Author: Nick Trujillo

Cascading enrollment causes cutbacks

March 29, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Over the course of three years, Pima Community College has planned to have $15 million of net reduction by raising tuition $1 a credit hour, getting state funding and cutting positions in hopes to recover from falling enrollment numbers. The college having low enrollment numbers is an indirect effect […]

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‘Eurydice’ brings tragedy to Pima stage

March 29, 2018

By ERIC TEEL Get ready to take a journey to the land of the dead with Pima’s newest theater production, “Eurydice.” The show, which will run from April 12 through April 22, is Pima Community College’s fresh reimagining of the ancient Greek tragedy “Orpheus.” Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nikki Martinez, this production […]

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CFA Previews

March 29, 2018

Instructor takes Pima to tuba city By ERIK MEDINA Pima Community College Music presents Mark Nelson performing in a tuba recital featuring original works by living composers. The recital will take place at 7 p.m. April 12 at PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus. Nelson will perform the world premiere of “Sonata for Tuba […]

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Teams having stroke of bad luck

March 29, 2018

By MICHELLE TRUJILLO and CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Both the Pima Community College men’s and women’s golf teams competed in tournaments within the last couple of weeks, as their respective seasons continued. The men are currently ranked No. 20 in the latest NJCAA Golf Poll.   Women’s By Michelle Trujillo March 19-20: Pima Community College Invitational The […]

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What a break means, 21 years after the (un)official ‘We were on a break’

March 7, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Let’s get one thing straight, Ross Geller and Rachel Green of “Friends” were on a break, which means they could do whatever they wanted with their lives. The circumstances they faced would most likely stay in the world of “Friends.” However, sometimes it can happen in real life. What we know We […]

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Pima pairs success skills with algebra

March 7, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Students fall into two broad categories: “college-ready,” or those who can enroll in college-level courses, or “developmental,” where students need to take courses to raise their skills to enroll in college-level courses. Developmental education is designed for students who aren’t yet at college level in a subject. This is critical at Pima […]

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Toll road: There’s a new tariff in town

March 5, 2018

By ERIC TEEL With Congress passing widespread tax reform last year, many students and teachers at Pima Community College probably are wondering what these changes in the tax code mean to them. Passed on Dec. 20, the new law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will have effects felt not just among students […]

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#MeToo movement gives survivors strength to go on after sexual assault

March 2, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA In today’s society, we have a fear of being alienated if we speak out. Those who are survivors of abuse are treated as if they were the abuser, if they decide to go public. I believe that in the last few years those who have gone public about sexual abuse have either […]

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PCC purchases two new properties for future centers of excellence

March 2, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The college asked the Board of Governors for permission to spend the money required to purchase The Tucson Inn, 127 W. Drachman Road, and Tucson Hotel and Resort, 333 W. Drachman Road, at the Sept 13 board meeting. The chancellor envisions the properties having two different uses for the college. “If you […]

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Aztecs show no mercy in sweep

March 1, 2018

By KYLE MCDANIEL The Pima Commuinty College softball team drop three-in-a-row before earning back to back mercy rule victories in a sweep of GateWay Community College. Feb. 13 Game 1 (F/5): PCC 9, GateWay CC 1, Game 2 (F/5): PCC 9, GateWay CC 0 The Aztecs completed their first sweep in ACCAC play when they […]

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Holthaus picks up 400 as Aztecs thrives

March 1, 2018

Story and photo  by ARMANDO HARMON With two weeks left in the regular season, the women’s basketball team of Pima Community College continues to add more victories to its resume. Despite the loss against Cochise College, the Aztecs gave Todd Holthaus his 400th career win as a head coach against Scottsdale Community College. Feb. 17: […]

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Nakai makes headlines as a star freshman

March 1, 2018

Story and photo by ARMANDO HARMON This season is a special one for the Pima Community College women’s basketball team, with an overall record of 21-6 the Aztecs look to finish the season strong. The team is filled with many returning players, but freshman Jacqulynn Nakai is making a name for herself in her debut with […]

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Men’s Basketball: PCC in good position for regionals

March 1, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Despite their loss to Phoenix College on Feb. 17, the Pima Community College Men’s Basketball team are still in the midst of one of the best seasons in the history of the program. The Aztecs are currently ranked No. 5 in the country and are sitting at a record of 24-3 overall […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Power to the artists

February 28, 2018

FYI Where: 338 S Stone Ave. When: 1-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. How much: Free to low income and elders Contact: 629-9976, Ext. 3 Website: womankraft.com PHOTOS AND STORY  by CONNOR BROWN Just south of downtown Tucson sits WomanKraft, a “non-profit arts organization founded to claim, validate and empower women artists and other under-represented groups.” Located in […]

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Internal affairs: 3D apps map body systems

February 28, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Devin Marble, a paramedic instructor, has been working on a project for paramedic students at Pima Community College’s 29th Street Coalition Campus. He has gotten all of PCC’s campuses involved in a trial period using top-of-the-line augmented reality technology that currently is being used at Harvard University. Marble noticed that multiple classrooms […]

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