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Local rapper brings heart back to beat

Local rapper brings heart back to beat

By SEBASTAIN BARAJAS Local hip-hop artist and fashion enthusiast Preez Magnificent, 23, tailors his music to fans but stays true to his tune. From his humble border-town beginnings in Bisbee to the lyrical crusade he undertook to promote love, and protest SB 1062, this rapper knows words can be double-edged. “Yo, words can be used […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Circle K is king of convenience

STOMPING GROUNDS: Circle K is king of convenience

By ANDREW PAXTON Its 3 a.m., you are hungry, thirsty, and tired. Your car also needs a quart of oil, your cat needs food and there is a new movie on DVD you really want to see. Why isn’t there a store on every corner of Tucson that can solve all those problems while only […]

Creed resurrects music

Creed resurrects music

By JAMIE VERWYS Where were you when critically acclaimed rock geniuses Creed unleashed their monumental single, “With Arms Wide Open”? Ask any true music aficionado this question, and not only can they tell you the exact spot, they can tell you how many times they listened to it on repeat. “I remember I was flipping […]

Arizona governor changes tune

Arizona governor changes tune

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Arizona governor Jan Brewer has decided to resign from her position, effective immediately. Brewer was sworn into her governorship January 2009 after Janet Napolitano resigned in order to become the Secretary of Homeland Security. Brewer has apparently mimicked her predecessor but in a contrasting pursuit of a music career. “I’m […]

APRIL FOOLS’ BY THE NUMBERS

APRIL FOOLS’ BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Shana Rose 1392* Year of first April Fools’ Day 800** Number of deaths caused annually by pranks gone wrong 112* Fake body parts purchased annually for pranks $7,000* Annual amount spent for elaborate pranks 30** Percentage of people who quit their jobs as a prank 12** Percentage of women who use pregnancy as […]

Hip-hop holograms haunting Pima

Hip-hop holograms haunting Pima

By SHANA ROSE The creators who brought Tupac “2Pac” Shakur back from the grave at Coachella 2012, San Diego-based business AV Concepts, will soon be bringing their “Dead Hip-Hop Tour” to Pima Community College. The tour is sponsored by Andre “Dr. Dre” Romelle Young and is scheduled to make stops at universities and colleges that […]

Pima growers go international

Pima growers go international

By MICHAEL ANDERSON After scoring a historic upset at the National Indoor Championships, The Pima Community College Hydroponics Club is headed to the 2014 International Cannabis Cup in Holland. The club took home the gold medal after defeating more celebrated teams from Oaksterdam University, the University of Colorado, and Harvard Medical School. The Nationals were […]

Mirror neurons echo empathy

Mirror neurons echo empathy

By RACHEL WHITE   What does it mean to be human? Since the dawn of self-awareness, the answer has evaded inquiring minds, but recent developments in neuroscience have provided a piece to the puzzle that is human consciousness. Behind our mind’s eye exists an intricate network of brain cells possessing science-fiction-like functioning. These brain cells […]

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 5 Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘The Show’

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 5 Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘The Show’

By APRIL GEORGE aztecpress@pima.edu It was now or never. The curtain was about to go up on the most important night of Phoebe’s life. Lucy had yet to show, and everyone was anxious. It wasn’t like Lucy to miss an opening night. Phoebe watched James pace. Three different people were on cell phones, trying to […]

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 4: Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Opening Night’

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 4: Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Opening Night’

By APRIL GEORGE aztecpress@pima.edu By a stroke of luck, Phoebe was still in the cast, though she was on what James called “actor probation.” Her saving grace had been how close they were to opening. James didn’t think anyone else could learn the part in time, and she had no understudy. However, if she messed […]

AZTEC FICTION, PART 3: Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Cast Dynamics’

AZTEC FICTION, PART 3: Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Cast Dynamics’

By April George aztecpress@pima.edu As weeks passed, the cast drifted into cliques. The director, James, could preach cast equality but the groups became painfully obvious. Lucy, Doug and Eddie were the career theater kids. They had been in plays since they could walk, were majoring in theater and didn’t really like the college policy of […]

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 2:  Adventures of a College Drama Queen: 'First Rehearsal'

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, PART 2: Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘First Rehearsal’

By April George A week had passed, and Phoebe was still in shock. She’d gotten the part. After worrying and losing sleep, telling everybody there was somebody better than her for the role, she was sitting in the theater, in a circle with the rest of the cast, holding the script with her beloved Maureen’s […]

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, Part 1, Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Casting’

AZTEC FICTION SERIES, Part 1, Adventures of a College Drama Queen: ‘Casting’

By April George The alarm blared far too early, the flashing red numbers declaring “7:00.” Phoebe climbed out of bed. If today wasn’t so important, she would still be asleep but she had to be on campus early. The cast list would be posted. A week earlier, the college drama department had held open auditions […]