Author: Armando Harmon

OER program turns page on textbooks

February 8, 2018

By: Nora Thompson Imagine a world where textbooks are free. Pima Community College is getting closer to that reality by offering a number of online and classroom courses that don’t require students to purchase textbooks. OER textbooks, or Open Educational Resources, is a collection of materials that falls under Creative Commons licensing and is free […]

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Student wins national award By: Justina Ziegler

February 8, 2018

Pima Community College student Ana Chavarin won the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Adult Learner of the Year award on Jan. 17. “When I was nominated, it was a surprise to me,” Chavarin said. “I’m not a person who does things for rewards or recognition; I do things because it’s in my heart or […]

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Dominance continues for Aztecs

February 8, 2018

By ARMANDO HARMON The women’s basketball team continue its reign as they push toward the second half of the season, as it looks to get further than last year. Pima is ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA Divion II poll. With an overall record of 18-5 and averaging 81.6 points per game, these Aztecs aren’t […]

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New position takes on diversity

February 8, 2018

By Nicholas Trujillo It was a plan that was already three years in the making. Pima Community College started talking about its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan in hopes to be an “extension of the College’s ongoing Strategic Planning Process …,” according to the executive summary of the plan. Hilda Ladner, the new diversity and […]

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HELP for GED and HSE tests

February 8, 2018

By: Kyle McDaniel If you sit and think for a moment, I bet you know people who are preparing to get their GED (General Education Development) or HSE (High School Equivalency). What I would like you to do is to ask them have they heard about Adult Basic Education for College and Career. To be […]

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PIMA BRIEFS

February 8, 2018

By: Aztec Press Staff Clinco up next for BOG chairman The Board of Govenors has a change in its roster for the coming year. Demion Clinco is up next to take the mantel. “Pima County College board are terms for six years, and ever year per the by-laws, there is an election for the chairmen […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Welcome back to H-E- double hockey stick 

February 8, 2018

By NICK TRUJILLO What a sh*thole we’re in right now. Recently it was announced that Joe “America’s Toughest Sheriff’’ Arpaio would be running for U.S. Senate. A study by OXFAM said that 82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 was taken by the top 1 percent. And we still have President Donald Trump in […]

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Aztec Calendar Feb. 8-Feb. 20 By: Nick Trujillo

February 8, 2018

CAMPUS EVENTS Feb. 8: “Martin and Music” – West Campus Cafeteria, noon. Feb. 10: 2018 Southern Arizona Education Job Fair – Downtown Campus, 9 a.m. – noon. Feb. 10: Star Party – East Campus, noon- 9 p.m., free. Feb. 20: Movies for Mental Health –  Downtown Campus Amethyst Room, free, 1-3 p.m.. Feb. 21: Student […]

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The word: Thoughts on Joe Arpaio for U.S. Senate? By: Joe Giddens

February 8, 2018

    “He has a right to run but I want fresher faces and newer perspectives. I think both the Republicans and Democrats need new faces to approach the people. It’d be nice to see what the younger generation has to say.” William Knight   “What I like about Arpaio is you know where he […]

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Best Bets

February 8, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Tucson gem and mineral show 2/8/2018-2/11/2018 Tucson’s largest source of tourism, people from all over the world come to buy sell and view the huge collection of rocks that the city has to offer. Located at the Tucson Convention center  Admission is $13.00 per person children under 14 are free. but bring […]

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Women’s basketball rebounds after opening loss

November 16, 2017

Photo and Story by ARMANDO HARMON The  Pima Community College women’s basketball team is coming into the season looking to dominate. Last season, the Aztecs ended with an overall record of 23-8 and 16-6 in conference play. The Aztecs averaged 81.7 points per game with shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The Aztecs fell short […]

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Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON In May, Pima Community College submitted a proposal for the Secretariat of Education SEP-Belcalos-Santander Universidades International Program. Otherwise known as the Becalos grant, this grant allows students from Mexico to have the opportunity to enroll and take courses at PCC. At the start of the semester, 75 students were enrolled at the […]

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Pima takes first at UA’s Eller

November 2, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON The Department of Business and Accounting and the business club at Pima Community College took first place at the sixth annual Arizona Community College Excellence Business Case Competition Oct. 6. The ACCE is a competition that allows students to take on a business case with supporting data and then put together a […]

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Pima’s record overshadows great play

November 2, 2017

By KYLE MCDANIEL The Aztecs volleyball team ends the season on a seven-game losing streak to finish with a 7-18 record. It was a struggle for Pima all season, as they couldn’t get a winning streak going at any point to jump start their season. Oct. 27: PCC 0, Mesa Community College 3 The Aztecs […]

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Keeping good company

October 19, 2017

Going on four years, Fourth Avenue’s Generation Cool continues to feed on customers’ nostalgia by selling vintage goods Story and photos by ARMANDO HARMON As you get older, sometimes you forget how it feels to be a kid. Everyone has had that special toy, or those pair of sneakers you saved months and months of allowance to […]

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