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Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

                By TRAVIS BRAASCH Matt Mendez, a former Pima Community College student and University of Arizona graduate, has grown into a successful writer. His first book, a 2012 collection of stories about working-class barrio characters titled “Twitching Heart,” received widespread praise. Author Manuel Muñoz wrote, “This is exactly […]

Steven Wilson focusing on solo work

Steven Wilson focusing on solo work

                    By TRAVIS BRAASCH Steven Wilson was born in Kingston, London and has been playing and recording music since his teens. He’s become one of the world’s most prolific musicians in past decades, working with musicians of every genre. He’s best known as the multi-instrumentalist and […]

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Former Pima Community College student Kathleen Glasgow reached the New York Times bestseller list this fall with her debut book, a young adult novel titled “Girl in Pieces.” “I’m so grateful for the response that ‘Girl in Pieces’ has received from readers,” Glasgow said via email while on a publicity tour. “I […]

Student artist creates mural for Creative Writing Center

Student artist creates mural for Creative Writing Center

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Tucson is known for its vibrant artistic community and Pima Community College is no exception. Cindy Banh is a Tucson native who has attended PCC part time since 2011 after completing high school at Flowing Wells. She finished her undergraduate prerequisites last spring. Her mural design won first place last spring in […]

Punk band evolves but holds onto DIY ethic

Punk band evolves but holds onto DIY ethic

By TRAVIS BRAASCH While many musicians and bands continue to create music in the same vein as when they first started, Ceremony has broken free from the constraints of hardcore punk and continues to evolve with each new release. Ceremony started in Rohnert Park, California, in the early 2000s. The group released its first EP, […]

Downtown Radio: station with a purpose

Downtown Radio: station with a purpose

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Downtown Tucson has expanded in every direction the past few years, and East Toole Avenue is no exception. In addition to art galleries, studios and small retail stores, the artsy avenue also houses Tucson’s new underground radio station. Downtown Radio, 99.1 FM KDTD, was established Sept. 13, 2015 with the mission to […]