Author: Alexzandria Martinez

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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Preparing students for Pima’s ‘first year’

May 2, 2019

Photo and story by ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ  Pima Community College’s First Year Experience is an umbrella program, which means it offers several different options for every student.   Every student has different needs and interests and are in different areas of their lives. The program caters to students with at least 30 credits. At Pima, 30 credits […]

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Beaut Burger: Beaut-y and no beast

April 18, 2019

by ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ Beaut Burger, pronounced b-yoo-t, is taken from the Australia/New Zealand slang for “beauty.” It also should stand for “hidden gem for vegans.”  Beaut Burger is located in the Mercado San Agustin Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento.  The restaurant itself is an old train shipping container on the West side of the plaza […]

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Unfair feminism?

April 18, 2019

By ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ  June 4 will mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress, which allowed American women to vote.  In today’s America, we see the women’s rights movement shifting in different directions. “Modern feminists” are not always a middle-aged white woman picketing the White House fence. A feminist is whoever believes […]

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Colleen Ford kicked off Pima’s Speaker’s Series

March 26, 2019

Story and Photo  by ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ Colleen Ford, instructional faculty for the nursing program, was the first speaker for the semester Speaker’s Series, Feb. 5, at the community board room at Pima Community College District Office.  Ford discussed upcoming changes for nursing in the healthcare and medical field. Nursing is evolving into a more tech-savvy […]

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Dating in college, maybe?

March 14, 2019

By ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ As my dramatic life progresses and another failed attempt to form a relationship results in the heartache of unrequited love, my sitting on the couch repeatedly watching “Dirty Dancing” days are questionable. Why should I care to create this deep bond, when I haven’t even figured out who I am yet?  As […]

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Turn life experiences into credits

February 14, 2019

By ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ Pima Community College has expanded its earned college credit through assessment into a program that can create more opportunities for students who want a college degree, but in less time based on previous employment.  The program is called Credit for Prior Learning, and Pima learned of this program from its national success.  […]

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