Author: Nora Thompson

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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Letter from the editor- Felony disenfranchisement

October 23, 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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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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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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From Burundi, a student leader emerges

May 3, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Graduation speaker Steve Jean Parfait Mfuranzima will be speaking at graduation in english, even through he speaks 5 other languages. Mfuranzima’s  speech will focus on three topics: education, Mfuranzima is passionate about education, saying that “We are privileged to go to school so let’s do our best to be the model for […]

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Being 19 is the sophomore year of adulthood

May 3, 2018

By Nora Thompson When I turned 18, I was one month away from graduating high school, three weeks from my final theater performance and two weeks away from my senior prom. When I turned 19, I had an essay to write. And that’s what I did — I wrote an essay for my writing class. […]

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Old program certifications to be repurposed

April 12, 2018

By Nora Thompson   A number of programs at Pima Community College are being inactivated, but it is not exactly what it seems. At its most recent meeting, Pima board members voted to inactivate eight certificates, 13 degrees and seven concentrations within certificate programs. However, only a few of the programs to be rendered inactive […]

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