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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 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

By RENE ESCOBAR Baseball has not been played in Tucson since April of 2012 the last baseball club to call Tucson home were the Tucson Padres, Triple-A affiliate for Major League Baseball club San Diego Padres. But will Kino Stadium remain empty through the baseball season? Not for long I say. Tucson has always had […]

Desert Vista library re-opens

Desert Vista library re-opens

  By RENE ESCOBAR  Pima Community College’s Desert Vista library has reopened after being closed 14 months for renovation. The college used federal Title V grant funds to pay for the $1 million project. The renovated library exhibits a modern look with glass walls and open floor space. It features all-new furnishings, computers and outlet […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs move above .500 for the season

BASEBALL: Aztecs move above .500 for the season

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Pima Community College baseball team digs through the opening season schedule they face a 0.028 lower batting average than last year. The Aztecs have 37 more games till their post season, after the Chandler-Gilbert game. Feb. 18: PCC 5, Mesa 8 Manny Ramirez home runs as the Aztecs fall to […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs go even in four-game series

BASEBALL: Aztecs go even in four-game series

By: RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team trounced its way into the season, picking up three straight wins against the University of Arizona Club team.   Feb. 3: PCC 2, El Paso 5 / PCC 14, El Paso 8 In the first game, the Aztecs scored their only two runs in the second […]

Which pro dunk was best?

Which pro dunk was best?

By RENE ESCOBAR The NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the greatest athletic competitions, will feature the best dunkers the league has to offer on Feb. 18 in New Orleans. The dunk contest has showcased some of the most spectacular feats in sports, but which was the greatest ever? We’re not talking one dunk but […]