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Mad scientists take over Pima

Mad scientists take over Pima

PCC played host to the annual Arizona STEM Adventure, a fair for kids to explore interactive science exhibits By ARMANDO HARMON Future scientists and engineers were let loose on Nov. 17 at Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus. Over a thousand of young kids were able to ignite their passion for science at the annual Arizona […]

Get lost less often with virtual maps

Get lost less often with virtual maps

By ALEX DE LEON College can be a confusing place. There are books to buy, schedules to keep and financial aid to worry about. Just getting around campus can be difficult. Genji Tapia, president of the Game Developers Guild at West Campus, said a group of students is trying to make navigating Pima Community College’s […]

Men's Basketball: Pima continues hot start to its season

Men’s Basketball: Pima continues hot start to its season

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN It has been a great start to the year for the Pima Community College men’s basketball team as the Aztecs have opened their 2017-2018 season 6-1 in their first seven games and already have picked up a win against a Top 10 team, when they beat Odessa College on Nov. 17. Pima […]

New Upward Bound grant gives vets fighting chance

New Upward Bound grant gives vets fighting chance

By KYLE MCDANIEL  In October, Pima Community College was awarded a grant entitled The Veterans Upward Bound Program. The program serves as a bridge from working citizen to college student. This gives Pima an excellent chance to help veterans start their college experience. Many veterans would like to go to college but don’t know how […]

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima offers premier training in the field of nursing and caregiving. Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and refresher courses for RNs and LPs are all certifications offered through Pima. Pima says students who choose to […]

CrossFit fitting student budgets

CrossFit fitting student budgets

STOMPING GROUNDS Story and Photos by NICHOLAS TRUJILLO People crowd around the workout-of-the-day board. Co-owner Will Ornelas stands in front, explaining what each workout is, how to do it and what muscles it will work. Welcome to the noon lunch class for CrossFit PowerTrain. Ornelas walks around and follows people as they sprint through the […]

Local election lowdown

Local election lowdown

By MICHELA WILSON When signs pop up all over town before a local election, many people don’t pay them much attention. After all, Americans statistically have much higher voter turnout during presidential elections. However, this election will affect Tucsonans more directly. For example, we could vote to raise our sales tax from 8.6 to 9.2 […]

Turnovers cost the Aztecs game vs. No. 2

Turnovers cost the Aztecs game vs. No. 2

By ARMANDO HARMON With two consecutive road games, Pima Community College is coming back home without a win. With a sign of hope, the Aztecs attempted to pull off the comeback against Phoenix College but couldn’t overcome the struggles in the first half. The first game was a rematch against the Matadors of Arizona Western. […]

Best Bets: All Souls Welcome

Best Bets: All Souls Welcome

By Michela Wilson Photos by Aztec Press staff Mariachi Los Camperos From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the Mariachi Los Camperos will perform at Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call 882-8585 or visit tucsonsymphony.org Procession of Little Angels From 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, the […]

Dental programs with bite

Dental programs with bite

A $3.25 million grant has yielded crowning achievements in dental programs at PCC’s West Campus Photos and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College’s West Campus received a Title V grant four years ago, worth $3.25 million over five years, to renovate its dental programs. As of September, construction has been completed. The Dental Studies […]

Student council

Student council

PCC’s Center for the Arts presents a rendition of “Popol Vuh” By KATELYN ROBERTS Pima Community College’s Center for the Arts will present “Popol Vuh: The Story of Seven Macaw,” a retelling of the Mayan creation myth. “Popol Vuh,” created by Kinan and Lakin Valdez for El Teatro Campesino, a theater group founded in 1965, […]

Safety award revs up motorcycle program

Safety award revs up motorcycle program

Pima Community College’s Motorcycle Safety Training Program boasts a new award after 40 years of riding By Katelyn Roberts and Michela Wilson Photos by Katelyn Roberts “Safe” often isn’t the first word that comes to mind when discussing motorcycles. Yet Pima Community College’s motorcycle program was recently lauded for its safety, gaining the Community Safety […]

Technology breathes virtual life into paramedic program

Technology breathes virtual life into paramedic program

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is on the verge of revolutionizing its education programs with cutting-edge virtual reality technology and advanced teaching ideas. Devin Marble wrote the proposal that persuaded Pima to invest in an Insta360Pro video camera, which was obtained last month. Marble is a paramedicine instructor, video skills specialist, Tucson […]

PCC program benefits from $1.5 million grant

PCC program benefits from $1.5 million grant

Story & photos by STEPHEN MOORE Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute will benefit from a $1.5 million grant awarded to the Tucson Fire Department in September. The grant allows 24 Tucson firefighters to attend the paramedic program at PSESI, according to Deputy Chief Mike Garcia. The cost, which is about $62,500 per […]

Happy campers

Happy campers

Trailer enthusiasts showcase their vintage trailers during Tucson Modernism Week Story and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation presented Tucson Modernism Week Oct. 7-15. Many activities took place around the city, such as art exhibits, dance performances and lectures about design and architecture. The final weekend included the Vintage Trailer Show, which is […]