Author: Elliana Koput

Letter from the editor: join the Aztec Press!

May 15, 2020

By ELLIANA KOPUT   Since 1970, the Aztec Press has kept readers of Pima Community College informed on all grounds. With PCC-focused content, the goal has remained to provide a variety of insights and information regarding a diverse range of topics, from academics and sports to entertainment and local news.    Now, 50 years later, […]

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Class of 2020 to get creative with online commencement and more

April 30, 2020

  By ELLIANA KOPUT  As COVID-19 continues to shape the structure and functions of academia and social life, news and social media flood with considerations of its impacts on students.  Many have agreed that quality of education has decreased as professors scramble to make virtual accommodations. People are experiencing shifts in their mental health and […]

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Ducey extends stay-at-home order through May 15

April 30, 2020

Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore via WikiMedia ELLIANA KOPUT Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addressed an update on the state’s “Stay home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order during a press conference April 29. The order, originally put in place on March 31, was extended until May 15 with modifications, two weeks after its original end date.  The […]

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Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 campaign

April 8, 2020

Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Old Senate Chamber in 2013.  Photo courtesy Wikimedia By ELLIANA KOPUT   Less than 24 hours after Wisconsin’s controversial democratic primary election, for which votes have yet to be counted, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced that he will be dropping out of the 2020 […]

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

April 2, 2020

The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Previously on The Misadventures, Lucy is arrested and tried for her “crimes!” If the corrupt Dewey Donaldson has his way, she’ll be hanging by sunrise. Can Larry rescue her in time to foil the dastardly plot? Read […]

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How to: COVID-19 testing in Pima County

April 2, 2020

Photo courtesy Peterson Air Force Base By ELLIANA KOPUT   The rate of recorded COVID-19 cases in Arizona has increased exponentially over the past month. When the Aztec Press released Issue 2 on March 12, there was one reported case in Maricopa County. Now, we have surpassed 1500 cases across the entire state, with 32 […]

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PCC adopts virtual learning methods

April 2, 2020

Photo courtesy Drug Addiction Clinic Vita By ELLIANA KOPUT   Speculation of Pima Community College’s potential closure began to brew prior to spring break, about March 10.    This came following an uproar of campus closures throughout the United States, including announcements from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.    “While I definitely […]

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Letter from the Editor: Put your mind and your grind to it

February 27, 2020

By ELLIANA KOPUT In 2017, an Instagram motivational speaker by the name of Amber Wagner, or “justlbby,” posted a video.  The dialogue has haunted my reality ever since.  “You!” Wagner smacks her lips. “You are the motherfucking shit! You are great! You are magnificent! You can do whatever you wanna do in this world!”  This […]

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Gem and Jam Festival returns to Tucson, welcoming Tucson-born artist Thriftworks

January 27, 2020

Thriftworks performs on stage at Gem and Jam 2018. Photo courtesy Peter Speyer.  By ELLIANA KOPUT After their 2019 hiatus, Gem and Jam Festival returns to the Pima County Fairgrounds Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020. Encapsulating a collective experience of music, visual arts, gemstones, camping and workshops, this festival is a grassroots staple in the Southwest.  […]

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Gem and Jam Festival Returns to Pima Fairgrounds Jan. 2020

January 7, 2020

  By ELLIANA KOPUT  After their 2019 hiatus, Gem and Jam Festival returns to the Pima County Fairgrounds Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020. Encapsulating a collective experience of music, visual arts, gemstones, camping and workshops, this festival is a grassroots staple in the Southwest.  The festival takes place during the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, which […]

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