Author: Justina Ziegler

Arizona House bills that could affect Pima Community College

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Several bills recently have passed the Arizona House and have moved into the Senate. If passed, they could affect Pima Community College and its students. They were brought up at the most recent board meeting by Chancellor Lee Lambert.   • HB 2172: The non-lethal weapons bill has passed the house, and it’s […]

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Danny Howe: former convict, current activist

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON When he was 18 years old, Danny Howe was facing 68 years in prison.  Today he is a free man, who has his rights restored, is married with two children and is an outspoken member of the community who advocates for people that are in his former situation.   “I had a […]

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Changing the education game

April 12, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The idea of changing education is abstract. Since the Industrial Revolution, most classrooms have been dictated in this format. We’ve been living in it for so long that it’s become the way we live. It’s like Copernicus trying to explain that the Sun is at the center of the solar system and […]

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Pima police have community in mind

April 12, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College police officers have been taking a more community-oriented approach while patrolling PCC campuses. Pima Police Chief Christopher Albers says he has adopted an “old beat cop” approach for his officers, which helps them to develop relationships with the campus communities they cover. “All of our officers are engaged in […]

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Students hangry for solutions

March 8, 2018

BY JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College students are wondering what is going on with their food services, or lack thereof, at the Northwest, Downtown and East campuses. Before this semester began, those campus cafeterias closed because Follet wasn’t making enough of a profit in the cafeterias to cover their staffing costs. Micah Paul Sherman, student […]

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Renting vs. owning a travel home

February 8, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER An education is expensive, but it can never be taken away from you. Many students work extra hard to afford one, with rent being their next highest expense. Every year they pour thousands of dollars into renting an apartment or home that they will never own. It can be taken away quite […]

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Pantry raid: Students benefit

November 16, 2017

Photo and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima’s West Campus is in the process of creating a food bank for students who aren’t getting enough to eat. The West Campus Social Services Student Organization is the club that brought this idea to the drawing board, with the Student Life Center’s staff support. Roxanna Lucero, Student Life […]

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Students build careers in construction program

November 16, 2017

   Photos and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College’s Building and Construction Technology program was recognized on the Manufacturing Institute’s M-List this year, along with Pima’s machine tool technology, mechatronics and welding programs. MI is an associate of the National Association of Manufacturers and is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of […]

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Her piano, his clarinet

November 2, 2017

A duo with reworks of classics and its own music comes to Pima for one night By KATELYN ROBERTS “The Vocal Clarinet” with Michael Thrasher and Judy Biondini will come to Pima Community College’s Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Thrasher, a clarinetist, and Biondini, a pianist, will take the stage in a […]

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Technology breathes virtual life into paramedic program

October 19, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is on the verge of revolutionizing its education programs with cutting-edge virtual reality technology and advanced teaching ideas. Devin Marble wrote the proposal that persuaded Pima to invest in an Insta360Pro video camera, which was obtained last month. Marble is a paramedicine instructor, video skills specialist, Tucson […]

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More sun-fueled energy coming Pima’s way

October 19, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College has been a pioneer in using solar panels and teaching photovoltaic installation. In spring of 2015 PCC began planning solar installation projects. Later that year PCC began Phase 1 of 2 to install solar panels. Installation has been completed at West, Downtown, Community and Desert Vista campuses, along with […]

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Vetting Tucson’s VA

October 5, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Our Veterans Affairs healthcare system is failing those who endure the most. There is no one in our nation who sacrifices more than one who serves in the United States military – whether active duty, retired or reserve. These men and women of honor have dedicated their lives to our nation’s safety […]

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Hungry for perfection

September 7, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER One’s eyes have sight but not vision when one’s heart is blind. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are about 800 million people worldwide who are hungry. The UNFAO also states about one-third of the world’s food gets thrown away, or about 2.9 trillion pounds a year. That […]

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