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Campus club lets veterans help other veterans

Campus club lets veterans help other veterans

By MICHEAL ROMERO When Pima Community College student Selah Hadi wrote his name on a sign-in sheet for the Student Veterans Organization, it wasn’t clear to him that he was actually signing up to become president of the club. “There was a staple that went through the word ‘president,’ so a lot of us didn’t […]

Pima honors winter-spring athletics

Pima honors winter-spring athletics

By JASON WEIR Pima Community College honored the athletics program May 25 with a two-hour reception. The evening started with Edgar Soto, Executive Director of Athletics, quickly acknowledging the successful sports season. “One of the greatest years in Pima sports history,” Soto said. The Lawrence R. Toledo Leadership Award 2016 recipients were announced next. The award […]

VIDEO: Mindfulness

VIDEO: Mindfulness

Video by Kit B. Fassler  

Bernie Sanders draws huge crowd in Tucson

Bernie Sanders draws huge crowd in Tucson

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a speech to more than 10,000 people in Tucson on Oct. 9.  

Aztecs bounce back after loss

Aztecs bounce back after loss

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (5-2, 4-2 in ACCAC) snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Scottsdale Community College. Sophomores Wesley Payne and Donovan Moore made a difference on the ground as they each scored two rushing touchdowns in Pima’s 45-17 win on Saturday. Moore scored two quarterback […]

Pima gets ready for the playoffs

Pima gets ready for the playoffs

Men’s soccer: The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (13-1-2, 13-1-2 in ACCAC) ended their final regular season home game at Kino Sports Complex with ease, shutting out Paradise Valley Community College 11-0. Freshman Juan Pablo Segura pulled off a hat trick in the second half alone, while sophomores Jason Romero and Alejandro Gonzalez each […]

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Pop Cycle reclaims sustainable art

      By BETO HOYOS Located in the heart of historic Fourth Avenue stands a shop dedicated to local art made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Pop Cycle offers everything from reclaimed, ecofriendly wallets to Tucson-themed wooden trays, and much more in between. Pop Cycle opened its doors to the public in September 2008, […]

Films! Beer! Art! And a taste of the circus!

Films! Beer! Art! And a taste of the circus!

 Compiled by Travis Braasch Summer may be winding down but there’s no shortage of fun in Tucson. When it’s time to take a break from all the books and studying, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events this coming month to take your mind off all of the stresses of school and work. From […]

Strike leaves students stranded

Strike leaves students stranded

By JAMIE VERWYS For anyone who has boarded a Sun Tran bus from the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, the busy station has never looked so different. Whole sections of benches sit empty. The typical rhythm of rides every 15 minutes has turned into an irregular beat, with limited routes running once an hour. The Sun […]

Pima welcomes Bécalos students

Pima welcomes Bécalos students

On Sept. 2, students from universities all over Mexico will arrive in Tucson as part of the SEP-Bécalos-Santander Universidades International Program. Program coordinators are prepared to receive 58 students coming in from Chihuahua to Mexico City and many places in between. It’s Pima Community College’s second year participating in the program, which focuses on strengthening […]

Pima student breaks AZ Town Hall tradition

Pima student breaks AZ Town Hall tradition

By KIT FASSLER The Arizona Town Hall has been around for six decades without student involvement. That doesn’t happen anymore. One day that changed when Pima Community College student Celeste Nunez received a phone call from Tara Jackson, Arizona Town Hall president. “Do you remember what we talked about having no student in the Executive […]

Local mining prospects, loss and gain

Local mining prospects, loss and gain

By DANYELLE KHMARA Sparking controversy, two proposed copper mines in Arizona National Forest have different meanings to different people in the state. Both the Rosemont and Oak Flat mine proposals are entrenched in the promise of economic prosperity and environmental degradation from the opposing sides. One undisputable fact, from both views, is that a section […]

SDCC cosplay explosion

SDCC cosplay explosion

BY ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Comic book conventions, or as they are more commonly known, Comic-Cons, have taken over nerd culture by storm these past few years. While San Diego Comic-Con is one of, if not the, biggest convention based on comic book super heroes and all things nerd, many smaller Comic-Cons have sprouted up all over […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs win in landslide

FOOTBALL: Aztecs win in landslide

Pima Community College’s football team is looking to improve on a rough 2014 season, and so far they are off to a good start. In its second game of the season on Aug. 29, Pima Community College’s football team (2-0, 0-0 in ACCAC) erupted early, taking a 47-14 lead at halftime against Phoenix College. The […]

Step up for writing success

Step up for writing success

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is offering a summer writing boot camp to help students increase their academic performance and prepare for fall classes. The program, called “Step Up,” is an intensive three-week writing course being offered at Pima’s East Campus from July 20-Aug. 3. It runs Mon.-Thurs., from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The […]