Month: October 2020

Vote ‘YES’ on Prop 208: It won’t cost you a penny

October 30, 2020

By Noor Haghighi The great state of Arizona is notorious for its failure to meet national education standards.  As of this year, we sit at 49th place for overall education based on data determining quality and safety. In 2018, Arizonans took to the streets to protest in favor of Red for Ed, a movement that […]

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Four horror flicks for an indoor Halloween

October 30, 2020

By Nate Martinez It’s that time of year again: cooler air and pumpkin spice flavored everything signals the coming of fall and all the aesthetics that come with it. Yellow leaves litter the sidewalks, there’s a slightly darker tinge to the sky and that certain smell of the autumn afternoons all seem to make us […]

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Funerals in the age of COVID

October 29, 2020

Photo by Ashim D’Silva By Troy Hutchison In the last eight months, the world has gone through drastic changes to keep itself safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Events have been canceled, celebrations have been put on hold, classes gone from in-person to virtual classrooms, and these are just some examples of how society has […]

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Column: Serious Thinking

October 27, 2020

By Kevin Hartung How do you solve societal problems with people who are not seriously thinking them through and coming to rational and workable solutions? Partisanship has mobilized the masses. The ‘us vs. them’ mentality of the populace is escalating. Volatile debates between political opponents have intensified stronger hostilities between the constituencies. Our Founding Fathers […]

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Pima to host ‘Virtual Celebration of Life and el Dia de los Muertos’

October 24, 2020

On Friday, October 30, Pima Community College will be hosting “Virtual Celebration of Life and el Dia de los Muertos: Expressions of Love and Remembrance.” Students and community members are invited to honor their deceased loved ones with: Photos of loved ones or an ofrenda/altar, with 50-100 word description 2 minute video   PowerPoint/slide show 50-100 […]

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Peanut Butter & Jazz Podcast #1: interview and announcements

October 24, 2020

The first episode of the Peanut Butter & Jazz Podcast, created by Pima students Max Luevanos and Juan Lizarraga, is out now on Youtube. This week’s guest is Elizabeth “Frankie” Rollins, an author, professor, Pima honor’s coordinator, and faculty advisor to SandScript, the annual student-run art and literary magazine of Pima College. Click here to […]

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Local artist participates in national painting project

October 23, 2020

By Joe Giddens Posted with permission from Tucson Weekly. Original story can be found at: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2020/10/22/local-artist-participates-in-national-painting-project As the drums ring out the Chinese New Year in a Singapore market, two young women wearing face masks watch the celebration. It’s a scene characteristic of local artist Jacqueline Chanda’s work, which often allows the viewer to construct their […]

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Saguaro National Park vandalized

October 22, 2020

Photo by James Lee By Kyler Van Vliet Eight saguaros were found crudely hacked down this October in the Saguaro National Park. Park officials believe the incident happened on or around October 3rd.  The saguaros that were cut down ranged from 1 to 10ft in height and were located just off of the Scenic Trail.  […]

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On the issues: Pima Governing Board candidates Ethan Orr and Catherine Ripley

October 21, 2020

 By Kyle Kersey With sitting board member Mark Hanna retiring at the end of his term, the election for a seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors is a race between former Arizona state legislator Ethan Orr and retired naval officer Catherine Ripley.  Background Governing Board members are elected in a non-partisan election, which […]

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Opinion: The American people are being fed misinformation, half-truths, and outright lies

October 17, 2020

By Kevin Hartung Today’s political polarization has stolen the knowledge base that eventually leads to our wisdom and without which we cannot make definitive and relevant decisions. We are facing a division in our country that recalls the contentious arguments between the North and South just before the Civil War. It is certainly demoralizing that […]

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