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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 […]

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

By KATELYN ROBERTS While on Facebook the other day, I received a notification from my friend Mike. His profile picture appeared to the left of his witty comment and I clicked on the thumbnail to get a closer look. That had been his picture for awhile now, and I could tell it was a childhood […]

I.T. GIRL: Beat it, creep!

I.T. GIRL: Beat it, creep!

By KATELYN ROBERTS To say a personal safety device is necessary is an understatement. Self-defense products should be given to us at birth and, no, I’m not talking about the rape whistle your camp counselor gave you in junior high. U.S. women ages 18-24 have an elevated risk of sexual assault and are three to […]

Solar panels begin producing power

Solar panels begin producing power

By KATELYN ROBERTS Tucson’s inexhaustible sunlight is producing power at three Pima Community College campuses. Solar panel installation finished in January at the Community, Downtown and West campuses, along with the Maintenance and Security facility. Power is produced through rented panels installed by SolarCity. The college then purchases the energy from SolarCity. PCC signed a […]

I.T. GIRL: Widespread surveillance spawns encryption apps

I.T. GIRL: Widespread surveillance spawns encryption apps

By KATELYN ROBERTS Sending an email to another country, associating with someone on the TSA No-Fly List or simply contacting someone by mistake can trigger an algorithm of commands that scan your browsing history, location data, text messages, contacts and online purchases. Mining dating, whether by a business or the government, isn’t unusual. However, most […]

Celestial Rites serves eclectic clientele

Celestial Rites serves eclectic clientele

By KATELYN ROBERTS When I walked into Celestial Rites and took a seat on a couch in the shop’s cozy backroom, one of the owners told me not to be nervous. He could tell I was nervous? Of course he could. Michael Kraych reads energy for a living. With his partner Jennifer Kraych, Michael has […]

Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

By KATELYN ROBERTS Turn on your device. Connect to Wi-Fi. Plug into power. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait. It’s simplicity and ease in five steps. All you have to remember is your password. Whether it’s a quick software update or an app that helps you fight evil unicorns from entering your nightmares, almost all […]

SPEAKERS' SERIES: Instructor talks will reveal insider tips of their trades

SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Instructor talks will reveal insider tips of their trades

By KATELYN ROBERTS Trying to convince a professional photojournalist, psychology instructor and automotive guru to reveal tips of their trades might feel like a hopeless endeavor. Pima Community College’s free 2016 Fall Speakers’ Series will make those worlds available to guests during three talks. Each presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the PCC District […]

Best Bets

Best Bets

Fall in love with these September events Compiled by Katelyn Roberts With the anticipation of crisper air and lower temperatures, September offers a selection of cultural festivals and special events sure to please everyone from beer connoisseurs to theater buffs.   Arizona Underground Film Festival Sept. 16-24 Arizona Underground Film Festival will screen international and […]