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BEST BETS: Hot weather in Tucson, hotter events

BEST BETS: Hot weather in Tucson, hotter events

Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote The temperature is on the rise in Tucson, but there are plenty of activities to help you deal with the heat. Movies in the Park: May 5- Sept. 1 A movie will be screened at Reid Park on the first Friday of each summer month. The free screenings will […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

A quick conversation with Gabby Encinas  Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   Gabby Encinas, a member of the East Campus Student Life team, is majoring in psychology.   Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and […]

DON'T CALL ME A B****

DON’T CALL ME A B****

Veterinary program: paws to refresh

Veterinary program: paws to refresh

Stories By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Caretakers gather their tools, carefully monitoring the vitals of the unconscious patient on the examination table. They spread the patient’s jaws open and a procedure begins. Fitz, a 3-year-old Queensland Heeler mix, is undergoing a dental checkup at Pima Community College’s East Campus veterinary center. It’s a non-invasive procedure […]

THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

Photos and interviews by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote on East Campus   “I got my break, on Spring Break.” Marina Larson Major: Veterinary assistant   “As you go through the semester, the material only gets harder. If you start relaxing after midterms, it’s not gonna get better.” Ian Long Major: Engineering   “I’ve been buckling […]

SPEAKERS' SERIES: Talk to focus on global strategies

SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Talk to focus on global strategies

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Pima Community College will stage the final installment of its spring speakers’ series on April 4. Instructor Maureen Salzer will discuss “Going Global Without Leaving Town: Strategies for Internationalizing the General Education Curriculum.” The presentation will be in the community board room (building C) at the PCC district office, 4095 […]

PIMA BRIEFS

PIMA BRIEFS

Rape defense training begins March 27 The Pima Community College Police Department will offer Rape Aggression Defense training at Desert Vista Campus on March 27, April 3 and April 10. PCC police offer the self-defense class to females as a way to help them recognize and avoid dangerous situations. The class is open to PCC […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Old West awaits, practically in your backyard

STOMPING GROUNDS: Old West awaits, practically in your backyard

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Polish your boots, straighten your bolo and bust out those Wranglers, because this is Trail Dust Town and you’re re-entering the wild west. Well, about as close as you can get without leaving the Tucson metropolitan area. Trail Dust Town is located on Tucson’s east side at 6541 E. Tanque […]

What’s next after spring cleaning?

What’s next after spring cleaning?

Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote It’s March, time to get out of the house and embrace spring. Thankfully, there are plenty of great opportunities for food and fun to get you up and moving. Lord of the Wings: March 4 Forty restaurants will submit their best wings to compete for the title of “Lord […]

East Campus receives federal STEM grant

East Campus receives federal STEM grant

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Pima Community College East Campus has received a $3.1 million federal grant to supplement the science, technology, engineering and math programs offered to students. The campus qualified for the STEM grant because it is a Hispanic-Serving Institute, meaning that 25 percent of enrolled students are of Hispanic descent. The U.S. […]

THE WORD: What is your perfect Valentines's Day

THE WORD: What is your perfect Valentines’s Day

Photos and interviews by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote at West Campus   “Going on a hike, having dinner and chocolate.” Sarah Diaz-Combs Major: General Education   “A surprise picnic in the mountain and champagne.” Kayla Hancock Major: Art   “A nice dinner … and a horseback ride on the beach, on the sand, with the […]