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Keeping good company

Keeping good company

Going on four years, Fourth Avenue’s Generation Cool continues to feed on customers’ nostalgia by selling vintage goods Story and photos by ARMANDO HARMON As you get older, sometimes you forget how it feels to be a kid. Everyone has had that special toy, or those pair of sneakers you saved months and months of allowance to […]

New agreement with Green Valley property

New agreement with Green Valley property

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ A new operating agreement for a Green Valley facility was approved Sept. 12 by the Pima Community College Governing Board. The agreement gives operational control to Pima County, where before it was a jointly operated performing arts and learning center. “The county and the college have been strong partners at the site […]

Goal oriented: Women's soccer dominates with five-game streak

Goal oriented: Women’s soccer dominates with five-game streak

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team have put themselves in an ideal situation heading into the season finale and regional tournament. Only the top six teams in the region are invited to the regional tournament, with the top two seeds both receiving […]

Aztecs lose a warrior

Aztecs lose a warrior

By KATELYN ROBERTS Pima Community College student and football player Jordan Waddell died in a car crash the night of Sept. 28. With him in the vehicle was Donovan Moore, a former PCC student and current University of Arizona football player. According to the Tucson Police Department, the 22-year-old Waddell was killed when he ran […]

PCC looks to expand Downtown Campus

PCC looks to expand Downtown Campus

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The goal to expand Pima Community College Downtown Campus became a reality when the owners of two adjacent properties recently approached the college to sell their lots. “When we found out those properties were available, it was a great opportunity for us to see if we could negotiate some kind of deal,” […]

Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

By ALEX DE LEON I recently saw the movie “Wonder Woman.” It has received near universal praise and has been hailed by critics and audiences as a triumph of female empowerment. I liked the movie. I thought it was entertaining. It was well-paced and the action sequences were fantastic. I was a little dumbstruck, however, […]

TOP TEN

TOP TEN

  By ARMANDO HARMON With Columbus Day around the corner, it’s important to know what’s so special about Christopher Columbus, the beloved Italian explorer many of us learned about in school. Most people who grew up and went to school in the United States remember the brief history lesson from their teachers on how America […]

Women's cross country takes the crown

Women’s cross country takes the crown

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated at the ACCAC Conference Championships at Estrella Regional Park in Goodyear Sept. 29. Freshman Katherine Bruno is the ACCAC Conference champion after she took first place in the women’s 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 37.9 seconds. The women’s team […]

Passion of the Chris

Passion of the Chris

Pima standout Chris Cooper causes deep impact  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The referee blows the whistle in Kino Stadium to signal the start of the game. The nerves leading up to the game disappear, and Pima Community sophomore Chris Cooper’s mind is locked on getting the ball in the net. “I’m just in the moment,” he […]

After shaky start, PCC women's soccer picks up steam

After shaky start, PCC women’s soccer picks up steam

Photo and story by CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After a couple of early season losses, Pima Community College dropped out of the latest NJCAA Top 20 Poll, which was released Sept. 12. The Aztecs received some votes to be included in the top 20, but it wasn’t enough to garner a national ranking. It wasn’t all bad […]

Stomping Grounds: Creative Juice

Stomping Grounds: Creative Juice

Paint by tumblers: Art classes will get your ‘Creative Juice’ flowing Story & Photos by PJ REGOLE Sometimes people become so focused on their everyday routine that they seem to ignore the fact that they have become numb. Chellie Krajnak and Kristina Valencia decided to thaw that numbness and open Creative Juice, a paint-and-sip business in […]

The danger of being an EMT

The danger of being an EMT

By ALEX DE LEÓN My heart is a rock that drops into my gut. The tingling of tiny needles jabs at my fingers. The tingling cascades like the rapping of splayed hands across a piano, up my arms to my shoulders, across my chest and downward, to my waist and my knees and wraps around […]

The Word: DACA

The Word: DACA

The Word: What do you think about the president rescinding DACA? Interview and photos by René Escobar   Nathan Taylor Undecided “DACA was the best option for immigrants to live in this country, terrible decision by Trump”   Luis Ancunez Undecided “Unfair.”   Anthony Lopez Law Enforcement “President made a budget cut like any other […]

Making the list

Making the list

PCC 1 of 3 schools in Arizona chosen By JUSTINA ZIEGLER The Manufacturing Institute has recognized Pima Community College as its newest member of its M-list, because of what it calls PCC’s “outstanding” courses in building and construction, machine tool technology, mechatronics, and welding programs. PCC is one of only three institutions in Arizona chosen […]

Womens soccer: Sophomore squad showcase strength

Womens soccer: Sophomore squad showcase strength

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Coming off a successful year in 2016, in which the Aztecs finished with a record of 16-6-1 and reached the NJCAA Region 1 Final, 16-year Pima Community College head coach Kendra Veliz has high expectations heading into the new season. “Considering how we finished last year, losing in the regional final to […]