Author: Joe Giddens

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No cuts to Pima sports programs – yet

December 12, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS No additional sports programs will be cut for the next three semesters at Pima Community College, according to Athletics Director Jim Monaco at a Dec. 9 press conference at the District Office.  However, major changes for the Pima Community College Athletics Department are on the horizon.  New sports also may be entering […]

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Trump lays out 2020 Arizona strategy

December 12, 2019

Story and photo  by JOE GIDDENS While impeachment proceedings were going on in Washington, locally President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale and daughter-in-law Lara Trump held a rally Nov. 21 at the Hotel Tucson City Center in support of the embattled president going into the 2020 election. Trump won the state by 3.5 points in […]

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Letter from the Editor- You don’t know Jackson

December 12, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS  To steal a line from Bill Hicks: “We always kill the good guys and let the demons run amok. Gandhi: murdered Jesus: murdered Andrew Jackson… wounded.”    Turns out that perhaps the only thing our seventh president enjoyed more than ethnic cleansing of indigenous people was violence against individuals who wronged him. […]

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The Regina Romero Era begins

December 4, 2019

Disclosure the writer was paid to canvas for Regina Romero in the primary Story and photos By JOE GIDDENS A 144-year drought was broken on Dec. 2 with Regina Romero’s inauguration as mayor of the city of Tucson.  Romero is Tucson’s first Latina mayor and the first Hispanic to hold the office since Estevan Ochoa’s […]

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Adidas has a new teammate with Pima College

November 22, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Adidas is now Pima Community College’s official outfitter for the next four years. The move is the second sponsorship this semester following the Chapman Automotive Group acquiring naming rights for the Chapman Automotive Sports Complex at the West Campus. These moves are following Acting Athletic Director Jim Monaco’s goal of branding the […]

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Veterans Day 2019 celebrates natives

November 21, 2019

 Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS Happy 244th birthday to the United States Marine Corps and Veterans Day 2019.  Pima Community College’s celebration of these occasions was a free event that featured local organizations to support our Pima veterans. On hand to celebrate was the Flowing Wells School District JROTC with a military drill presentation […]

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The Pima College Foundation has big anniversary plans

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Two years ago, Pima Community College and the Pima Foundation separated. “The most important difference between the old foundation and this one is that the new foundation is not essentially part of Pima,” Pima Foundation Board member Pat Houston said. “It’s its own entity external to Pima.”  A major reason for this […]

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Letter from the Editor: An Open Letter to Notch

November 21, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS  An open letter to “Notch” Dear Markus “Notch” Persson, Congratulations are first in order for the singular achievement that is “Minecraft.” Few video games can match its critical and commercial impact. Over 176 million copies have been sold as it nears its 10th anniversary.  In the video game industry, the advancement of […]

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The Top 50 Greatest Things about Pima

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS We conclude our the best-of-Pima list in honor of Pima’s 50th anniversary in no particular order. 41. Culinary careers Pima’s culinary program at the Desert Vista campus offers a variety of options for Tucson’s aspiring master chefs to receive their education. The college offers a Culinary Arts associate degree […]

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