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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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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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The Word: How do you feel about net neutrality?

December 7, 2017

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 […]

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Top ten worst commandments

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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A dangerous escape

November 16, 2017

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, […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Alternative learning

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Women of the newsroom, unite

November 2, 2017

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, […]

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Former PCC president honored for his service

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Iraq war veteran finds regular relief at the 420 Social Club

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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420 club smokes out last residence

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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