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BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

By KATELYN ROBERTS With spring’s 80-degree days, it couldn’t be a finer time in Tucson to celebrate what makes the city so quirky, cultural and fun. Pima County Fair: April 20-30 Pima County’s annual fair takes place at the Pima County Fairgrounds,11300 S. Houghton Road. Activities include a stock auction, carnival rides and more than […]

#ActualLivingScientists

#ActualLivingScientists

By KATELYN ROBERTS “Tucson was not party central in geology terms until about 50 million years ago,” Assistant Vice Chancellor Nic Richmond said in a STEM discussion at Pima Community College on March 30. Richmond, who also instructs geology classes at PCC, was one of three “#ActualLivingScientists” on the bill to speak during the steam […]

Downtown Tucson takes a free ride

Downtown Tucson takes a free ride

Story by KATELYN ROBERTS Photos by DAVID JOSEPH DEL GRANDE A “cyclovia,” Spanish for a temporary blockade from cars, allows locals to do anything but drive among a community’s car-free streets. As one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, ranked 23rd by Bicycling.com, Tucson’s spring Cyclovia on April 2 was a showcase […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

 By KATELYN ROBERTS After a home meet at the Willie Williams Invitational, Pima Community College track and field hits the road until April 8.  March 23-25: Puma Outdoor Meet WOMEN’S Freshman Alyssa Watkins took third with her hammer throw, setting a mark of 155 feet, 1 inch. Watkins earned an outdoor national qualifier mark. Freshman Rhiannon Bearup qualified nationally with her time of 1 minute […]

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

By Katelyn Roberts After hosting their own indoor invitational, the Aztecs take to the road, with their next home meet on April 8. NJCAA Indoor National Championships The Aztecs headed to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 3 and 4, to compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Sam Shoultz placed first in high jump with 7 […]

Congo activist seeks U.S. asylum

Congo activist seeks U.S. asylum

By KATELYN ROBERTS In Central Africa, Arnaud Davy Mambanza Mboungou had two full-time jobs: working as an oil engineer for Haliburton and taking care of his deceased older brother’s children. Fleeing his home in 2016 to seek asylum was not part of the plan. Mambanza Mboungou, 36, left Pointe- Noire, a city in the Republic […]

Diner makes itself welcome

Diner makes itself welcome

By KATELYN ROBERTS  Welcome Diner, the pale blue, 1960s structure at Broadway Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, quickly proved it would be more than just a pretty renovation for mid-century architecture fans. After just five months of operation, the diner extended its hours to 2 a.m. Its sister restaurant in Phoenix has been named Arizona’s best […]

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

 By KATELYN ROBERTS With the Aztecs’ last meet before nationals under their belts, every national qualifier earned is being counted. On Feb. 17, Pima Community College’s track and field teams competed in the NAU Tune-Up Meet in Flagstaff. Freshman Colin Dylla qualified nationally for the 800-meter race with a time of 1 minute and 58.17 seconds, taking fifth place  Freshman Filimone Tu-avao qualified in the weight […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

By: KATELYN ROBERTS As Pima Community College presses on, Aztecs made five more national qualifying marks between the men’s and women’s teams at the Aztec Indoor Invitational. PCC hosted the tournament at West Campus. Records were also broken during the Arizona Indoor Invitational, hosted by Glendale Community College.   Feb. 3-4: Aztec Indoor Invitational WOMEN’S […]

PCC student carves path to possibilities

PCC student carves path to possibilities

By BRITTANY MATTOX The smell of roasted coffee beans infuses the air of a local Starbucks, on a gorgeous Tucson morning. Behind an HP laptop, sits one Pima Community College student who’s unlike the rest. Luis Ateca, 28, may seem like an ordinary student, but his journey to PCC has been different from most of […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records, set four qualifiers

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records, set four qualifiers

By KATELYN ROBERTS Jan. 27-28: Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational With their first meet out of the way, Pima Community College’s track and field returned from the Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational with two new records and six nations qualifying marks. WOMEN’S The women’s competition resulted in two new Pima records when freshman Rhiannon Bearup took third […]

Minimalists gives minimalism a bad name

Minimalists gives minimalism a bad name

By KATELYN ROBERTS With New Year’s resolutions devised, put into place and maybe even already abandoned, January and February produce all kinds of hip lifestyle buzzwords. As a vegan, I already chant the antioxidant-rich language of organic superfoods and probiotics. Recently, however, the “minimalism” trend caught my attention. Minimalists live efficient lives, and sometimes strive […]

College class a good fit for 11-year-old

College class a good fit for 11-year-old

By ADRIAN FORD Most 11-year-olds are just starting middle school. A few are thinking about college, and even fewer are actually in college. Brooklynn Bluto is one of those select few. Bluto is currently enrolled in Japanese 101 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus. The sixth grader also attends Sahuarita Middle School. “I chose Japanese […]

Police chief calls previous firing ‘a test of character’

Police chief calls previous firing ‘a test of character’

By STEPHEN MOORE  Pima Community College Chief of Police Christopher Albers was fired while serving as chief of police at Georgia Perimeter College, and later filed a whistleblower lawsuit. “I was fired for upholding the law,” he said. His current supervisor, Vice Chancellor for Facilities Bill Ward, confirmed PCC was aware of the incident before […]

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

By KATELYN ROBERTS Despite the ease of access to virtually anything anywhere all of the time, technology still seems to stifle our growth as a coexisting community. Filter bubbles are the reason you see posts from your closest friends, you laugh at most of the memes in your feed and you always see oddly accurate […]