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Get in touch with nature

Get in touch with nature

By MELINA CASILLAS Tucson is one of many cities within the Sonoran Desert, a desert shared with Mexico. The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, displays the ecosystem within 21 acres with 230 animal species and 1,200 plant species. The museum’s goal, according to its website, “is to inspire people to live in […]

Instructor walks her way to empathy

Instructor walks her way to empathy

By AUSTIN AGUILAR Laura Milkins, a Pima Community College art instructor, has completed two “walking projects” and hosts a radio show. The walking projects started with her realizing that she didn’t walk anywhere in Tucson because she lived in what was considered a bad neighborhood. She had the idea to walk everywhere she went in […]

Maintain personal connections

Maintain personal connections

We have created new forms of communication since the beginning of human existence. In today’s social media-driven society, we could make logical connections in the progression from cave drawings to Instagram photos. But unlike our ancestors, modern communication does not hold the same need to relay important information. Social media has changed what we hold […]

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

Editor’s note: Pima Community College has replaced cafeteria meals with food trucks. Aztec Press is investigating the new options with fork in hand. By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Jozarelli’s Italian Street Food is one of the sharpest looking food trucks parked out front of Pima Community College campuses. While the concept is nothing new, Jozarelli’s separates itself […]

Pro rodeo’s ‘dirty little secret’

Pro rodeo’s ‘dirty little secret’

By BRYN BAILER The last bucking bull burst from the chute…the final cowboy scrambled through arena dirt to dodge the Brahma’s crushing hooves…and another pro rodeo has come to a close. The sweaty, bruised, rough-stock riders spit the grit from between their teeth, grab their gear bags and head for the parking lot, where another […]

New ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot sparks gender controversy

New ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot sparks gender controversy

By DANYELLE KHMARA Nerds everywhere are protesting the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, starring—gasp—women! Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) will direct the “Ghostbusters” remake, which is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016. The film will star comedians Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The news has spawned an onslaught of opinions, from advocates of female […]

One is never too old to learn

One is never too old to learn

By EMERY NICOLETTI Tenny Tenka, 63, sits upright, knees together, back arched and not quite touching the chair, seemingly positioned in the very manner of a proper Chinese lady. The Pima Community College student made her way to the United States from Indonesia in 2010 after the death of her husband, leaving behind her entire […]

Broke for Valentine’s Day? Try our five low-cost ideas

Broke for Valentine’s Day? Try our five low-cost ideas

By RUDRANI CHATTERJEE Valentine’s Day can be a challenge, especially if money is an issue. Thankfully, Tucson offers numerous options that will please your date and your wallet. Check out these budget-friendly places that don’t include a drive-thru. From Ethiopian cuisine to Mexican food to everything in between, we hope this guide will help to […]

TOP 10  How to V-Day the singles’ way

TOP 10 How to V-Day the singles’ way

By MICKEY RAY LAMB With Valentine’s Day approaching many Pima Community College students and faculty are busy making reservations for romantic dinners, buying gifts for their main squeeze and conditioning themselves to go the full 12 rounds. With all the buzz our society gives these romantic excursions it is not difficult to see why some […]

A buddy for study

A buddy for study

By JAY BECKER-NORMAN Move over Vyvanse, there’s a new supplement on the block: prescription-less Study Buddy. Most college students have heard of “smart drugs” like Adderall, Vyvanse and Focalin used as study aids. A prescription by a medical professional is required, since the controlled substances are commonly used for ADHD patients. College students have found […]

Romantic love: A neuronic narcotic

Romantic love: A neuronic narcotic

By RACHEL WHITE Of all the highs, synthetic and otherwise, love is our favorite drug. Metaphysically speaking, “romantic love” is an obsessive connection, consuming people with optimism to form a romanticized view of reality. Characterized primarily by extreme craving, intense motivation and compulsive thinking, the intoxicating effects of infatuation mimic that of an obsessive-compulsive mind […]

Cricket bars jumping off local shelves

Cricket bars jumping off local shelves

By JAY BECKER-NORMAN A new protein bar is hopping onto shelves across the country, and health enthusiasts and environmentalists alike are starting to take notice. Chapul Cricket Bars are made with crickets that have been baked and milled into flour. This practice is an adapted form of one long used by Native American cultures. This […]

PCC student leads ghost tours

PCC student leads ghost tours

By SHANA ROSE It’s a dark, brisk night on Congress Street. Tucson’s night owls and partygoers are out and about, drinking and socializing. Over by the Rialto, a small crowd gathers around Robert Owens. Owens, a 22-year-old Pima Community College student, works as a tour guide for Spirit Expeditions. The Oregon-based business hosts ghost tours […]

Body Love challenges beauty ideals

Body Love challenges beauty ideals

By JAMIE VERWYS Unjust ideals of beauty have been projected onto women all throughout history. Every day we are exposed to the idea that we must look a certain way to be beautiful or just accepted. Until we all move forward and put the emphasis on positive body image, this dangerous projection of what beauty […]

Herding cats: You CAN toilet train a kitty

Herding cats: You CAN toilet train a kitty

By JENNIFER GRAHAM As any cat owner can tell you, nothing is worse than the mess or smell that comes from a litter box. Add the constant cleanings and it becomes a serious inconvenience. Fortunately, there is an alternative that eliminates the need for a litter box all together. You can toilet train your cat. […]