Month: February 2019

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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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Pima Aztecs balling since break

February 14, 2019

By Monty Gantt On Feb. 9, the Pima Community College Men’s Basketball Team capitalized on a fast start to win its contest against the Tohono O’odham Community College Jegos 102-72. The Aztecs held the Jegos scoreless for 7 minutes, later taking a 51-33 lead at half- time. Sophomore Abram Carrasco led the team with 23 […]

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The geek sport of kings

February 14, 2019

The weekend of Jan. 26 was memorable. The WWE presented one of its premier pay-per-view events, The Royal Rumble, live from Phoenix’s Chase Field. On Jan. 26, my friend Jake Gerhard and I woke up early to get ready for WWE Axxess, a session of meet and greets with WWE superstars, and chances to see live […]

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Pima off to speedy start to begin season

February 14, 2019

BY ANGEL CANEZ The Pima Community College track and field team continued its strong start to the season as they had four run- ners set national qualifying times again during their fourth meet of the season at the Mesa indoor invitational. The Aztecs were led by Monte Albert as he took firstplace in the triple […]

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The lost art of sports card collecting

February 14, 2019

By KYLE McDANIEL Sports card collecting is a shrinking market, as fewer kids have an interest in them.  Matt Mortenson, owner of OverTime Sports, a sports collectible shop on Speedway Boulevard weighed in.  “The biggest factor I think is kids have phones, iPads and so many other avenues besides cards, so it’s not as cool […]

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