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Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

By EDDIE CELAYA On April 6 the United States attacked Syria with tomahawk missiles. I can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of such a move by this particular administration. To start off, let’s get something out of the way. What the Syrian government is being accused of under the rule of Bashar al-Assad is deplorable […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

  Pima Community College administrators, unfortunately with the support of the Board of Governors and faculty, are incompetent with a focus on their own aggrandizement at the expense of PCC students. Witness the recent increase in student tuition to support a financially bloated administration and faculty, notwithstanding a 30-plus percent decline in student enrollment within […]

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find winning consistency

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find winning consistency

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (25-12, 19-9 conference) has been playing well in March and has found consistency in several aspects of the game. March 4: PCC 4, Phoenix 10/ PCC 1, Phoenix 12 The No. 18 Aztecs fell behind 4-0 early in the first game against the No. 2 […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The No. 2 Pima Community College women’s basketball team (23-8, 16-6 conference) closed out their season on an early note after losing to No. 1 Mesa CC Thunderbirds. Last season, the Aztecs overcame the Thunderbirds and made their way to third place in the NJCAA championship tournament. Last season, the Aztecs were […]

Horoscope

Horoscope

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Aries (March 21-April 19) The stars are done giving you advice, Aries, mainly because they’ve been dead for hundreds of years.  Taurus (April 20-May 20) Hey Taurus, it’s never too late to get into streetwear. Don’t listen to what your family and friends say, spending $600 on sneakers is nothing. This is […]

Instructor walks her way to empathy

Instructor walks her way to empathy

By AUSTIN AGUILAR Laura Milkins, a Pima Community College art instructor, has completed two “walking projects” and hosts a radio show. The walking projects started with her realizing that she didn’t walk anywhere in Tucson because she lived in what was considered a bad neighborhood. She had the idea to walk everywhere she went in […]

TOP 10 Psychic Oscar predictions for 2017

TOP 10 Psychic Oscar predictions for 2017

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Oscar season is the best time of the year. Better than my birthday. Better than Christmas. Even better than St. Patrick’s Day. It’s my Super Bowl. What can I say? I really love movies and I really hate my life. It’s the one time of the year I can lay in bed […]

Women's March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

Women’s March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I was lucky enough to be a part of Tucson’s Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. People marched for women’s rights on the first full day of President Donald Trump’s term. On a cold and rainy day, not common for Tucson, our community came together to protest the new administration and […]

Cameroon refugee hopes to someday return

Cameroon refugee hopes to someday return

By RENE ESCOBAR Elialie, a 23-year-old Pima Community College student from Cameroon, was born into a civil war. In her hometown of Edea, people lived in the rubble of demolished buildings. Many children were orphaned, unclothed and starving. “I hated where I lived,” she said. “I wanted to leave every day I was there, but […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: Dec. 8-21

AZTEC CALENDAR: Dec. 8-21

CAMPUS EVENTS Dec. 8: Fall 2016 student celebration, recognition and appreciation, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details: 206-2121. Dec. 8: “Show, Tell, Give” storytelling contest and book drive, Downtown Campus Writing Center LB-140, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Details: 206-7156. Dec. 9-10: “Signature Selections 2016” dance concert, West Campus CFA Proscenium Theatre, […]

Here’s why the stars are not aligned

Here’s why the stars are not aligned

By ASHLEY MUNOZ Hello, I’m Ashley and astrology is my enemy. Now that I’ve introduced myself, let’s get on to it. No, I don’t hate people who read horoscopes for fun. I’m talking about the people who are massively into astrology. You know the ones: The people who base major life decisions on what their […]

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 […]

Alt-rock band honors genre

Alt-rock band honors genre

Alternative rock has been stuck in a rut, falling more into the mainstream radio world and less into the “I want to write something that means something to someone” sphere. It’s been quite some time since an alternative rock band made me feel hopeful for the genre. Beware of Darkness is different. “Rock is so […]

Pretty Tied Up

Pretty Tied Up

Relationship advice from a pro  By S. PAUL BRYAN   Dear Mr. Bryan: My girlfriend is going out of town for the weekend and this really cute girl from my psychology class asked me to study. I was a bit nervous about even exchanging numbers but meeting in person?!? She’s hot, bro. I don’t know […]

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

By KATELYN ROBERTS We’ve all seen “Feel the Bern” merchandise, “I’m with Her” T-shirts and “Make America Great Again” baseball caps decked out on babies, students, Uber drivers and your racist grandpa. Social media has also enjoyed the strongest influence ever in a presidential election. The candidates know this, and use it to their advantage. […]