Author: Joe Giddens

Northwest Campus placed on lockdown

April 4, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS The Northwest Campus was placed on lockdown March 7 after Pima Community College Police was informed by the Tucson Police Department that someone was making threats to the college by live video on social media. The Tucson Police Department took the suspect, Christopher Ramirez, into custody about 9 p.m. March 7.  Normal […]

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Pima offers inspiration toward graduation

March 14, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Pima Community College Communications Department will stir your spirits to graduate by hosting the inaugural “Day of Inspiration” April 3.  Staff that teach all of Pima’s writing courses, foreign language and English as a Second Language will be donning graduation caps and gowns to raise awareness of the importance of finishing your […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR- The Mystery of Shatner

March 14, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS William Shatner. One of Canada’s finest exports turns out to have as many careers as he has had wives. You’ve seen him fight men in rubber monster suits, helm the Enterprise and sell you on travel websites. Now it’s time to allow the man to grace your playlists as well.  Shatner released […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t say “climate change.” “Drier future” is his preferred phrase

February 28, 2019

Gov. Ducey visits Pima College Story and photo by JOE GIDDENS Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly refrained from referring to climate change in his pitch to get the Drought Contingency Plan passed, instead branding less water in the Colorado River as part of a “drier future.”  This rhetorical device also was used by Budget Director Matthew […]

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Ducey submits a water and flight plan

February 15, 2019

Potential return of state funds to Pima Community College   Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS   Doug Ducey won his second term for governor in November over Democrat challenger David Garcia by nearly 15 points.  Ducey was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 7 and presented with the State of the State Address […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR- Once more

February 14, 2019

 By JOE GIDDENS Welcome to a New Year and a new semester. The start of a New Year is often viewed as a blank slate of endless possibility, the chance for rebirth and self improvement with New Year’s resolutions.  Or you could decide to forego all of that and double down on your previous choices.  […]

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All sports programs to be kept through 2019-2020

December 6, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Pima Community College’s Acting Athletics Director Jim Monaco announced on Dec. 3 that no more sports programs will be terminated.   Tennis and golf were discussed as possible cuts by Pima administration.   Some coaching positions will not be filled and others will have their duties consolidated to save funds.  “We know […]

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Teaching the next generation of leaders

December 6, 2018

Interview and photo By JOE GIDDENS  Jennifer Wellborn is the West Campus Student Life Coordinator, she’s been in this position for the last four and a half years, previously she worked at the East Campus for a year.   Wellborn is also the coordinator of Pima Community College’s Jade Retreat, a three-day leadership and social […]

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Pima gives thanks to veterans

November 15, 2018

Story by JOSHUA GRAY Photos by JOE GIDDENS Veterans Day was Nov. 11.  Pima Community College celebrated a little bit earlier this year on Nov. 8 at the Downtown Campus.  This Veterans’ Day celebration was coordinated by Pima’s Veteran Group, who has planned this event for the past seven years. “The celebration is to honor […]

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Letter From the Editor

November 15, 2018

Alfred J. Luther of the 1st Kansas Infantry is buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery in Mississippi; Section K, Grave No. 5971. Albert Cashier of the 95th Illinois Infantry is also among the 17,000 buried.  The National Cemetery there is often not as quiet as you may suspect. The stillness is punctuated by sounds of industry, […]

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