Month: October 2020

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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Covid-19 vs mental health

October 16, 2020

By NOOR HAGHIGHI A few weeks ago, my dad came home from Walgreens where he picked up some Zinc supplements for me. Many of us, myself included, have developed a keen sense of hypochondria during the pandemic. The slightest tickle in the throat scared me into believing that the virus was coming for me. He […]

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Pima women’s basketball team holds ring ceremony to celebrate championship

October 15, 2020

By Nate Martinez On October 4, the Pima Community College Women’s Basketball team celebrated last season’s Division II Region I championship with a ring ceremony. The team got together that Sunday afternoon via zoom call, organized by head coach Todd Holthaus, Athletic Director Jim Monaco and Vice Chancellor Bruce Moses, to reflect on the past […]

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Opinion: Trump and Biden debate, America dumber for it

October 14, 2020

Photos by Gage Skidmore By Dalton Grijalva Leading up to this debate between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump, the two parties have never been more divided, at least not in modern times. At a time when we are experiencing a global pandemic and city-wide rioting, red vs blue is the understatement […]

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Arizona’s Minimum Wage set to Increase

October 8, 2020

Photo by Gage Skidmore By Kyler Van Vliet At the start of 2021, Arizona’s minimum-wage will rise to $12.15 an hour, a jump of 15 cents from the current minimum wage of $12.00 an hour. The rise in pay is due to a 1.3% increase in the cost of living over the past 12 months […]

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PCC names Jim Monaco permanent athletic director

October 7, 2020

By Nate Martinez On Monday, October 5, Pima Community College named Jim Monaco their permanent athletic director.  The move comes after Monaco served in an interim capacity since November of 2018. He succeeded Edgar Soto, who was the AD since 2009.  Monaco has been active for many years in Pima sports, starting out as an […]

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McSally and Kelly discuss climate change, public land management in online forums

October 6, 2020

Photo by Gage Skidmore By Joe Giddens Posted with permission from Tucson Weekly. Original story can be found at: Senate candidates Martha McSally and Mark Kelly laid out their visions of public land management for Arizona on Friday in two separate online forums hosted by the Arizona Trail Association. The online forums took place […]

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Pima Animal Care Center: saving one animal life at a time

October 6, 2020

This article has been edited to clarify and correct some facts. By Mylene Roberts Mahatma Gandhi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  Homeless animals have always and will always be an issue that society faces. There are many people in the […]

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Q&A with ‘Vote Here’ filmmaker Steve Waxman

October 5, 2020

By Joe Giddens This Q&A was originally made for a Tucson Weekly Story available here: Filmmaker Steve Waxman has released his new documentary, “Vote Here”, to inspire voter turnout this year and provide some historical insights into political movements wanting to engage the youth vote. What was the inspiration for this project?  I just […]

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