Author: Nick Trujillo

STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Alternative learning

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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America: No. 1 scapegoater

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Enrollment update

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Pima is changing for the better

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Pima block party

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Take me to your leader

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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Brain food

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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Letter from the editor: Legalize and realize

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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PIMA NEWS

October 19, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO PCC celebrates adjunct faculty Pima Community College will honor their adjunct faculty that have been with PCC for 10, 20 and 30 years. On Friday, Dec. 1, adjunct faculty and six guests of their choice will be able to go to the Pima Air and Space Museum for a complimentary tour, activities […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR Oct. 5-18

October 5, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS Oct. 5: University Visit: University of Arizona – 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Northwest Campus, D 201 Oct. 5, 11, 12: Military Visit: U.S. Army – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Campus Oct. 5-27: Student Visual Art Gallery: Digital Photography, Illustration, Film, Graphic Design – 8 a.m.-5 p.m., West Campus, A 248 Oct. 6: “Say it […]

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Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality

October 5, 2017

City is now up to 21 deaths involving distracted drivers and jaywalkers By STEPHEN MOORE Technically, Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality did not involve a pedestrian. A man and woman were waiting for a bus about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20 on Pima Street east of Alvernon Way. A gray 2011 Nissan Titan was traveling southbound on […]

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BEST BETS

October 5, 2017

Compiled by CLARISSA EDWARDS “NAMASTE” Yoga Oasis provides yoga classes at any of its three locations: 245 E. Congress St., Suite 101; 2631 N. Campbell Ave.; and 7858 E. Wrightstown Road, Suite 116. Each class is held by an instructor that can help students’ study skills and personal development. Classes are held daily, cost $5 […]

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Letter from the editor: New challenges and a better-quality paper

September 21, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO It’s hard to shy away from a new challenge, no matter what it is. The euphoria of overcoming an obstacle is unrivaled by just about everything. Especially when you are overcoming these obstacles with a team that shares the same vision. The Aztec Press is full of like-minded individuals that are all […]

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THE WORD: What is the one thing you are looking forward to this semester?

September 7, 2017

Vincent Nagore, Math Right now, I’m just taking a break from all the math and science I do, I’m taking three music courses just to get happy, as long as it doesn’t get too crazy and I don’t put myself through a rigorous schedule.   Helen Nguyen, Undecided I’m really excited to get my life going. […]

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