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FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions.   Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo Ashley Goode is a student at PCC and a mother at home. She’s studying behavioral health at Desert Vista Campus and loves to have “Goode” days. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying most, […]

No curtain call for 'Matt Finish'

No curtain call for ‘Matt Finish’

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Nolan “Matt Finish” Kubota is a short, well-built, flamboyant man from northwestern California. His journey to Tucson has led him all over the world. His roles at Pima Community College include director of productions for dance. He teaches advanced ballet and jazz, and runs the student dance ensemble. On top of all […]

DACA: New administration brings uncertainty

DACA: New administration brings uncertainty

By MELINA CASILLAS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Ana, a student at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, came to the United States when she was 2. She came with her parents and brother, because her parents thought it was the best thing to do for their children. “It’s not like Mexico had a bad […]

New coach surprises at preseason tourney

New coach surprises at preseason tourney

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a sweep against Imperial College, the Pima Community College men’s and women’s teams played in a preseason tournament in Mesa. “It went really well,” head coach Ian Esquer said. Other schools such as Eastern Arizona and Arizona Christian University weren’t expecting the new coach and his team to get as far […]

HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO For minimum-wage earners who’ve had a taste of the $1.95 per hour pay raise, I can relate if you are feeling both happy and scared by the change. My eyes light up when I see the significant increase in my paychecks. However, my face turns gray when I hear that another store […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima to host Scottsdale in playoffs

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima to host Scottsdale in playoffs

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s team will be the No. 2 seed for the NJCAA Region I, Division II tournament, and will host No. 3 Scottsdale Community College on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Pima finished the regular season with a 22-7 overall record and a 17-5 record in conference play. Feb. […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team is currently averaging 83.2 points per game, an improvement from the previous seasons 72.6 points per game average. The Aztecs have also improved their three-point accuracy, hitting 30.7 percent as opposed to 21.9 percent last season. Their overall field goal percentage has also seen a […]

TENNIS: Team's sweep openers

TENNIS: Team’s sweep openers

By: Nicholas Trujillo With a new coach at the helm for both Pima Community College tennis teams, Ian Esquer starts off his season 1-0, for the men’s and women’s teams. MEN’S Feb. 4: PCC 9, Imperial Valley 0 The men’s team earned a 9-0 sweep against Imperial Valley College. Fresman Francisco Sotelo swept his No. […]

Anti-censorship bill moves to state Senate

Anti-censorship bill moves to state Senate

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO An anti-censorship bill that could effectively nullify a famous court case that allows educational institutions the last word on student publications is working through the state Senate after passing unanimously at a hearing before the Senate Education Committee Feb. 2 in Phoenix. Senate Bill 1384 was sponsored by Sen. Kimberly Yee (R, […]

TENNIS: Ticket to nationals guaranteed for women's team

TENNIS: Ticket to nationals guaranteed for women’s team

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Going to the ACCAC nationals will be as easy as showing up, for the women’s tennis team. “The girls are excited because they’re going to play nationals for sure,” head coach Ian Esquer said. The same can’t be said for the men’s team, as it will have to qualify in the top […]

Wage bill makes small ripples for PCC

Wage bill makes small ripples for PCC

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   Federal work-study helps many Pima Community College students earn income while balancing their school work. Alex Velarde is one of those students. After Arizona voters passed Proposition 206 last year, Velarde and other minimum wage workers saw their pay increase from $8.05 to $10 an hour on Jan. 1. The minimum […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Winter break provides no slack for the Aztecs

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Winter break provides no slack for the Aztecs

  By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO While many students finally got a good night’s sleep, the Pima Community College women’s basketball team took no breaks over the winter holiday. “The whole concern is that we need to beat the teams in our divisions,” assistant coach Jim Rosborough said. “We need to be sure that we’re top seed […]

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

By DAVID PUJOL Ibrahim Younis, a 44-year-old Sudanese-born Tucsonan, has worked as a coordinator for Doctors Without Borders since 1997. “To save a life, to feed people, to be able to make this change, it’s addictive,” Younis said during a Pima Community College presentation that drew students, faculty and community members. “When you’re back home, […]

Believing in the power, not the institution

Believing in the power, not the institution

By MARIA ANGULO I am a person of faith. I believe in a higher power. I believe in God. But I disagree with most of what the church has to say. Sunday has been church day ever since I was a little kid. I grew up with a Christian mom who came from a very […]

Certified chef has own show on Telemex

Certified chef has own show on Telemex

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Growing up, Chef Mario Diaz De Sandy Jr. wanted to be an actor. He didn’t find his current passion for cooking until later. He now pursues both passions. The certified executive chef has his own cooking show.  “Originally I went to school for acting, back in the day, like early ‘80s,” De […]