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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. […]

Vetting Tucson’s VA

Vetting Tucson’s VA

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Our Veterans Affairs healthcare system is failing those who endure the most. There is no one in our nation who sacrifices more than one who serves in the United States military – whether active duty, retired or reserve. These men and women of honor have dedicated their lives to our nation’s safety […]

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

New challenges and a better-quality paper By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO It’s hard to shy away from a new challenge, no matter what it is. The euphoria of overcoming an obstacle is unrivaled by just about everything. Especially when you are overcoming these obstacles with a team that shares the same vision. The Aztec Press is full […]

THE WORD: What is the one thing you  are looking forward to this semester?

THE WORD: What is the one thing you are looking forward to this semester?

Vincent Nagore, Math Right now, I’m just taking a break from all the math and science I do, I’m taking three music courses just to get happy, as long as it doesn’t get too crazy and I don’t put myself through a rigorous schedule.   Helen Nguyen, Undecided I’m really excited to get my life going. […]

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Yigit Usta, 20, moved to the United States from his home Turkey, Istanbul. Usta moved from Istanbul three years ago when his uncle provided an opportunity to study in the United States. With the help of his family, Usta went to the University of Arizona for a semester until he realized tuition […]

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