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International student goes to great lengths for achievement

International student goes to great lengths for achievement

By MELINA CASILLAS Sergey Harutyunyants, 25, was born in Russia but lived most of his life in the small country of Armenia, located just north of Iran. He moved to the United States in 2014, when he was 22, to live with his father in San Francisco. Five months later, they found themselves in Tucson, […]

High school newspaper bill pulled, now in limbo

High school newspaper bill pulled, now in limbo

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After unanimously passing the Arizona State Senate, State Bill 1384 failed to get past the House. The bill granted student journalists better protections against school administrations. It enabled student editors, instead of advisers, to regulate the content of their newspapers. Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-District 20, introduced the bill, but House Majority Leader John […]

Counting down the days until summer

Counting down the days until summer

Grad speaker leads, inspires others

Grad speaker leads, inspires others

“What I’m passionate about is people making the most of their potential.” – Daniel McLean, graduation speaker By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Pima Community College’s graduation speaker, the middle child of 10 children, will discuss three topics at the May 18 ceremony. Sophomore Daniel McLean is a sibling to seven brothers and two sisters, so growing up […]

GOLF: Men’s golf takes third straight NJCAA Region I Championship title

GOLF: Men’s golf takes third straight NJCAA Region I Championship title

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO As the season winds down for the Pima Community College golf team’s, sophomore Desiree Hong captured her second ACCAC Player of the Year award. The men’s team took home their third straight Region I Division I Championship, despite having finished third or worse in all of their meets. MEN’S April 17-18: Paradise […]

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton win NJCAA Region I Doubles championship title

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton win NJCAA Region I Doubles championship title

BY NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams both took part in the Region I tournament, but only one group came out on top. NJCAA Region I Tournament   WOMEN The women’s team reached the semifinals of postseason play for the Region I tournament. However, both the team and individual players […]

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO This year I dropped the ball as the web editor. I didn’t make daily updates. I didn’t change the website. I didn’t inspire people to, either. What I did was just take a title that had a lot responsibility and throw it down the drain. However, next year will be different. Next […]

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

By DAVID SKINNER The Pima Community College teams will have the chance to compete in the NJCAA Division I championship in Garden City, Kansas, on May 5.   MEN’S TEAM April 9-10: PCC invitational The Aztecs finished just two strokes behind Mesa Community College and eight strokes behind South Mountain Community College, which ended up […]

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After both of Pima Community College teams closed out regular season play, they then went to play in the regional tournament at the Paseo Rcquet Center in Glendale. MEN’S TEAM April 6: PCC 9, Glendale CC 0 In the final regular season home match, the men’s tennis team (4-3, 3-3 ACCAC) dominated its […]

Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo With the winter season ending and the spring seasons already well underway, Pima Community College has had many student-athletes earn awards for their efforts in the season. Others have accepted offers from universities.   Stallworth earns top rank for second time This year marks the second year in a row that […]

Student newspaper bill reaches halfway mark

Student newspaper bill reaches halfway mark

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Almost five months after its inception, Arizona Senate Bill 1384 is nearly halfway through the process of becoming law. The bill would allow more protection for high school journalists to freely cover news without fear of censorship from administrators, alleviating restrictions from a 1988 case known as Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier. In the […]

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

Photos and interviews on Desert Vista Campus by Nicholas Trujillo          

It's all about how you rebound

It’s all about how you rebound

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Being scouted by the University of Arizona, becoming a motivational speaker and holding a championship trophy. Those aren’t things anyone expects to happen to them, especially a former juvenile delinquent. After being in and out of juvenile detention, Mario Moran started that climb after 11:33 p.m. May 27, 2005. “As a teen […]

Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

By DAKOTA FINCHER As college costs continue to rise, some students spend more on textbooks than they pay for tuition. Pima Community College student Sasha Brown wants to help students succeed by providing cheaper ways to get textbooks. Brown is a member of Pima’s InterCampus Council and Textbook Task Force. She is also part of […]

TENNIS: Esquer still building program

TENNIS: Esquer still building program

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO With the Pima Community College tennis squads completing the first half of their season, head coach Ian Esquer will gear up his teams for the NJCAA Region I Tournament at Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale, Arizona. “For the amount of time we have been practicing, they’ve done a good job of stepping up to the plate and competing against all kinds of […]