Day: May 2, 2019

Chancellor spends $20.5K+ on Spring travel

May 2, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS and JOE GIDDENS  During the April 3 governors board meeting, Chancellor Lee Lambert made an announcement about his travels for Pima Community College. “And then I know there was concerns about my travel,” he said. “So as a result, we’re going to enhance the current board’s travel policy. So we will be bringing […]

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Journey to commencement

May 2, 2019

    Story and photo by ERIK MEDINA On May 23, Pima Community College will host its annual graduation ceremony at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.  At each graduation, one student is chosen to speak to the student body at the beginning of the ceremony, this student is known as the the commencement speaker.  This […]

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Maddy Jeans: fighting for a seat at the table

May 2, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY A Pima Community College student was honored by the college for her pivotal role in changing the graduation policy of Tucson Unified School District, allowing Native American students to wear culturally significant attire at their graduation ceremonies. Maddy Jeans, a 2017 graduate of Pueblo High School and current Pima student, was instrumental […]

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A tale of two debuts: Kanye’s faith and Weezer’s anomaly

May 2, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Hello reader, it is I, Kyle: the apotheosis of music-writing, casting judgement from atop my throne of Talking Heads vinyl and the tears of Imagine Dragons fans.  I have come to bid you farewell to the school year (unless you are one of the fools who choose to sit in an air-conditioned […]

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Pima Community College’s immigrant student center employees

May 2, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ   Tucked away in the far back end of on the top floor of Pima Community College Downtown Campus Campus Center building in the communication department sits a tiny little office. The Immigrant, Refugee and Student Resource Center or IRSRC. The IRSRC opened its doors at the beginning of the year,  provides […]

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NJCAA addresses gender inequality in awards

May 2, 2019

By MONTY GANTT On April 5, Pima Community College Women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus sent a mass email to various members of the NJCAA. The email raised a question that was on the minds of coach Holthaus and his players: Why were they simply gifted a game ball for fifth place while the men’s team […]

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Letter from the Editor

May 2, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Years ago, I was wandering the deserts of Central Utah. It’s a stretch of country that more closely resembles Mars or the cover art off a ’70s prog-rock band than it does anything terrestrial.  It’s a beautiful and weird stretch of country such as the small town off a state highway where […]

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Some administrators get salary hikes

May 2, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Since summer 2015, the average Pima Community College administrator salary has increased 3.5%, while the average faculty salary has dropped 0.5%, according to a report released by the Pima Community College Education Association, the group that represents the college’s full-time faculty.   Budget woes have been brought on by declining enrollment, yet […]

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Pima Community College’s resident fashionista

May 2, 2019

Interview and photos by JOSH GRAY  Pima Community College will  holding its annual fashion show May 4 at the Fox Theatre.  Nancy Spaulding, the head of the Fashion Department, recently sat down with the Aztec Press.  Q: What is your favorite piece on display? A: “I haven’t seen everything yet, so I couldn’t say what […]

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Culture Club: free passes for Pima students

May 2, 2019

By JOSH GRAY Pima Community College has partnered with Act One to provide free cultural passes to Pima students.  Culture Passes are free admission tickets that you and a guest can get by going to your local Pima Library. Act One is an organization that helps provide art and cultural experience throughout Arizona schools. Act […]

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