Features

Question: How can we make our schools safer from gun violence?

April 18, 2018

Interviews AND Photos By Eric Teel At West Campus          

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Top Ten Ice Age Mammals of Southern Arizona

April 12, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS The San Pedro Valley, local caves and public lands are excellent sources of the remains of extinct large mammals.  Giant Bison – The national mammal, the bison, has a long history in this country. They experienced near extinction from over exploitation by European settlers followed by recovery.  Though many may not know […]

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The Word: What are rules to follow when you are on a date?

April 12, 2018

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS BY MICHELLE TRUJILLO AT WEST AND DESERT VISTA CAMPUSES Daniel Gonzalez AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING “Just be respectable towards the person you’re with. People like that.” Emmanuel Benjamin PHYSIOLOGY “Dress neatly and have a plan. Don’t take her to the movies, that’s a third date thing. Go someplace you can interact. Make it fun […]

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The lactation station: the breast way to pump

April 12, 2018

By Michelle Trujillo   Finding the lactation room at any one of the Pima Community College campuses isn’t that difficult. Finding out details about the rooms, however, proves to be much harder. After contacting three people at Student Life, emailing and calling Human Resources, additional details were scant at best. Having a baby in college […]

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Where the wild things remain

March 8, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS There’s always has been an air of mystery to French Joe Canyon. Located about 40 miles southeast of Tucson, take Arizona State Highway south toward Kartchner Caverns State and Sierra Vista. The canyon is just under 1.5 miles after Kartchner Caverns State Park. The turnout is hard to spot approaching but it’s […]

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THE WORD: What’s your best feature?

March 8, 2018

Carmen Silva BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION “I look very shy, but once people talk to me, I would say I’m a very cool person.” Sgt. Edward Washington III ARMY RECRUITER “Effective communication. I’m well rounded as well because of my experience of going to different countries.” Marcus Molina ASSOCIATE’S OF SCIENCE “My dedication. I really hate quitting.” […]

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Pima pairs success skills with algebra

March 7, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Students fall into two broad categories: “college-ready,” or those who can enroll in college-level courses, or “developmental,” where students need to take courses to raise their skills to enroll in college-level courses. Developmental education is designed for students who aren’t yet at college level in a subject. This is critical at Pima […]

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Internal affairs: 3D apps map body systems

February 28, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Devin Marble, a paramedic instructor, has been working on a project for paramedic students at Pima Community College’s 29th Street Coalition Campus. He has gotten all of PCC’s campuses involved in a trial period using top-of-the-line augmented reality technology that currently is being used at Harvard University. Marble noticed that multiple classrooms […]

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PCC celebrates Black History Month

February 24, 2018

Story and Photos by JOE GIDDENS Black History Month became official by then-President Gerald Ford in 1976 as part of the U.S. bicentennial. Since then, every president has followed suit, with President Donald Trump proclaiming it as National African-American History Month. This year’s theme, “African-Americans in Times of War,” calls our attention to the heroic contributions […]

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PCC Diversity Club lends community a hand

February 21, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS A senseless whisper or a suspicious eye was cast as he went about his day. “He felt a lot of stereotypes if he walked down the hall, the way people looked at him different or if he went into the bookstore … that people would think that he would steal …,” Sharon […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR, New certificate makes taxes simple

February 21, 2018

By DIANA BURGE Anyone remember the 2018 Super Bowl commercial from Turbo Tax? The under-the-bed monster? The stress and loss of sleep from thinking about taxes … I say become your own tax hero. There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. I am sure you have heard a version of this expression […]

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The Word: Where would you want to live? Why?

February 21, 2018

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS BY JOE GIDDENS AT WEST/EAST CAMPUS

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Revolutionary Coffee Shop

February 21, 2018

Photos and story by ERIC TEEL Take an espresso, mix it with Che Guevara books and poetry nights, and you get Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee. Located at 606 N. Fourth Ave., the Revolutionary Grounds is a center of Tucsonan activist culture. The shop offers a range of progressive literature with sections devoted to women’s […]

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Student wins national award By: Justina Ziegler

February 8, 2018

Pima Community College student Ana Chavarin won the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Adult Learner of the Year award on Jan. 17. “When I was nominated, it was a surprise to me,” Chavarin said. “I’m not a person who does things for rewards or recognition; I do things because it’s in my heart or […]

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The word: Thoughts on Joe Arpaio for U.S. Senate? By: Joe Giddens

February 8, 2018

    “He has a right to run but I want fresher faces and newer perspectives. I think both the Republicans and Democrats need new faces to approach the people. It’d be nice to see what the younger generation has to say.” William Knight   “What I like about Arpaio is you know where he […]

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