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From The Editor: Remembering M. Scot Skinner

From The Editor: Remembering M. Scot Skinner

By JAMIE VERWYS The last words I would hear from M. Scot Skinner came to me in an email during my stay in the hospital. He wrote to say he hoped I was mending after my bike mishap. Though Scot and I only got to interact briefly, it’s clear his kindness always stuck out to […]

FROM THE EDITOR: Sometimes, everyone feels like a blob

FROM THE EDITOR: Sometimes, everyone feels like a blob

By JAMIE VERWYS This spring break, I broke down. I crumbled and fell apart several times before finding the most minimal amount of clarity to just breathe. The puzzle of feelings to which I reduced myself took days to start solving. Even as I return to my classes, I realize I haven’t finished yet. Recently, […]

PIMA NEWS: Class of 2016 commencement

PIMA NEWS: Class of 2016 commencement

By JAIME VERWYS A graduation committee is calling upon all 2016 Pima Community College graduates to find the next commencement speaker for the May 19 ceremony. Eligible student speakers must be receiving an associate degree and must complete an application at pima.edu/graduationspeaker. Applications are also available in paper form at any of the campus student […]

Pima Community College students named All Arizona

Pima Community College students named All Arizona

By JAIME VERWYS Phi Theta Kappa’s 2015 All-Arizona Academic Team has honored 12 Pima Community College students for their acedemic excellence. Four students, Alex Martinez Figueroa, Eduardo Lujan-Olivas, Francy Luna Diaz and Julia Mona, earned First Team honors. Alejandra Fraijo Arce, Fernanda Fraijo Arce,Grace Gainey, Joseph Martens, Alicea Riley, Chris Strothmann, Brooke Weber and Yaritza […]

State senate again debates campus guns

State senate again debates campus guns

By ANDRES CHAVIRA and JAMIE VERWYS Arizona lawmakers continue to push a bill that would allow concealed weapons in public places, including college campuses. Pima Community College is waiting to see what happens before pushing forward with its own weapon policy. HB2072 has become a talking point at Pima in the growing conversation of guns […]

From The Editor: Varied generations help enrich Pima

From The Editor: Varied generations help enrich Pima

by JAMIE VERWYS Each era is forever marked by the people, places and things that come to define it. When we think about the ‘50s, we probably see something like ladies swing dancing in poodle skirts. If it’s the ‘80s, the hair and shoulder pads get bigger and the music has synth. Every period is […]

PCC tightens financial aid claims

PCC tightens financial aid claims

“Unfortunately, our office had not been monitoring and enforcing students’ progress as the federal regulations stipulate.” Norma Navarro-Castellanos, Financial Aid Director By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College’s financial aid department has been working to identify and resolve problem areas in Title IV funding awarded to students. On Jan. 11, the college released an outside consultant’s […]