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STOMPING GROUNDS : Floor Polish studio gives fitness new meaning

STOMPING GROUNDS : Floor Polish studio gives fitness new meaning

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Downtown Tucson is home to many great up-and-coming places. And no, I’m not talking about the million new ice cream shops that just happened to appear. I’m talking about the Floor Polish Dance Studio. I’m always on the hunt for places around town, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon Floor […]

TOP 10: Iconic ’80s movies

TOP 10: Iconic ’80s movies

By ELISE STAHL I am of the persuasion that the years from 1980 to 1989 constitute the greatest decade that has happened to humankind. Even as someone who was born at the tail end of the ’90s, I love immersing myself in ’80s culture, and I feel a desirous nostalgia for the eccentric years of […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Robyn Zelickson  May 12 fashion show spotlights student work The Pima Community College Fashion Design and Clothing Department will stage its 11th spring fashion show at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on Friday, May 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. The show, entitled “A Runway Journey Through the 20th Century,” recognizes […]

Pima’s future up for grabs

Pima’s future up for grabs

By EDDIE CELAYA I have had the fortune (some would say misfortune) of covering the Pima Community College Board of Governors since my first day on staff in January 2016. I actually volunteered for the beat after an awkward silence elicited no “pick me” from anyone else. After my first board meeting, I would have […]

EMT instructor sees program as force for good

EMT instructor sees program as force for good

Stories and photos by ALEX de LEÓN Laura Pieslewicz is a busy woman. “I don’t really know how to sit still,” she said. “I think I thrive on organized chaos.” Pieslewicz, 39, works as an emergency medical technician, teaches hospital-related courses at Banner University Medical Center and has taught full time for Pima Community College’s EMT […]

Follow through with summer plans

Follow through with summer plans

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO Summer has almost arrived, and with the new season comes higher temperatures, more trips to the pool and the end of another semester. Every summer, students discuss plans and it seems like they can’t wait to make each summer memorable. So far, I’ve heard classmates say that want to go to Disneyland […]

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

By WILLIAM LANG I jumped at the opportunity when Pima Community College urged employee participation in the “Arizona Educators Conference: Liberation Not Deportation” on April 7 in South Tucson. A message from my campus president’s office said, “​We strongly encourage you to join us and get the tools you need to work​ effectively​ with immigrant […]

Taking care of an ill parent

Taking care of an ill parent

BY ASHLEY MUÑOZ My initial goal for this piece was to have students with stories similar to mine come forward and feel comfortable being interviewed about their personal experiences. Although that didn’t happen, I still want this story to be told. Growing up with an ill parent, or having a newly ill parent, is something […]

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

BY ERIK MEDINA At least once in your life, you’ve probably thought about owning an exotic pet, perhaps a fox, a monkey, a snake or even a tiger. Don’t lie: Everyone wants a tiger. They’re ferocious yet magical creatures. Let’s hope you eventually got over it. Unfortunately, some individuals actually end up owning an exotic […]

Living with depression, bipolar disorder

Living with depression, bipolar disorder

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I recently finished watching the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show is about a depressed teenage girl who commits suicide because of bullying and sexual assault. There has been a lot of backlash regarding some episodes, but as someone who has gone through […]

Farewell: From Texas to Tucson, a legacy of excellence

Farewell: From Texas to Tucson, a legacy of excellence

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College journalism instructor Cynthia Lancaster will retire on May 18. In her time at PCC, she has guided scores of students toward careers in journalism and media. Born Cynthia Ann Brunstein on Sept. 19, 1953 in Cottonwood, Arizona, she was the second child of five, the only daughter. Her father, […]

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 […]

Caring isn't sharing

Caring isn’t sharing

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO For next fall, I have committed to move into a house with five other people. To complicate this, I am an only child. Whenever I tell people I’m an only child, most look me up and down, roll their eyes and assume I get everything I want. Being an only child, I […]

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 […]

You have to climb to be king of the rock

You have to climb to be king of the rock

If you come from a different part of the country or even spent significant time out of town, you can appreciate the mountain views in every direction we Tucsonans get to enjoy year round. At the same time, it would be a shame to let the mountains remain simply a distant view from the city. […]