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BEST BETS

BEST BETS

By RENE ESCOBAR and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   KFMA FALL BALL 10/21 Fall Ball returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Oct. 21, tickets are $40 and VIP $130. It will feature the stylistics of Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Beartooth and Breaking Benjamin. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.   Tucson Half Marathon 5K 10/29 Tucson Medical […]

Former Olympic coach returns

Former Olympic coach returns

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Major League Baseball season begins its final stretch, the Aztecs’ baseball season is beginning to take shape. New head coach Rich Alday looks forward to leading a Pima Community College baseball program into a new era, where players are molded into well-rounded men. “For my ball players, it will always […]

Bruno continues stellar run for PCC

Bruno continues stellar run for PCC

By RENE ESCOBAR Top-10 finishes for both men’s and women’s cross country in southern California.   Oct. 14: Mt. San Antonio Community College Invitational   The PCC cross-country teams competed in Walnut, CA on Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of the Mt. SAC CC Invitational. The women’s team finished in third place out of 14 […]

Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

By RENE ESCOBAR Gustavo Chavez, a retired Pima Community College Hispanics history instructor, has dedicated his life to his heritage and human rights. Chavez recently won the Faculty Emeritus Award from PCC’s governing board. The award is given to longtime retired instructors who have made outstanding contributions to PCC. Chavez’s list of accomplishments is many. […]

Women's cross country takes the crown

Women’s cross country takes the crown

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated at the ACCAC Conference Championships at Estrella Regional Park in Goodyear Sept. 29. Freshman Katherine Bruno is the ACCAC Conference champion after she took first place in the women’s 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 37.9 seconds. The women’s team […]

Cross Country: Aztecs sprint into the finals

Cross Country: Aztecs sprint into the finals

By RENE ESCOBAR Pima Community College Aztecs Cross Country, had a sub-spectacular day against stiff competition Sept. 15 in the Dave Murray Invitational. The women’s team finished the day in fourth place as freshman Katherine Bruno completed the 2.5-mile race in 22nd place with a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds. Freshman Sionna Johnson took […]

National Hypocrisy League

National Hypocrisy League

By RENE ESCOBAR One of American people’s greatest freedoms is the freedom of protest. However, sometimes those who express their right are not truly free. White Nationalists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, in protest of Confederate monuments being torn down. This caused an uproar among supporters and those that oppose the monuments. At about 9 […]

Can you dig it? Desert Vista plants trees for Earth Day

Can you dig it? Desert Vista plants trees for Earth Day

Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus was feeling an Earth Day vibe April 21 as volunteers from Tucson Trees and Tucson Community Food Bank planted trees in the campus’s community garden. Thirty-five volunteers spent their morning planting 27 trees and three grapevines. The planting represents phase two of a complete garden resurrection, Community Food Bank […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs end their season early

BASEBALL: Aztecs end their season early

By RENE ESCOBAR With the regular season coming to an end, the Aztecs did not qualify for postseason play.   April 22: PCC 9, Phoenix College 10/ PCC 1, Phoenix College 4 The Aztecs flexed their offensive might, but the defense whimpered as PCC were swept by 15th ranked Phoenix College. Down by six runs […]

Don't cut EPA funds

Don’t cut EPA funds

By RENE ESCOBAR Since his presidency began, President Donald Trump has signed 19 executive orders for varied reasons. One stands out to me as the destroyer of former president Barrack Obama’s legacy. That action came March 28, when Trump signed an order to cut Environmental Protection Agency funds by one fourth. He would trim roughly […]

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (18-28, 9-25 ACCAC) has seen better days this  season. In their game against Paradise Valley CC, April 18, both sophomore Miguel Figueroa and head coach James Hisey were ejected after arguing with the umpires about a call. April 8: PCC 5, AWC 11/ PCC 4, AWC 9 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

By RENE ESCOBAR As the men’s college basketball season ends, work for the players is just beginning. The dreams for these athletes is starting to become a reality. The National Basketball Association has begun sending invitations to the nation’s top prospects to attend the combine where scouts, coaches, and general managers find their next franchise […]

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

Who or what can stop the drug flow into our country? President Donald Trump? Border Patrol agents? A wall? The answer is simple: nothing. Trump has vowed to “destroy criminal cartels.” How is he going to accomplish such a feat? Hell, I don’t even know how any country can. Cartels are an intricate and complex infrastructure with multiple leaders supervising numerous aspects of […]

BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

 By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (17-23, 8-20 AC CAC) has ridden an up and down wave as they split twice and lost twice in a row March 25: PCC 10, South Mountain 9/ PCC 8, South Mountain 9 The Aztecs won in extra innings in a high-drama match up at South Mountain. Freshman Jesus Solis drew a lead-off walk at […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

By: Rene Escobar The Pima Community College baseball team (15-17, 6-14 conference) has shown a fire-and-ice trend as the team starts out hot but cools off as the game wears on. “It’s a long season,” sophomore catcher Shawn Bracamontes said. “We’ll figure it out.” March 4: PCC 8, Glendale 9/ PCC 2 Glendale CC 6 […]