Author: Aztec Press Editor

Program nurses students’ knowledge

December 7, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima offers premier training in the field of nursing and caregiving. Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and refresher courses for RNs and LPs are all certifications offered through Pima. Pima says students who choose to […]

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PCC hopes to increase enrollment

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Partly because of an improved economy, Pima Community College continues to suffer from low enrollment and retention rates. Since Fall 2014, the total student headcount at PCC has dropped a whopping 12.82 percent. In Fall 2016, PCC experienced a 6.14 percent drop compared to the previous fall semester. This fall semester brought […]

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Pima’s epic battle over BP 1.25

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Since October, the Pima Community College Education Association has been entangled in drama with the PCC administration over the proposed revisal of Board Policy 1.25. BP 1.25 covers Meet and Confer, which is the yearly negotiation process between PCCEA that represents faculty and the college’s administration. The process centers on improving employee-related […]

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CrossFit fitting student budgets

December 7, 2017

STOMPING GROUNDS Story and Photos by NICHOLAS TRUJILLO People crowd around the workout-of-the-day board. Co-owner Will Ornelas stands in front, explaining what each workout is, how to do it and what muscles it will work. Welcome to the noon lunch class for CrossFit PowerTrain. Ornelas walks around and follows people as they sprint through the […]

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The West Files: Aliens

December 7, 2017

The fifth and final story in a series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns By Michela Wilson   First documentation In 1947, a significant, yet little-known event established Arizona as a hotspot for UFO activity. On July 7, William Rhodes took some of the first-known photographs of an unidentifiable flying object over his […]

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Aztecs take third in NJCAA Tournament

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Despite not winning the NJCAA National Tournament, the Pima Community men’s soccer team had a successful run this season. Perhaps the most triumphant moment came when they managed to snag the program’s first ACCAC conference championship. “I think this team way overachieved,” head coach Dave Cosgrove said. “They took advantage of every […]

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PCC implements new advising model

December 7, 2017

New model for academic counseling aims to improve the already existing program; advisers will now have liaisons to help strenghthen their ties with students.  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ In Spring 2017, Pima Community College revised its academic advising model from strictly adviser generalists to adviser specialists in an effort to provide more thorough assistance to students. […]

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BEST BETS

November 16, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT All of our best bets will be held around Thanksgiving and are family friendly. Dia de las Luchas with Mission Creeps  Experience a night of luchador wrestling and Latin music featuring special musical guest star Mission Creeps. The event will take place Nov. 18 at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR Nov. 16-Dec. 6

November 16, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS Nov. 16: Scholarships Recipients and International Students –  Student Art Gallery Exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A-248, West Campus Nov. 16: STEM Club meeting –  All students welcome; no sign-up required. 3:30-5 p.m. 02-201 Conference Room, East Campus Nov. 16: “The Vocal Clarinet”- PCC Music presents Michael Thrasher and Judy Biondini, 7-8 p.m. West […]

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No ‘I’ in AGEC 

November 16, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT Pima Community College plans to make changes to its AGEC requirements. The General Education Committee decided to update the Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry Requirements for “I” courses at PCC. AGEC stands for Arizona General Education Curriculum. It is a list of classes used to achieve university general education requirements. “PCC was […]

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GUEST COLUMN: AMERICA IS AN IDEA AT RISK

November 16, 2017

By JERRY H. GILL In his insightful and provocative book “The Vanishing American Adult,” Sen. Ben Sasse reminds us that America is the only country ever founded on an idea rather than on a long-standing ethnic or cultural heritage. The founders of our country deliberately based the U.S. Constitution on the ideas of individual freedom, […]

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PCC online education steps up

November 16, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ In 2015, Pima Community College hired Michael Amick to serve as vice president of distance education in an effort to grow online education at PCC to combat competition from other institutions. “When I started here at Pima, there were a lot of online classes that they offered but they did not have […]

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Local election lowdown

November 2, 2017

By MICHELA WILSON When signs pop up all over town before a local election, many people don’t pay them much attention. After all, Americans statistically have much higher voter turnout during presidential elections. However, this election will affect Tucsonans more directly. For example, we could vote to raise our sales tax from 8.6 to 9.2 […]

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Turnovers cost the Aztecs game vs. No. 2

November 2, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON With two consecutive road games, Pima Community College is coming back home without a win. With a sign of hope, the Aztecs attempted to pull off the comeback against Phoenix College but couldn’t overcome the struggles in the first half. The first game was a rematch against the Matadors of Arizona Western. […]

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Best Bets: All Souls Welcome

November 2, 2017

By Michela Wilson Photos by Aztec Press staff Mariachi Los Camperos From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the Mariachi Los Camperos will perform at Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call 882-8585 or visit tucsonsymphony.org Procession of Little Angels From 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, the […]

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