Author: Nora Thompson

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Annual fire and safety report shows safe campuses

December 6, 2018

By Nora Thompson   Pima Community College’s Police Department compiles all of the crime and fire statistics into a an annual booklet. It’s 88 pages long and causes the table that you put it on to kind of shake. Pima faculty are hesitant to let you print it for free. The Clery Compliance Officer, who […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR- Bring forth your weirdos

December 6, 2018

  By NORA THOMPSON I started taking journalism classes when I was in high school. I decided to forgo the free period at the end of the day that all my friends had and write for the newspaper at Sahuaro High School.  I’m glad that I did because I realized that I was passionate about […]

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News Brief: Future of Community Campus

November 15, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON  At Pima Community College’s Governing Board meeting Nov. 14, the sale of Community Campus, along with the purchase of hotels across the street from the Downtown Campus, will be approved or denied.  The Community Campus is located at 401 N. Bonita Ave.  In a recent email, Pima officials say it has not […]

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Network outages and outrage

October 18, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Just about everyone was experiencing problems with the computer network recently at Pima Community College West Campus.  According to an email that was sent out Oct. 11, the network is back up. Raj Murthy, the Assistant Vice Chancellor to Information Technology at Pima, “A part of a core router started malfunctioning and subsequently […]

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Letter from the editor- Felony disenfranchisement

October 18, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Could you imagine having to pay $700 to register to vote?  No one would do it. Voting, a civil right available to most U.S. reidents, suddenly would become a luxury.  This is a devastating reality for 221,000 people in Arizona. Just as Manny Mejias said during the Restore Your Vote press conference on […]

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Debi Chess Mabie running for District 5

October 18, 2018

BY: NORA THOMPSON and JOE GIDDENS Debbi Chess Mabie came to Tucson 8 years ago, in those 8 years she worked at the Loft Cinema, was the director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council and then received a fellowship from the University of Arizona School of Social and Behavior Sciences.  She has a list of […]

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Luis Gonzalez, District 5 canidate

Luis Gonzalez, District 5 candidate

October 18, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON If elected, Luis Gonzalez will be taking the seat of Luis Gonzalez, who will be retiring this year. No, that’s not a mistake: Both men share the same names. In fact, the two are even friends. Gonzalez said that he was urged to run by the other Luis Gonzalez. “Luis Gonzalez is […]

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Two more high schools sign IGA with Pima

October 4, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON   Pima Community College is adding two new schools to its long list of dual-enrolled high schools: City High School and Canyon Rose Academy. Dual enrollment is when high-schoolers can take a class at their high school that counts as both a college and a high school credit. It’s an alternative to […]

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That’s Amore: Ride-sharing coming soon

September 20, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Students living on the Southeast side or near Vail are eligible for a free ride through a government funded ride-sharing app. Like Uber or Lyft, Amore Tucson will pick up single riders and take them to a desired location within its service area. “The Amore program specifically is designed for what’s called […]

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Letter from the Editor

September 20, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON  What’s up? My name is Nora Thompson, and this semester I’m going to be one of the editors-in-chief of the Aztec Press.  At 19 years old, I’m the second-youngest member of the Press. I also work as a pastry chef, although “chef” is a subjective term. It’s more along the lines of […]

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