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The Word: How do you feel about net neutrality?

The Word: How do you feel about net neutrality?

The Word: How do you feel about net neutrality? INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS BY KATELYN ROBERTS AT WEST CAMPUS Liliana Grijalva ELEMENTARY EDUCATION “How do I feel about censorship? Not good, especially from big corporations. All the content we get will be biased.” Emiliano Walker ANTHROPOLOGY “Net neutrality is a good thing. There are so few […]

Top ten worst commandments

Top ten worst commandments

By ALEX DE LEON Before there was Jesus, there was Moses, the OG. Turning water into wine? Pfffft. Moses parts seas. So it makes sense that this Old Testament badass would be the bearer of almighty knowledge from on high. But like a bag full of iPods, these Ten Commandments seem to have outlived their […]

A dangerous escape

A dangerous escape

Rising opiate usage means helping the addicts through their trials, not throwing them in jail and letting them rot in a By KYLE MCDANIEL The opiate epidemic plaguing America right now is a true problem. I know from firsthand experience, as I was addicted for a few years. I don’t want to make this political, […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

Stories and Photos By RENE ESCOBAR The pings and dings of the dazzling lights are still reminiscent of childhood. Down Seventh Street off Fourth Avenue, lies a collection of pinball machines. Owners Robert Nobel and Connie Negley have been running D&D Pinball for the past four years. Passed on from two friends, Nobel and Negley have […]

Alternative learning

Alternative learning

Photos and story by MICHELA WILSON Eugene Trester has a message for teachers everywhere: Stop lecturing. Your students are bored, and they don’t remember what you say, anyway. Trester, who has a Ph.D. in adult learning theory and cultural anthropology, advocates a different approach to teaching that’s nothing short of a revolution. “We’re ready for a […]

Halfway through the fall semester, what class is giving you the most stress

Halfway through the fall semester, what class is giving you the most stress

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS BY ARMANDO HARMON AT NORTHWEST CAMPUS Brandon Moore Hotel Restaurant Management “All my classes are treating me well. I got lucky and got hooked up with good teachers, so it’s going.” Jacob Jeppson General Studies “My math class. Usually I don’t stress about the tests we take in that class, but this […]

Women of the newsroom, unite

Women of the newsroom, unite

By Katelyn Roberts @kateroseroberts In the midst of mass shootings with a lack of response, natural disasters with a lack of relief, and political confusion with a lack of answers, sometimes life feels like an endless battle. With Nazis protesting freely under their First Amendment rights and sexual predators at the top of their game, […]

Former PCC president honored for his service

Former PCC president honored for his service

By ALEX DE LEÓN If there is one person responsible for creating the Pima Community College that we know today, it is S. James Manilla. Manilla was president of PCC from 1979-1987. Chancellors were called president at that time. Manilla was recently honored at a PCC Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 11 and was […]

Iraq war veteran finds regular relief at the 420 Social Club

Iraq war veteran finds regular relief at the 420 Social Club

By STEPHEN MOORE If you visit the 420 Social Club at 3054 N. First Ave., inside the Many Hands Artist Cooperative, you might be greeted by 31-year-old Pima Community College student and Iraq War veteran, Pedro Hernandez. He is a gracious host, making you feel at home. He is willing to help in any way […]

420 club smokes out last residence

420 club smokes out last residence

By STEPHEN MOORE The 420 Social Club moved to 3054 N. First Ave., inside the Many Hands Artist Cooperative, in August. The new location offers more privacy and a more tranquil environment. “We feel like we moved up, going from Fourth Avenue to First Avenue, so we are moving up,” said Mark Brown, one of […]

Abroad culture

Abroad culture

By KYLE MCDANIEL Traveling the world and becoming immersed in a new culture while studying for your major is an amazing experience of which you could be a part. Daisy Rodriguez-Pitel, associate director of global engagement and student services, is the person to contact if you are interested. Before applying, make sure you have a […]

The Word: Should NFL players be required to stand for the national anthem before games?

The Word: Should NFL players be required to stand for the national anthem before games?

THIS ISSUE’S WORD IS IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT ANTHEM PROTESTS BY NFL PLAYERS, CREATING NATIONWIDE CONTROVERSY STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN AT EAST CAMPUS Samba Jarju “I don’t think at all that players should be required to stand for the national anthem. As a veteran, I recognize that this protest isn’t about disrespecting […]

The Word: Do you have a safety plan for the next big event you attend?

The Word: Do you have a safety plan for the next big event you attend?

THIS ISSUE’S WORD IS IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS BY KATELYN ROBERTS AT DOWNTOWN AND WEST CAMPUSES   Ana Garavito “Yes. When we’re at events, we pick a place to reunite and go from there.”   Edward Lobio “I always do. I look at my surroundings, where […]

Student takes Tucson To Phoenix Fashion Week

Student takes Tucson To Phoenix Fashion Week

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Quinlan Wilhite, Pima Community College student and owner and designer of QMULATIVE, is one of 15 designers participating in the Emerging Designer Bootcamp. Phoenix Fashion Week brings national and international designers together, premier retailers and fashion media, with the goal of gaining global exposure to Arizona’s Fashion Industry. Wilhite, 28, will showcase […]

Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

By RENE ESCOBAR Gustavo Chavez, a retired Pima Community College Hispanics history instructor, has dedicated his life to his heritage and human rights. Chavez recently won the Faculty Emeritus Award from PCC’s governing board. The award is given to longtime retired instructors who have made outstanding contributions to PCC. Chavez’s list of accomplishments is many. […]