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Diggin’ in with Aztec libero Anissa Conrad

Diggin’ in with Aztec libero Anissa Conrad

By PJ REGOLE Tucson native Anissa Conrad has been attending Pima Community College and representing the volleyball team for two years. Starting at libero, she has made quite the impact on the squad. In nearly every match this season, she has led the team in digs, and she is showing no signs of slowing down […]

Guest Column: Get lost in translation

Guest Column: Get lost in translation

By JERRY H. GILL Philosophy Instructor Immersing yourself in a culture and language versus simply studying one provides countless benefits. For example, to say the languages I learned in an academic setting — French, German and Spanish — did not result in fluency would be an understatement. On the other hand, I learned three other […]

Pretty Tied Up

Pretty Tied Up

By S. PAUL BRYAN   Dear Pretty Tied Up, I broke up with my boyfriend a few months ago, and right after, he texted me a lot. I had to ignore him for awhile just to get over things, or else I knew I’d get back together with him if we started talking again. Now, […]

Summer Recap

Summer Recap

By ALEX DE LEON Pima Community College employees will be getting a raise this fall. The PCC Board of Governors approved the pay increase as part of its 2017-18 budget. Salary scales and wages for faculty and adjunct faculty, as well as for all regular employees will go up 2.5 percent with a continuance of […]

PRETTY TIED UP: A column about love and sex and (too) much mo

PRETTY TIED UP: A column about love and sex and (too) much mo

By S. PAUL BRYAN Dear Mr. Bryan: My boyfriend of two years, we’ll call him “James”, has been pressuring me to try anal sex. He says my lack of willingness could eventually be a deal- breaker for our relationship. I don’t want to do it, it doesn’t interest me at all…in fact, it scares me…but […]

Guest Column: No-Excuses: MultiFitness Center Access is here at Pima

Guest Column: No-Excuses: MultiFitness Center Access is here at Pima

By JOHN KORDICH Fitness and Wellness instructor Good news: The Athletics, Fitness and Wellness Division at Pima Community College has expanded its program and increased access through its “MultiFitness Center” concept. This means people can register for FAW 110 and also work out at the Desert Vista Fitness Center, East Campus Clements Center, Northwest YMCA […]

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 […]

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Casey Muse Jr. and Nicholas Trujillo   James takes NJCAA Player of the Year During the Pima Community College men’s basketball season, one sophomore stood apart: Deion James. The sophomore forward was named the 2017 Spalding NJCAA Division II Player of the Year. The week before, James was also named to the NJCAA […]

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 […]