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AZTEC CALENDAR: April 6-19

AZTEC CALENDAR: April 6-19

CAMPUS EVENTS April 9: Faculty piano recital, West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets $8, discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. April 11: Free screening of award-winning documentary, “The Rebound,” featuring PCC student Mario Moran, West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater. Wheelchair basketball demonstration at 6:30 p.m., documentary screening at 7 p.m., […]

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

By MELINA CASILLAS After five years of being on probation and notice, the Higher Learning Commission has recognized Pima Community College’s improvement and has removed the college from “notice.” PCC began facing scrutiny after the summer of 2012 when allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-Chancellor Ray Flores became public. The college was first placed on […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: March 23 - April 5

AZTEC CALENDAR: March 23 – April 5

CAMPUS EVENTS April 5: Poetry literary slam, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the Student Center to show off your poetry skills and share them with other students. Details: Student Life, 206-2121 April 5: Traciana Graves, “Don’t Call Me a Bitch,” 11:25 a.m.-noon, East Campus center courtyard. Interactive event for men […]

Get in touch with nature

Get in touch with nature

By MELINA CASILLAS Tucson is one of many cities within the Sonoran Desert, a desert shared with Mexico. The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, displays the ecosystem within 21 acres with 230 animal species and 1,200 plant species. The museum’s goal, according to its website, “is to inspire people to live in […]

SPRING BREAK: Getaways close to home

SPRING BREAK: Getaways close to home

By MELINA CASILLAS Spring Break offers a time for fun and taking a week to forget about school. If you’re a typically broke college student, you probably can’t even afford to look at top destinations such as Cabo or Miami. Never fear. If you want a good time without spending too much, you’re reading the […]

BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

By MELINA CASILLAS There’s a fitness class at a community college with about 20 people. The setting is like many classrooms in a community college: varying age groups, from a 19-year-old to a 40-something who also happens to be a counselor at the college. The 14-week course takes its usual route as students learn new […]

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SPRING BREAK BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Melina Casillas   50+* Percentage of students who plan trips to locations such as Las Vegas, Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana.   5* Number of top spring break locations located in Florida: Miami, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Panama City Beach and Cocoa Beach.   95* Percentage of college students who share hotel rooms […]

SPEAKERS' SERIES: Female Mexican directors topic of 'Behind the Lens'

SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Female Mexican directors topic of ‘Behind the Lens’

By MELINA CASILLAS   Pima Community College will host its first Speakers Series of the Spring semester on Feb. 7. Speakers Series brings in Pima faculty members who share knowledge within their respective field. Languages instructor Liz Rangel Arriola will present “Behind the Lens: Women Directors in Mexico.” Her talk will discuss the traditional social […]

PIMA NEWS

PIMA NEWS

East Campus to host Capoeira demonstration Movement Culture studio will visit Pima Community College’s East Campus on Feb. 6 to present the history and culture surrounding the Brazilian dance-martial art of Capoeira. Demonstrations of the Malandragen style will take place in the courtyard from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call the Student Life Center […]

Don’t fear ongoing, inevitable change

Don’t fear ongoing, inevitable change

By MELINA CASILLAS New year. New semester. New Aztec Press. Change has happened here at the Aztec Press. We’ve handed over the editorship to someone new and once again changed our flag and layout. Our goal, however, will always be the same: to deliver Pima news to our readers. We’ve also welcomed new staffers to […]

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Pima Community College student Andie Bessette writes in the remembrance journal at Desert Vista Campus to honor her loved ones who have died. Multiple PCC campuses built Día de los Muertos altars and planned other activities for traditional Day of the Dead remembrances. Many people in Mexico celebrate the holiday, particularly those living in central […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: Nov. 10-23

AZTEC CALENDAR: Nov. 10-23

CAMPUS EVENTS   Nov. 10-20: “Dracula,” West Campus Black Box Theatre, Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $18, with discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. Nov. 14: Native American traditional blessing ceremony, East Campus courtyard, 10-11:15 a.m. Free, open to public. Details: 206-7616. Through Nov. 30: Native American Heritage Month, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 8 […]

The All Soul's Procession 2016

The All Soul’s Procession 2016

Stories By MELINA CASILLAS / Photos By ASHLEY MUNOZ Tucson’s All Souls Procession began in 1990 when local artist Susan Johnson was mourning her father’s death and found comfort in the way death is celebrated during the traditional Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. “From the beginning, it was different people’s ethnic groups, different cultures, […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima ranks No. 1 in national preseason poll

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima ranks No. 1 in national preseason poll

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team starts the pre-season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II national poll. Last season, the Aztecs scored an upset playoff win against No. 1 Monroe Community College (74-73) in the national third-place game. “Traditionally, we’re one of the better teams in the conference,” head […]

Stalking knows no boundaries

Stalking knows no boundaries

By ROBYN ZELICKSON It’s over. A relationship that held high hopes has ended. There’s only one problem. One partner won’t let go. Sometimes, that partner begins to stalk the other. Stalking is part of a pattern of domestic violence. Some 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States, with women in the […]