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PCC truck driving program has jobs waiting for students

PCC truck driving program has jobs waiting for students

By ERIC KLUMP On a chilly Sunday morning, 10 Pima Community College students and instructors gather at a small, empty lot south of Valencia Road. As an instructor monitors, students take turns slowly maneuvering an 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck though cones to practice parking and driving in reverse. The students are enrolled in Pima’s Truck Driver […]

Let’s be cautious while driving

Let’s be cautious while driving

By Marie Rodriguez The other day I left the grocery store and found another car firmly attached to my car’s front bumper. When I did a quick look-around and damage assessment, I couldn’t find the other driver. Luckily, I also didn’t find any dents. It’s scary how often drivers forget they’re in charge of heavy […]

Campus president values education

Campus president values education

By S. J. BARAJAS Once a high school dropout and now Pima Community College’s Community Campus president, Lorraine Morales is a real-world epitome of humble beginnings to meaningful success. “I dropped out of high school my junior year, just because it wasn’t working,” she said. “I wasn’t getting much out of it.” She earned her […]

Cops make campus safety top priority

Cops make campus safety top priority

 By STEPHEN MOORE  “Are you ready to fight crime?” Pima Community College Police Officer Anthony French asks in an enthusiastic voice. Visions of high-speed chases and taser deployments disappear from my head when I turn and see a big grin on the officer’s face. I’m on what’s known as a ride-along. Most police departments allow […]

Aztecs sweep two doubleheaders

Aztecs sweep two doubleheaders

By JASON WEIR The No. 9 ranked Pima Community College softball team (11-7, 8-4 in ACCAC) was involved in three doubleheader sweeps Feb. 13-20, with two of them ending in their favor. Two PCC players were honored for their play Feb. 8-14. Sophomore Odalis Orduno was named both the ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the […]

DOGPATCH- Angels doing hell work

DOGPATCH- Angels doing hell work

By DANYELLE KHMARA When you pull into Summit View Estates, the area dubbed “Dogpatch,” you pass a sign that reads “No dumping.” It’s riddled with bullet holes. Going down the dirt road, there’s scattered, run-down trailers, piles of worn-out tires, trash bags and miles of desert. Not far in, there’s a small clearing that contains […]

Baseball team looks to improve

Baseball team looks to improve

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III Pima Community College (7-7, 5-5 in ACCAC) is looking to get back on track after a very inconstant to the season. With a .500 record, Pima hosted Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Feb, 24. For results go to aztecpressonline.com. Pima would go up to Phoenix square off against Paradise Valley Community College […]

Low gas prices help student budgets

Low gas prices help student budgets

By PABLO ESPINOSA As gas prices drop to their lowest level since 2009, Pima Community College students are feeling financial relief at the start of the semester. “I’m paying for college and insurance, now I feel more independent,” said PCC student Lynsi Hill. She used to spend $38 to fill the tank of her Toyota […]

Guest commentary: Visit to Yarnell memorial

Guest commentary: Visit to Yarnell memorial

By AMANDA OIEN A storm rolled into the quiet town of Yarnell, Ariz., on the evening of June 28, 2013. Dark clouds filled the summer sky and lightning struck dry, brush-covered hills. The lightning ignited a forest fire that burned 8,400 acres. Of the 350 firefighters assigned to the blaze, 20 were elite Granite Mountain […]

No break in high prices

No break in high prices

By ROBERTO AVENDAÑO Gasoline prices are going higher each day, and will probably reach $4 per gallon nationwide by the end of April, according to analysts. “Instead of paying $80 for gas for my truck like I used to, now I’m paying $100,” said Pima Community College student Arcenio Trujillo, who is majoring in physical […]

PLAYOFF UPDATE: Softball ends season one run from Nationals

PLAYOFF UPDATE: Softball ends season one run from Nationals

Stories and photo by JAMES KELLEY The Pima Community College softball team suffered a heart-breaking loss to the hometown Region 1 championship favorites, and then Yavapai College ripped the Aztecs’ hearts out. Second-seeded Pima (51-14) could not take advantage of a one-game cushion as it lost both Regional championship games in Prescott, Ariz. The Aztecs […]

On a road to recovery, one step at a time

On a road to recovery, one step at a time

By JUDY AUGUSTINE Sept. 24, 2006 started like any morning for Pima Community College student Kay Mitchell. By sunset, her life was irreversibly changed. Mitchell and her husband Kevin decided to take advantage of fall weather for a motorcycle ride. “The weather was great and we decided to take a ride up to the top […]

Freshman proving to be a Jill of all trades for softball

Freshman proving to be a Jill of all trades for softball

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY Freshman Jessica Schneider has had a memorable couple of weeks for the Pima Community College softball team, pounding the ball and even catching for the first time. Ever. Schneider is listed as a first baseman and third baseman on the roster and was named Region I, Division I Batter […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photo by Ed Adams Scottsdale Videos by James Kelley The Pima Community College football team has lost three games in a row, but that includes a close call to an undefeated team and a deceiving score against the preseason No. 1 ranked team. The Aztecs (2-4, 0-3 Western States Football League) […]

Online Extra: Softball fights with weather, wins nine in a row

Online Extra: Softball fights with weather, wins nine in a row

By James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona It seems like the weather is only thing that can stop the Pima Community College softball team. The Aztecs (25-3, 11-1 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) won nine games in a row and have lost just one game in the last 12. However, their last two doubleheaders have […]