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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The Aztecs struggle across finish line

May 2, 2019

By ANGEL CANEZ Pima Community College played their final home series in a doubleheader on March 23 against conference for Arizona Western Community College and wrapped up there season on the road to take on South Mountain in a doubleheader.  Pima improved on last seasons record of 21-31 and 11-29 in conference games, winning 15 […]

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Special Ed students transition from high school to college

May 2, 2019

By DRAEDON LEDBETTER The transition from high school to college can be stressful for any student, but the stress can be more overbearing for students with disabilities. According to federal data, a third of special education students that enroll in a four-year college or university graduate within eight years. Special education students enrolling in two-year […]

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A pioneer for Mexican-American Studies

May 2, 2019

By ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ Rosalia Solorzano was honored with emeritus status on Feb. 6 at the district District Office.  Solorzano is the 37th faculty member to receive this honor at Pima Community College. Distinguished individuals who have retired are nominated by former colleagues and faculty members confidentially.  The faculty emeritus award is the most important award […]

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