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Aztec Calendar: Dec. 7 - Jan. 15

Aztec Calendar: Dec. 7 – Jan. 15

CAMPUS EVENTS Dec. 7-Jan. 15: Classes are out. The Aztec Press wants to wish everyone happy holidays. Be safe on your break! MOVIE OPENINGS Dec. 15: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Dec. 15: “Ferdinand” Dec. 20: “Jumanj: Welcome to the Jungle” Dec. 20: ‘The Greatest Showing” Dec. 22: “Pitch Perfect 3” Dec.  22: “Father Figure” […]

Women’s basketball dominates schedule after losing its season-opening game to New Mexico

Women’s basketball dominates schedule after losing its season-opening game to New Mexico

By ARMANDO HARMON Pima Community College continues to fight on as they have won four games in row. The basketball team spent a weekend in Utah for the Willow Creek Inn Invitational. The Aztecs finished 2-1 for the weekend, but they did triumph over two Division I teams and handed Snow College its first loss […]

Murphy brings overseas talent to a promising season

Murphy brings overseas talent to a promising season

by ARMANDO HARMON With the 2017-2018 men’s basketball season already on its way, the Aztecs are in good shape to redeem their loss last season in the National Junior College Athletic Association Tourney quarterfinals. Isaiah Murphy is a returning guard, already averaging 24 points a game with a field goal percentage of 72. Murphy is looking […]

2018 World Cup will be great, albeit different

2018 World Cup will be great, albeit different

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN When the world shift its attention to Russia next summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it will behold the grandest of sporting spectacles. As always, some of the best athletes on the planet will be on display as the different cultures of the world come clashing together on the largest possible […]

AZTEC Horoscope

AZTEC Horoscope

By ALEX DE LEON Aquarius (January 20-February 18) You and your SO seem to be arguing a lot lately. Try raising your voice. It will help them and anyone in the vicinity understand you better. Pisces (February 19-March 20) Not making the grade? Wait until the last possible minute to do your assignments. The older […]

The West Files The Thing: Mystery of the Desert

The West Files The Thing: Mystery of the Desert

The fourth story in a series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns Photo and Story by Michela Wilson We’ve all seen the signs as we’re driving through the desolate landscape east of Tucson, counting down the miles until we reach The Thing. The billboards encourage us to take Exit 322, 17 miles east […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

Stories and Photos By RENE ESCOBAR The pings and dings of the dazzling lights are still reminiscent of childhood. Down Seventh Street off Fourth Avenue, lies a collection of pinball machines. Owners Robert Nobel and Connie Negley have been running D&D Pinball for the past four years. Passed on from two friends, Nobel and Negley have […]

Alternative learning

Alternative learning

Photos and story by MICHELA WILSON Eugene Trester has a message for teachers everywhere: Stop lecturing. Your students are bored, and they don’t remember what you say, anyway. Trester, who has a Ph.D. in adult learning theory and cultural anthropology, advocates a different approach to teaching that’s nothing short of a revolution. “We’re ready for a […]

America: No. 1 scapegoater

America: No. 1 scapegoater

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Americans have a bad history with finding scapegoats. If Americans agree on something they fear, they will unite against it. Throughout history, America has made it look easy when pointing a finger. Just shy of 80 years ago, the United States entered World War II. With that came internment camps. These camps […]

Enrollment update

Enrollment update

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The percentage of enrollment and retention is on a downward trend at Pima Community College. Retention is defined as students completing their college courses and graduating with the college. This process does not have to be on time, though. According to Complete College America, only 5 percent of students in America complete […]

Pima is changing for the better

Pima is changing for the better

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Now that Pima Community College is out of its probation and accreditation issues, changes are coming to PCC that could alter the way the public sees the institution. First, there’s block scheduling. Aside from all the myths and negative remarks, the block scheduling format has amazing potential to get students on track […]

Pima block party

Pima block party

PCC ponders a new scheduling system for students reminiscent of high school By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Block scheduling: This method often is the way high schools dictate what classes students can take on certain days. This type of scheduling format, however, may be coming to Pima Community College. It’s important to note the schedules that PCC […]

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

Free conferences at PCC teach students new leadership skills By MICHELA WILSON At 29, I’ve almost grown out of my teenage Daria phase. So when Pima Community College offered a free leadership conference, it made sense to sign up. The Sept. 29 conference was called Emerging Leaders and is just one of several leadership opportunities available […]

Brain food

Brain food

New contract with Follett may bring improvements to PCC cafeteria and bookstore By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When the October meeting adjourned, Follett had been guaranteed another four-year stay at Pima Community College. Follett has been occupying the bookstore for over 20 years, yet the company only recently obtained a foothold inside the cafeteria. The company has […]

Letter from the editor: Legalize and realize

Letter from the editor: Legalize and realize

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Among the controversial issues that clutter news outlets, I want to take the time to explore one that has gone under the radar for some, if not most.: medicinal marijuana. When Proposition 205 was introduced, there were outcries of why the drug should be legalized in Arizona. Arguments included generating profits for […]