GIDDENS Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly refrained from referring to climate change in his pitch to get the Drought Contingency Plan passed, instead branding less water in the Colorado River as part of a “drier future.”  This rhetorical device also was used by Budget Director Matthew […]

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Bonds away, PCC pays for expansion

February 19, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Coming on the heels of exceptional credit ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, two of the big three credit rating agencies in the country, Pima Community College issued revenue bonds for the funding of the Centers of Excellence Projects on Jan. 16. Fitch awarded Pima the default rating of AA […]

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Ducey submits a water and flight plan

February 15, 2019

Potential return of state funds to Pima Community College   Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS   Doug Ducey won his second term for governor in November over Democrat challenger David Garcia by nearly 15 points.  Ducey was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 7 and presented with the State of the State Address […]

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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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