Author: Amaris Encinas

The return of Media Fusion

May 2, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Digital Arts department at Pima Community College will be hosting its annual Media Fusion on May 3.  Media Fusion specifically showcases three aspects: film, game design and animation. It started in 2017 and takes place at the end of each Spring semester.  “It grew out of an annual showing of student […]

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Letter from the Editor

April 4, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS I would like to dedicate this letter to the editor to all of the young people out in the world but particularly the special demographic known as college students. I think for a really long time I was in this rush to grow up and become an adult, whatever that means. But […]

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Pima’s Access and Disability Resources

April 4, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS and DRAEDON LEDBETTER Access and Disability Resources is open to students with disabilities at Pima Community College at every campus.  ADR offers low, medium and higher forms of technologies. Screen reading and voice recognition software are examples of some forms of higher technology. Digital recorders or smart pens can be considered medium […]

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What the HLC report means for Pima College

April 4, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Higher Learning Commission is a Chicago based regional accreditation institution that, “accredited degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in a nineteen stage region basis of the United States.  The HLC’s mission as a regional accreditor is to, “validate the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects […]

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‘Speaking Out’ over society’s silence

March 14, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS On March 7, the Downtown Campus hosted Speaking Out: A Day of Inquiry and Exploration, which was an event that focused on the featured work of American writer Audre Lorde.  To kick off the event, Sandra Shattuck, Pima Community College instructor in Communications, shared some words about the late Lorde and how […]

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Community Campus closing

February 28, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The five Pima Community College campuses in Tucson will soon be down to four. PCC came to the conclusion that it would be best to close Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave. Community Campus currently offers Pima Online, Workforce Development, Adult Education for College and Career, Workforce Development and PCC-TV. Community Campus […]

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Letter from the Editor

February 28, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Starting this semester, I was not sure I was going to have the ability to be the editor of the Aztec Press.  But after much thought and consideration, I threw myself into it.  This is mostly due to the support of my amazing friends, including Josh, Erik, Andrea and the support that […]

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Mother-daughter duo take center stage in ‘Mamma Mia!’

February 14, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Originally written by Catherine Johnson and recreated as a light-hearted and romantic work, “Mamma Mia!” will be presented by Pima Theatre. The shows will begin Feb. 21 and run through March 3. American Sign Language interpreters will be at the Feb. 28 show.  Musical numbers will include “The familiar ABBA songs including […]

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Elected board members take their seats

February 14, 2019

Photos by JOE GIDDENS Story by AMARIS ENCINAS   Maria Garcia was elected to represent District 3 through 2024 in the November Midterm.  She’s a Pima Community College alum and pursued a degree from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Garcia started her career at Raytheon Missile Systems in 1974, first as an […]

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Pima students join local theater for shows

February 14, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Live Theatre Workshop is a local theater organization nestled in the heart of Tucson and comes bearing gifts to the community. Live Theatre Workshop offers five programs: ETCETERA, The Family Theatre program, The Mainstage, LTW’s late-night program and Onstage Education program. The Mainstage produces nine shows each season, while ETCETERA and LTW’S […]

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