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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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Student artwork on display

Student artwork on display

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Pima Community College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will continue through May 5 in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at the West Campus Center for the Arts. Students from all six campuses are represented in the exhibition, which displays 69 works of art. Another 39 student pieces are on display at the […]

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

By ELISE STAHL Of all the words to describe Liz Pennington, the new member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team, “college dropout” would likely not come to mind. But Pennington, a graduating Pima student who will transfer to the University of Arizona to complete her studies, once dropped out of that […]

Vegetarian meals can be creative

Vegetarian meals can be creative

By ERIK MEDINA My first time dining at Tasteful Kitchen was by chance. A group of friends and myself were planning to dine out, but we were tired of the usual chain restaurants. Someone had the idea of eating vegetarian. Unsure at first, we decided to look up local restaurants. Tasteful Kitchen popped up. The […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]