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Director Andres wins prestigious award

Director Andres wins prestigious award

By ROBYN ZELICKSON David Andres, director of the Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, has received a prestigious Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education – Individual. He was nominated for the honor in January and received the award on May 4 during a ceremony in Scottsdale. Governor’s Arts Awards are given in seven […]

Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at West Campus “I learned that calculus is really hard for me. But more importantly I found out that I wanted to go into geography while taking a physical geography class. I’m really excited that I was just accepted into U of A for a BS in geography for […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Daniella Campuzano Andrea Lizarraga, 21, takes classes at West Campus. She hopes to graduate from the respiratory care program next year. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and why?  Andrea: Since I’m in the […]

Music major keeping time

Music major keeping time

By MADDY STEVENSON Eventually, Pima Community College student Anessa Dominique Quijada Rivera wants a career working behind the scenes in the music industry. For now, the 20-year-old voice major is taking 19 credits and working part time at Starbucks. “I have to take piano, music theory, oral perception, choir and my voice lessons,” Rivera says. […]

Sensory Lesson

Sensory Lesson

Artwork on East Campus includes this 2016 welded, oxidized steel camera sculpture by Joan Waters titled “the single lens reflex.” An accompanying plaque reads: We experience the world through our five senses—taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. This sculpture asks us to examine what happens when we limit our perception to one sensory lens—the visual. […]

Board member asks for review of legal counsel

Board member asks for review of legal counsel

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College Board of Governors District 5 representative Luis Gonzales called the college’s legal services model into question in a letter issued to his fellow board members, Chancellor Lee Lambert and General Counsel Jeff Silvyn. “I have concluded that the college’s current legal services model was not formally adopted by the […]

Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

R.I.S.E. – Resources. Information. Services. Education.

R.I.S.E. – Resources. Information. Services. Education.

By ROBYN ZELICKSON A common misconception about homelessness is that people choose to live on the streets. But, it’s not always a choice. Most often, it’s unfortunate and uncontrollable circumstances of one sort or another. To try and alleviate some of those circumstances, Pima Community College students held an event at Downtown Campus on April […]

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted during the April 12 meeting to limit debate for the sake of time and efficiency, spurring another round of contentious motions and requests. The action followed an epic five-and-a-half-hour long board meeting on March 8. During the meeting, District 5 Representative Luis Gonzales clashed […]

BY THE NUMBERS – Social networks

BY THE NUMBERS – Social networks

Compiled by Elise Stahl 100 billion Number of searches Google processes every month $8.3 billion Amount social networks earned from advertising in 2015 6 billion Number of videos watched by Snapchat users every day 3.25 billion Hours of YouTube watched every month 1.3 billion Number of accounts on Twitter, with 320 million being active 500 […]

Pima Briefs

Pima Briefs

Northwest Campus hosting Cram Jam Northwest Campus will hold its annual Cram Jam on May 8-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Life Center. NWC Student Life partners with the Tutoring Center each year to create a communal finals-studying environment. Students have the option to join a study group, or meet one-on-one with a […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: May 4-18

AZTEC CALENDAR: May 4-18

CAMPUS EVENTS May 4: Stress relief session, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by to learn new ways to relieve stress before finals week. Details: Student Life, 206-2121. May 8 and 9: CRAM JAM, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Join a large study group or have a […]

‘Dance Fusion’ promises entertainment

‘Dance Fusion’ promises entertainment

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Not for nothing did Nolan Kubota win Mr. Tucson Entertainer of the Year in 2016. He and his dance students really know how to create an entertaining show. Kubota and his dancers will stage their spring production, “Dance Fusion,” at the Pima Community College West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre […]

‘Get Out’ and wake up to subtle racism

‘Get Out’ and wake up to subtle racism

Editor’s note: Two staff members, photo editor Ashley Munoz and sports editor Casey Muse Jr., discuss the movie “Get Out” and the larger societal implications of racism. By ASHLEY MUÑOZ and CASEY MUSE Muñoz: The combination of horror, suspense and racism in the post-Obama era earned “Get Out” a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes […]