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Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at West Campus “I learned that calculus is really hard for me. But more importantly I found out that I wanted to go into geography while taking a physical geography class. I’m really excited that I was just accepted into U of A for a BS in geography for […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Daniella Campuzano Andrea Lizarraga, 21, takes classes at West Campus. She hopes to graduate from the respiratory care program next year. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and why?  Andrea: Since I’m in the […]

Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

A quick conversation with Gabby Encinas  Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   Gabby Encinas, a member of the East Campus Student Life team, is majoring in psychology.   Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and […]

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

Photos and interviews on Desert Vista Campus by Nicholas Trujillo          

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

By ERIK MEDINA In with the new, out with the old. We like to change things up. Springtime isn’t only about cleaning, it’s also about reinventing ourselves. Here are my top 10 ideas for spring cleaning. Actually clean We claim to clean our house or room all year long. But do we, really? Try actually […]

TOP 10: Ways to stay safe over Spring Break

TOP 10: Ways to stay safe over Spring Break

By DAKOTA FINCHER Spring Break is right around the corner and I cannot wait to be sitting on the beach sippin’ something strong. But with great power comes great responsibility, and we still have another half of the semester to finish. Watch your drinks. My mother taught me to never accept a drink from anyone […]

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SPRING BREAK BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Melina Casillas   50+* Percentage of students who plan trips to locations such as Las Vegas, Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana.   5* Number of top spring break locations located in Florida: Miami, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Panama City Beach and Cocoa Beach.   95* Percentage of college students who share hotel rooms […]

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at Desert Vista Campus “I am spending time with my brothers and sleeping in.” Bella Caballero Major: Equine veterinarian “I am going to spend time with family and friends. I’ll probably go see the latest movie and will definitely sleep in.” Chantia Kinsey Major: Hospitality “I will be studying […]

THE WORD: What do you want from Donald Trump?

THE WORD: What do you want from Donald Trump?

Photos and interviews by Dakota Fincher at Downtown Campus “I guess I’d like to see less homelessness because that’d be really great for us homeless people. I’d like to see more people going to school or work, or both.” Piper Dawn Major: Business   “Personally, me being a foreigner, a better view of the world. […]

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

  By ERIK MEDINA    In the desert and concrete beyond Interstate 10 on the south side of Tucson, you’ll find a punk rock historian at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus. Alisha Maria Vasquez, born in Tucson on Nov. 5, 1984, has lived in the city her entire life. “I’m a bubbly, punk, Chicana krip,” […]

PCC student carves path to possibilities

PCC student carves path to possibilities

By BRITTANY MATTOX The smell of roasted coffee beans infuses the air of a local Starbucks, on a gorgeous Tucson morning. Behind an HP laptop, sits one Pima Community College student who’s unlike the rest. Luis Ateca, 28, may seem like an ordinary student, but his journey to PCC has been different from most of […]

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BY THE NUMBERS – Relationships

Compiled by Elise Stahl 40 million Number of Americans who use dating sites. 53 Percentage of people who think a smile is the most attractive feature. 44 Percentage of Americans who are single (as of 2015). 43 Percentage of people who have Googled a potential partner before their first date. 40 Percentage of single people […]