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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 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

By CASEY MUSE JR.   Pima Community College has meant so much to so many students over the years. The athletics department has offered opportunities to hundreds of student athletes in various sports.   Many athletes at PCC are in it for the educational benefits, but lately several sports have been in serious contention. Success […]

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 […]

Life’s a pitch for Lorenson

Life’s a pitch for Lorenson

By CASEY MUSE JR. Freshman pitcher Mandy Lorenson is aware of the commitment necessary to be the best. “I’ve been playing softball my whole life,” Lorenson said. “That’s all I can remember really, playing softball, going to school.” Lorenson grew up in the Oro Valley area and discovered her love for pitching at a very […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

SOFTBALL: Aztecs to face Yavapai in first postseason game

SOFTBALL: Aztecs to face Yavapai in first postseason game

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Aztecs earned the No. 4 seed in the Region I Division I tournament and will face No. 1 seed Yavapai College in the first round. Last year the Aztecs made it to the Region I, Division II Championship game where they lost against Phoneix college, 11-3.   April 25: PCC […]