Author: Contributor

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’

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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Basketball Diaries: Instructor takes two for the team

October 24, 2019

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Ackerley: JUMPIN FOR A SAFE, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

October 17, 2019

  By Dr. ED ACKERLEY The future of Tucson rests with the important election for Mayor on November 5.  Tucsonans have the opportunity to vote for one of three candidates who have differing views on Tucson’s future.  I am running as a Tucsonan, not as a Republican or Democrat or any other party. The vision […]

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System change for climate change

October 10, 2019

This opinion is printed with permission of TucsonSentinel.com  Original can be found at: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/opinion/report/091719_cease_climate_op/cease-system-change-needed-fight-climate-change By MIKE CEASE Special to TucsonSentinel.com Climate change is the most catastrophic environmental, social and economic crisis that the human species has ever faced. Impacts include rising average temperatures, vanishing polar ice, melting glaciers, stronger storms, rising sea levels, loss of […]

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No to recreational weed use

October 10, 2019

By FRANCIS SAITTA The Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the current efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  Not because of the proven dangers of this drug, but because they want a “piece of the action,” i.e. Big Money from the recreational sale of this dangerous drug. It’s a sham. The […]

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Instructor details the never-ending battle to get published

October 10, 2019

By JERRY GILL In my early years as a professor, I tried to publish articles in very prestigious journals. One was “Mind” and it was edited by Professor Gilbert Ryle at Oxford University.  My first submission was about some of the ideas of Professor Quine at Harvard. In his brief rejection letter, Professor Ryle wrote: […]

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First Amendment binds all American freedoms

October 6, 2019

By Jack “Miles” Ventimiglia Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.   The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who followed in their footsteps invested their […]

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Government Controlled Health Insurance puts us all at risk.

October 6, 2019

Having Served on the Frontlines of Public Safety:    By Brendan Lyons, MPA   No public health issue is as important as being able to access high-quality, affordable health care. I believe we all can agree on this. Growing up, I always wanted to be a firefighter, and I’m grateful that I was able to […]

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