Author: Andrew Paxton

‘On-time’ registration awaits

December 10, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Students at Pima Community College face changes to registration procedures as the college works to improve success rates. Amended rules regarding registration will require those seeking to attend PCC to have their classes decided before the new semester begins on Jan. 20. In the past, students have been allowed to register for […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs face slide with two-game loss

December 10, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The No. 12 ranked Pima Community College women’s basketball team (4-3, 3-2 in ACCAS conference) lost its second game in a row Dec. 6, falling 70-57 to No. 7 Eastern Arizona College. The Aztecs never held a lead in the game. They trailed by as many as 21 points in the first […]

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Family grows closer at Pima

November 25, 2014

By KIT FASSLER Margaret Zavala appears hesitant discussing her past. She never wanted to revisit the hardships she went through while growing up, but that changed after she got married and had children. By sharing her personal stories, she hopes her children will follow a better path than her own. Zavala now attends Pima Community […]

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Healthcare sign-up now open, offers new help

November 25, 2014

By MARIANA CEJA Pima Community College is pitching in to spread the word about the importance of getting insurance and where to go to get help signing up. Pima hosted a resource event at Downtown Campus on Nov. 18 alongside members of the Department of Health and Human Resources as well as the Cover Arizona […]

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Writer to share insights

November 25, 2014

By TANISHA KNUTSEN Pima Community College will conclude its Fall Speakers’ Series with a talk by writing instructor Kristen Hoggatt. The free presentation will take place Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in the PCC District Office Community Board Room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. “The U.S. Poetry Academy” presentation will discuss Hoggatt’s experiences living abroad. She […]

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Downtown Campus hosts party

November 25, 2014

By JAMIE MAESE Pima Community College Downtown Campus celebrated its big 4-0 birthday Nov. 15 with crafts, live performances and a variety of food truck vendors. The party also featured music spanning several decades, spun by Main Events DJ Richie Rich and by emcee R Dub. The tunes had some visitors dancing and singing along […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall at nationals

November 20, 2014

By ADRANNA BARRIENTEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team held its own against the No. 2 team in the country on Nov. 19 but didn’t finish with a win. At an awards ceremony Nov. 22, Pima received the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award. The seventh-seeded Aztecs lost 4-1 to No. 2 Monroe College (New Rochelle, N.Y.) […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Season ends after playoff loss

November 20, 2014

By CALEB FOSTER The season ended Nov. 20 for the Pima Community College men’s soccer team after a loss at the NJCAA national tournament in Prescott. The No. 5 Aztecs advanced to the tournament quarterfinals before being eliminated. They fell 5-0 to a fourth-seeded Texas team, Tyler Junior College. Pima finished the season at 21-5-1, […]

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Listen up, go see ‘Philip’

November 20, 2014

By ZACK LEDESMA In director Alex Perry’s “Listen Up Philip,” Jason Shwartzman plays arrogant egocentric writer Philip Friedman, who lives in the city with his girlfriend Ashley, played by Elisabeth Moss. Struggling to make headway on his newest novel, Friedman is offered to stay at the rural summer home of a once-famed writer named Ike […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: Involvement enriches college life

November 13, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON During my time at Pima Community College, I have been privileged to be involved with several dynamic groups that have enriched my educational experience and helped me advance as a leader and an individual. After my first full semester at Pima, my GPA made me eligible for an invitation from the Phi […]

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AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: Offer online winter classes

November 13, 2014

Written by Editor-in-chief Andrew Paxton for the Aztec Press editorial board. Students expecting to retake a class or focus on a difficult course during the holiday break will find themselves left out in the cold this winter. Pima Community College recently announced it would no longer hold classes during the winter break. The public proclamation […]

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Hanna wins PCC governing board post

November 13, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Voters have decided that Mark Hanna will be the newest member of Pima Community College’s governing board after a tightly contested election on Nov. 4. Fewer than 1,500 votes separated Hanna and his competitor, Tucson Medical Center executive Michael Duran. Hanna received 25,988 votes to Duran’s 24,566, according to the Pima County […]

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Aztec Press runner-up for national award

November 13, 2014

The College Media Association, the largest organization for student journalists in the country, announced its picks on Oct. 31 for best newspapers nationwide. Pima Community College’s Aztec Press took second place in its division. The announcement came during the CMA’s 93rd annual National College Media Convention, held this year in Philadelphia from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. […]

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Top 10: Reasons to love October-December

October 30, 2014

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT October to December are my favorite months. This list shows why year’s end is the best part of the calendar: 10. Pumpkin spice Before you argue that pumpkin spice is overused, let me say I agree. The oversaturation has almost driven me away, but I still love pumpkin spice-infused foods and drinks. […]

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