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Nov. 13 talk to spotlight social images of women

Nov. 13 talk to spotlight social images of women

By CELESTE ORENDAIN Pima Community College instructor Kimlisa Salazar will discuss the shifting social image of women in 1920s America at the next Speakers’ Series talk.   The free lecture will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the PCC District Office Community Board Room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Building C.   Salazar, who teaches […]

THE WORD: What does Veterans Day mean to you?

THE WORD: What does Veterans Day mean to you?

Photos and interviews by Liam McInerney at Downtown Campus   “To me it’s not only a day off, but it’s a day where we thank our troops as well.” Yvonne Wofford Major: Education     “We have a moment and prayer for the veterans because I have a Christian background.” Tyler Kobylinski Major: Finance   […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs turn tables with stingy defense

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs turn tables with stingy defense

By STEVE CHOICE It looks like the Pima Community College men’s soccer team decided to give opponents a taste of their own medicine. The Aztecs were held scoreless in two consecutive games earlier this season, but subsequently shut out their next three opponents. The team ran its record to 3-2-1 on the year. “We’re doing […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Doubling down on Rodriguez

ATHLETIC VOICE: Doubling down on Rodriguez

By STEVE CHOICE The first two games of the Rich Rodriguez era at the University of Arizona are a perfect microcosm of what we might be able to expect in Tucson. It could be dizzying exhilaration or something much more unpleasant. It could go either way — or more likely, both ways — with the […]

MEN'S TENNIS: Team at 23rd place at nationals

MEN’S TENNIS: Team at 23rd place at nationals

Compiled from PCC press releases The Pima Community College men’s tennis team didn’t have any players competing May 17 on the fourth day of the NJCAA National Tournament in Plano, Texas. In the standings, the Aztecs were in 23rd place with six points. The Aztecs provided some highlights in the tournament as Joe Owen and […]

The wanderers of Mill Avenue

The wanderers of Mill Avenue

By ANA RAMIREZ Since the U.S. economy has been spiraling, the government has tried to reduce homelessness. Between 2009 and 2011, programs like The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program have reduced homelessness by 1 percent. But, that still leaves more than 600,000 people in the United States without homes. More than 200,000 of those […]

Some pilots replacing paper maps with iPads

Some pilots replacing paper maps with iPads

BY ANA RAMIREZ With fuel prices escalating, individuals and corporations are looking for new ways to save a buck. Many pilots and student-pilots are replacing traditional paper maps with iPads, saving money on gas and books. In August 2010, United Continental Holdings, Inc. announced it would convert to paperless flight bags and provide 11,000 iPads […]

Life of single parents difficult but rewarding

Life of single parents difficult but rewarding

By ANA RAMIREZ Since the 1980s, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of single parent households. Single parents have to work alone in figuring out their children’s future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, children with two parents have an edge over children living in a single parent household. Children […]

Pima students join Empathy Week rally

Pima students join Empathy Week rally

Aztec Press photos by Lance Puckett iEmpathize is a non-profit organization with a goal of eradicating child exploitation. The website, iempathize.org, estimates that two children per minute are trafficked for sexual sexploitation. The University of Arizona organized Empathy Week during the week of Feb. 13 to raise awareness.    

Signs of the time: Downtown Campus will display vintage neon

Signs of the time: Downtown Campus will display vintage neon

 By ELIZABETH PETERSON Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus will soon feature four newly restored vintage neon signs for the community to view. Promoters hope the “art walk” will serve as a tourist attraction. The unique 1950s-era signs, created by filling glass tubes with electrically excited neon gas, will be permanently mounted on 15-foot poles at […]

Honoring Arizona: Tucson's centennial celebration

Honoring Arizona: Tucson’s centennial celebration

Aztec Press photos by Larry Gaurano The Grand Canyon State is looking pretty good for being 100 years old. Performers and partygoers alike were on hand to ring in the state’s birthday in downtown Tucson on Feb 10-12. Festivites included concerts, movies, dances, carnival rides, interactive children’s activities, a car show, historical re-enactments and food vendors. […]

87th Fiesta de los Vaqueros

87th Fiesta de los Vaqueros

  It’s rodeo time again, vaqueros and vaqueras, so get your spurs and bronc-bustin’ gear out of storage. Or at the very least be prepared take in some thrilling action at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, as the annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros rides again. The event has been attracting tens of thousands of locals and […]

Women’s basketball: Two steps closer to playoffs

Women’s basketball: Two steps closer to playoffs

By TESSA CASE The Pima Community College women’s basketball team recently pulled out two home victories and dropped two road contests to put them at 17-10 for the season. The No. 19 Aztecs lost to Mesa Community College 65-42 on Feb. 8. PCC was led by freshman A’jha Edwards who had 24 points and 15 […]

Baseball/Softball: Aztecs sign up for a new future

Baseball/Softball: Aztecs sign up for a new future

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College baseball and softball teams had there annual Group Signing event Jan 15. The baseball team has commitments from 14 student-athletes from Southern Arizona. PCC picked up seven pitchers Sean Patrick Carroll (Canyon Del Oro High School), Robert Andrew Petty (Rincon/University High School), Troy Kyle Petty (Ironwood Ridge High School), […]

Fall 2011 Aztec Press staff

Fall 2011 Aztec Press staff