Author: Nick Trujillo

Shake your groove thing at ‘Priscilla’

February 27, 2018

By Erik Medina If you haven’t seen “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Musical” yet, I suggest you go to experience it yourself. The musical, which opened Feb. 22, was nothing less than a extravaganza. At 6:30 p.m., there was already a crowd. The Glitter and Glam – Night at the Oasis the opening night […]

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Don’t just sit there, go vote

February 26, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON There’s apathy among young people when it comes to voting. Many have adopted the idea that voting doesn’t matter and their vote doesn’t count. In 2016, only 50  percent of citizens ages 18 to 29 voted in the election. That’s a huge problem. I don’t mean to sound like the quintessential angry […]

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Teacher talk: Speaker Series makes debut

February 26, 2018

Photos and story  By CONNER BROWN On Feb. 6, Pima had its first “Speaker Series.” These talks allow talented PCC teachers to speak on a subject of which they are well versed. The first talk, called “Lyric Microbursts: A Reading Featuring PCC English Faculty,” featured three professors performing select readings: Eric Aldrich, PH.D., “A Heliograph […]

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Pima Aztecs run and jump to victory

February 26, 2018

By MICHELLE TRUJILLO On Jan. 27, the Aztecs set records and earned national qualifying marks while competing at the Paradise Valley Community College indoor invitational. After three attempts, sophomore Tony Chavez set the new Pima Community College school record in pole vault at 15 feet, 3 inches. That’s 8 inches better than his national qualifying […]

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Dome sweet dome: Welcome to plant biology

February 25, 2018

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZEIGLER Francisco Delgado-Duran, plant biology teacher at Pima Community College’s West Campus, has been working on a project with his students since September that he hopes can benefit more people in the future. Last year, his students constructed a successful Geodesic dome greenhouse and planted its first garden using only the […]

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Pima stuggles in conference play

February 24, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Pima Community College baseball opened conference play with a split series as the team drew even against Scottsdale Community College.   Feb. 10, Game 1: Pima CC 5, Scottsdale CC 6. The Aztecs’ efficient offense stuttered against Scottsdale. The team was held scoreless until the sixth inning. Then the Aztecs offensive machine […]

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Pima, meet Priscilla, queen on a quest

February 21, 2018

 FYI “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Where: Center of the Arts Proscenium Theatre West Campus When: Feb. 22-March 4 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat; 2 p.m. Sat-Sun. ASL Interpreter will be at the March 1 show. Tickets: $18, with discounts available. $10 for Pima students. Box Office: 206-6968   By ERIK MEDINA Pima Community College is putting […]

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Aztecs are in full swing for their first match

February 21, 2018

Story and photos by  Armando Harmon The men’s and women’s tennis team for Pima Community College get their first taste of competition this season. On Feb. 17 the Aztecs were part of a variety of tennis matches between Eastern Arizona College and older tennis enthusiast. The matches were supposed to start at 8 a.m. but […]

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Golf: Women’s team competes in second invitational of season

February 21, 2018

 By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Women’s: In their second tournament of the season, the Pima Community College Women’s Golf team took fourth place in a seven-school field at the Scottsdale Invitational. It was a two-day tournament that took place at the Hillcrest Golf Course in Sun City, Arizona. The Aztecs shot a combined 739 during the event, […]

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A Hall of Fame career for the last pick in the NFL

February 21, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a name that forever will be associated with the phrase “greatest of all time” or the G.O.A.T. Brady is a five-time champion, a three-time most valuable player award winner and a three-time member of the […]

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TOP 10: Cheap Date Ideas

February 21, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON So, you’re almost out of money, but you still want to make that special effort for that special someone. Don’t believe those who tell you that there’s nothing to do here except hike, because there totally is. It just takes a little creativity and an open mind. Here are the Top 10 […]

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I’m grateful to be a teacher

February 21, 2018

By JERRY H. GILL When I was in high school, I read a book titled “Lucky to be a Yankee” by Joe DiMaggio, the great New York Yankee baseball player. Today, I would like to share with you why I feel lucky to be a teacher. In addition to the pleasure of getting to know […]

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Aztec Horoscope

February 21, 2018

By MICHELLE TRUJILLO Aries (March 21-April 19) The rising moon on the tipped axis of Uranus says you were once born. At some point this month, you will meet someone who was also once born. You will exchange words that are not interesting at all. Also … Uranus … ha. Taurus (April 20-May 21) You […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR, New certificate makes taxes simple

February 21, 2018

By DIANA BURGE Anyone remember the 2018 Super Bowl commercial from Turbo Tax? The under-the-bed monster? The stress and loss of sleep from thinking about taxes … I say become your own tax hero. There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. I am sure you have heard a version of this expression […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: I may not be your mom, but be careful please

February 21, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Without sounding like an alcoholic, I love traveling away from home and drinking myself silly with my friends. It’s a great way to forget everything from the previous semester just so I can start the next one fresh. Let’s be honest, we all have PTSD from the last semester, and it’s time […]

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