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Struggling to balance work, class

Struggling to balance work, class

By TANISHA KNUTZEN From classes to hours of homework and balancing a social life, the college experience is a demanding time in many students’ lives. Throw a work schedule into the mix and responsibilities reach a maximum stress level. Although the demands for working students are high, the motivation to keep moving through the long […]

The writer behind Writing 101

The writer behind Writing 101

By JACK KEERS He sits in a darkened room, fingers hovering over a keyboard while sweat drips down shadowed cheeks, concentration enhanced by gentle Italian techno music. Shell shocked and numb, he realizes his book is finished. Writing 101 instructor Andrew Foster, 34, has worked part time at Pima Community College for eight years. He […]

Gallery reception honors 91 student artists

Gallery reception honors 91 student artists

By KIT B. FASSLER The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery was packed with visitors on April 16 during a reception and award ceremony for 91 Pima Community College student artists whose work was accepted into a juried exhibit. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display through May 8 at the gallery, in the […]

Mackey undefeated in singles

Mackey undefeated in singles

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III WOMEN’S TENNIS Pima Community College women’s tennis team (9-8, 6-2 in ACCAC) finished up the regular season on a strong note. Pima won its last five out of six games going into regionals, putting them over .500 overall for the season and four games over .500 in conference play. Pima’s late […]

A Taste of the Pima County Fair 2015

A Taste of the Pima County Fair 2015

Fighting feelings of social inferiority

Fighting feelings of social inferiority

BY ALYSSA RAMER Social inferiority is something I struggle with all the time, and it affects my self-esteem. This is partly because I experienced being a type of “social outcast” throughout my educational career. There is a significant difference in bullying versus treating others as socially inferior. Bullying is teasing, physical abuse and peer pressure, […]

Afghanistan still needs U.S. troops

Afghanistan still needs U.S. troops

BY PABLO ESPINOSA There must be a permanent U.S. force in Afghanistan of at least 15,000 troops. After 13 years of combat, the public is tired of war and politicians are unlikely to get elected if they support keeping troops in Afghanistan. However, withdrawing completely might force the U.S. to come back later. The idea […]

Unleashing the power of words

Unleashing the power of words

BY KIT B. FASSLER One afternoon I was in an elevator at the University of Arizona and overheard a conversation between two professors. One was retiring that year. “You are retiring, then what?” the other professor asked. That question struck me. I was 64 at that time. I anticipated my retirement by taking a few […]

Treat HIV/AIDS patients with more compassion

Treat HIV/AIDS patients with more compassion

By KATIE VACIO When it comes to the taboo subject of HIV/AIDS, people as a whole still react by dehumanizing the sick. Instead of trying to understand the illness, people stay ignorant because of its history. HIV/AIDS carries a stigma because of its association with homosexuals or drug addicts. “Patients who are infected are still […]

Article contained numerous errors

Article contained numerous errors

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my concerns about the Issue 4 (March 12-25) article, “Waiting to exhale: Some student desks a tight fit.” This fiscal year, the Downtown Campus was awarded a capital allocation for a much-needed project to replace classroom desks. In mid-February, as part of the purchasing process, we […]

FIRST BITE Mexican and Peruvian fusion

FIRST BITE Mexican and Peruvian fusion

By SHANA ROSE Gigi’s Mexican and Peruvian Fusion food truck has been making stops at Pima Community College campuses in its lime green vehicle, ready to feed adventurous students. Customers can choose from a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, tacos, fries and bowls. Where does the “fusion” come in? Some ingredients in the typical […]

STOMPING GROUNDS Locals love ‘Romo Tonight Live!’

STOMPING GROUNDS Locals love ‘Romo Tonight Live!’

By DEANNA SHERMAN Romo Tonight Live! starring Steven Yanez Romo is Tucson’s own late night talk show made for locals, by locals and loved by locals. The show borrows from the classic late show formula: opening monologue, house band, special guests and a musical guest. But Romo Tonight Live! is anything but traditional. With host […]

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB Group helps new arrivals feel at home

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB Group helps new arrivals feel at home

By DANYELLE KHMARA The Pima Community College International Student Club is a place where international students can get to know each other and participate in fundraisers, class trips and community service. Club president Alejandra Fraijo moved from Sonora, Mexico, to Tucson six months ago for a better education and because Pima is close to her […]

‘THE MANDRAKE’ Comedy explores love, lust

‘THE MANDRAKE’ Comedy explores love, lust

By SHANA ROSE The intimate space of Pima Community College’s Black Box Theatre will be transformed into a 16th century Italian piazza when the theatre arts department brings Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Mandrake” to life. Performances will be April 16-26, under the direction of Deborah Davis. The play uses Machiavelli’s philosophy of “the ends justify the […]

Top 10 Fast food drive-through burgers

Top 10 Fast food drive-through burgers

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Recently, my taste buddies and I went on a mission to find the best fast food burger you can get in a drive-through. All scores are based on averages out of 10 by myself and three others in three categories: appearance, texture and taste. 10. Wienerschnitzel I guess it goes without saying […]