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A Letter to the Class of 2020

May 24, 2020

By MARTHA McSALLY To the class of 2020: whether you are a preschool, middle school, high school, or college graduate, congratulations on your achievements. This may not be the graduation you imagined. It is certainly not the graduation that your family, your teachers, or your friends wanted either. But the hardships of this year can […]

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Instructor’s take: Three Master Teachers

April 30, 2020

By JERRY GILL      My life has been strongly impacted by the lives and teachings of three Master Teachers: Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), Socrates, and Jesus. One could argue that these three are the most influential teachers of all time. Although none of the three ever yielded political power, traveled far from his homeland, or wrote any […]

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A Lifeboat for Arizona’s Small Businesses

April 10, 2020

By Sen. Martha McSally Small businesses are the backbone of the Arizona economy and employ over one million Arizonans. These hard-working Arizonans often put everything they have into building their businesses from scratch and provide a vast array of products, goods, and services that make our state the best place in the country to live […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode three

April 2, 2020

The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Welcome, everyone, back to a new season of The Misadventures! We’re so excited to see our beloved characters return to print. Last episode, Lucy stole her neighbor’s horse to save her brother’s life – a noble cause, […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode two

April 2, 2020

by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Previously, our intrepid heroes, twins Larry and Lucy Luckless, have resolved to search the mine owned by their late pa to find clues to his mysterious death. Once inside, calamity strikes! Larry falls through a sinkhole beneath his pa’s office, and Lucy’s confronted by […]

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Instructor’s take: Casey at the Bat

April 2, 2020

By JERRY GILL Many years ago, when I was teaching at a college in Florida, I was asked by the graduating seniors to be their commencement speaker.  It was when the Vietnam war was grinding down, President Richard Nixon was being impeached, and the civil rights movement was in full swing. Difficult times indeed. I […]

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Get to know Pima Community College’s chancellor

February 18, 2020

By JORDAN COOK During his six-year tenure as the chancellor of Pima Community College, Lee Lambert has amassed numerous awards and brought Pima to new heights through hard work, dedication and strong leadership.  Lambert said that his work requires him to wear many hats, but the “mission ties it all together,” making his life hectic […]

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Digital film czar Dakota Pollard set to graduate

December 12, 2019

By CELINA MORENO  Being a good student can be fairly easy.  However, the stress of classes, working and making sure you can survive can be very stressful. Dakota Pollard, 22, juggles all three with pretty much no issue.  Pollard is a person with many skills. From time management to workload management, he also is skilled […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode one

November 21, 2019

By ARTHOR BOOKES,  Editor-in-chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club A draft of cool mine air caught the tails of Larry’s too-large, scratchy plaid shirt as he leaned into the opening of the mine’s side tunnel. He inhaled the wet earthiness; it was a familiar smell. He craned his neck to see further in, but […]

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The Native Roots of Dia De Los Muertos

November 9, 2019

By ALEXANDRIA McKENNA The following is McKenna’s address at the Day of the Dead Celebration at Pima Community College West campus on November 1, 2019. Lios enchi ania, Inepo Alexandria Mckenna tea Hello and good evening to you all. I just gave my traditional greetings in Yoem Noki, or Yaqui Language. My name is Alexandria […]

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